Rest easy, Lieutenant Ron Wehlage

Both the Wehlage family and the Desoto Rural family are in our thoughts and prayers. Rest easy, Lieutenant. From the DeSoto Rural Fire Protection District:“It is with profound sadness that we announce the passing of Lieutenant Ron Wehlage between shift change Sunday morning and Tuesday afternoon. This could be job related, and that will be…

RCFPD awards banquet

The Rock Community family gathered last night for a “Caddyshack” themed awards banquet. Members received recognition for their years of service, their exceptional work as a crew, and clinical saves. Two different crews received the Bronze Medal of Valor for their heroism and lifesaving efforts after successfully rescuing civilians from residential structure fires. Congratulations to…

2019 Year End Summary!

2019 Year End Summary!In 2019, Rock Community Firefighters ran a total of 4961 calls, an increase of 275 calls from 2018. This is nearly a 6% increase. Combined with numerous training hours, 2019 was a busy year. Below is a breakdown of calls for the year. Fires: 157Rupture/Explosion with no fire: 14Rescue & EMS: 3581Hazardous…