13000 State Road TT, Festus, MO 63028
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We are always looking for District Residents who are willing to serve their community by becoming a Volunteer Firefighter with our District! Experience is not required. Equipment, training and basic uniforms are provided! While we have on-duty crew members 24/7/365, Volunteers remain integral to our operations as a Combination Department and receive "call pay" for each call attended. If interested, stop by the station or call Chief Earls during business hours to discuss the position and its requirements.
News & Announcements
**Service Announcement from Jefferson County 911**
Attention - Important Update:
CodeRED is being replaced and will no longer be available for Jefferson County 911 Dispatch notification alerts beginning in October, 2023.
They are now registering Jefferson County citizens to receive notifications from our new emergency alert system, Everbridge.
Everbridge is an emergency alert system that works similar to CodeRED. It allows subscribers to receive alerts and information pertaining to police, fire, severe weather, health and safety. Registration is simple and you pick the delivery method: text, email, or a phone call. Scan the QR code or visit the website listed below to register.
District Activity "By the Numbers"
Your Jefferson R-7 Firefighters responded to 72 calls in the month of August 2023. This reflects a 8% decrease in calls over August 2022. This places us 0.5% above 2022 call volume YTD as of the end of August with 577 calls thus far in 2023.
Annual Calls for Service Totals
Year Total Calls +/- Prev. Year +/- %
2021 817 +82 +11.2%
2022 898 +81 + 9.9%
2022 is over and the numbers are in! Your Jefferson R-7 Firefighters responded to a total of 898 calls last year making 2022 the busiest year on record for the District, followed closely in second by the record set in 2021! A break down of the call responses in 2022 are below while a comparison of the last 3 years is also listed. In grander terms, the average call volume of the District has nearly doubled in the last 10 years.
Our "2022 Year in Review" Video is here! As in past years, this annual video gives a brief glimpse at some of those calls your Jefferson R-7 Firefighters responded to.