Fire Department

Fire Department


Spencer Proffitt

Fire Chief | Email

Cody Waite

Assistant Chief | Email

104 East 2nd Street
P. O. Box 278
Ellinwood, KS  67526

Ph: (620) 564-3161
Emergency: 9-1-1



Monday – Friday
7:00 am – 4:00 pm


24 hours a day, 7 days a week

The Ellinwood Fire Department is a volunteer department and provides fire and rescue for the City of Ellinwood and the Lakin and Comanche townships.  The Ellinwood Fire Department consists of volunteers who are on call 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.  Spencer Proffitt is the Fire Chief and Cody Waite is the Assistant Fire Chief.Ellinwood Fire Truck

Ellinwood’s ISO (Insurance Service Office) ranking was upgraded to a Class 3 and an 8B in rural areas within 5 road miles of the fire station.  This puts Ellinwood in the top 5% in the state.

Department training is held on the 2nd Monday of every month to keep the fire personnel up to date and familiar with the equipment.  Members are certified through the State of Kansas.

Department Goals

The primary goals of the Fire Department are to:

  • Reduce and prevent the loss of life and property damage
  • Quickly rescue trapped victims
  • Protect the environment from destruction

Educational Programs

The Ellinwood Fire Department provides a fire prevention program to all the Ellinwood schools during fire prevention week which is observed in the month of October.  Collage of fire department members interacting with the public during educational programs.The program consists of demonstrations, poster contest and a ride on the fire truck for kindergarten students.

National Disaster Preparation Programs


The Ellinwood Fire Department is a volunteer organization.  The fire department recruits volunteers and offers educational opportunities and training for their volunteer force, along with fire prevention education for the community. If you are interested in volunteering, contact the fire department at (620) 564-3161 for more information.

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