Operations Division

Equipped to Serve the Community.

CJC employs 140 command, firefighters, and support staff trained and equipped to carry out the mission of the organization. CJC operates four engines, one ladder truck, and five paramedic ambulances full-time from 5 stations. There are 36 employees assigned to one of three shifts, and all are a firefighter, EMT or paramedic, and basic hazardous materials training. In addition, some CJC members are trained to a higher level for response to either hazardous materials or special/technical rescue incidents.

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CJC Heavy Rescue is one of 6 regional teams and the Tri-District Hazmat, along with Sni Valley Fire and Fort Osage Fire, is one of 7 regional teams. Both teams are well equipped and trained and can be used as regional, state, or federal assets in a disaster.

Responding to 8000 Calls Each Year.

CJC responds to approximately 8000 calls for help per year for fires, emergency medical care, hazardous materials incidents, and heavy rescue needs.

Education & Station Tours.

In addition, operations crews conduct public education events and station tours, help with smoke detectors and batteries, and represent CJC in community events such as parades and fall festivals.