Fire Department in Eastern Jackson County

The Central Jackson County Fire Protection District (CJCFPD) is a full-service fire department in eastern Jackson County providing fire and emergency medical service (EMS) response, fire, and life safety education, fire and EMS education, hazardous materials, and technical rescue.

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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 approximately 80,000 residents, 1900 businesses, and visitors to the areas covered by CJC.


We currently staff four engines, one ladder truck, and five paramedic ambulances full-time from 5 stations. There are 36 employees assigned to each 24 hour shift. All firefighters are trained EMTs or Paramedics. They are also certified with basic hazardous materials training.

Fire Prevention

Our Fire Prevention Division designs programs to reduce life and property loss through fire inspections, public fire safety education, and fire origin and causes investigation.

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Community Health

CJCares creates an independence from the non-emergency use of emergency services for those patients needing resources other than traditionally provided emergency services such as safer forms of housing or medical preventative assistance.

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The Central Jackson County Fire Protection District has created a state of the art training 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.

Ems Training Course

Comprehensive Firefighter Academy

Our firefighter academy gives cadets the hands-on skills and classroom knowledge in Firefighter I and II, Hazardous Materials Awareness and Operations, and physical agility needed to challenge the State of Missouri Firefighter I and II and hazmat tests.

Firefighter Academy Courses

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.

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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.

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CJC is dedicated to training, educating, and protecting our community.