Fire and Emergency Management


Fire Department

The ECFD has six companies located throughout Ellis County - Catharine, Ellis, Hays, Munjor, Schoenchen & Victoria, with approximately 90 paid per call firefighters.

Mission Statement

The Ellis County Fire Department will serve our community with pride and professionalism by providing quality emergency services, acting with respect, and bringing honor to our community, department and family at all times.


Apply to be a Paid-Per-Call Firefighter by completing the online Firefighter Application or download the paper ECFD Firefighter Application and submit via email or drop it off at our office: 1105 E. 22nd St, Hays, KS 67601

Emergency Management

The Ellis County Emergency Management Department coordinates all components of the Emergency Management System by working closely with local, state, and federal agencies, as well as volunteer and private organizations.

Ellis County Emergency Management actively promotes protection of people, property, and the environment against natural, technological, vector, and civil societal hazards.

Storm Siren Info

Ellis County Emergency Management receives their weather information from the National Weather Service in Dodge City. 

Click on the photo for local weather information.

Weather Ready Nation