The Osceola Fire Dept will be selling these T shirts and donating the proceeds to cancer. They will be $20 each. Contact any member of the Fire Dept. Or call us at (870)563-2022. All orders must be received and paid for by September 15th in order to have them in before Breast cancer awareness month in October.
Last week members of the Osceola Fire Dept and the Osceola Police Dept. assisted the Tobar Community Volunteer team with the distribution of food boxes to our community.
Thanks to all who helped out.
At 9:07 pm on August 24. The OFD received a call for a car on fire at the intersection of Keiser and Erman Lane. At 9:08 pm the first unit arrived on scene and found a SUV heavily involved in with fire in the engine area. The fire was out with no injuries and all units were back in service by 9:40 pm. And the OFD would like to give a big thank you to the officers of the Osceola Police Dept. for their assistance with traffic control.
Michael "Scotty" Webb. Scotty was a 15 year veteran of the Osceola Fire Dept. We lost Scotty on April 15, 2017 from complications of cancer. Today his family joined us as we dedicated OFD Unit #8 in honor of Scotty Webb. Rest easy brother we've got it from here.
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: 04.03.2020
A letter from the Chief:
As of April 1, 2020, I started my new position as Fire Chief for the City of Osceola. I am very humbled and thankful for the opportunity to lead this great department in its future endeavors. None of this would be possible without the help and support of all the members of the OFD. We have a very talented and close-knit group of hardworking firefighters, who I believe can accomplish any task thrown their way.
As with any new transition, other promotions are also made.
I would like to recognize the following firefighters:
Jason Garey has been promoted to Asst. Chief. I am looking forward to working alongside Jason on all fire department matters, including his diligent work on acquiring grants for the city and the OFD. Jason will run the "C" shift.
Ray Williams, our longest-serving firefighter, is Captain of the "B" shift. Ray will also be our " go-to guy" for all administrative functions of the OFD.
Bud Gore has moved up the Captain of the "A" shift and has also taken over the duties as the Training Officer. Bud has really excelled at building and promoting our Rope and Technical Rescue capabilities here at the OFD.
To all the other officers, drivers, and firefighters with the OFD, I thank you again for all your hard work and support and look forward to accomplishing all our goals. Our mission together should be to make all those who came before us proud of how their department is progressing, and continue t strive to provide the best services possible to the citizens of this great City.
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.
Around 6:30 this morning (4/27/20) Osceola firefighters responded to a house on Myron Kelly Dr. On arrival there were heavy flames coming from the structure. Firefighters were on the scene for about an hour.
Around 9:00 am this morning (8/11/20) firefighters received a call for a compactor on fire at Osceola Iron & Metal. On arrival found fire inside the compactor. Hose lines were deployed and the compactor was then opened up to extinguish the fire. Units were back in service within an hour with minimal damage to the compactor.
At 3:37 am this morning (8/1/20) a knock on the front door of the fire station notified firefighters of a building on fire in the 100 block of E. Hale in downtown Osceola. At 3:39 am units arriving on scene found heavy smoke coming from 117 E. Hale. While preparing a fire attack, fire broke through the roof on the front of the building. Firefighters were able to bring the fire under control fairly quick with minor damage to the buildings attached on east and west sides. All buildings were vacant at the time of the fire and no injuries have been reported. Firefighters left the scene at 6:58 am.
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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: