Station 5, located near the intersection of Highway 763 and Highway 63, is centrally located in Boone County, Missouri. The current station, built in the early 1980’s, was relocated from the area now known as the Boone County Fairgrounds (formerly known as the Cottonwoods Airport) following the second Bond Issue that the Boone County Fire District asked voters to approve since it was formed in the 1960’s.
The Leadership Team, which contains a Station Captain and four Lieutenants, at Station 5 has over 80 years of experience within the fire service. The station Leadership Team all reside within the primary response area of Station 5 to ensure the proper support is provided to the assigned firefighters at this station. Each Lieutenant is assigned several firefighters (known as a crew) to mentor and develop. The Lieutenants primary role is to support the firefighters in their daily activities and provide support. The Leadership Team at Station 5 is:
Station 5 is one of the busiest fire stations within the Boone County Fire District. On average, this station will respond to over 100 calls of service each month (that’s almost 3 calls a day!). Based on our central location within the county, Station 5 houses many of the district wide apparatus. Our location near the Highway 63/Interstate 70 interchange makes it very convenient to respond to any location within the county.
Station 5 has 10 resident rooms where we allow members of the Fire District to live. The Fire District pays for all living expenses (except for food and personal items) in exchange for members to staff each station through the entire district. Our station goal is to always have at least 1 member of the district at the station at all times and without this program, we would not be able to maintain this. By having a Residency Program this ensures that when someone calls for help, Firefighters are there to get the truck out to the call while other members use their personal vehicle to respond from where they currently are. This program helps in part by allowing our organization to stay a volunteer based service, which saves taxpayers of Boone County over $10 million dollars a year (the cost of staffing each station with paid firefighters).
The members of Station 5 are great examples of “A Helping Hand”, which is on our uniform shoulder patch. We are always looking for ways to improve our community and enjoy when we have guests stop by and visit us. When you are nearby, please don’t hesitate to drop in and say HI!