Station 8, affectionately know as “The Country Club” is located on Route K approximately ½ mile south of Columbia. Station 8 has eight residents rooms and a very active staff. We have four pieces of front line apparatus at Station 8 – Grass Rig 806, Tanker 805, Engine 801 and River Rescue Boat 807. We are also the home of Truman’s Taxi (1954 Parade Engine) that is seen transporting Truman The Tiger and the cheerleaders at every home MU Football game and many times seen on national television.
Station 8 runs approximately 40 calls per month ranging from the normal everyday medicals to structure fires. Our run box also has Rock Bridge State Park and the Missouri River which requires us to perform search and rescues as well as river responses.