The Western Taney County Fire District received two 1,800 gallon tankers for the stations Hollister and Rockaway Beach. The Freightliner chassis have Rosenbauer aluminum bodies with 1,500 GPM Darley midship pumps in addition to carrying 400 GPM Darley portable pumps. The also have three dumps, three cross lays, a deck gun and carry a 1,000 feet of 5” supply hose. They replace two 24 year old Freightliner 1,550 gallon tankers which have been sold.
The Warrensburg Fire Department is pleased to announce the recent promotion of three part-time firefighters to full-time firefighter positions. These promotions took place to fill three vacancies.
The Douglas County Missouri Fire Chief’s Association is pleased to announce that they have been awarded a regional Assistance to Firefighters Grant (AFG) for $230,477 to be used for personal protective equipment (PPE) and training for seven local fire departments. The participating fire departments will only have to pay 5% matching funds towards their purchases.
This grant will allow Ava City VFD, Brixey-Rockbridge VFD, Dora VFD, Eastern Douglas County VFD, Skyline VFD, Squires VFD, and Twin Bridges VFD to collectively purchase 83 complete sets of PPE, by apply through a host department. None of the fire departments could make purchases of this magnitude on their own, considering all but one department is association membership based. Continue Reading →
Shane Anderson, a fire officer with the Monett Fire Department in Monett, Missouri, was recently awarded the Waldorf University Learning Partner Scholarship.
Waldorf partners with the Fire Fighters Association of Missouri and other associations, companies and organizations to provide a tuition discount and offer a special scholarship program exclusively for partners. Anderson’s scholarship will cover up to $17,100 in one Waldorf online degree program.
Recently the Linn Fire Protection District started marking the Osage River with mile markers. They have installed mile markers on the first thirty miles starting at the mouth of the Osage River where it flows into the Missouri River.
This past weekend Cole County and Osage Fire Protection District personnel traveled by boat to install mile markers to mile marker 48 on the Osage River. Both fire districts provide service along a 48 mile section of the Osage River in Cole and Miller County. The last mile marker installed is located near the St. Elizabeth area.
Future visions are for other fire districts along the Osage River to place mile markers all the way to Bagnell Dam in Lake Ozark. Continue Reading →
We received our newly refurbished truck back in February 2017. Our truck went to Precision Fire Apparatus in October 2016. Holden Volunteer Fire and Rescue would like to give a big thanks to the citizens of Holden for our newly refurbished fire engine and the new life safety equipment purchased by the bond that you all passed back in April 2016.
Thanks again to Precision Fire Apparatus for the truck that was loaned to us during the refurbishment project. During that time we had many things repaired, like the removal of rust, a new paint job and many other safety features we previously were lacking. We were also able to update and replace multiple pieces of life safety equipment and bunker gear keeping our firefighters and loved ones out of harm’s way. In gratitude we had an open house on March 30, were we invited the citizens of Holden to come out and see the new updates on the truck and to meet our Firefighters.
On April 22, our firefighters were part of an Inspire 5K Walk/Run that supports our local youth. Inspire is a school organized group that helps bring awareness about bullying, depression, eating disorders and suicides. What a great cause to be a part of in our local community.
The University of Missouri Extension, on behalf of the University of Missouri Fire and Rescue Training Institute, recently received a 2017 State Farm Good Neighbor Citizenship Grant. The State Farm gift to MU FRTI will support specialized training for Missouri emergency responders to highway incidents. Through this training the first responder will gain additional competency in the quick stabilization and removal of accident victims thus improving patient survival, while safely managing the incident scene and preventing additional accidents and injuries. The grant also provides funding for training on vehicle firefighting.