Smoke Detectors

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Follow these tips to help save your life & property from fire: For minimum protection, install a smoke detector outside of each bedroom or sleeping area in your home. Keep your bedroom doors closed while you are asleep. Better, install detectors on every level of your home. Keep your smoke detectors properly maintained. Test them once a week to ensure that the detectors are working properly. Every Spring and Fall when you change your clocks, remember to change your smoke alarm batteries. Use only the type of batteries recommended on the detector. Develop an escape plan and review the plan with all members of the family frequently. Be aware that children and elderly people may need special assistance should a fire occur. Establish a meeting place outside the house for…
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KNOX Box Program

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The City of Bolivar and the Bolivar Fire Department along with local businesses participate in the KNOX Box program. This program ensures quick access to a business in case of emergency all the while ensuring the business complete security. You can order you knox box online by going to https://www.knoxbox.com/ and searching for BCFD, or you can call BCFD for any questions and contact Chief Brent Watkins at firechief@bolivar.mo.us.
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Apparatus

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Engine 11 Engine 11 is a 2014 Ferrara MVP built engine on an custom Chassis. It contains a 750 gallon tank with a 1750 gpm pump. It is used as a first out apparatus for fire alarms. Ladder 12 Ladder 12 is our 2015 Ferrara MVP 77' aerial . It has a 2000 gallon pump. This truck contains a 300 gallon booster tank and an adjustable waterway. Rescue 14 Rescue 14 is a 2014 Ford 1 ton truck equipped with medical and light extrication equipment. This truck is our response vehicle for medical calls and also has brush fire equipment mounted. Engine 13 Engine 13 is a 1999 Precision engine.It has a  1000 gallon tank and a 1500 gpm pump. This apparatus is used primarily for mutual aid response in the community. Chief 1 Chief 1…
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Bolivar City Fire Department Facebook Page

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Burning Brush Piles

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Burning within the City of Bolivar is allowed with a few restrictions. These include burning building material or other items not allowed by the Missouri Department of Natural Resources.  Burning natural brush piles is allowed so long that the pile is smaller than 10' wide, by 10' deep, by 5' high. No trash, treated lumber, or non-natural materials are allowed to burn. Prior to burning, please contact Polk Co. Dispatch so that we may know you are burning and not respond emergency. It is required that an adult over 18 stay with the burn pile and have a hose with them in case any issues arise. If there are complaints of smoke from your fire, you will be required to extinguish your fire. If you have any questions please contact…
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BCFD Honor Guard

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Bolivar Fire Department is proud to have a 4 man honor guard to represent our department and the communityThis group marches in local parades, represents BCFD at the state wide firefighter memorial service, and other events throughout the year. For information regarding this group, contact Chief Brent Watkins at firechief@bolvar.mo.us.
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Fire Stations

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The City Fire Department provides complete firefighting capabilities, vehicle extrication and rescue capabilities, medical response with 9 NREMT’s and 10 emergency medical responders, and haz-mat response to the Operations level. We have 19 of our 24 firefighters trained to that level. Station 1 is our main station and is located at 312 S. Springfield Avenue. Station 1 houses two engines, one 100’ platform and one brush truck/medical response unit. All three pumping units have 1500 gpm pumps. We have both a small combination unit and a full heavy duty extrication set for rescue calls, as well as air bags. Both engines are extended cab units with intercom systems, equipped with Thermal Imaging Cameras, Knox Box systems and all ISO mandated equipment. Both have foam capability and have onboard generators  …
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Links

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Helpful links if you have general interest other aspects of the fire service or other helpful policy links.   Please follow this link to find out more about the Missouri Fire Sprinkler Coalition Summit! http://www.firesprinklerinitiative.org/state-coalitions/missouri.aspx Also check out the National Home Fire Sprinkler Coalition for additional resources! http://www.homefiresprinkler.org/ At this link you will be able to learn about kitchen safety and other safety issues: https://www.homeadvisor.com/r/preventing-kitchen-fires/
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Training Policies and Procedures:

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Requirements to be a volunteer are: o   18 yrs of age o   Pass background check and drug/alcohol screening o   Score a 4.0 or greater on the physical capacity test o   Possess a valid operator’s license and have automobile insurance o   Be able to perform the normal functions expected of a firefighter o   Possess a high school diploma or a GED Requirements for a full-time position o   MO Firefighter I & II certification o   AT LEAST emergency medical responder certification o   Pass the physical firefighter screening test with a minimum score o   All the requirements listed for volunteers above ALL members must pass NIMS 700, 800, 100, 200.  Captains must add NIMS 300, and White Hats (Chief Officers) add NIMS 400. ALL members must pass a CEVO defensive driving class or you will not…
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