Worth County Fire Protection District

Worth County Fire Protection District 20 member volunteer fire district proudly serving Grant City, Allendale, Denver, Worth, Irena, Isadora, and surrounding rural areas.
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Current Members: Fire Chief: Ben Fletcher Assistant Chief: Daniel Griffin Captains: David Richey Eric Hunt Lieutenants: Tyler Hann Ryan Owens Derek Verbick David Baker Firefighters: Loren Jackson Lenny Campbell Nathan Thogmartin Jim Larson Chuck Borey Gabe Bickel Jonathan Hughes Dale Saville Adam Brown Caleb Moyer Aaron Owens Glenn Hughes Jr.

Mission: Maintain a brotherhood of volunteers who are trained and equipped to save lives and property with competent and professional incident prevention, response, and recovery for residents and visitors to the Worth County Fire Protection District; and assist other emergency responders in said areas when called upon.

Operating as usual

US National Weather Service Kansas City Missouri
07/29/2020

US National Weather Service Kansas City Missouri

A tornado has been reported just west of Smithville, MO.

If you are in the tornado warning, take shelter now!

Johnson County Fire Protection District
07/28/2020

Johnson County Fire Protection District

We are releasing enhanced photographs of a person we are attempting to identify in relation to the arson of the Harmony Baptist Church. Your assistance is needed!

The Johnson County Fire Protection District responded to the Harmony Baptist Church located at 805 SE 251 Road north of Leeton, MO in rural Johnson County on Sunday, July 5, 2020 for a structure fire. The cause of the fire was determined to be incendiary (intentionally ignited) in nature initiating an arson investigation.

Attached are several photographs from surveillance video of a suspect and a vehicle used by the suspect. We need your assistance in identifying this suspect.

If you have any information about this arson please contact the Missouri State Fire Marshal at 1-800-39-ARSON (1-800-392-7766) or the United States Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives (ATF) by texting “ATFKC” to 63975.

Please share this post with these images and help us identify this person.

07/20/2020
Horry County Fire Rescue

Horry County Fire Rescue

Check out this two-minute drill by Horry County Fire Rescue Firefighter/EMT McGarva, showing some of our recent recruits how it’s done.

In 1:39, McGarva set the pump, connected to the hydrant and got water supply. This drill is carried out by team members on a frequent basis, honing their skills.

#HCFR

Great reminder, and good photos of structural failure of I-Beams that could have led to disaster.
06/29/2020

Great reminder, and good photos of structural failure of I-Beams that could have led to disaster.

Always do a 360 before your initial attack. The initial scene size-up was heavy smoke showing from the first floor. Lt. Michael Yoder was the officer on the first-in engine & did his job by the book. His 360 revealed vital information & allowed for key steps to be taken:

1. The 360 revealed that the house was 3 stories with a walkout basement on the Bravo side.
2. The seat of the fire was found to be in the basement.
3. The initial attack was made through a basement door allowing rapid & efficient application of the wet stuff on the red stuff. The fire was contained using the water on our engine & tanker (roughly used 1,500 out of 3,750 available gallons).
4. Rapid improvement in conditions allowed the recognition of utilization of wooden I-beams in the construction that had failed & that first floor integrity was completely compromised.

The key point here, in my opinion as Incident Command, was that the appropriate initial actions not only allowed for rapid extinguishment of a well advanced fire but also saved lives. Tunnel vision and deployment of the initial attack line through the front door on the Alpha side would have likely lead to disaster for the crew. Great job by Lt. Yoder, FF Kenny Schlabach, & FF Austin Weaver!

06/27/2020
Congratulations to Darren Verbick for passing WCFPD’s SAVE program to become an active member.
06/11/2020

Congratulations to Darren Verbick for passing WCFPD’s SAVE program to become an active member.

US National Weather Service Kansas City Missouri
06/09/2020

US National Weather Service Kansas City Missouri

We have a chance for severe thunderstorms later this afternoon into the evening hours. Storms should develop late in the afternoon in eastern KS and west central MO and quickly track to the north and northeast through the evening hours.

06/05/2020

Severe Thunderstorm watch until 5am

05/24/2020

Severe thunderstorm watch until 8pm

Watchful eye on 14MAY20. May be doing more of this in the upcoming days.
05/22/2020

Watchful eye on 14MAY20. May be doing more of this in the upcoming days.

05/14/2020

New event. Severe Thunderstorm Warning from 5/14/2020 6:12 PM to 6:45 PM CDT for 64456.

04/30/2020

30APR20: WCFPD conducted a prescribed burn near Denver

04/30/2020

30APR20: WCFPD responded to a structure fire near Worth

...WINTER STORM WARNING IN EFFECT FROM 5 AM THURSDAY TO 7 AM CDTFRIDAY...* WHAT...Heavy mixed precipitation expected. To...
04/16/2020

...WINTER STORM WARNING IN EFFECT FROM 5 AM THURSDAY TO 7 AM CDT
FRIDAY...

* WHAT...Heavy mixed precipitation expected. Total snow
accumulations of 4 to 10 inches and ice accumulations of a
light glaze.

* WHERE...Portions of north central, northeast and northwest
Missouri.

* WHEN...From 5 AM Thursday to 7 AM CDT Friday.

* IMPACTS...Travel could be very difficult. The hazardous
conditions could impact the morning or evening commute.

* ADDITIONAL DETAILS...Snow is expected to be heavy and wet,
allowing it to clump to branches and weigh down any non-rigid
structures like tents.

PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS...

If you must travel, keep an extra flashlight, food, and water in
your vehicle in case of an emergency.

The latest road conditions for the state you are calling from can
be obtained by calling 5 1 1 in Kansas or visiting
traveler.modot.org in Missouri.

...WINTER STORM WATCH IN EFFECT FROM LATE TONIGHT THROUGH FRIDAYMORNING...* WHAT...Moderate to heavy snow possible. Tota...
04/15/2020

...WINTER STORM WATCH IN EFFECT FROM LATE TONIGHT THROUGH FRIDAY
MORNING...

* WHAT...Moderate to heavy snow possible. Total snow accumulations
of 4 to 8 inches and ice accumulations of a light glaze
possible.

* WHERE...Portions of north central, northeast and northwest
Missouri.

* WHEN...From late tonight through Friday morning.

* IMPACTS...Travel could be very difficult. The hazardous
conditions could impact the morning or evening commute.

* ADDITIONAL DETAILS...This snow will not only bring high
intensity rates, which will cause visibility at times to drop
near zero, but it will also stick to all surfaces, which will
cause heavy load to infrastructure and may cause some failures
of weaker power lines and poles.

OK Firefighters Create New, Fast Way to Disinfect Equipment
04/07/2020
OK Firefighters Create New, Fast Way to Disinfect Equipment

OK Firefighters Create New, Fast Way to Disinfect Equipment

Developed by two Tulsa firefighters with items found in most stations, the spray system kills viruses, such as COVID-19, with hypochlorous acid, and it can be used to disinfect gear and apparatus.

04/04/2020

Video 2: March 26th Birthday Party during social distancing. Great community support!!!
Video Credit: Jamie Allee

04/04/2020

March 26th: Social distancing Birthday celebration with great community support!!!!
Video Credit to Jamie Allee

04/01/2020

1APR20: WCFPD responded to an HVAC fire in Grant City

04/01/2020

31MAR20: WCFPD responded to a wild land fire north of Grant City

03/30/2020

29MAR19: WCFPD responded to a two vehicle (head-on) crash on MO-Z. WCFPD was assisted by WCSD and MSHP.

US National Weather Service Kansas City Missouri
03/27/2020

US National Weather Service Kansas City Missouri

It's looking like another bumpy night across the region. Severe storms are possible, make sure you're prepared!

Missouri State Highway Patrol
03/23/2020

Missouri State Highway Patrol

We have been working to ensure our employees have the equipment necessary to provide service and protection to the public. Over the next few weeks, you will see uniformed civilians and enforcement personnel wearing the Class C uniforms during the commission of their duties. #WeServeMO

03/20/2020
Tornado watch until 11pm
03/19/2020

Tornado watch until 11pm

03/17/2020

If you observe price gouging in Missouri related to COVID-19, please report it to the Attorney General’s hotline: 800-392-8222

WCFPD conducted annual ladder testing tonight. At the conclusion of training firefighters re-enacted the 40 foot ladder ...
03/12/2020

WCFPD conducted annual ladder testing tonight. At the conclusion of training firefighters re-enacted the 40 foot ladder climb at the courthouse as a tribute and thank you to all former WCFPD and Grant City Firefighters.
Original photo was in 1961.

Fire Chief Benjamin Fletcher, Assistant Chief Dale Saville, Firefighters Steven Robinson, Michael Chapman, Lenny Roush, and Adam Downing.

03/05/2020

Red Flag Warning
URGENT - FIRE WEATHER MESSAGE
National Weather Service Kansas City/Pleasant Hill MO
222 PM CST Thu Mar 5 2020

...Dangerous Fire Weather Conditions Continue This Afternoon...

.Strong and gusty northwesterly winds combined with low relative
humidity values continue this afternoon. Surface winds gusting 30
to 40 mph with humidity values falling to around 20 percent or
lower, and grasses still dry from winter dormancy, will lead to
dangerous fire weather conditions this afternoon

...RED FLAG WARNING REMAINS IN EFFECT UNTIL 6 PM CST THIS EVENING
FOR STRONG WINDS AND LOW RELATIVE HUMIDITY FOR FIRE WEATHER ZONES

* WIND...Gusts of 30 to 40 mph out of the northwest expected.

* HUMIDITY...20 percent or lower.

* IMPACTS...any fires that develop will spread rapidly. Outdoor
burning should be avoided.

PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS...

A Red Flag Warning means that critical fire weather conditions
are either occurring now, or will shortly. A combination of
strong winds, low relative humidity, and warm temperatures can
contribute to extreme fire behavior.

FIRE WEATHER WATCH IN EFFECT THURSDAY AFTERNOON FOR WIND AND LOW RELATIVE HUMIDITY* WIND...Gusts of 30 to 40 mph expecte...
03/04/2020

FIRE WEATHER WATCH IN EFFECT THURSDAY AFTERNOON FOR WIND AND LOW RELATIVE HUMIDITY

* WIND...Gusts of 30 to 40 mph expected.

* HUMIDITY...20 percent or lower.

* IMPACTS...any fires that develop will likely spread rapidly.
Outdoor burning is not recommended.

PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS...

A Fire Weather Watch means that critical fire weather conditions
are forecast to occur. Listen for later forecasts and possible

WCFPD will participate in this drill by testing outdoor warning sirens across our jurisdiction. Please practice your eme...
03/03/2020

WCFPD will participate in this drill by testing outdoor warning sirens across our jurisdiction. Please practice your emergency plans at home as well.

Don't forget today at 10 AM CST is the MO/KS statewide tornado drill.

Participate by identifying an appropriate shelter & then actually taking shelter during the tornado drill.

Practicing can help if you ever find yourself in this situation for real.

Punxsutawney Fire Department
02/28/2020

Punxsutawney Fire Department

This is why you don’t stand in front of a car fire. Hood strut lodged in house 50 feet away. Other one was laying in the street.

Cosby-Helena Fire Protection District
02/24/2020

Cosby-Helena Fire Protection District

We will be hosting the Basic Grain Bin Rescue Class in association with MU Fire and Rescue Training Institute on April 4th in Helena at the Community Center. If any area departments are interested in attending reach out to Blake Beahler at 816-344-0858 to register for the course.

02/17/2020

Recognizing Benjamin Fletcher for 20 years of service.

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408 S High St
Grant City, MO
64456

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20 Volunteer Members 2 1500gpm Engine 1 1000 gallon tanker 2 300 gallon wildland attack units 1 rescue unit

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Please come out and enjoy a friendly competition during the Worth County Fire Auxiliary's WoCo Fest 2018. WCFPD will be hosting: Lunch (11am to 1pm) Cornhole (Registration 1pm to 2pm, starts at 2pm) Dinner (5pm to 7pm)
Looks like we need to step our training up.