Fire Fighters Association of Missouri
Archive | October, 2014

1995 Freightliner

O’Fallon Fire Protection District

636-262-1815     Email: kvomund@ofallonfire.org                                                                                           

Apparatus:  1995 Freightliner, FL-80 Pumper/Rescue

Fire Body Manufacturer:  E-One Shop Order #14528   Cab Seating for 5 with 4 SCBA Seats

Mileage-39,xxx         Hours-3124

Engine: Cummins, Diesel Model 6CTA-8.3 300 HP    Transmission: Allison, Automatic1995 Freightliner - Old 9150 for sale pic1

Pump: Hale, QSMG150Midship Pump  1500 GPM with 1000 Gallon Poly Tank

Two- 2 ½” Discharges on Drivers Side, One-2 ½” and one-3” Discharge on Officers Side and two-2 ½” Discharge on rear, One 6” Intake (Suction) on each side pump panel and one-2 ½” gated intake on drivers side.

Three crosslays each holding 200’ of 1 ¾” hose.

Prepiped deck gun with Fog Nozzle,  1 ½”,1 ¾” and 2” stack tips and remote stand.  5000 Watt portable
generator, electric start, wired to truck with two Telescoping lights.

Included with truck: Booster Reel; Hydraulic Ladder Rack; Federal Q Siren; Automatic Tire Chains; Arrowstick, 35ft. Extension Ladder, 14 ft Roof Ladder and 10 ft. Attic Ladder.

Truck is 32’ 6” overall length, 10’7” Tall, 19’ 6’ Wheelbase and 35,000 GVWR

Truck was purchased new by the Fire District and has served in a volunteer status and still in very good shape.  Truck has been pump tested and vehicle DOT inspected annually.

Asking Price  $45,000.00

West Peculiar Fire Department Update

West PeculiarWest Peculiar Fire sponsored the MU FRTI School Bus Rescue class on August 23 and 24. There were 15 participants from 3 different agencies. The class was funded by a grant from the Missouri Division of Fire Safety. The bus was provided by Easley’s Auto Auction in Orrick, MO and transported by GT Tow, both free of charge.

We will also be hosting the MU FRTI Aircraft Rescue Firefighting Techniques for Structural Firefighters course on Saturday, November 22 at West Peculiar Fire Station 1.

West Peculiar Fire will be hosting a Cass County Fire School with instructors from all over the Kansas City area on October 10 and 11. We will be offering lectures on Friday night and hands-on-training of Saturday. Check out our Facebook page for more information.

Palmyra Responds to Local Fire

Photo Courtesy of the Palmyra Spectator of a Structure Fire on May 25th

Photo Courtesy of the Palmyra Spectator of a Structure Fire on May 25th

Palmyra Fire was dispatched at 0634 to a report of a structure fire in the downtown business district of Palmyra. The building was home to a second hand store. Upon arrival, heavy fire was observed at the back of the structure at the B/C corner; as the building was unoccupied, a defensive attack was utilized. The primary concern was a law office on the D side of the building. Mutual aid assistance was requested from the Hannibal Fire Department in order to utilized their ladder capability to establish a “wall of water” between the two structures. The second hand store was a total loss, the law office suffered no damage. While the cause of the fire is not considered suspicious, it remains under investigation by the Missouri State Fire Marshall’s office.

Fort Osage FPD

Missouri Department of Conservation Resource Technician Michael Schulte and OFPD Chief Dennis Braun.

Missouri Department of Conservation Resource Technician Michael Schulte and OFPD Chief Dennis Braun.

Thank you to the Department of Conservation grant that provided the Osage Fire Protection District with Indian Fire Packs, Motorola Pagers and Kenwood KSC 355 Radios.

Johnson County FPD Promotions

Division Chief Stephen Runyon

Division Chief Stephen Runyon

The Johnson County Fire Protection District has had a Junior Fire Fighter program in place since 1999 and we have had the pleasure of having numerous young people pass through the program with many of them staying on as adult members. This announcement is testament to the hard work and dedication exhibited by two former Junior Firefighters who will now be serving the District at the Division Chief level.

Stephen Runyon began his service with the district in late 2000 in the firefighting area of the district where he still serves today. He has served as a firefighter, lieutenant and captain and has been serving in a dual captain’s position spreading his time between his Station 5 duties and his captain duties with the Water Rescue Division. For the past several months Captain Runyon has also been serving as the interim lead of the Water Rescue Division. He has completed numerous hours of training in both the fire and water rescue areas and has also been certified as an open water diver. Continue Reading →

Harvest the Fun! 2014 Missouri State Fair FD

sffd3The service provided by the Missouri State Fair Fire Department (MSFFD) for 2014 has come to an end. For the 52nd year, the MSFFD provided service to the 400 acre Missouri State Fairgrounds and the average 30,000 to 50,000 daily attendees. The completely volunteer staff for the MSFFD consisted of members from agencies from throughout Missouri, with a diverse background of career and volunteer fire fighting personnel.

The 2014 Missouri State Fair presented an unusual weather pattern for August providing a decent amount of soaking rain and mild temperatures however, the cooler than usual weather pattern did not hamper the workload for the only 11 day fully operational fire department in the United States.

The MSFFD responded to a total of 132 calls for service in 2014 (142 in 2013). These calls for service included 91 medical or trauma responses, 3 transfers from the fairgrounds to Bothwell Regional Health Center, and 5 miscellaneous fire responses which included a motor vehicle accident with injuries and a carbon monoxide incident. The MSFFD also provided 33 standbys for special events. In addition to calls for service, the first aid station located in the firehouse treated 240 patients (186 in 2013). Continue Reading →

Remembering Arthur “Shorty” Smith

Arthur “Shorty” Smith

Arthur “Shorty” Smith

In the mid 1990’s Dad had a vision and desire that Missouri needed a firefighters memorial and museum. At more than one convention Dad approached the presidents of FFAM with his request. Finally at the February meeting before the O’Fallon convention and after much intense discussion with then FFAM President Jim Barger, President Barger appointed Art Smith to a committee with the task of building a firefighters memorial. No surprise the memorial was important to Dad. Something he put countless hours into getting it started, getting it built and then keeping it going. He could always be found at the memorial just about every day weather permitting. Dad gladly took on the position of memorial ambassador. You could tell by his talks with anyone stopping by that his love was the fire service and the memorial. He would sometimes become discouraged with the fund-raising but he refused to ever give up. Because of his efforts and leadership, we now have one of the finest memorials in the United States. Besides keeping the weeds out of bounds with things, it was his honor in ringing the bell during the annual Sunday services. His example should encourage all of us to work diligently to complete the educational/museum complex. Dad is overlooking us as we strive to see that hope and vision eventually accomplished. Continue Reading →

The Museum Project – September 2014

First, I failed to share some information with you in my last column. I recently mailed an appeal to every Missouri State Representative and Senator along with the U.S. Representatives and Senators from Missouri. Unfortunately, the response was very limited. I do want to give a special thanks to Senator Doug Libla from Poplar Bluff and House Speaker Tim Jones from Eureka for making donations. Senator Libla sent $343 in memory of 5 LODD firefighters whose names are on the wall at the Memorial. You might call their office and thank them. Also call the others and see if they will make a donation for the Museum Project. Continue Reading →