Welcome to the WFD
The Wellsville Fire District is an all-volunteer fire and rescue organization
in Wellsville, KS.
According to the National Volunteer Fire Council, 73 percent of firefighters
in the United States are members of VFDs. The WFD is a dedicated
group of local men and women whose mission is to save lives and
personal property. Please support your local Volunteer Fire Department.
The next life we save may be yours.
Copyright 2016 Wellsville Fire District - All Rights Reserved
Proudly Serving Northeastern Franklin County, Kansas
Next Board Meeting
The next meeting of the
Wellsville Fire District Board will
be held on Monday, Dec. 5,
2016 at 7:00 PM.
All meetings are held at the
Wellsville Fire Station, 730 S
Main St, and are open to the
In November 2012, voters in Franklin Township and the City of Wellsville overwhelming approved the
creation of the fire district pursuant to K.S.A. 80-1540 et seq. Creation of the Wellsville Fire District
resulted in a single combined fire, rescue and first responder EMS organization covering an area of
over 90 square miles (nearly three times the size of Lawrence).
The Wellsville Fire District began operations on January 1, 2014. The WFD serves and protects
northeastern Franklin County including the City of Wellsville, Franklin Township, the town of LeLoup,
and eastern Hayes Township. We also serve northwestern portions of Miami County. A map of our
primary service area can be found here.
Our headquarters is located at 730 S Main St in Wellsville. Our board meets on the second Monday
of every month. Board meetings are open to the public.
Wellsville Fire District’s firefighters are all volunteers, led by Chief Robert Thomas and Assistant Chief Bob Ross.
Wellsville Fire District
Planning a Burn?
Franklin County requires all
citizens of Franklin County to
obtain a burn permit prior to
igniting a fire.
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