The primary responsibility of the Public Relations Office is to provide information to the general public in a timely and accurate fashion. When firefighters respond to a fire, flood or medical emergency, this division reports information through the electronic and print media. Cooperative efforts with television, radio, newspaper and the Public Relations Department have allowed the public to be "at the scene" and view first-hand what is happening. News media and the KCFD have worked together on several occasions to promote fire safety and the proper response during flooding, biological threats and other significant events.
Building strong relationships in the community has always been a tradition of the City of Kansas City, Mo., Fire Department. Over the years, countless businesses and non-profit groups have partnered with the KCFD to provide for the well-being of our residents. Through our partners' generous donations and support with public education programs, every person in Kansas City benefits by having a better knowledge about fire safety and a greater chance of surviving a fire.
Our central values include: pride in our profession, honor for our heritage and traditions, courage to accept any challenge, and commitment to personal service in every resident encounter we make. To fulfill that commitment, this office encourages a personal meeting with your firefighters. Allow us to tell you who we are and what we are about.
If you would like further information on the Community Services Bureau's Public Relations Office, contact Battalion Chief James Garrett, public information officer at Fire Headquarters, 816-784-9172.