ABOUT THE FAIR GROVE FIRE PROTECTION DISTRICT
The Fair Grove Fire Protection District (FGFPD) is a tax based district that was established in 1955. The Fair Grove Fire Protection District encompasses a total of 92 square miles, including 3.1 square miles in the City of Fair Grove and the remaining 88.9 square miles in 4 separate counties including Dallas, Greene, Polk and Webster. The FGFPD includes and provides emergency services for approximately 15 miles of critical infrastructure on US Highway 65, a main thoroughfare between Springfield and Jefferson City. The FGFPD shares the same boundaries as that of the Fair Grove School District.
The Fair Grove Fire Protection District was an all volunteer fire department for over 55 years, until July of 2011, when the FGFPD Board of Directors appointed the 1st full-time salaried employee, Fire Chief Mark Raymond. Fire Chief Mark Raymond helped fill a dire need to have qualified trained personnel in the district during the weekday daytime hours when most volunteers were unavailable and commuted to the Springfield Metropolitan area for their full-time paid employment. The Fair Grove Fire Protection District has always, and still does today, primarily rely on the majority of community members that volunteer to serve and protect The Fair Grove Fire Protection District. The FGFPD offers FREE PAID TRAINING that enables us to properly serve our community with quality trained personnel.
The Fair Grove Fire Protection District currently consists of 3 fire stations, located in the Southern (Station #4, 4242 State Highway KK, Greene County), Central (Station #2 Headquarters, 645 Shelby Rd, Greene County) and Northern (Station #3, 1139 State Highway AA, Dallas County), portions of our fire district. The newest station, Station #4, was built in the southern end of our district in Greene County and became operational in October 2011. Recently, the FGFPD Board of Directors purchased land located behind the Fair Grove MFA facilities on Eagle Crest Drive in October 2012, with plans to build a new facility in the near future that would allow us to increase the central availability of updated fire apparatus that are currently unable to be housed in the central location due to height restrictions.
The Fair Grove Fire Protection District offers services that are FREE to the community which include SMOKE DETECTOR TESTING, SMOKE DETECTOR BATTERY REPLACEMENT, SMOKE DETECTOR INSTALLATION (smoke detectors themselves are also free), CONTROLLED BURNS (i.e., yard waste, trees, open fields, fence lines, woods, etc.) provided the items/materials are not against MO Department of Natural Resources (DNR) or MO Department of Conservation regulations, as well as FILLING POOLS/PONDS with water. The WATER DELIVERY is FREE however, the water itself is not. The water will have to be paid for by contacting the Fair Grove Water Department prior to the delivery. The FGFPD will also hold public relation (PR) events to address a variety of topics on first aid, community fire safety, or any other topic related to the services that we provide either at your location or any one of our stations. The FGFPD facilities are also available for birthday parties or as a facility for your organizations meetings provided there are no other scheduling conflicts.
The Fair Grove Fire Protection District is always looking for community members that are interested in becoming volunteers with the department. Without VOLUNTEERS, we would not be able to provide the services that are provided. If you have an interest in becoming a volunteer to help with medical emergency response, fire emergency response, driver/operator, or are a student between the ages of 12-18, that would like to participate or are contemplating pursuing interests in either field after high school graduation, please feel free to contact us at (417) 759-7908, firstname.lastname@example.org, or stop by and speak with any officer during any of our Monday night training sessions.
The Fair Grove Fire Protection District would like to thank the community for its support and we proudly serve to protect the lives and property of all the citizens and visitors within the boundaries of our district.