Fairmont Township Fire Department was established in 1951 with eight men from the area requested that a bill be introduced to the Kansas Legislature to raise money through taxes to provide fire protection.
The men started the department with the purchase of a $2,500 truck and had it converted in to a fire truck. The orginal fire truck still sits at the main station, a 1951 Chevy, the pride of the department at every hometown parade.
Today the department has 7 pieces of apparatus and 2 stations that are used to provide fire protection through out the township. We protect over 40 miles of area and mutual aid throughout Leavenworth County.