The Johnson County Fire Protection District responded to a pipeline rupture on October 13, 2014 at approximately 10:22 a.m. Crews from three district stations responded to the incident. The pipeline, operated by Panhandle Eastern, ruptured in a field near a barn and residence. Crews established a safe area around the incident scene until pipeline officials could arrive to shut-down the line.
The Butler Fire Department took delivery of a new 2,000 gallon tanker in March of 2014. The unit was purchased from Deep South Fire Apparatus. The chassis is a 2010 Freightliner and is powered by a Mercedes-Benz engine. The unit is equipped with a 500 GPM Hale pump. It carries a 1,500 gallon folding tank, a CET floating pump, and has a Newton Kwik Dump 10” swivel dump valve in the rear. Funding for the purchase was from a 1/8 of 1% Fire Protection sales tax passed by the voters in August, 2012.
The City of Chillicothe recently completed a new training fire training center. The training tower is 4,300 square-feet, with five floors and six training levels. The tower includes stairwells, balconies, doors designed for forced entry, an elevator prop for elevator rescue training, an angled shingled roof and a sprinkler system. These are just some of the included props. The tower was purchased from American Fire Training Systems, Lockport Illinois.
The Highlandville Rural Fire Protection District has their eyes set on lowering the district’s International Organization for Standardization (ISO) rating. “There were several factors that lead us into purchasing the new engine, the air compressor and starting the construction on our training tower,” Adam Gilbert, the districts PIO, stated.
“We have several apparatus that are aging in our fleet and it was time to look at upgrading our capabilities,” said Gilbert. Continue Reading →
The Fredericktown Fire Department had a busy October month. We started with fire safety week at the school where we talked to over 500 kids. Smoke alarms was the topic but our smoke tunnel was the favorite. We also participated in the Pizza for Smoke Alarms. We changed batteries in one alarm and found the rest to all have working alarms. To end the month we had our 6th chili cook off. We had 15 teams participate with a really good crowd. The money raised will go toward a new training site for the department.
Over sixty-five fire trucks and ambulances ascended on the Herculaneum City Park on Saturday, September 27 to take part in the 21st Annual Jeffco Fire Engine Rally sponsored by the Jefferson County Firefighters Association. The fall weather was absolutely gorgeous and the event attracted firefighters, children and festival-goers from across the state. The 21st rally followed in the footsteps of its predecessors by once again being a very successful event. Continue Reading →
VIN# 1FV63LCB8SL612703, E-One, 39K Miles, 3,124 Hours, Cab Seating for 5 with 4 SCBA Seats. Cummins, Diesel Model 6CTA-8.3, 300 HP, Allison Transmission, Automatic. Hale Pump, 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. Also 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. Continue Reading →
The Missouri EMS Funeral Response Team held their annual conference at the Lake of the Ozarks on October 17-19. It was held at the Country Club Hotel and Spa. This year for the first time it was open to fire and law enforcement personal that was interested in learning about Line of Duty Deaths (LODD). Members from numerous fire agencies, EMS organizations, along with members of the Fire Funeral Assist Team were in attendance. General session’s were held and breakout sessions included information about axes and pike poles used in silent guard, flag posting, flag folding, marching and drills, along with rifle use.
The key topic, LODD 101 was instructed by Eric Johnson. Mr. Johnson is the founder of Supporting Hero’s out of Louisville, Kentucky. He shared a lot of information on LODD, what levels of honors are appropriate for each type of funeral and talked about the benefits that may be available to families that lost a loved one in the line of duty. Continue Reading →