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Mulvane Emergency Services opened this new 7,500-square-foot Fire & EMS substation in March 2014.
Station 2 is built on the grounds of the new Kansas Star Casino, which occupies about 1,000 acres of newly annexed property.
Crews from Station 2 cover everything west of the BNSF railroad which cuts the City of Mulvane in half with only one rail crossing. The substation was needed to help the Fire Department maintain it's ISO Class 3 rating, as the Headquarters Station is seven miles away.
This station cost $1.4 million.
It has two paramedics on-duty 24 hours a day staffing one ALS ambulance. One EMS lieutenant/supervisor is also stationed here from 7 a.m. until 5 p.m. Engine 403 is a Class A pumper and is staffed by volunteers.
Bunk rooms were added for the future staffing of up to six full-time firefighters.
The Kansas Star Casino estimates about 6,400 visitors a day and the City of Mulvane's 2013 population was 6,300 residents. The worlds largest Hampton Inn is connected to the Casino featuring 300 guest rooms. There is also has a 6,000 seat arena and they are building a 10,000-square-foot convention center & 20,000-square-foot equestrian pavilion.
The department's call volume is increasing as these venues continue to come on-line.
Mulvane Fire Rescue runs about 411 alarms per year and averages 30 volunteers with three full-time staff officers. Mulvane Fire Rescue covers about 28 square miles, including the City of Mulvane, eight miles of the Kansas Turnpike (I-35) and Sumner County Fire District #12 (rural response district) and protect about 7,500 permanent residents. They have two automatic aid agreements and seven mutual aid agreements.
Mulvane EMS handles around 850 alarms per year with 16 full-time paramedics, three full-time staff officers, eight part-time EMTs, three part-time paramedics and one administrative assistant.