<?xml:namespace prefix = dme />The Shawnee Heights Fire District was formed in 2005 when Monmouth Township residents overwhelmingly voted to join the Topeka-Tecumseh Fire District, located southeast of the city of Topeka.
The new district provides fire suppression and first responder medical services to the citizens of Topeka, Tecumseh and Monmouth Townships. Some of the communities served include Tecumseh, Shawnee Heights and Berryton. These services are also provided under contract to residents of Williamsport Township in south Shawnee County, including the communities of Pauline, Montara and Wakarusa.
The Shawnee Heights Fire District is a combination department - that means both full-time career firefighters and paid-on-call firefighters work side-by-side. For the protection of our citizens, both of our fire stations are manned 24 hours each day. The District is in the midst of planning future stations to provide better service to the citizens of Monmouth Township.
Paramedic level ambulance service for the district is provided by American Medical Response based in Topeka.