"The City of Hays Fire Rescue's mission is to protect the lives and economic well being of the people of Hays from the effects of fires, accidents and related emergencies.
The Fire Department proudly protects 21,000 people living in an area of approximately 8 square miles. We operate out of two stations that protect a primarily residential area. The department is a public department whose members are on a combination of paid and volunteer status. This department has an ISO rating of 2.
The City of Hays Fire Rescue is under the direction of Gary Brown, Fire Chief. Our department has 21 full time Firefighters working in three shifts supported by Volunteer firefighters, and one Deputy Chief. The Fire Department provides emergency response activities and also handles a great deal of non-emergency work. Firefighters work 56 hours a week in rotating 24-hour shifts. There are three basic "teams"- the A,B, and C Shifts" - Hays Fire Website