Osage Beach Fire Protection District

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Fire Department Demographics

I remember moving to the Lake in early summer of 1989 from St. Louis. When I moved here I had been working in Hotel Management and had been offered a job at the Lodge of Four Seasons. One night while checking on one of the convention groups I was approached by another employee and asked […]

Thanksgiving Safety

The kitchen is the heart of the home, especially at Thanksgiving. Kids love to be involved in holiday preparations. Safety in the kitchen is important, especially on Thanksgiving Day when there is a lot of activity and people at home.   Stay in the kitchen when you are cooking on the stovetop so you can […]

Smoke Alarms at Home

    Smoke alarms are a key part of a home fire escape plan. When there is a fire, smoke spreads fast. Working smoke alarms give you early warning so you can get outside quickly.   FACTS A closed door may slow the spread of smoke, heat, and fire. Smoke alarms should be installed inside […]

Great Smoke Detector Giveaway Oct. 1st

Marina and Boating Safety

      Boats can be a great source of summer fun and leisure. But, boaters, swimmers, and marina staff must be aware of dangers in and around the water. Electrical hazards and carbon monoxide (CO) bring unique risks to the boating world. Learn to protect people and pets from these dangers. KNOW THE RISKS! […]

Lightning Fires and Lightning Strikes

During 2007-2011, U.S. local fire departments responded to an estimated average of 22,600 fires per year that were started by lightning. These fires caused an average of nine civilian deaths, 53 civilian injuries, and $451 million in direct property damage per year. Most of these fires occurred outdoors, but most associated deaths, injuries, and property […]

Turnout Gear Bids Released

Osage Beach is seeking sealed bids for Turn Out Gear, see specification below:   Bid Opportunities

Grilling Safety

There’s nothing like outdoor grilling. It’s one of the most popular way to cook food. But, a grill placed too close to anything that can burn is a fire hazard. They can be very hot, causing burn injuries. Follow these simple tips and you will be on the way to safe grilling. Nothing like outdoor […]

Flags at Half Staff

  This Saturday, June 11, the Osage Beach Fire Protection District will fly the flags at both Stations 1 and 2 at Half Mast. Osage Beach Fire Chief Charles “Tony” Schroeder, lost in the line of duty on 15 October 1977, will have a brick placed at the National Fallen Firefighters Memorial in his honor […]

29 Years in the Making

      On October 15, 1977 at 1800 hours the Osage Beach Volunteer Fire Association responded to a report of a structure fire on Highway KK and LR 189. The structure was reported as unoccupied with the area of origin being a bathroom, the form of ignition a match and material ignited hay. The […]