About Us
History:
In October 2009 KansasFireTrucks.com went online. Modeled after another state wide fire apparatus site for the State of Indiana, KansasFireTrucks.com was born. Our goal is to try and showcase at least a department from every county in Kanas with the ultimate goal of photographing every fire truck in Kansas. We hope that you find the photos useful, informative, and interesting. Please check back often, as we will be posting new photos all the time. If you would like us to come photograph your department please e-mail us at kansasfiretrucks@gmail.com and we can get something scheduled.

Andy Thomas (Webmaster/Photographer)
About Andy:
Andy Thomas is a volunteer photographer for the Wichita Fire Department. Andy is 29 years old and is married and has two kids. Andy works and lives in Wichita, KS. He has an Associate Degree in Fire Science from Hutchinson Community College, and Bachelor Degree from Kansas State University. He is a certified Firefighter I and II. He was a member of Riley County Fire Dist. 1 for two years while attending Kansas State University, and rose to the rank of Lieutenant. He also was a photographer for Manhattan Fire Department in Manhattan, KS before coming to Wichita. He is the State Coordinator for Kansas Chapter of the International Fire Photographers Association. He is a member of the FOOLS of OZ Chapter. In his spare time he enjoys fire scene and apparatus photography, hunting, and hanging out with his wife.

Aaron Mattson (Statewide Photographer)

About Aaron:
Aaron Mattson started buffing in 1984 growing up in Willmar, MN. He moved from Minnesota to Kansas where he lived in Olathe, Manhattan, Hutchinson, and Wichita. He joined the Wichita/Sedgwick County Explorer Program in 1987 and was active until 1993. In 1993 he moved to Mulvane and joined Mulvane Emergency Services. Today he is a full time police officer with the City of Wichita and is a volunteer firefighter with Mulvane. He is a Kansas Law Enforcement Officer, Kansas EMT, Firefighter I and II, Haz-Mat Ops, and Driver/Operator. He is a member of the Extra Alarm Club of Twin Cities, International Fire Photographers Association, and supports the Kansas Firefighters Museum. In his spare time he enjoys apparatus and station photography, historical archieves ofthe fire service and fire scene photography.


Rick Mosher (East KS Photographer)
About Rick:
Rick has been a career firefighter for sixteen years and has had a life long interest in the fire service. He currently serves as a career firefighter for large suburb in the Kansas City metro. He is an Adjunct Professor for a local community college teaching in the Fire Academy program. He instructed at the college level for the last eleven years. He hold two college degrees and various certifications. He been involved extensively in fire training and fire prevention programs and is serving a second term on the Kansas Fire Service Training Comission. He is active in the FOOLS of OZ, Midwest FOOLS, Wheat State FOOLS, International Association of Firefighters IAFF, and International Society of Fire Service Instructors ISFSI. Rick is also and avid fire apparatus and fire ground photographer with an interest in functional fire ground fire apparatus design.

Wes Hill (NC/NE KS Photographer)
About Wes:
Wes Hill has been living his life long dream in the fire service for 11 years. Currently he is a Driver/Operator for the Fort Riley Fire Department. He has been with the department for seven years. On top of his normal Driver duties he handles fire investigations and the EMS training program for the department. He has his Fire Science Degree from Hutchinson Community College, a dozen IFSAC Certifications, and is a Certified Fire and Explosion Investigator. He currently resides in Solomon, KS with his wife and two beautiful children. He is an active member with the Solomon Volunteer FD. Wes loves spending time with his wonderful family, teaching to local fire departments, and being a member of the biggest BROTHERHOOD in the WORLD!

Other Contributors
Mark Engholm - Kansas Highway Patrol & Shawnee Heights Fire Dist.
Andre Ebaben - Lincolnville, KS
Dennis Metzger - Fire Apparatus Buff
Assistant Chief Doug Messer - Riley County Fire Dist. #1
Firefighter Grady Keith - Graham County Fire
Chief Eric Ward - Blue Township/Pottawatomie County
Fire Buff Kelly Hong - Wichita, KS
Battalion Chief Roger Davis - Riley County Fire Dist. #1

To become a contributing photographer please e-mail us!




RecentLY ADDED

Sedgwick Co. Firehouse 34

El Dorado Fire Department

Atchison Co. Fire Dist. 1

UPDATED

Nov. 21st, 2014
Click Here To See Which Departments Have Been Added

COMING UP:
Lake Quivera, KS
Olathe Fire Dept UPDATE
New Wichita Fire Trucks
Colwich Fire Dept UPDATE


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posted photos of over 1,100 Fire Apparatus from over 200 Stations!





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