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Firefighters Honor Service in Randolph County

For the fifth consecutive year, the firefighters in Randolph County gathered on February 29, to honor the service of those in the fire service who serve the community. For the fifth consecutive year, the Municipal Auditorium in Moberly was filled to capacity with family and well-wishers.

Each of the five fire protection districts that serve Randolph County and the City of Moberly Fire Department joined together to honor special individuals from each agency and the community.

The City of Moberly’s Mayor Jerry Jeffery presented a 20-year service award to Firefighter Ron Thompson and a 30-year award to Captain Jerry Washam.

Special recognition was bestowed upon several City of Moberly police officers, City of Moberly firefighters and personnel from the Randolph County Ambulance District who each played a critical role in saving the life of a 4 week-old infant. Paramedic Tasha Kelly, EMT Joshua Clay, Officers Andrea Paige, Tim Maag, and Sargent Bobby Calvert, Firefighter Ben Wolverton and Fire Capitan Bobby Hardy all responded to a child not breathing and provided live-saving service that allowed the infant that was found unresponsive and not breathing to fully recover after a short hospital stay.

Special recognition was bestowed upon several City of Moberly Police officers, City of Moberly Firefighters and personnel from the Randolph County Ambulance District who each played a critical role in saving the life of a 4 week-old infant.
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Eastern Randolph Co Fire Monitoring Equipment

Eastern Randolph Co Fire Monitoring Equipment

Firefighters from Eastern Randolph County Fire Protection District receive training on the use of a gas detection monitor that was recently placed into service.

Firefighters have a new tool at their disposal to improve service to local residents. The Eastern Randolph County Fire Protection District has placed into service new gas monitoring and detection equipment.

The new equipment that firefighters were recently trained to use allows for the detection and monitoring of four important gases during emergency situations. “The new monitor allows for us to take air samples in situations where the atmosphere may be dangerous to residents and firefighters alike”, said David Gaines, Chief of the Eastern Randolph County Fire Protection District. “This is a new level of services that helps to provide safety for not only the first responder but the residents located in eastern Randolph County.” Continue Reading →

Emergency Response Agencies Awards Dinner

EM-ResponseFive of Randolph County’s fire departments came together this past Saturday evening to host a combined awards dinner. For the first time all five of the county’s fire departments that are manned by volunteers honored those same volunteers with awards for their service to the community.

Over 175 people were present at the Municipal Auditorium in downtown Moberly to recognize the service to the community of 20 individuals. Each of the five fire departments, Eastern Randolph County Fire Protection District, Higbee Area Fire Protection District, Northeast R-IV Rural Fire Protection District, Southeastern Randolph County Fire Protection District and Westran Fire Protection District each recognized four individuals. Continue Reading →