Thank you to the residents of the Gravois Fire District who supported the levy increase and to those who assisted in the project.
The revenue generated from the levy increase will improve the benefits of paid personnel, reducing the attrition of trained and qualified firefighters to other local agencies with better benefits, add additional personnel both volunteer and career, provide adequate firefighting and rescue equipment for the firefighters and long term maintenance and replacement when that equipment is no longer useable, staff another firehouse full time in 4 years, keep all firehouses open, all firefighters working and allow us to continue to provide the services our residents have become accustom to and deserve well into the future.
SMOKE DETECTORS SAVES LIVES!
Remember to change the batteries in all your smoke detectors when changing your clocks for daylight savings time. This insures that the batteries are always good and take this opportunity to test the smoke detectors to be sure they work. It is recommended that you replace a smoke detector when it reaches ten years in service.
Smoke Detectors save lives but only if they work.
Wildland Fire Safety and Open Burning
Before doing any open burning remember to check this web site for Fire Danger Information and call the fire in before you light it.
Click the safety information tab for local and state open burning regulations and the number to call before burning.
The Gravois Fire Protection District has placed the wildland fire danger at LOW. All persons should remain vigilant if doing any open burning, including burn barrels and recreational fires. Any dry fuel can ignite from another fire or heat source and and may experience slow to moderate spread, if allowed to come in contact with dry or dead fuel can react unpredictably. Any property in the path of a fire is at risk. Wildland fire condition will rapidly worsen as temperature and winds dry out ground fuel. All persons should refrain from any open burning, regardless of published wildland fire danger any time humidity drops below 40% or wind speeds exceed 10 mph.
The Gravois Fire Protection District does not currently conduct permit inspections for Dock Electrical.
We will respond to a report of electricity in the water or a swimmer being shocked, call 911 immediately and an emergency response will be initiated.
Permit application and regulations required by Ameren, Missouri are available on their web site:
For safety inspections: contact an electrician and have them conduct an inspection based on the regulations from Ameren.
We are a tax supported fire district and are a combination department with a paid Fire Chief, Deputy Chief and an Administrative Assistant; nine paid firefighters and volunteer staff consisting of firefighters, junior firefighters, officers and support staff. The district is governed by a three member board of directors elected by the voters.
Our service area covers 150 square miles on the West side of The Lake of the Ozarks in Central Missouri, in Morgan and Camden County, the City of Laurie and City of Gravois Mills. Our Eastern and Western Boundaries are the center line of the Lake of the Ozarks and encompass 63 miles of shoreline.
ANSWER THE CALL! We are always looking for additional firefighers to help meet the requests for service from the residents and visitors to our area. If you are interested in helping your community and your neighbors, "ANSWER THE CALL" join today and become a member of our firefighting family. YOU CAN make a difference. Contact us and find out how!
What type of calls do the Gravois Fire Protection District respond to?
Speaking of Fire; with the Gravois Fire District requesting our voters to approve an increase in our operating levy in August, maybe the voters do not really know what we do.
The firefighters do not sit around and wait for an alarm. The on duty career firefighters are on work details taking care of the district during the days or in quarters in the evenings. The volunteer firefighters are going about their normal life, taking care of their home, family and other responsibilities while waiting for the call to come. Firefighters also continue with their training and preparations so as to be able to respond to any emergency call.
Emergency calls can come in at anytime, anywhere in the District, there is no hour, day, or month when we can plan it will be busy or calls will occur.
Type of responses we make:
Fires: structure, vehicle, wildland, trash and debris fires, on land and water.
Motor Vehicle Crashes: any type of transport vehicle including boats.
Rescue Calls: Search for missing persons, water rescues, rope rescues, entrapments not involved in a motor vehicle crash.
Emergency Medical Calls: any potentially life threatening medical emergency not as a result of a fire, motor vehicle crash or rescue, including assisting Ambulance Services to medical calls in at a residency or business.
Hazardous Conditions (no fire): hazardous material release, flammable liquid leak, gas leak, carbon monoxide incident, electrical wiring or equipment problems, power line down or arcing, vehicle accident for general cleanup.
Service Calls: assist person in distress (may be lift assist or other aid not related to fire or medical emergency), assist an invalid, smoke or odor removal, assist law enforcement or other government agency, public service detail.
Good Intent Calls: dispatched and cancelled before arrival, no incident found upon arrival, authorized controlled burn, smoke scare or odor of smoke without fire, steam, vapor, fog or dust thought to be smoke.
False Alarm & False Calls: alarm system sounding due to malfunction, carbon monoxide alarm sounding due to malfunction, unintentional activation of alarm system, false call.
Severe Weather and Natural Disasters: responses other than fire or rescue due to severe weather, weather spotters, clearing storm damage to open roadways, checking on well being of occupants during weather emergencies.
Morgan County Communications Center Phone: (573) 378-5481 | Fax: (573) 378-5441