Fire District Seeking Public Input
The Board of Directors of the Cedar Hill Fire Protection District has scheduled a Public Informational Meeting for Tuesday, September 30, 2014, at 7:00 pm in the auditorium of Northwest High School, 6005 Cedar Hill Road. The purpose of the meeting is to inform the citizens and business owners of the fire district of its overall status and condition and to ask for their input on possible options that the Board is considering.
The Board is always interested in hearing from the people of thefire district and is highly encouraging everyone to attend the meeting to become informed about their fire protection. The Board is going to be faced with making some very serious decisions and is asking for public comment before final decisions are made.
Junior Firefighters Attend Sullivan Fire Academy
July 7, 2014
By: Asst. Chief Greg Shuster
What a good week at Sullivan Fire Junior Academy Class 8!
It was such an honor to be a part of another great training session. It is a great feeling when you see a junior struggling with a task at the beginning of the week and by the end of the academy they have mastered it. There were 32 juniors in the class this year. If someone doesn’t know about the Junior Academy, it is a one week program that starts at 7:00 am and runs through 5:00 pm each day Monday through Friday. The juniors are kept busy the entire day except for a lunch break, training and learning on various tasks. Each day the juniors are tested over the subject that they have been training for. This year was very tough on the juniors and the instructors because of the heat. But with all of the heat the juniors kept going strong to finish what they had to do. If there was a person that had an injury they would be upset because we would make them go home. If we knew that some could not do the task then the instructors would find something else for them to do for them to stay with their group.
The Cedar Hill Fire Protection District sent two juniors to the academy, Jarett Vandaveer and Dylan Jones. Every morning at 6:00 am we would meet at Cedar Hill FPD. House #1 to travel to the training. Those two juniors worked very hard all week long. There were some who had trouble with heat but I can say the heat did not get to Dylan and Jarett as bad. I asked them if they would like to go back next year and both of them said yes. There is a video on YouTube called Sullivan Fire Junior Academy Class 8. The video shows the hard work the juniors did.
At the completion of the class on Friday night there was a graduation. The graduation was at the Sullivan High School, and the class, and graduation was planned out very well. The guest speaker was Bill Zieres, from the Division of Fire Safety for the State of Missouri, who gave a very good speech to the group. At the end of graduation the juniors received their certificate from the Division of Fire Safety.
I would like to thank everyone who helped with putting this together from Cedar Hill FPD for allowing the juniors and myself to go, the juniors themselves for a great job, the parents’ for making sure they were at the station to travel to the class each morning, and the Sullivan FPD for hosting the junior academy. Job well done.