News/Events

Nixle Alerts

Sign up below to receive alerts and warnings for our district.  Items sent out via this text/email program include burn bans, weather notifications, environmental concerns, road closures, fire district meetings, Amber alerts, missing person or lost person notifications, and many more items.

Don't rely on these alerts to be notifications for events prior as depending on the circumstances some alerts may come out during the emergency or after initial on scene units arrive.  We will do our best to notify via text/email alerts on weather watches/warnings for our area prior to the storms as much as possible. 

Burn Permits

Burn Permit-  Missouri Dept of Natural Resources requires a burn permit for any open burning inside Ray County Missouri.  No property owner is exempt from this and they must obtain a burn permit from the Fire Dept in there area.  For your convenience you can download the form above by clicking the link.  Once this is filled out please contact our office to obtain an inspection.  Once the inspection is obtained and signed by the fire dept, the property owner will need to mail, fax, or email the form to the Mo DNR office in Lees Summit Mo for authorization.  Mo DNR requires this permit for all open burning and is only valid for brush, limbs, & leaves.  No construction materials, household waste, etc may be burned at all within the county.

Board Meeting- Every 2nd Wed of each Month (Some dates vary due to shift assignments)

Public is welcome to attend and ask any questions or bring up any issues you may have with the Fire Dept.  We appreciate any advice or suggestions ,you the public we serve, bring to our attention.

Missouri Dry Hydrant Tax Credit Info- If you install a Dry Hydrant in your pond or lake with access for our department to be able to use it for water source you can receive a tax credit.  Click on the link for more information and contact Chief Lee O'Dell and we will work with you to get the dry hydrant installed properly to spec and operational. DryHydrantInfo

Upcoming Events & Fire Dept/State News

Monthly Fire Board meeting-2nd Wed of each month.

RCCA Meeting- Every 3rd Tuesday of the Month at Ray County Ambulance District Base  1900 hrs  Richmond, Mo.

Basic Firefighter Class- If interested please email Asst Chief Joe Cline

BBQ- Downtown Excelsior Springs, Mo - August

Mineral Water Bowl-December