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The Boles Fire Protection District is accepting applications to hire one Full Time Firefighter/EMT and establish a hiring list that will remain in effect until January 1, 2019.

Application packets may be obtained at the Fire Protection District Office at 2731 Highway T in Labadie, MO 63055 between 8:30 AM and 4:30 PM CDT.

All required information must be returned to the Fire Protection District Office no later than 4:30 PM CDT. September 6, 2017.

Any applicant who does not submit the required information by the above date will not be allowed to participate in the examination process.

Written examinations which will consist of two tests, Firefighter and EMT, will be given on September 15, 2017 at 7:00 PM CDT at the Boles Fire Protection District Station 2, 2731 Highway T, Labadie, MO 63055.

Physical examinations will be given on September 16, 2017 at 9:00 AM CDT at the Boles Fire Protection District Training Tower, Labadie, MO 63055. 

Interviews will be scheduled for September 23, 2017 at the Boles Fire Protection District Station 2, 2731 Highway T, Labadie, MO 63055.

Times and dates could vary based on the number of applications received.




Flag Retirement Box Presented to BFPD


Eagle Scout McKinzie White Presents Flag Retirement Box to Chief Casey


McKenzie White, who is a member of Gray Summit Scout Troop 433, presented Chief Casey with a Flag Retirement Box that he constructed as an Eagle Scout project. The box is well crafted of birch veneer stained in maple and stands approximately 4 feet tall. A plaque is mounted to the top that Scout White wrote to honor and respect the dignity of the Flag. The box will be in the main lobby at Boles Fire Protection District Station 1 at 2600 Highway 100 in Gray Summit, MO.

The Flag Retirement Box is one of three that Scout White has made. A box was also given to the Pacific Fire Protection District Station 1 and one to the Pacific City Hall. The Boy Scouts plan to collect flags during the year from the boxes. The next flag retirement ceremony is scheduled for November 12th at 4:00pm at Liberty Field in Pacific, MO. Scout White encourages everyone to respect the Flag by depositing their worn or unused flags in one of the boxes and "Thanks You for Your Patriotism".

Dorothy and Dan White are very proud of the accomplishment that McKenzie has made with his project and were present during the presentation. The Boles Fire Protection District is proud to display this box for the public to use to deposit their worn or unused flags.

Thanks to Scout McKenzie White for a job well done!

CERT Performs a Mock Large Area Search

Combs the back part of Shaw Nature Reserve
for pretend flood victim

By Cathy Lirette
Contributing Writer


Seven certified Community Emergency Response Team (CERT) members gathered at the back of Shaw Nature Reserve, May 3, to perform a mock Large Area Search. The search was part of the monthly training the members do to refresh the skills they learned during CERT training classes.

Beginning around 6 p.m., the team members received their assignment, set up a command post, established an incident commander (leader) and inventoried the instruments. Once that was done, they set off on the search.

According to Assistant Chief Justin Spraul, of the Boles Fire Protection District, the assignment was to find a man lost in the woods. The scenario stated that he was swept away from his home in a flood and that the water brought him deep in the forest.

In order to find the man, the crew performed a grid search to make sure they cover the entire area he was thought to be in. It took the crew about ½ an hour to find Captain Andrew Caldwell who played the victim.

Assistant Chief Spraul explained that although the CERT members are an independent group, the Fire District does assist them and help coordinate training. The group meets at Station 3 in Villa Ridge once a month for a meeting or training.

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Published in The Eureka-Pacific Current News Magazine

Submitted by Kyle Quick, KLPW AM 1220


VILLA RIDGE, MO - Boles Fire Protection District with the assistance with Gray Summit Masonic Lodge #173 hosted their 6th Annual Safety Days this past weekend on Saturday April 2nd at Boles House 3 in Villa Ridge.  The program is designed to promote safety for all ages.  

This year over 50 kids participated in the Missouri Child Identification Program (MoChip).  MoChip is designed to provide information about a child if they become lost or abducted.  

The kit consists of five major components needed in the event of an emergency.  The Program is provided free of charge by the Missouri Masonic Children’s Foundation along with the local Masonic lodge.  To learn more about MoChip visit

Several live demonstrations, giving the public an up close look at how much training it takes to be a firefighter.  

Crews from Boles Fire Protection District and Boles EMS Education had a vehicle extrication to show attendees how we operate to remove someone from a vehicle if the unfortunate happens.

Canine Search and Rescue Association conducted multiple searches including a search using scent from a dental impression provided by the MoChip organization.

Aside from the live demonstrations additional information on a variety of safety issues were available.  Gray Summit Masonic Lodge provided refreshments and raffled off two bikes. Boles Fire Auxiliary prepared and served the refreshments.

This year the follow agencies took part in Safety Days: MoChip, Franklin County Health Department, Mercy Hospital Washington, Missouri Department of Transportation, Missouri Highway Patrol, Pacific Police DARE Program, Canine Search and Rescue Association, St. Louis Sprinkler Alliance, Boles Fire EMS Program, Boles Auxiliary, Boles CERT, Boles Fire CO #1, and Meramec Ambulance District.


It is with deep sadness, the Boles Fire Protection District announces the passing of Retired Firefighter Tim Tenison. Retired Firefighter Tenison served the district for many years being assigned to Station 1 in Gray Summit. Retired Firefighter Tenison had a passion for serving the public. He also had a passion for diving. Retired Firefighter Tenison was a certified rescue dive instructor and trained many rescue divers in the area. He was essential at forming the Mid-MO Dive Rescue Team and served as their Dive Commander. Rest in peace, Brother Firefighter Tenison.


Date: Sunday, May 1, 2016 
Time: 12:00 to 8:00 PM with a masonic service at 7:30 PM and after 9:00 AM on Monday, May 2, 2016
Location: Russell Colonial Funeral Home in St. Clair, MO


Date: Monday, May 2, 2016 
Time: 10:00 AM
Location: Russell Colonial Funeral Home in St. Clair, MO


12:30 PM at Jefferson Barracks National Cemetery, St. Louis, MO


May be made to the family.


Beloved husband of Diane Tenison nee Garrison, father of Timothy D. Tenison (Vanessa) and Jamie Tenison, grandfather of Carly Fenton, son of Laetitia Tenison, son-in-law of Betty Garrison, brother of Terry Tenison and Cherie Roach (Ron Stocking), dear brother-in-law, uncle, great-uncle, cousin and friend.

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