Boone County Fire Protection District

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Boone County Fire Protection District
Boone County Fire Protection District Patch.png
A Helping Hand
Operational area
Country  United States
State  Missouri
County Boone County
Agency overview
Staffing 250 Volunteer & 25 Career
Fire chief Scott Olsen
Facilities and equipment[1]
Stations 14
Engines 14
Rescues 2
Tenders 9
HAZMAT 1
USAR 3
Wildland 9
Rescue boats 4
Light and air 1
Website
Official website

The Boone County Fire Protection District provides fire protection and emergency medical services for a large portion of Boone County, Missouri.[2] The BCFPD is the largest volunteer fire department and third largest fire service organization in the state, protecting 492 square miles (1,270 km2) of residential, commercial, industrial and agricultural property and over 50,000 people.[2]

History[edit]

The BCFPD at a working structure fire.

Prior to 1964, there was no organized fire protection in Boone County. This changed after an elderly handicapped woman died in a house fire just west of the city limits of Columbia. A small group of CB radio enthusiasts, known as the Central Missouri Radio Squad, banded together to develop a fire protection system for Boone County.[3]

USAR Task Force[edit]

Boone County Fire is the sponsoring agency of Urban Search and Rescue Missouri Task Force 1 (MO-TF1) which is one of the 28 FEMA Urban Search and Rescue Task Forces across the United States.[4] The team is made up of 70 members that are qualified in various aspects of urban search and rescue.[5]

Stations and apparatus[edit]

Air 15
Command 2

The Boone County Fire District maintains 14 fire stations, a training center, and a headquarters facility.[6]

City Engine Tanker Wildland Rescue Other
1 Columbia Engine 101 Tanker 105 Grass 106 Squad 104 Boat 107
2 Rocheport Engine 201 Grass 206 Boat 207
3 Hallsville Engine 301 Tanker 305 Grass 306 Boat 307
4 Harrisburg Engine 401 Tanker 405 Grass 406
5 Prathersville Engine 501 Tanker 505 Grass 506 HazMat 514, MCI Unit
6 Sturgeon Engine 601 Tanker 605 Grass 606 Squad 604
7 Dripping Springs Rd Engine 701
8 Rock Bridge Engine 801 Tanker 805 Grass 806 Boat 807
9 Midway Engine 901 Tanker 905 Grass 906
10 Centralia Engine 1001 Tanker 1005 Grass 1006
12 Route WW Engine 1201 Command 1
13 Route E Engine 1301
14 Scott Blvd Engine 1401
15 Columbia Engine 1501 Tanker 1505 Command 2, Air 15, USAR 2215
USAR 2216, USAR 2217
HQ Columbia Decon Trailer, Wildland Trailer
Training Center Roger I Wilson Memorial Dr

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Stations". Boone County Fire. Retrieved 21 May 2015. 
  2. ^ a b "Fun Facts". Boone County Fire. Retrieved 22 May 2015. 
  3. ^ "History". Boone County Fire Protection District. Retrieved 27 May 2015. 
  4. ^ "US&R Task Force Locations". FEMA. Retrieved August 28, 2006. 
  5. ^ "USAR Task Force". Boone County Fire. Retrieved 22 May 2015. 
  6. ^ "Boone County Fire Protection District" (PDF). Bcfdmo.coma. Retrieved 2012-11-16.