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.