Missouri Task Force One is one of 28 Search and Rescue Task Forces located throughout the country. This team is made up of 210 highly trained personnel who respond to national, state and local disasters called up. Missouri Task Force One has been deployed to the disasters like the attacks at the World Trade Center on 9-11, Hurricane Katrina in New Orleans, Space Shuttle Columbia disaster, Joplin tornado and many other hurricanes and tornadoes throughout the country.
Boone County does not have a property maintenance code for existing single family and duplex homes like the City of Columbia does. Your property issues for single family and duplex homes are between you and the landlord. The fire district does not have jurisdiction over single family and duplex homes, only commercial properties.
Yes we allow it and some insurance companies may provide a discount, however, the reliability of that hydrant without periodic maintenance by the homeowner diminishes greatly. The issue with dry hydrants for the fire district is getting the fire truck to them and then the functionality of them.
The Boone County Fire District has three designated ISO ratings. If you live in a fire hydranted area and are within five miles of a fire station your ISO rating is a class 4. If you live within an unhydranted area but are still within five miles of a fire station you are an ISO rating is a class 5. If you live further than five miles from a fire station your ISO rating is class 10. The lower your rating the cheaper your homeowners insurance will be.
The Columbia Fire Department and the Boone County Fire Protection District respond to the same incident based on a pre-identified geographic area. These geographic areas are agreed upon by both agencies based on station location and travel time to these areas regardless of jurisdictional boundaries.
The red fire trucks is the Columbia Fire Department and the yellow fire trucks is the Boone County Fire Protection District.
Typically if the nozzle on the extinguisher is plastic it is cheaper to buy a new extinguisher. If the nozzle is metal or you’re not sure of the serviceable life of the extinguisher a local fire safety company will assist you.
We have numerous volunteer opportunities for people who do not want to be a firefighter. Please visit our Open Positions page for more information.
Carbon monoxide is about the same weight as air. Please follow the manufactures instructions on placement and mounting.
One detector in every sleeping room and one on every level of the home.
The fire district participates each year with the “Change Your Clocks Change Your Batteries” campaign. We encourage everyone to change their smoke detector and carbon monoxide detector batteries when you change your clocks.
The fire district budget is about 3.5 million each year.
The fire districts operates over 60 fire apparatus including engines, brush trucks, tankers, squads, boats, command vehicles hazmat unit, air unit and other support vehicles.
The fire district volunteer staff of firefighters is around 200. There is 24 paid personnel who work to support the volunteers.
The fire district operates out of 15 fire stations, one headquarters building and a multipurpose training center.
The fire district covers about 500 square miles or approximately the northern 2/3’s of Boone County excluding the Columbia city limits.
No we do not offer ride-a-longs. With an all volunteer staff of firefighters and our unique delivery methods, ride-a-longs are not possible.
You can send a check made out to Truman’s Taxi and mail it or bring it by the headquarters office located at 2201 I-70 Drive NW, 65202
The fire district offers certificates to children’s charity organizations as a fundraiser item for their campaigns. These certificates are typically auctioned off to the highest bidder at their fundraising events. Examples of recipient charities are Ronald McDonald House, Cancer Research, Pascal Pals, Boys and Girls Club… There are only as many certificates issues as there are home games for the upcoming season.
1986 was the first season that Truman’s Taxi delivered Truman to Faurot Field.
Yes the fire district owns and operates the 1954 White Fire Truck as a parade truck and Truman’s Taxi for home MU football games.
Yes consumer grade fireworks may be set off in the unincorporated areas of the fire district anytime of the year. Municipalities may have different rules within their city limits.
Yes open burning of natural vegetation and household generated waste is allowed in unincorporated areas of the fire district. The fire districts follows the Department of Natural Resources guide to open burning which can be found here (link). The incorporated areas may have their own rules regarding open burning.
You may call our Headquarters office at 573-447- 5000 and ask for the Life Safety Division to schedule these inspections.
The Boone County Fire Protection District adopts and enforces the International Fire Code. This code adoption is in concert with the Boone County Government’s adoption of the International Building, Fuel Gas, Residential and the National Electrical Code. The current code year being enforced is 2012. The codes run on a three year cycle.
We can typically talk about any safety issue that your group is interested in. You can find a list of topics in our media guide here.
All requests to visit a fire station or have the fire district come visit you is arranged through the headquarters office by calling 573-447-5000.