Central Taney County Fire Protection District
8118 E. State Highway 76 Kirbyville, Missouri 65679
Fax#: (417)336-4075 Phone#: (417)337-8311
Chief 417-527-4151


Thank you 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.

The department.
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 this season.

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.

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The 5th Annual
Central Taney County Firefighter Assoc.
& Auxiliary Golf Tournament 

3rd Annual Sporting Clays Tournament  CLICK HERE


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.                              Chief  Charles Allgood

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 community.

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 the area.

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 our southwest.