GRAVOIS FIRE PROTECTION DISTRICT

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Gravois Fire Protection District

We are a tax supported fire district and are a combination department with a paid Fire Chief, Deputy Chief, Clerk and an Administrative Assistant; ten 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 we respond to?

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 canceled 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.

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SMOKE DETECTORS SAVES LIVES!

Remember to change the batteries in all your smoke detectors when changing your clocks for daylight savings time. This ensures that the batteries are always good. Test your detectors monthly 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.

BURN NOTICE – LOW WILDLAND FIRE DANGER

The small amount of precipitation received will give a short reprieve from the high fire danger. The danger will increase as temperatures rises and humidity drops.

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.

DOCK INSPECTIONS

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 website:

https://www.ameren.com/missouri/lake-of-the-ozarks/dock-requirements

For safety inspections: contact an electrician and have them conduct an inspection based on the regulations from Ameren.