The Owensville Volunteer Fire Department covers the southern half of Gasconade County which includes the City of Owensville. The force consists of 34 volunteers who faithfully respond to 300 or more calls each year.
Two firehouses are located in Owensville and one is located at Mt. Sterling.
The present ISO rating is 6 in town and 9 in the rural area. In case of a fire or accident, call 911. New members are always welcome. For rules and regulations regarding rural protection, see the following article.
Owensville Rural Fire Protective Association
You can have rural fire protection by becoming a member of the OWENSVILLE RURAL FIRE PROTECTIVE ASSOCIATION, INC. For each farm or dwelling outside the corporate limits of the City of Owensville, membership with the O.R.F.P.A., Inc., is of the utmost importance. That includes Landwehr’s Subdivision, Peaceful Valley, Rolling Homes (Davis) Trailer Park and others that are not within the city limits. If you have two pieces of property you need two memberships. Applications can be picked up at City Hall and insurance offices. Dues are $48.00 per property address per year. A minimum $600 fine plus a monthly assessment is assessed if property owner is not a member and services are provided. Residents of the rural Owensville area may contact Cheryl Schlottach, Secretary, at 437-4308 for an application, or for information regarding membership to the Owensville Rural Fire Association. New members are always welcome.
Owensville Area Ambulance District
The Owensville Area Ambulance District is located at 405 East Lincoln Street in Owensville. The district boundaries cover over 200 square miles of southern Gasconade County. It currently offers three ambulances that are staffed with 25 highly trained EMT’s and Paramedics and contain up to date lifesaving equipment to serve the residents of Owensville and the surrounding area. The crews respond to just under 4 calls a day on average and between 1300 and 1400 per year. We transport to all the local hospitals and, if necessary, to the St Louis and Columbia area hospitals. We pride ourselves in providing high quality healthcare with hometown compassion and respect. The district is overseen by a 6 member Board of Directors that meets on a monthly basis. The ambulances are dispatched by the Gasconade County 9-1-1 Center which is housed in the upper level of the district’s headquarters.
In addition to providing a professional ambulance service, the district also offers other community services. We offer PERSYS which is a home monitoring system for elderly residents that live alone. The system provides immediate access to an ambulance, fire, police or family member at the touch of a button. The district also offers Vial of Life which is a system to notify emergency responders of a patient’s medical conditions, medications, emergency contacts, etc. Training classes in CPR and first aid are offered for individuals and groups of all ages and skill levels. Other activities include benefit bar-b-ques for local projects in need of funding, Easter Egg Hunt with lots of goodies for our younger residents and numerous school activities to promote safety and good decision making skills.
With the economy being so slow and residents needing an extra helping hand, Owensville EMS stepped up and started an Outreach program. In addition to already established community projects, we are assisting with the Meals on Wheels program for the seniors and helping the local food pantry with distributing much needed food and supplies. We hope to expand these services in the near future to provide in home services as well as access to a wheelchair-van for transportation to doctor’s appointments for our residents.
PO Box 77, 102 S. Cuba, Owensville, MO 65066