September and October have been busy months in District 12. 9-11 is always a busy day to remember those who made the ultimate sacrifice on that day. Jackson Fire Department did a stair climb on a stair-climber in front of Station 1 in Jackson on September 11. North County Fire Protection District held a walk in Oak Ridge later that same day with several firefighters in full gear and the public walking distances that firefighters walked that day.
Fire prevention week is always busy with programs and tours. Visiting schools and daycares, doing fire drills, and spreading the prevention message took place in every jurisdiction that has schools and daycares. For all that participated throughout the District 12 area thank you and keep up the good work in prevention.
Millersville Rural Fire Protection District held an open house to kick off fire prevention week on October 8.
Gordonville Fire Protection District is putting the final touches on its annual Halloween event at Station 1.
Cape Girardeau County Firefighters Association held a fire school on October 15. Approximately 50 firefighters participated in the classes held. The plan is for this to be an annual event offering more training in the future.
Fruitland Area Fire Protection District held an open house on October 22 to celebrate 45 years of fire protection in the Fruitland area. There was food, music, station tours, a Missouri Highway Patrol rollover crash simulator, a smoke house, a bounce house, an extrication demonstration, and a hose training target house for the kids to use a firehose to knock the simulated fire out of the windows. The surprise of the day was to honor the last active original member for 45 years of service. State Fire Marshal Tim Bean was in attendance to present the award to Captain Dennis Koeberl, thank you Captain Koeberl for 45 years of service.
If your department/district has events please reach out to me and I will do my best to be there and include it in this report.
Until next time stay safe out there and thank you for what you do for your communities.