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Kirksville City Council denies Keybox initiative

Oct 10, 2014
Fire truck
The Camerons

Kirksville City Council rejected the Kirksville Fire Department’s “keybox” initiative at the city council meeting Wednesday.  

Regional news from the KBIA Newsroom, including:

  • Mo. state auditor accuses Gov. Nixon of hiding expenses
  • Mo. high court considers cash-only bail requirements
  • Council considers proposal for $800,000 to boost Jefferson City Fire Department
Jefferson City Fire Department
JCFD Facebook Page

The Jefferson City Fire Department is asking voters to fund the plan that would purchase new equipment and trucks, cover technical upgrades, and pay for firefighter training. Captain Scott Spencer says unfortunately, a lot of the department’s equipment is getting old.

“This fire department improvement plan is for the community. It all transcends down to the end user, the taxpayer, the customer that might be relying on us for emergency medical services, which we’re going to be upgrading," said Spencer.

Burn bans underway in central Missouri fire districts

Jun 28, 2012

Fire departments in several central Missouri cities have stopped issuing burn permits because of dry conditions and several have banned open fire burning all together. Columbia’s fire department issued a burn ban Tuesday morning. The department will not issue any burn permits and discourages any open burning such as bonfires. Officials say the low humidity and dry vegetation creates a high risk for fire.  The Stephens Lake Park and Kiwanis Park bonfire pit are closed for now.