Sterling Volunteer Fire Department

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Mission:

The Sterling Fire Department is dedicated to protecting lives and property by providing professional emergency services with compassion, courtesy, and integrity for our community.  

Background: 

City of Sterling/RCFD #1, St. 3 have 25 volunteers that cross-man City and RCFD #1, St. 3 trucks to respond to the various calls. All personnel are CPR/FF1 certified. 

The City of Sterling/RCFD #1, St. 3 responds to an average of 75 calls per year which may consist of a variety of calls ranging from vehicle accidents, structure, and grass fires, haz-mat, natural disasters, severe weather, etc.

RCFD #1, St. 3 also responds to automatic aid calls throughout Rice County as well as mutual aid/ task force requests for Reno County Fire Districts, City of Hutchinson, Stafford County, McPherson County and other surrounding districts as needed.

Meetings are the 2nd and 4th Wednesdays at 7 pm. If interested, please feel free to pick up an application at Sterling City Hall or contact a current fire dept. member to serve as a volunteer firefighter for our community.

Fire Chief:

Brian Rife

Assistant County Chief

Jeremy Flickinger 

Assistant City Chief:

Rick Tommer

Captains:

Aaron Davis, Jake Flickinger, Jarrod Rowland and Marshall Foster

Firefighters:

  • Jim Goracke
  • Jon Reed
  • Dylan Flickinger
  • Brady Ochs
  • Levi Gillespie
  • Misha Thompson
  • David Lockhart
  • Austin Myers
  • Ryan Ochs
  • Dustin Plett
  • Layne Tommer
  • Zach Tommer
  • Dylan Stewart
  1. Brian Rife

    Fire Chief
    Phone: (620) 278-3423

  2. Sterling Volunteer Fire Department

    Physical Address
    115 N. Broadway
    Sterling, KS 67579

    Mailing Address
    P.O. Box 287
    Sterling, KS 67579

    Phone: (620) 278-3423
    Fax: (620) 278-2866
    Emergency: 9-1-1

    Station Hours
    24 hours a day
    7 days a week