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 93 calls in the month of November 2023. This reflects a 31% increase in calls over November 2022. This is also the highest call volume in any one month on record looking back to at least January 2020. This places us 2.2% (18 calls) ahead of 2022 call volume YTD as of the end of November with 831 calls thus far in 2023. December has averaged 83 calls over the last 3 years so at this pace the District is on pace to well exceed 900 annual calls for the first time ever, but only time will tell.
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.