Tag Archives: Scotland County Fire Department

Fire Destroys Off-Road Tire & Service Business in Memphis

A Memphis business will be looking to rebuild following a late-night fire over the weekend that resulted in significant property damage. Off-Road Tire & Service on Highway 136 sustained extensive damage in the blaze, which was reported at approximately 12:30 a.m. on Monday morning, January 14th. “Apparently there was a group of young people parked […]

Gerth Residence Extensively Damaged by Fire

A Memphis residence sustained extensive damage in an early-morning fire. A neighbor first reported the blaze at the Fritz and Janet Gerth residence, 131 W. Jackson Street, at 12:56 a.m. on Wednesday, April 25th. The Memphis Fire Department was on the scene in less than 10 minutes and reported the structure was fully engulfed by […]

Fire Departments Moving Forward to Replace Fire Truck, Share Costs of Potential Fire Station Upgrades

Signaling a continued transition to dual ownership of its shared equipment, the  City of Memphis and the Scotland County Rural Fire Protection Corporation recently reached an agreement in principal to split the purchase price of a fire truck to replace the city’s truck that was destroyed in a traffic accident this summer. Representatives of the […]

Scotland County Fire Department Receives $2,500 Grant From Monsanto

The Scotland County Fire Department has received a $2,500 donation from America’s Farmers Grow Communities, sponsored by the Monsanto Fund and directed by local farmer David Wiggins. The donation will help the organization replace air packs used by the volunteer fire department to safely enter smoke-filled structures. For six years, America’s Farmers Grow Communities has […]

Donations Help Fire Department Add New Equipment

The efforts of several financial backers have allowed the Scotland County Fire Department to enter 2016 better equipped. On New Year’s Eve morning, Miles Cameron of FCS Financial and representatives of the Norris Gaffney family met with several of the local volunteer firemen to unveil two new equipment purchases made possible by recent donations. Alan […]

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 […]

Fire Damages Building Near City Square

An apartment off the southwest corner of the Memphis square was extensively damaged by fire, but a major disaster was averted by the Scotland County Fire Department, which contained the blaze to a first-floor apartment where it originated, saving connected commercial properties on both sides of the brick structure. According to the Scotland County Sheriff’s […]

Fire Destroys Building at Shannan’s Pallet Mill

A fire Thursday evening, March 5th destroyed a building at Shannan’s Pallet Mill in Granger. According to the Scotland County Sheriff’s Office, a passerby reported smoke coming from the building at 7:17 p.m. The Scotland County Fire Department was dispatched to the scene, with the first engine leaving the station at 7:22 p.m. “I had […]

Wood Stove Fire Destroys Workshop

A wood heating stove is being blamed for a blaze that destroyed a workshop at the Earl M. Martin residence southwest of Memphis on October 29th. The Scotland County Fire Department responded to the emergency call at 10:13 a.m. Five fire trucks and approximately 15 volunteer firemen responded to the scene. The wood working workshop […]

Fire Destroys Machine Building North of Memphis

A machine barn north of Memphis was destroyed by fire on Thursday afternoon, October 23rd. According to the Scotland County Sheriff’s Office, the call came in at 3:28 p.m. of a structure fire at a farm located north of the Mayberry Farms Truck Accessories store off of Highway 15. The Scotland County Fire Department responded […]