Tag Archives: Gorin Fire Department

MDC Provides Cost Share for Gorin Fire Department Equipment Purchase

The Gorin Fire Department recently received  nearly $3,000 in federal and state cost share funds to help fund the purchase of new firefighting equipment for the local volunteer department. During July and August, matching funds grant checks for rural fire departments are being distributed by the Missouri Department of Conservation, Forestry Division staff. A total […]

Sawmill, Hospital Storage Building Destroyed by Weekend Fires

A local saw mill owned by Tri State Timber was completely destroyed by fire on Friday evening. According to Scotland County Fire Chief Greg Probst, the saw mill, located on Highway 136 near the Arbela Junction, was a total loss. A passerby called in the blaze at around 6 p.m. reporting heavy smoke  coming from […]

MDC Grant Aids Gorin Fire Department

The Gorin Fire Department will be receiving new equipment thanks to a recent Missouri Department of Conservation grant through the Volunteer Fire Assistance (VFA) program. The fire department purchased two sections of suction hose, two 4-inch to 2.5 inch adapters, a low level strainer and a portable pump at a cost of $6,000. As part […]

Gorin Fire Department Secures Federal Grant for Equipment Purchase

WASHINGTON – U.S. Senator Roy Blunt a member of the Senate Appropriations Committee, on Thursday, June 29th, announced that nine Missouri fire departments will receive a total of $1,066,139 in new grant funding through the Assistance to Firefighters Grant (AFG) program. The Gorin Fire Department in Scotland County was one of the nine award recipients. […]

Gorin Fire Department Receives Funds from VFA Fire Department Matching Grant Program

Gorin Fire Department Chief, Mike Parrish, was recently presented a check in the amount of $2,855.48 from a state matching funds program. During July and August, matching funds grant checks for rural fire departments are being distributed by the Missouri Department of Conservation, Forestry Division staff. One hundred fifty-six fire departments are receiving checks for […]

FEMA Grant Helps Gorin Fire Department Secure New Turnout Gear

Attire more than a decade old may not be deemed stylish, but when it comes to emergency service personnel, there are far more crucial concerns than offending the fashion police. With its newest personal protection equipment dating back to 2004, the Gorin Fire Department was recently approved for a federal Assistance to Firefighters  Grant to […]

Volunteer Fire Assistance Program Helps Local Departments Add New Gear

For more than 30 years the United States Forest Service and the Missouri Department of Conservation have teamed up with fire departments across the state to help better equip the emergency service personnel to provide fire protection. Representatives from MDC visited the Scotland County area last week to make check presentations to three area fire […]

Rutledge, Gorin and Baring will Host Soup Suppers in January

by Andrea Brassfield We’ve experienced some very chili temperatures lately and nothing goes better with cold weather than a nice, hot bowl of soup!  Several area organizations are serving up just that in the form of fund raisers and annual meetings this month. Rutledge is holding a soup supper this Friday evening at their Community […]

Fire Destroys Farm Building Near Gorin

A Saturday afternoon fire destroyed a machine shed and all of its contents north of Gorin. The Scotland County dispatcher received a call at 5:29 p.m. reporting a possible fire on the property, owned by Chad Winters. The Gorin Fire Department responded to the structure fire call and placed a mutual aid call to the […]

Gorin Receives VFA Fire Department Matching Funds Grant

During June, July and August, matching funds grant checks for rural fire departments are being distributed by Missouri Department of Conservation Forestry Division staff. One hundred eighty fire departments will be receiving checks of up to $3,000 to help them with the purchase of personal protective gear, and firefighting equipment, for wildfire as well as […]