The Maitland Volunteer Fire
Protection District was voted in on November 8, 2005
along with three board members and a maximum tax levy of
$.30 per $100 assessed valuation. The district consists
of approximately 27 one mile sections of rural area and
includes the City of Maitland.
The district uses two
trucks, both 1967 Ford 600ís. One is primarily used for
in town service to pump from fire hydrants and the other
is an all purpose truck with 900 gallons of water that
responds first to all fires, city or rural.
The district consists of
all volunteers. It averages 10-12 members but always
encourages interested parties in joining. Some of the
members are also First Responders for the Atchison-Holt
Other than fighting
fires, some of our activities include:
- Helping educate Head
Start and Elementary students about the fire service
and fire protection.
- Hosting the
Halloween Weiner Roast on Halloween night.
- Participating in the
Cause for Alarm project funded by Red Cross by going
door to door to replace smoke alarm batteries and
- Helping Santa with
The district board
members meet monthly on the second Tuesday of each month
at 7:00pm at the Maitland City Hall.
The volunteer members
meetings are scheduled for the first Sunday of the month
at 3:00pm at the Fire Station. (The schedule is subject
to change for training or holidays.)