The Missouri State Fair Fire Department (MSFFD) has wrapped up another year of service to the patrons of the Missouri State Fair. The MSFFD continued to provide service to the 400 acre Missouri State Fairgrounds and the average 30,000 to 50,000 daily attendees, and possibly a record breaking attendance in 2013.
Members of the 2013 MSFFD represented 43 different agencies from Missouri and the Missouri Disaster Medical Team established a mobile hospital next to the firehouse. The Missouri Disaster Medical Team provided TdaP (Tetanus, Diphtheria and Pertussis) vaccinations to fairgoers each day of the fair, for the normal MSFFD price, FREE.
During the 2013 campaign, the MSFFD responded to 142 total calls for service (111 in 2012). These calls for service included 59 medicals, 46 traumas, 5 transfers from the fairgrounds to Bothwell Hospital, 2 power pole fires, 2 motorist assists, a transformer fire, a transformer explosion, a gas leak and provided 25 special standbys for events. Emergency medical personnel treated 186 patients in the first aid station located within the firehouse.