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
Spring Severe Weather Awareness
The Jefferson R-7 Fire Protection District reminds our Residents to be Severe Weather Aware.
Spring brings not only warmer weather but also the return of the increased risk of severe weather including floods, damaging winds, hail, lightning, and tornadoes. Make sure your family has and reviews their preparedness plans for severe weather before it happens.
We highly recommend each household have a working weather alert radio to receive timely weather warning alerts from the National Weather Service.
Jefferson County 911 also administers the free CODE RED Emergency Notification System. CODE RED is a reverse 9-1-1 system which delivers automated weather warnings and public safety alerts to your landline or cellular phone. Code Red also allows us to issue IPAWS alerts. IPAWS (Integrated Public Alert and Warning System) is the nation’s official alert and warning infrastructure to alert the public of serious emergencies (Evacuations, Shelter in Place, etc.). To signup for Jefferson County CODE RED services, complete the registration by clicking here.
For more information about Severe Weather Prepardness or Distaster Prepardness planning, visit READY.gov.
District Activity "By the Numbers"
Your Jefferson R-7 Firefighters responded to 65 calls in the month of February 2023. This reflects a 5% Increase in calls over February 2022.
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.