Tag: Garden City Fire Department

Garden City community commemorates 9-11

By SCOTT AUST/Greater Garden City Local first responders joined with community members and students on Wednesday afternoon for a ceremony recognizing the events of Sept. 11, 2001. Eighteen years ago, the United States was attacked during a series of four coordinated terrorist attacks by the Islamic terrorist group al-Qaeda in […]

Community, elected officials rally around Tyson

Congressman Roger Marshall, left, looks on as Sen. Jerry Moran speaks during a meeting Tuesday to recognize the efforts of first responders during last weekend’s fire at the Tyson Fresh Meats plant in Holcomb. By SCOTT AUST Director of Communications/Finney County Economic Development Nearly 50 people filled the second floor […]

City renames central fire station for longtime chief

Fire Chief Allen Shelton, center, looks on during Tuesday’s Garden City Commission meeting. The city has renamed its central fire station as the Allen Shelton Central Fire Station, in honor of Shelton who retired July 1 after 44 years with the fire department. GARDEN CITY — The City of Garden […]

National Peace Officer’s Memorial Day marked in GC

Sgt. Bill Powers, Garden City Police Department, speaks as fellow officers stand during the National Peace Officer’s Memorial ceremony Wednesday in Garden City. By SCOTT AUST Director of Communications/Finney County Economic Development Local law enforcement commemorated National Peace Officer’s Memorial Day on Wednesday morning with a ceremony in front of […]

Fire Chief Allen Shelton announces retirement

Garden City Fire Department Chief Allen Shelton, middle, accepts the 2018 Fire Chief of the Year award from President of Kansas State Fire Chiefs Association Pat Collins, left, and KSAFC Ex Officio Brad Smith, right. Shelton will retire from the department July 1 after a 44-year career. GARDEN CITY – […]

Shelton named 2018 Fire Chief of the Year

Courtesy of the City of Garden City Garden City Fire Chief Allen Shelton has been named the 2018 Fire Chief of the Year by the Kansas State Association of Fire Chiefs. Shelton received the award during the association’s conference held in Garden City October 26-28. Shelton has spent his entire […]

Maddox to be honored as 2018 Keeper of the Flame

Join the Garden City Fire Department Honor Guard in honoring Theresa Maddox as the 2018 Keeper of the Flame during the Keeper of the Flame Award Banquet at 6 p.m. Saturday, May 5, at the Clarion Inn Ballroom. Tickets are $60 each and are available through any member of the […]

New exhibit highlights fire department history

By The Finney County Historical Museum The Garden City Fire Department has been protecting lives and property since 1887, and the agency’s 130th birthday is being celebrated with an exhibit that opened this week in the Front Door Gallery at the Finney County Historical Museum, 403 S. Fourth St. Entitled […]

Radio station remote at Finney County Transit

From Finney County Transit: “Ladies and Gentlemen! Thank you very much for those who came out to our radio station remote and event down here at Finney County Transit. We had an amazing time! We grilled and gave out 250 hot dogs on this day and many amazing prizes! We had many […]

Fire station project toured

By SCOTT AUST Garden City Fire Chief Allen Shelton provided Garden City Commissioners this week a look at progress made on a remodel of the Central Fire Station in downtown Garden City. The roughly $1.7 million project is anticipated to be completed within about 90 days, and included building an […]