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Osage Fire Protection District Retirement

Dennis Braun retired as a maintenance man from the Osage Fire Protection District on May 1. He continues to serve the district as fire chief. Pictured with him is the new maintenance man, Roger Gerling. Roger is a 20 year veteran of OFPD.

Polk Township Rural Fire Protection – New Engine

The Polk Township Rural Fire Protection located in Maryville, MO recently took delivery on a new Toyne Tanker. The truck features a 3000 UPF tank, Zico hyd. portable tank rack, and a 300 G.P.M., diesel powered Waterous pump. The truck is built on a 2018 Freightliner M2 112 Chassis. The members of the Polk Rural Fire Protection District protect 100 square miles surrounding the City of Maryville, Missouri.

Commitment, Dedication, and Service – Osage Beach FPD

May 14, 1985 a small resort owner joined the ranks of the Osage Beach Fire Protection District as a volunteer. Over the years this individual served in the capacity of a Volunteer Firefighter, Volunteer Lieutenant, Career Major, Career Captain and he was one of the original nine full time staff hired in 1991.

What does 32 years of service look like by the numbers? Unfortunately this is not easy to answer since the first 15 years of his service all fire reports and training rosters were completed on paper; it was not until the year of 2000 that these records went to a computer format. So just looking at the last 17 years of service the numbers look like:

911 Responses: 3,923 (over 6,000 total)

Training Hours: 3,003 (over 6,000 total) Continue Reading →

Western Taney County Fire District Tankers

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.

Warrensburg Fire Department Promotions

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.

Douglas County Awarded AFG Grant

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 →

Waldorf University Awards Scholarship To Monett Fire

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.

For more information about Waldorf scholarships, visit waldof.edu/scholarships. Continue Reading →

Osage River Mile Markers Installed

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 →