On August 24, the South Central Buchanan County Fire Protection District held an open house for its new fire station in Faucett, MO. The new firehouse had been under construction since the district patrons passed a levy in April 2018. The 12,000 square foot, 6 bay fire house was occupied by the fire department in early June, 2019.
South Central Buchanan County Fire Department protects approximately 80 square miles, including 12 miles of interstate highway in Buchanan County. The Department responds to approximately 350 calls for service per year providing fire protection, EMS first responder and hazardous materials operation response.
Programs and games for the public were provided by the Missouri State Highway Patrol, Buchanan County Sheriff Department, St. Joseph Communications Center, Buchanan County EMS and the South Central Buchanan County Fire Department. An estimated 250 patrons enjoyed good weather, learned more about the Fire Department and walked away with some safety tips.
Brandt Shields, District Office Director for Senator Roy Blunt read a statement on behalf of Senator Blunt congratulating the patrons of the district for the improvements in public safety the patrons of the district have provided. Brandt also read and presented a resolution from the Missouri House of Representatives to the Fire Department on behalf of Representative Brenda Shields.
Fire Department members and Board Members thanked the patrons in attendance for their support in allowing the Fire Department to improve its services to the community. The following emergency service providers and vendors made this a great day for all:
– Missouri State Highway Patrol
– Buchanan County EMS
– Buchanan County Sheriff Department
– St. Joseph Police Department
– St. Joseph Communications Center
– Wacky Snap Photos
– St. Joseph Safety Council