Central Taney County Fire Protection
8118 E. State Highway 76 Kirbyville,
Fax#: (417)336-4075 Phone#: (417)337-8311
for your interest in the Central Taney County Fire
Protection District. The following paragraphs will give
you a brief history and description of the district and
department. Also included will be a brief descriptions
of the duty and responsibilities of the position you
requested information on.
Central Taney County Fire Protection District (CTCFPD)
is located in Taney County in southwest Missouri. We are
primarily a volunteer fire department with a full time
fire chief, secretary, and part time paid assistant
chief. We provide a full complement of fire and rescue
services to 13,000 full time residents of our 200 square
mile fire protection district. In addition we have a
seasonal population increase of approximately 2,000
people. Last year we answered 873 alarms which is a 14%
increase over the number we answered in 2011.
To provide services to our district, we utilize five
strategically placed fire stations and 28 firefighters.
We operate 5 Engines, 5 Tankers, 1 5 Brush/ Quick
Attacks, 4 Rescues, and 3 utility vehicles. We currently
have 28 volunteer firefighters on our roster.
Our coverage area is mainly rural with cattle farms and
a number of unincorporated subdivisions along with small
towns with populations of about 1,000. Over the last 15
years our area has started to experience an influx of
population mainly due to the development occurring to
our west. From 2000 to 2010 the population of our
district increased by 20%. Our district consists mainly
of residential structures with outbuildings. There are
also a number of multifamily dwellings. There is some
commercial land use mainly around the small towns in the
district. Only 2% of the district is served by a
municipal water system with fire hydrants.
Hope everyone has a safe and Happy Thanksgiving. Just a
reminder for folks to be safe while cooking dinner
around stoves and turkey fryers. If they are using a
turkey fryer to make sure that it is a safe distance
from any wood structure, not sitting on a wooden deck or
porch or in an enclosed area such as a garage or shop
building. Also to be careful traveling on the highways
As a reminder about using fireplaces, wood stoves and
wood furnaces. To make sure that all chimney flu piping,
bricks and liners have been cleaned and inspected for
safe operation. To keep all flammable materials at a
safe distance away from any heat or open flame. Store
extra fire wood at a safe distance from the house.
Have your home furnace inspected and cleaned for safe
operation. Have filters changed. If it is a gas furnace
have it inspected to make sure it is operating
correctly, so the possibility of getting Carbon Monoxide
Poisoning does not happen. Carbon Monoxide is odorless
and colorless, so you can be over come by it without
knowing and it can cause death.
The 5th Annual
County Firefighter Assoc.
& Auxiliary Golf Tournament
3rd Annual Sporting Clays
The Central Taney County fire Protection District
announces the receipt of a Department of Homeland
Security Federal Emergency Management Agency’s
directorate FY2014 Staffing for Adequate Fire and
Emergency Response grant program award of $323,500.00.
The award is to assist the department in recruiting new
volunteers and retain current volunteers. The money will
cover the costs for a marketing program that will inform
the public of the volunteer nature of the service we
provide, the need for additional volunteers, and that
the opportunity to serve is open to anyone who has the
desire to help. The award will also help the department
develop a program to reward the volunteers for their
service, time and commitment.
The award also will assist the department in hiring an
individual to manage the grant to assure success, follow
the guidelines of the award, and reach out to the
Description of the area.
The Central Taney County Fire Protection District sits
in the heart of the Ozark Mountains. Lakes Taneycomo and
Bull Shoals flow through the middle of our district and
provide an outdoorsmen’s haven with fishing, boating,
hunting, camping, and all other types of outdoor
activities. On the far eastern and southern end is the
Mark Twain National Forest, where it is kept natural and
rough. Surrounded and intertwined with private property,
the forests, lakes and hills attract many visitors to
Our neighbors to the west are Branson, Hollister, and
Stone County. They provide year-round activities that
bring approximately 7.3 million visitors a year to the
area. Many of these visitors travel our way to enjoy the
view, outdoor activities, and relaxing atmosphere
offered here. U.S.Highway 160 and state highway 76 are
major highways trailing through the Ozarks that provide
the only access to, through, and from our area.
The county has just had a new commercial airport open to