CJC will host a Candidate Physical Abilities Test (CPAT) Saturday, December 1st. Cost for the test is $100, practice sessions are $40. For more information or to register, call 816-229-9118.
Fire Prevention Division
The Central Jackson County Fire Protection District Fire Prevention Division’s mission is accomplished through a comprehensive and effective fire safety training program in its protected communities, focusing on education, inspection, and investigation.
Being involved in the communities we serve is vital to the Central Jackson County Fire Protection District and the relationships we have with those who live and work here. As a cornerstone of that involvement, we take the public fire and life safety programming seriously. We also want the learning to be fun.
Twice a year, fire inspectors present programs to all 1st grade and 4th-grade students in Blue Springs and Grain Valley on different fire and life safety topics. The programs are interactive and include discussion, video, and printed materials.
CJC works with youth involved in starting fires, whether malicious or curious. The program consists of a discussion with a fire inspector, video presentations on topics such as making good choices and the consequences of misuse of fire. For repeat or serious offenses, referrals to more capable counseling or law enforcement is available.
CJC offers a number of ways to interact with the community while offering information on fire safety, emergency preparedness, and medical assistance. Citizens can visit the fire stations anytime and take a tour. For larger groups, scheduling is required. CJC also participates in on-site demonstrations of the fire truck and equipment to daycares and other facilities.
In addition, CJC crews attend community and neighborhood events such as block parties, neighborhood parades and events, and community fairs and festivals.
The Fire Prevention Division continues fire and life safety inspections of all commercial occupancies. These inspections include all existing structures and inspections of recently occupied structures.
The Fire Prevention Division reviews all building plans verifying all life and fire safety components are in place as required. Multiple life and fire safety inspections throughout the construction process are performed to ensure adherence to local codes.
The Fire Prevention Division is responsible for the determination of cause and origin of all fires within our district. We work very closely with law enforcement of the municipalities within our district.
Everyone needs working smoking detectors in their homes. At minimum, you should have one on each level of your house. It is estimated that 890 lives could be saved each year by working smoke detectors.