Butler County, the largest county in the state of Kansas geographically with an area of 1,428 sq miles, is served by a total of nine Butler County Fire Districts, four City Fire Departments, one Cowley County Fire District, one Consolidated Fire District and Frontier Refinery Fire Department in El Dorado.
Butler County Fire District # 3 covers seventy square miles in southwestern Butler County, serving 8000 citizens in the rural areas of Pleasant and Richland Townships and the City of Rose Hill. We have automatic aid agreements with Andover Fire-Rescue to our north, Butler County Fire District # 8 to our east and Sedgwick County Fire District # 1 to our west, which adds 93 automatic aid square miles to our coverage area.
In an effort to keep service delivery costs within the means of the community, a 21 member volunteer contingent is utilized. These volunteers are supported by a career staff of five individuals. The District's organizational philosophy is one of meeting the District mission by the effective use of skilled volunteers supported by a career staff. During weekday business hours, when volunteers are working, at school, or otherwise not available, the volunteer response group is supplemented by career staff response. The District responds to an average of 600 alarms annually.
Our Insurance Service Organization (ISO) ratings are: City limits of Rose Hill - ISO rating 5. Outside the City limits of Rose Hill - ISO rating 8b.