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Augusta, MO Volunteer Fire Protection District

Augusta, MO Volunteer Fire Protection District The Augusta Volunteer Fire Department was founded in 1904 to protect a bustling Missouri River town. In St. Charles County, the St.

Peters Fire Department was organized that same year and only the St. Charles Fire Department is older. We now protect 77 square miles of southwestern St. Charles County with two stations and 20 volunteer firefighters. Station 1 is located on Highway 94 in the Town of Augusta. Station 2 is located on Highway 94 in the Town of Defiance. Both stations house a rescue pumper, a tanker, and a brush truck. Our ISO rating is Class 6 or Class 6Y if more than 500 feet from a fire hydrant.

Operating as usual

For Wednesday, March 2nd.
03/02/2022

For Wednesday, March 2nd.

We wish to congratulate our recently promoted officers:Fire Chief Paul HopenAssistant Chief John FreemanCaptain Scott Re...
01/19/2022

We wish to congratulate our recently promoted officers:

Fire Chief Paul Hopen
Assistant Chief John Freeman
Captain Scott Repke

Pictured are our Augusta Fire Officers (from left to right): Captain Dave Struckhoff, Chief Hopen, Assistant Chief Freeman, and Captain Repke

12/15/2021

A Multi-Agency Resource Center (MARC) for those impacted by the Dec. 10 tornado will be set up 4-8 p.m., Friday, Dec. 17, at St. Paul's United Church of Christ, 150 Defiance Road in Defiance.

A MARC is a central location for local and state agencies and human service organizations to answer questions and provide information and disaster-related assistance to those impacted by disasters. Services available may include:
◾ Insurance information
◾ Legal services
◾ Food stamp replacement services
◾ Health and wellness services
◾ Emergency financial assistance
◾ Gift cards
◾ And much more

Please bring proof of address. Dinner will be provided.

The tornado occurred right along the boundary between New Melle and Augusta’s Fire Districts, but of course boundaries m...
12/12/2021

The tornado occurred right along the boundary between New Melle and Augusta’s Fire Districts, but of course boundaries mean nothing when people need help. We responded with all of our equipment and worked long into the night side-by-side. Our thoughts go out to all those who were affected.

Thanks to all the agencies that responded and especially Washington Fire Department who responded with units to protect the rest of our district while we operated in the tornado area.

Don’t forget - this Tuesday the 30th. Please sign up using one of the methods at the bottom of the flyer.
11/28/2021

Don’t forget - this Tuesday the 30th. Please sign up using one of the methods at the bottom of the flyer.

You folks did such a great job last time!
So we’re doing it again!
Spread the word.

You folks did such a great job last time!So we’re doing it again!Spread the word.
11/14/2021

You folks did such a great job last time!
So we’re doing it again!
Spread the word.

We’re so happy to be able to get back with our friends at Augusta Elementary and teach them a little about fire safety!
10/21/2021

We’re so happy to be able to get back with our friends at Augusta Elementary and teach them a little about fire safety!

On Thursday morning, September 16th, we were dispatched to smoke coming from some hay bales on Matson Hill Road. We arri...
09/19/2021

On Thursday morning, September 16th, we were dispatched to smoke coming from some hay bales on Matson Hill Road. We arrived to find a tent-like shelter completely full of large round bales on fire and threatening to spread to a barn next to it. The fire was held in check with hose lines while the owner removed every single bale to eliminate the threat of fire to the neighboring buildings. The bales were moved to an empty field and allowed to burn themselves out. We were on the scene for over 7 hours and pumped over 26,000 gallons of water on the fire. We cannot thank New Melle Fire Protection District enough for providing us with more water tankers and manpower.

09/11/2021
We are excited to announce our new rescue-pumper is now in service and protecting the residents and visitors of the Augu...
09/06/2021

We are excited to announce our new rescue-pumper is now in service and protecting the residents and visitors of the Augusta Fire Protection District! It was built by Rosenbauer Group, carries 1000 gallons of water, 30 gallons of foam, and has a 1500 gallon per minute pump with a compressed air foam system. It also carries a large amount of rescue equipment, including the “jaws of life”. It is located at Station 1 in Augusta. It was purchased thanks to a tax increase approved by the voters in 2017. As promised, this will soon allow us to relocate our 2009 rescue-pumper to Station 2 in Defiance and replace the 33 year old apparatus located there.

On Monday a tanker truck carrying road oil overturned on Highway T. The driver got out on his own and did not complain o...
08/17/2021

On Monday a tanker truck carrying road oil overturned on Highway T. The driver got out on his own and did not complain of any injuries. The truck was leaking the oil it was carrying and diesel fuel onto the road and into the ditch. A large tarp was set up to catch and contain the oil and the diesel fuel leak was plugged. A dirt berm was also built to keep the fluids from flowing onto neighboring property. Approximately 300 gallons of the 2800 gallons of oil the truck was carrying leaked onto the ground. After 3 hours of work, the scene was turned over to clean-up crews.
Of course we couldn’t of done all this without the help of our neighbors. Big thanks go to New Melle Fire Protection District, Marthasville Fire Protection District, Wright City Fire Protection District, St. Charles County Ambulance District, and all the other area agencies that were on their way until we had the spill contained.

We spent our Saturday learning how to use the water and foam pumping systems on your new truck. It won’t be long now and...
08/15/2021

We spent our Saturday learning how to use the water and foam pumping systems on your new truck. It won’t be long now and it will be serving our community! More pictures to come.

07/23/2021

BBQ
JULY 31, 2021
Masonic Pavilion
2959 Hwy 94 S Defiance MO
Benefit for AUGUSTA VOLUNTEER FIRE DEPT.

SERVING @ 11:30 AM UNTIL ???
HOT DOGS
BRATS
HAMBURGERS
PORK STEAK
SODA & WATER

ALL PROCEEDS GO TO AUGUSTA VOLUNTEER FIRE DEPT.
SPONSORED BY
MECHANICSVILLE #260 AF & AM
MASONIC LODGE

Here’s another example of seat belts saving lives. This truck rolled over 5 times off Schluersburg Rd Monday afternoon, ...
07/19/2021

Here’s another example of seat belts saving lives. This truck rolled over 5 times off Schluersburg Rd Monday afternoon, July 19th. One occupant had a small cut on his hand and the other did not complain of any injuries.
Buckle up!

Just because we were on the playground, doesn’t mean it was all fun and games! Last week we used the playground at Augus...
06/27/2021

Just because we were on the playground, doesn’t mean it was all fun and games! Last week we used the playground at Augusta Elementary as an obstacle course to follow a hose line while blindfolded to simulate obstructions in a heavy smoke environment.

Here’s a reminder!Blood drive at our place on Tuesday, May 25th.
05/18/2021

Here’s a reminder!
Blood drive at our place on Tuesday, May 25th.

We are hosting a blood drive with the American Red Cross!When: Tuesday, May 25, 2021 from 2 pm to 6 pmWhere: Augusta Fir...
05/12/2021
Schedule Your Blood Donation With The Red Cross

We are hosting a blood drive with the American Red Cross!

When: Tuesday, May 25, 2021 from 2 pm to 6 pm
Where: Augusta Fire Station #1 at 5551 Highway 94 S, Augusta, MO 63332

The Red Cross is now experiencing the lowest blood donor turnout since the pandemic began and more blood donors are needed now!

All donors at our blood drive will be automatically entered for a chance to win a travel trailer camper courtesy of the Red Cross’ partners at Suburban Propane!

Just click on the link below for an easy way to sign up.
Share this post with everyone you know.

We are hosting a blood drive!When: Tuesday, May 25, 2021 from 2 pm to 6 pm.Where: Augusta Fire Station #1, 5551 Highway ...
05/12/2021
Schedule Your Blood Donation With The Red Cross

We are hosting a blood drive!

When: Tuesday, May 25, 2021 from 2 pm to 6 pm.
Where: Augusta Fire Station #1, 5551 Highway 94 S, Augusta, MO 63332

The Red Cross is now experiencing the lowest blood donor turnout since the pandemic began and more blood donors are needed now!

It's easy to sign up - just click on the link below.

All donors at our drive will be automatically entered for a chance to win a travel trailer camper courtesy of the Red Cross' partners at Suburban Propane!

https://www.redcrossblood.org/give.html/drive-results?zipSponsor=ACVFD

Here’s a reminder about the vaccination event in New Melle on Saturday. Register using the link in the post below.
04/22/2021

Here’s a reminder about the vaccination event in New Melle on Saturday. Register using the link in the post below.

We're partnering with New Melle Fire Protection District and Augusta, MO Community Volunteer Fire Department to offer another drive-through event at Daniel Boone Elementary this Saturday! The event is open to anyone age 18+ who are available to return on May 22 for the second dose. Thanks to Francis Howell School District for the partnership on this event!

Appointments are required; please use this link to register:
https://www.signupgenius.com/go/30e0c4ba8a72da5f85-newmelleaugusta

To expedite the process, please print & complete this screening form in advance:https://www.sccad.com/pdfs/SCCADmoderna.pdf

Here’s a vaccination opportunity in New Melle. See the registration link in the post below.
04/19/2021

Here’s a vaccination opportunity in New Melle. See the registration link in the post below.

We're partnering with New Melle Fire Protection District and Augusta, MO Community Volunteer Fire Department to offer another drive-through event at Daniel Boone Elementary this Saturday! The event is open to anyone age 18+ who are available to return on May 22 for the second dose. Thanks to Francis Howell School District for the partnership on this event!

Appointments are required; please use this link to register:
https://www.signupgenius.com/go/30e0c4ba8a72da5f85-newmelleaugusta

To expedite the process, please print & complete this screening form in advance:https://www.sccad.com/pdfs/SCCADmoderna.pdf

04/12/2021

Busy Sunday evening in our area. We first responded to a serious motorcycle accident on Schluersburg Road. As we were replenishing our medical equipment after that incident, we were called to a serious motorcycle versus vehicle accident on Highway 94 at the Klondike Park entrance. Great teamwork with St. Charles County Ambulance District was the story of the day (as it always is!). Thanks also go out to New Melle Fire Protection District for setting up a landing zone for the medical helicopter needed on the Schluersburg Rd incident.

04/03/2021

Once again (Saturday, April 3rd), please do not do any burning today.

03/31/2021

There will be critical fire danger conditions today in our area. Please do not do any burning.

03/07/2021
Today we used one of the lakes at Augusta Shores subdivision to practice rescuing victims that fell through the ice. We ...
02/21/2021

Today we used one of the lakes at Augusta Shores subdivision to practice rescuing victims that fell through the ice. We were joined by some of our neighbors from New Melle Fire Protection District.
🚨NOTE! The ice on the lakes and ponds is melting in the warmer temperatures. Do not go out onto any ice. NO ICE IS SAFE!🚨

It’s almost done! In a few more months we will be able to place this new truck in service to protect the community, than...
01/26/2021

It’s almost done! In a few more months we will be able to place this new truck in service to protect the community, thanks to the tax issue passed by the voters in 2017. This will allow us to replace a truck that is well over 30 years old!

This afternoon a trailer-mounted tank of anhydrous ammonia overturned while being pulled on Highway 94 near Jackson Stre...
12/27/2020

This afternoon a trailer-mounted tank of anhydrous ammonia overturned while being pulled on Highway 94 near Jackson Street. A very small amount would occasionally leak from a relief valve so firefighters stood by in protective gear with a hose line while the tank was removed to ensure the safety of all involved.

Last night (December 1st), Augusta and St. Charles County Ambulance District units were called to a vehicle into a tree ...
12/02/2020

Last night (December 1st), Augusta and St. Charles County Ambulance District units were called to a vehicle into a tree on Osage Ridge Road. The driver had gotten out on their own, but was seriously injured. The patient was flown to a trauma center by Air Evac medical helicopter.

Always there to help our neighbors if they need it.
11/20/2020

Always there to help our neighbors if they need it.

It was a very busy day for your firefighters. With high winds and low humidity, conditions were right for fire to spread uncontrollably. This fire in particular is why we ask that if you burn, you extinguish the fire completely. This resident had burned branches on Sunday and thought the fire was out, but no water was applied. Fast forward 4 days and embers underneath the ash pile were exposed by high winds. When the homeowner called 911, the fire was very small. By time the first unit arrived, which was 6 minutes after the call, the fire had spread to 2 acres. By time the fire was extinguished close to 6 acres were burned. The head of the fire rushed towards a neighbors home and was thankfully extinguished 20’ before it got in to his garage. We used a total of 3,000 gallons of water between 4 brush trucks, 1 rescue pumper a UTV and a tanker. Thank you to Augusta, MO Community Volunteer Fire Department and CCFR Community Assistance Program for assisting. Also thanks to Wentzville Fire Protection District for providing coverage to our district. The responded on a reported house fire and an additional brush fire.

Here’s some important information from our local Boy/Cub Scouts:
11/13/2020

Here’s some important information from our local Boy/Cub Scouts:

Here’s the link to the Augusta Elementary PTO Auction.  Thanks to COVID-19 , it is online this year instead of the usual...
11/08/2020

Here’s the link to the Augusta Elementary PTO Auction. Thanks to COVID-19 , it is online this year instead of the usual dinner auction format. It is a great way to support your local community!

Register to bid on these fantastic items to support the Augusta PTO. All money raised goes directly towards bettering the learning experience that set the Augusta students apart from the rest. This is the perfect opportunity for you to give back to the community that gives so much to the future of our children. There are over 50 items that you can set your own price and bid as high as you like on. Go to www.dunkerauction.com to register and bid. Bid your price and if you’re the high bidder just show up at designated pick up time pay and take your items home. It really is that easy!!

US National Weather Service Saint Louis Missouri
10/16/2020

US National Weather Service Saint Louis Missouri

Elevated 🔥 danger is expected the next few days. The greatest chance for fires to get out of control will be on Saturday, when sustained winds will range from 15 to 25 mph. Please be careful and consider moving any planned burns to a different day.

Please do not do any open burning today!
10/14/2020

Please do not do any open burning today!

10/08/2020
St. Charles County Ambulance District

We sent a tanker from our Station 2 (in Defiance) to assist at the Woodland Marina fire near Orchard Farm. They assisted by hauling approximately 6,800 gallons of water to the scene. You can see them at about 1:16 in this video backed up to the square portable water tanks while they are dumping water into them.

Yesterday, we were able to capture some aerial footage of crews from more than a dozen agencies across the region working collaboratively to battle the blaze at Woodland Marina

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For Wednesday, March 2nd.
We wish to congratulate our recently promoted officers:

Fire Chief Paul Hopen
Assistant Chief John Freeman
Captain Scott Repke

Pictured are our Augusta Fire Officers (from left to right): Captain Dave Struckhoff, Chief Hopen, Assistant Chief Freeman, and Captain Repke
The tornado occurred right along the boundary between New Melle and Augusta’s Fire Districts, but of course boundaries mean nothing when people need help. We responded with all of our equipment and worked long into the night side-by-side. Our thoughts go out to all those who were affected.

Thanks to all the agencies that responded and especially Washington Fire Department who responded with units to protect the rest of our district while we operated in the tornado area.
Don’t forget - this Tuesday the 30th. Please sign up using one of the methods at the bottom of the flyer.
You folks did such a great job last time!
So we’re doing it again!
Spread the word.
We’re so happy to be able to get back with our friends at Augusta Elementary and teach them a little about fire safety!
On Thursday morning, September 16th, we were dispatched to smoke coming from some hay bales on Matson Hill Road. We arrived to find a tent-like shelter completely full of large round bales on fire and threatening to spread to a barn next to it. The fire was held in check with hose lines while the owner removed every single bale to eliminate the threat of fire to the neighboring buildings. The bales were moved to an empty field and allowed to burn themselves out. We were on the scene for over 7 hours and pumped over 26,000 gallons of water on the fire. We cannot thank New Melle Fire Protection District enough for providing us with more water tankers and manpower.
We are excited to announce our new rescue-pumper is now in service and protecting the residents and visitors of the Augusta Fire Protection District! It was built by Rosenbauer Group, carries 1000 gallons of water, 30 gallons of foam, and has a 1500 gallon per minute pump with a compressed air foam system. It also carries a large amount of rescue equipment, including the “jaws of life”. It is located at Station 1 in Augusta. It was purchased thanks to a tax increase approved by the voters in 2017. As promised, this will soon allow us to relocate our 2009 rescue-pumper to Station 2 in Defiance and replace the 33 year old apparatus located there.
On Monday a tanker truck carrying road oil overturned on Highway T. The driver got out on his own and did not complain of any injuries. The truck was leaking the oil it was carrying and diesel fuel onto the road and into the ditch. A large tarp was set up to catch and contain the oil and the diesel fuel leak was plugged. A dirt berm was also built to keep the fluids from flowing onto neighboring property. Approximately 300 gallons of the 2800 gallons of oil the truck was carrying leaked onto the ground. After 3 hours of work, the scene was turned over to clean-up crews.
Of course we couldn’t of done all this without the help of our neighbors. Big thanks go to New Melle Fire Protection District, Marthasville Fire Protection District, Wright City Fire Protection District, St. Charles County Ambulance District, and all the other area agencies that were on their way until we had the spill contained.
We spent our Saturday learning how to use the water and foam pumping systems on your new truck. It won’t be long now and it will be serving our community! More pictures to come.
BBQ
JULY 31, 2021
Masonic Pavilion
2959 Hwy 94 S Defiance MO
Benefit for AUGUSTA VOLUNTEER FIRE DEPT.

SERVING @ 11:30 AM UNTIL ???
HOT DOGS
BRATS
HAMBURGERS
PORK STEAK
SODA & WATER

ALL PROCEEDS GO TO AUGUSTA VOLUNTEER FIRE DEPT.
SPONSORED BY
MECHANICSVILLE #260 AF & AM
MASONIC LODGE
Here’s another example of seat belts saving lives. This truck rolled over 5 times off Schluersburg Rd Monday afternoon, July 19th. One occupant had a small cut on his hand and the other did not complain of any injuries.
Buckle up!