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…Details
Firefighter Jon Rinehart had his first day on 24 hour shift today. He is working on 7115 out of Station #1 in Arnold. Welcome to the family!Details
Today we remember Firefighter William E Walls. Firefighter Walls tragically lost his life in the line of duty on June 5th, 1995. We salute you sir, and may we always remember.
After the area was ravaged by fire in 1940, a courageous group of citizens banded together and established fire protection for our community. On this day in 1941, the Rock Community Volunteer Fire Association held its first official meeting and the rest is history. The fire district as we know it today would not exist…Details
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…Details
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…Details
Prior to tonight’s board meeting Captain Al LaPointe was officially promoted to the rank of Battalion Chief. Also, Firefighter Mike Schafferkoetter was promoted to the rank of Captain. Congratulations!
Rock Community firefighters were recognized for their clinical saves last night. This is when a person suffers a cardiac arrest is saved by our crew and leaves the hospital resuming their normal life. 3 Crews received awards. Congratulations to all these members. 7144 Captains Rob Bolen and Bryan Menke, Firefighters William Berry and Ryon Melton…Details