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Without the dedicated volunteers of the Boone County Fire Protection District, more than 50,000 residents would face limited service or a significantly higher tax burden to outfit and employ career firefighters. Volunteering will change your life, and could help save someone else’s!

Our Volunteers

Volunteer firefighters come from all walks of life. Our members include farmers, nurses, teachers, construction workers, students, accountants, and career firefighters. They joined the department to help their neighbors in times of need, to fulfill a desire to give back to their community, and contribute to the greater good. Along the way, they have developed a strong sense of family with those on the Fire District.

Training

The lives and property of our citizens depends on well-trained volunteers. The training you will receive will not only make you stronger and more capable, it will prepare you with skills that will last a lifetime. Training for our volunteers follows to main phases: initial training and continuing education.

Initial Training

The initial training to become a volunteer is the most time intensive portion of your service with the department. Recruit Academies last 4 months with class sessions held every Tuesday & Thursday evening (6PM-10PM) and every other weekend (8AM – 5PM). During the initial recruit training, you will be exposed to a wide variety of skills including firefighting, vehicle rescue, EMT-B requirements, apparatus driving, hazardous material response, water rescues, along with a variety of other skills. The department provides all necessary training and resources for volunteers during this program.

Continuing Education

After completing the initial Recruit Academy, volunteers are released to the stations and begin responding to emergency incidents. Due to the nature of our activities, the training never stops. Each month the department delivers continuing education sessions on fire and EMS topics. Volunteers are expected to attend each session throughout the month. These sessions ensure that our volunteers are prepared for our changing environments and meet all the necessary training requirements for EMT-B relicensure with the State of Missouri.

Apply Today

The first step in joining our department is to apply. Qualified applicants will be invited for an interview once we begin filling spots for the next Recruit Academy.

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MO-TF1 Update: 2018-10-15 1500 Hours: Yesterday, Missouri Task Force 1 performed search operations in Jackson County, FL. MO-TF1 completed wellness checks on 67 residents that remained in their homes. The team also performed damage assessments on 431 structures and searched 1 vehicle. Last night, the three Human Remains Detection (HRD) Canine Teams, that left Columbia, MO yesterday morning, arrived in Pensacola, FL. This morning, the task force left Jackson County and headed for Mexico Beach, FL, where they met up with our three MO-TF1 HRD Canine Teams. Part of the task force is supporting the three HRD Canine Teams as they search large debris fields in and around Mexico Beach. The rest of the task force is working with other FEMA US&R teams to search Tyndall Air Force Base. ... See MoreSee Less

October 15th, 3:37 pm  ·  

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MO-TF1 Update: 2018-10-13 2300 Hours: On Friday, Missouri Task Force 1 continued to perform search and rescue operations in Panama City, FL. MO-TF1 evacuated 1 resident, completed wellness checks on 926 residents that remained in their homes and provided assistance to 13 residents. The teams also performed damage assessments on 928 structures and searched 42 vehicles. Today the task force began operations at 0800 hours. They were assigned an area north and west of Panama City. The team searched an area south of Highway 388 from Highway 79 to Burnt Mill Creek. The area is rural and many of the residences have been isolated since the storm. The team completed wellness checks on 125 residents that remained in their homes and provided assistance to 5 residents. The teams also performed damage assessments on 187 structures. The team concluded operations at 1400 hours and returned to their Base of Operations (BoO). They demobilized from their BoO on the parking lot of the Panama City Mall and moved to a new BoO on the campus of Gulf Coast Community College. Once there they received their first shower and hot meal since Thursday morning. Tomorrow morning the team will travel north to Jackson County where they will report to the EOC in Mariana and receive their mission assignments for the day. Tonight, FEMA activated 12 Human Remains Detection (HRD) Canine Search Teams to deploy to Florida to assist ground search teams during their operations. MO-TF1 will deploy three HRD Canine Search Teams tomorrow morning at 0700 hours as part of that activation order. ... See MoreSee Less

October 13th, 11:09 pm  ·  

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