The Board of Directors for the Southern Stone County Fire Protection District accepted these recommendations for promotions on November 16, 2017.
Michael Schrage was honored in November 2017, by the City of Crystal City as well as other governmental entities for his 50 years of service as a volunteer firefighter. He currently serves as the Assistant Chief for the City of Crystal City, Missouri. Michael is the owner of Schrage Electric Service, and the son of the late Robert and Wanda Schrage, brother to Marilyn Nengel, Robert Schrage Jr., Jo Marie Miller and James Schrage. He is the husband to Janet Schrage and father to Brandi (husband Daniel) and two grandchildren Audri & Allyson Sauer.
This year there were 42 scheduled stops at local address and numerous unscheduled stops to greet all of the kids that came out of their homes to greet Santa.
This annual event started in 1991 with 10 to 12 stops and has blossomed into one of the most exciting evenings the residents of Knob Noster enjoy during the Christmas season.
KNFD collects gifts, which have been dropped off by parents, at Knob Noster City Hall on the Friday before the event. The gifts are then sorted by street address so that a route can be planned for the following evening. Continue Reading →
The City of Cameron Fire Department accepted delivery of a new fire rescue pumper truck in August of 2017. The pumper, a Ferrara MVP Pumper Rescue Apparatus was purchased from Firemaster Fire Apparatus in Springfield, Missouri. The pumper has a full rescue body, equipped with a Waterous One Step CAFS System and a 1000 gallon water tank. The purchase of the apparatus was made possible by a 1/4 cent fire department sales tax passed by Cameron voters in April 2016. The Cameron Fire Department is a paid-per-call fire department responding to approximately 350 fire and emergency related calls per year. The department provides protection for the City of Cameron and 144 square miles of Cameron Rural Fire Protection District with a total population of approximately 18,000 residents.
The Trenton Fire Department just accepted delivery of new uniform shirts. The new red shirts have an additional logo on the right sleeve containing the American Flag and the words, “Remember Everyone Deployed.” These new shirts show our support and appreciation to all veterans especially those deployed from our local 548th Transportation Company.
The Eastern Douglas County Volunteer Fire Department is blessed to announce that they have been awarded a SAFER grant in the amount of $182,919 that will be used over a four year period of performance for the recruitment of new firefighters. Chief Chris Hammett commented, “We are extremely blessed to receive this grant. Nationwide volunteering is at an all time low, and rural fire departments all across the state are feeling the effects from it. Most rural departments are barely keeping the doors open, let alone have extra funds to spend on recruiting new members. With this grant award, we can make the community aware of the need and dedicate one person to actively recruit new members, pay for their training, personal protective equipment, and worker’s compensation insurance. We are beyond blessed!”