Meet the Chief

Junction City Fire Department (JCFD) is a proud agency and serves the City of Junction City for Fire Suppression and all of Geary County, Kansas as its Emergency Medical Services Provider.

Biography of Chief Lankas

Chief LankasJason Lankas became a resident of Junction City, KS in the year 2000 after graduating from Kansas State University.  He began working for the Junction City Fire Department shortly after in 2003.  Before becoming Operations Chief in 2020, he oversaw Special Operations and is currently lead for the JCFD Kansas Task Force 1&2 and the joint Geary County/JCFD Dive Team.  He is also a Fire Investigator with the Kansas State Fire Marshall’s office.  

 Jason is excited and humbled to accept the position of Fire Chief and is looking forward to servicing the City of Junction City.   As part of his service, he will continue to focus on the fire and life safety of the community.  He will also continue to build strong relationships with all of those employed within the Fire Department as well as other city employees to make sure Junction City provides the best service it can for its residents.

He currently resides in Junction City with his wife Jennifer and two young daughters, Ally and Harper.