Endorse Topeka is making a difference in the community, one connection at a time. But don’t just take our word for it, hear it from a hero.
"In 2020, Topeka Fire Department will celebrate its 150th Anniversary. We wanted this to be a city wide celebration and the opportunity to host the Kansas State Firefighters Annual Conference in 2020 will make it extra special, having firefighters throughout the state celebrate with us. Hosting this event will put Topeka Fire Department out front and center to all the fire departments in the State of Kansas. We will be able to bring to Topeka Fire Department and other Kansas firefighters national fire service speakers and educators, there will be fire service vendors in attendance that firefighters throughout the State will be able to view and test their products. Topeka Fire Department has had a great experience with Visit Topeka. From the beginning they have been very helpful in helping us plan for this event. They are the subject matter experts and have brought some great idea forward to help us. They have been with us every step of the way, setting up meetings, coordinating presentations, and treating us not only as a customer but a partner. Thanks, Mike Bell. Tourism is very important to Topeka and Shawnee County. The community has a lot to offer visitors, everything from American and State history, outdoor sport venues, museums, lakes and parks."
-Craig Duke, Fire Chief, Topeka Fire Department