The Rural Fire Department is the first responders for fires, accidents and rescue in Trego County. They are also available for mutual aid in surrounding counties.
There are 9 Rural Fire Stations throughout the county which house 4 structure fire trucks and 8 quick attack trucks. A Tender Truck (tanker) is located in WaKeeney and a Rescue Truck is housed at Station One in WaKeeney.
Mike Schneider, a firefighter with the Trego County Rural Fire Department, works a field as other firefighters put out a grass fire near Trego Center. Credit: Mike Corn, Hays Daily News.
Firefighters with the Trego County Rural Fire Department, try to put out a grass fire on August 11, 2010 near Trego. Credit: Mike Corn, Hays Daily News.