About Fire District 1
Sedgwick County Entry-Level Firefighter Minimum Qualifications
- Kansas or National Emergency Medical Technician Certification
- Valid Drivers’ License
- High School Diploma or GED Equivalent
- Current Candidate Physical Ability Test (CPAT) Certification available locally through Hutchinson Community College
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Sedgwick County’s Healthy Benefits offers comprehensive health, dental and vision plans.
Specialized Response Teams
Hazardous Materials Team
The Hazardous Materials Team is part of a larger local task force comprised of members from Sedgwick County Fire District 1, the Wichita Fire Department, Sedgwick County Emergency Management, and the Sedgwick County Health Department.Personnel from all four agencies may respond in the event of a large-scale incident. Currently the HazMat Task Force operates under four levels of response known as incident leveling. Depending on the severity of the alarm, anywhere from a single unit up to 10 units may be dispatched on an alarm. Sedgwick County Fire District 1 also serves as part of the Kansas State Fire Marshal’s Office Hazardous Materials Regional Response Team. The team’s primary responsibility is to assist in South Central Kansas counties; however, the team may work throughout the state.
Technical Rescue Team
The Technical Rescue Team is a specialized group of firefighters that responds to emergency calls involving confined spaces, high-angle, standing/swift water, trench cave-ins, and building collapses. The team responds jointly on a larger scale with other technical rescue teams in the area as a part of Kansas Task Force 5. Kansas Task Force 5 is a regional response team that can be deployed throughout the state of Kansas to assist in the event of natural and/or man-made disasters.