Updated 04 – 28 – 2020 @ 1100 hrs
The Central Jackson County Fire Protection District is under a State of Emergency for 30 days by order of the Board of Directors through a resolution adopted on March 16th, 2020. The first effective day of this Resolution was March 16th, 2020. This State of Emergency Resolution allows the Fire Chief to suspend and modify current emergency operations/plans/and or procedures to address immediate needs to the threat of COVID-19. The current resolution expires May 15th, 2020.
The best defense against any potential disaster is preparedness, and we stand ready. Having a plan, increasing personal distance, hand washing and extra sanitizing are all components of a reasonable defense against COVID-19. We aren’t sure, but the incubation period of this most recent caronavirus appears to be 5 to 12 days. We are certain however about the incubation period of fear…merely seconds. There is currently no inoculation for COVID-19. We know the symptoms are flu-like and will be minor for most people who develop it. There has always been a vaccination and topical treatment against fear: common sense. Please apply liberally to all affected areas.
CJC operates 5 Stations, each staffed with a
Fire Apparatus and Advanced Life Support Ambulance
…all 24 hours a day, 365 days a year.
Smoke detectors are the first line of protection for your family.
Make sure you change the batteries every 6 months
or when we change the clocks.
CPR saves lives. Learn CPR skills and how to use an AED. Call CJC at 816-229-9118 for more information.
CJC is part of the Tri-District Haz Mat Team
with Sni Valley Fire Protection District and Fort Osage Fire Protection District.
CJCares Community Health Team: Firefighter / Paramedic Mickey Hill and Fire Fighter / Paramedic Beth Delk
The Steven P. Westermann Fire and EMS Education Center
Fire and EMS Department in Jackson County
Communities We Serve
The men and women of CJC proudly serve the communities of Blue Springs, Grain Valley, Lake Tapawingo, and some surrounding unincorporated Jackson County. This includes service for approximately 80,000 residents, 1900 businesses, and visitors.
We currently staff 4 engines, a ladder truck, and 5 ambulances from 5 stations. There are 36 firefighters assigned to each of three 24 shifts. All firefighters are either EMT or Paramedic trained and certified in basic hazardous materials response.
Community Risk Reduction – Fire
The Fire Prevention Division of our Community Risk Reduction Bureau designs programs to reduce life and property loss through fire inspections, public fire safety education, and fire origin and causes investigation.
Community Risk Reduction – EMS
CJCares, a program operated by our Community Risk Reduction – EMS Division, is an effort to “right size” care and assistance for the people we protect. By addressing unmet non-emergency needs we can frequently prevent the circumstance requiring emergency response.
The Central Jackson County Fire Protection District has created a state of the art training and education facility.
Our facility includes a live burn building used for things such as search and rescue, rappelling, and live fire training experiences. There is an obstacle course firefighters can use to practice skills needed if trapped or disoriented and an area for new firefighters to complete the CPAT (Certified Physical Agility Testing).
Certified EMS Training
The CJC Emergency Medical training division offers certified training for emergency medical technicians and paramedics and provides other EMS related programs such as Advance Cardiac Life Support (ACLS) and Emergency Pediatric Care (EPC). All classes provide the skills and knowledge needed to challenge agency, state, or national testing.
Responding to 8000 Calls Each Year
CJC responds to approximately 8,000 calls for help per year for fires, emergency medical care, hazardous materials incidents, and heavy rescue needs.
Technical Rescue Team
The CJC heavy rescue team is trained and equipped for events caused by structural collapse, ice events, confined spaces, swift water, and high elevation emergencies. The team is made up of 30 members and is not only one of 4 teams that are regional assets but can also be used in statewide and national level emergencies such as the tornado in Joplin and the floods in Houston.
Haz Mat Team
The CJC Haz Mat Team is trained to respond to incidents involving chemical, biological, radiological, nuclear, and explosive hazards. The Tri-District Haz Mat Response Team is a cooperative between CJC, Sni Valley Fire Protection District, and Fort Osage Fire Protection District. The Tri-District team is one of 7 regional response teams and can be used as a statewide asset.
How Can We Help You?
CJC is dedicated to training, educating, and protecting our community.