The Osceola Fire Department is currently providing services to our community with a roster consisting of a full-time Fire Chief, fifteen (15) firefighters, and five (5) part-paid firefighters. The fire department provides all the fire and rescue services to our community and approximately 30 square miles of Mississippi County including 40 miles of I-55.
The Department currently operates out of two (2) fire stations. The main station is located at 200 N. Carthon Drive and Station #2 is located at 702 S. Ermen Lane. The Department operates a fleet consisting of two (1) ladder truck, five (5) pumpers, one (1) Mini-pumper/Rescue Truck and two (2) support vehicles.
It is the goal of the Osceola Fire Department to provide the best protection, education, inspection, and investigation to reduce the loss of life and property in our community.
ISO Rating: Class 3
The Osceola Fire Department was established by municipal ordinance in 1912.
On Monday, November 4th, The Osceola Fire Department took delivery of a state of the art 2019 Pierce pumper truck dubbed simply as #11.
This new piece of equipment with a price tag of roughly $554,000.00 arrives at a time when budget concerns are foremost on everyone's mind. Chief Phillip Fleming noted that proceeds from the Annual OFD Golf Tournament, a service contract with Plum Point and various grant awards have cut the cost by nearly half with additional funding opportunities being researched. This major equipment purchase will have little to no impact on municipal finances.
Engine #11 will replace an aging 1966 model pumper that has become cost-prohibitive to maintain. Some of the more recent repairs to the older model resulted in parts being specially manufactured.
Key features include:
Jimbo Kennemore was the winner of the drawing for $750 toward the purchase of a firearm from Trade World Pawn Shop. Asst. Chief Peter Hill presenting Jimbo with his prize.