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2015 Fire Department of the Year

Chief Casey Accepting FFAM Fire Department of the Year Award

Boles Fire Protection District has received the FFAM (Fire Fighter's Association of Missouri) Fire Department of the Year Award for 2015. Each year the award is given to a fire department within the State of Missouri that has demonstrated leadership in the community and exemplifies protecting and serving their District residents. Decisions were based on four categories: 1) Fire Suppression Efforts, 2) Fire Prevention Programs, 3) Inspections, and 4) Public Relations.

Boles Fire Protection District is proud to accept this award and is privileged to serve the communities of Gray Summit, Labadie, St. Albans and Villa Ridge.

The District has been serving and protecting the residents of northeast Franklin County, Missouri, since 1971, and covers 70 square miles. BFPD had a total of 1274 fire and emergency responses in 2014. The team consists of a three member Board of Directors, Fire Chief, Fire Inspector, Community Relations Officer, 12 career firefighters, 45 reserve firefighters, 15 Auxiliary/Community Emergency Response Team Members plus administrative staff. The District provided Fire Prevention Programs to over 800 children in 2014 and hosted a variety of public education classes for adults including CPR/First Aid and Fire Extinguisher training. Keeping businesses safe has always been a priority and in 2014 over 800 inspections were conducted on commercial properties. District personnel can be found at most community events and residents know the door is always open at the fire station for a tour or safety briefing. Congratulations to all the dedicated firefighters, staff and volunteers that made this award possible.



Boles Fire Summer Reading Contest

The Boles Fire Protection District will once again sponsor a book reading contest for the area school children entering PK-6th grade.  The rules are listed as below.  Please bring your completed form back to school after the summer, email it or you can bring them to Boles Fire Station #3 (Villa Ridge) and place them in the box in the lobby at any time.  All prizes will be awarded on the night of the pizza party.  The Pizza Party will be awarded to those children who have read 25 books over the summer and completed the form.  

The Pizza Party will be held on 
Friday September 18, 2015
From 6 pm to 8 pm
AT THE LABADIE FIRE STATION, 2731 Hwy T (next to Labadie School)

For a refresher, here are the rules:

Contest rules:

1. Book Title must be clearly written on each line.
2. Each book can be used only once.
3. Books must be written on original contest form
4. Student’s name and school should appear clearly at the top of the form.
5. Parent/ Guardian signature must be present to redeem the party prize.

Rules that apply only to grades 4, 5 and 6:
1. These students can count chapters in a book for an entire book.
2. Each chapter title must be clearly written on each line.
3. Place the name of the book in blank area next to lines, not on a line.


Download Contest Form Here
Download Pizza Party Form Here

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