Founded in 1867, the Ottawa Fire Department is full-service public agency that is located in Ottawa, Kan. The department works to protect lives, property and the environment from the threat and occurrence of emergencies. It also provides services that include fire prevention, business inspection, and search and rescue. The Ottawa Fire Department also organizes various public fire safety programs. The department works with a team of firefighters. It is operated by the city of Ottawa, Kan., which additionally manages human resources, planning, utility, police and public works departments.