History of the Antonia Fire Protection District
On November 28, 1952 a group of concerned community folks met to discuss forming a fire department in Antonia, Missouri. A motion was made to call the organization "The Antonia Community Volunteer Fire Association" and a decision was made to sell fire tags to raise money. By July of 1953 through donations, fundraisers and the sale of fire tags this group of volunteers was able to raise enough funds to purchase our first fire engine. In October of 1953 construction started on a 28' X 34' firehouse. On December 24, 1953 the association took delivery of it's first fire truck and offically became a fire department.
By 1972 it was evident that the all volunteer fire department could no longer survive on donations, fundraisers and the sale of fire tags. With a vote of the people the Antonia Fire Protection District was established and funds were now generated by a levy of property taxes.
Today the Antonia Fire Protection District provides fire prevention, fire suppression and rescue service to thirty-six square miles of Jefferson County. We furnish service to all or part of the rapidly growing communities of Antonia, Barnhart, Imperial, Otto, and Seckman area residents who reside within the district boundaries. The district operates three fire stations with a paid staff of thirty four paid personnel and ten volunteers.
The future will require the district to fund and hire additional paid staff to meet the growing needs of the community and to provide a better level of protection to our citizens. We will also continually need to maintain, update and replace out dated equipment, apparatus and facilities to ensure our success. Our goal is to continually expand our capabilities to have a safer community with lower insurance rates.
1953 Ford /Towers pumper
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Antonia Fire Protection District
6633 Moss Hollow Road
Barnhart, Missouri 63012
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