Fire Activities

The Halstead Fire/EMS Department cultivates a local and statewide sense of community pride by participating in many events throughout the year.

Trappers Weekend - Harvey County West Park
Mountain man James Beckwourth described the festivities as a scene of "mirth, songs, dancing, shouting, trading, running, jumping, singing, racing, target shooting, yarns, and frolic with all sorts of extravagances that mountain men, trappers, and native Americans could invent."
KEMPTA Conference
The Kansas Emergency Medical Technicians Association meets yearly to provide continuing education opportunities, as well as encourage networking among Kansas EMS agencies.
Kansas Emergency Medical Technicians Association
KSFFA Conference
The Kansas State Firefighters Association convenes annually to promote unity within the varied Kansas fire services.
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Halstead Fire/EMS Picnic
Halstead Fire/EMS invites the whole town to gather in Halstead’s Scout Park for an afternoon of food, games, water festivities, and the annual fundraising raffle of items from local businesses.

Old Settler’s Celebration
A Halstead tradition since 1887, Old Settler’s weekend features a medallion hunt, co-ed mud volleyball, the legendary Great Race, live entertainment, and many other events to enjoy.
KEMSA Conference
The Kansas Emergency Medical Services Association conference offers yearly opportunities for continuing education and networking with national EMS agencies.
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MDA Boot Block Coin Drive
Although Halstead Fire/EMS personnel collect coins all year long to support MDA, they convene in the center of town for one special day to encourage citizens to “Fill the Boot” for Jerry’s Kids.
Fill the Boot. Help Jerry
Fire Prevention Week
Halstead Fire/EMS volunteers venture into USD 440 schools to interact with local youth, encouraging family fire escape plans and teaching children about domestic fire dangers.
Fire dog logo for Fire Prevention Week
Halloween Howl
Local businesses sponsor a parade and costume contest, then open their doors to community children to provide a safe alternative to residential door-to-door trick or treating.
KS Association of Fire Chiefs Conference
The KSAFC conference occurs as a yearly opportunity for chief fire officers to meet and discuss issues regarding life safety, property conservation, and continuing education services.
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Kris Kringle Jingle Lights Parade
Halstead residents gather to celebrate the holidays with a parade featuring floats created by individual citizens, local businesses, and government entities.