Tri-Cities Fire District bring proposal to voters on April 5 ballot

March 26 they will hold an Open House at Station 1 to show equipment and answer questions
TRI-CITIES FIRE DISTRICT IMAGE.
TRI-CITIES FIRE DISTRICT IMAGE.

PURCELL/ALBA/NECK CITY, Mo. — The Tri-Cities Fire District release information regarding an April 5 ballot proposal that would allow them to hire three 24-hour firefighters.

Since the fire district was formed in 2000 the only tax hike was approved by voters in 2018. That allowed two daytime firefighters to be hired.

“Since then, our call volume has increased 51%.  Not only have we been able to lower your ISO rating from a 7 to a 5, but response time has been reduced significantly,” Tri-Cities Fire state in a release of information.

“The ISO rating is what most mortgage insurance companies use to set your rate. If this passes it will maintain if not reduce your rates.”

Currently 5 p.m. to 8 a.m. daily all 911 calls to vehicle crashes, fires or medical events are handled by volunteers. Putting the majority of work on volunteers.

Tri-Cities Fire state, “If this passes it will insure help is coming to you 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, 365 days a year.”

They are hosting an Open House at Station 1, County Lane 205 and Milwood Road, on Saturday, March 26.

Individuals and voters can ask questions, see equipment and meet volunteer firefighters and fire staff.

Additionally they state a door-to-door canvas of the district will begin this Saturday. They will be handing out flyers and answering questions.

For more details follow their social media. Click here to read more on FB or submit questions through FB messenger.

TRI-CITIES FIRE DISTRICT FLYER.

TRI-CITIES FIRE DISTRICT FLYER.