Johnson County Fire Protection District No. 2 responded to two separate semi truck vs. farm machinery accidents on 50 Highway less than a week apart. Fortunately, there were no serious injuries in either accident.
Pictured are Michael Schulte, Forestry Division Crew Leader and Chief Dennis Braun. The picture is of the items purchased from the VFA Grant for Fire Departments. The items are personal protective gear, communications equipment and wildfire suppression equipment to help increase the fire departments capacity to suppress wildfires safely and efficiently.
Chief Darryl Reed retires after thirty-three years as Fire Chief of the Mapaville Fire Protection District. Chief Reed started as a volunteer in 1983. The whole time he was with the fire district he was a volunteer.
Darryl worked for the Metropolitan Sewer District in St. Louis, Missouri, from 1985 until he retired in 2010.
He was very devoted and moved through the ranks to become chief in 1985. Darryl was instrumental on getting a FEMA grant to build a new fire house in partnership with Joachim Plattin Ambulance District. He also headed up getting full and part time paid firefighters.
He has been on the Joachin Plattin Board of Directors for fifteen years. He was also a combat veteran of Vietnam, 1967 through 1968. He attends his yearly unit reunion and participated in the Honor Flight in 2017.
Darryl is loving his retirement spending time with his wife, grandkids, great grandkids, family and friends, fishing trips and just enjoying life.
On August 19, 2018, the South Central Buchanan County (SCBC) Fire Protection District broke ground to build a new fire station at their Faucett, Missouri, location. A new 12,000 square foot fire house will be built on a new site location at State Highway 371 and Grand DD in Faucett. The department’s fire house in Agency, Missouri, will also be expanded by 6,500 square feet.
The SCBC Volunteer Fire Department was established in 1973. The district was formed in 1989 and became tax based in 1995. The department averages 350 calls for service per year while protecting eighty square miles in Buchanan County.
President of the District Board, Jeff Grubb stated that the district and department are grateful to the patrons of the district in recognizing the need for expansion of the district’s facilities and supporting that need with a recent levy increase.
Fire Chief Dennis Johnson stated the department has been planning for this expansion for over twenty years and the current expansion will serve the department and the community for many years to come.
The City of Crystal City accepted delivery of a new 115 foot Rosenbauer T-Rex Articulating Platform on June 1, 2018. The platform is the first T-Rex apparatus sold in the state of Missouri. The apparatus was purchased through Sentinel Emergency Solutions in Arnold, Missouri at a cost of $1.5 million dollars.
The apparatus has a 2,000 gpm pump and 1,250 pound platform capacity. The truck can lift 8,800 pounds, carry a wheel chair or patient in a stokes basket from 115 feet to roughly 20 feet below grade. The apparatus has a 300 gallon water tank, 30 gallons of foam, 500 feet of 5” LDH hose, two 1-¾” water/foam hose lines in the front bumper, battery operated ram fan and battery operated Hurst rescue tools. The truck is also equipped with MSA G-1 self-contained breathing apparatus with thermal-imaging. The apparatus also features smart technology operations. Continue Reading →
With the passage of the Proposition P tax the Fredericktown Fire Department is one step closer to a new station. It will be a combined Public Safety Complex which will include Fire, Police and the Municipal Court. It will allow the department to add on to current bays to allow for more room.
Also upcoming in October will be our Chili Cook off on October 13, 2018. Free entry for any fire department who wants to enter with their chili cooking skills.
Go to: fredericktownfire.com for more info and contact information.
After the 2018 Firefighters Memorial Services in Kingdom City, Rhett Ketchum made a special request. Rhett had specifically asked Brian Zinanni if he could take his Daddy’s flag home with him and naturally Brian made it happen. His father, Jesse Ketchum was with the Memphis Fire Department and died on May 29, 2017, (non LODD). Pictured to the left is Brian Zinanni and Greg Wright helping Rhett Ketchum fold his Daddy’s flag.
The Duenweg Missouri Volunteer Fire Department has purchased a new 2017 new KME Commercial Pumper. The 2017 KME includes a top mount pump panel, a 1,000 gallon water tank and a 1,500 gpm single stage pump. Thanks, Chief Allyn Reding, Duenweg Missouri Volunteer Fire Department.