The Richwoods Fire Protection District is an all-hazards emergency response agency. We are a 100% volunteer department that is responsible for the mitigation and response for all fire, rescue, emergency medical (non-transport), special operations (hazardous materials, technical rescue, Traffic Control, Debris Removal from all roadways, and marine operations), emergency management, fire code enforcement, fire & environmental crime investigation and public safety education for the town of Richwoods, and outskirts of Desoto, Lonedell, Blackwell, Fletcher, Potosi, and Sullivan zip codes.
The Richwoods Fire Protection District was organized in 1984. Our primary response area is 186 square miles, with roughly 2500 residents. We are tax based and are governed by a 5-person board of directors. The district's Board of Directors meet monthly on the 1st Tuesday of each month starting at 7pm at the fire station. We have business hours of 10-4pm on the 1st Tuesday of each month, please feel free to come by and visit, ask questions, express concerns, and/or learn about the district. We love being a part of this community and seek out new ways to improve our relations with the community and its citizens. We currently have one fire station which is located at 10015 Turtle Rd, Richwoods, Mo 63071. Our district is located in the northern portion of rural Washington County, 60 miles south of St. Louis, Missouri. We are able to achieve our goals with a workforce of dedicated citizens who have accepted the challenge to help protect their friends, families and neighbors. 100% of our staff are volunteers which means they do not receive any form of payment for their time or services.
Currently the Richwoods Fire Protection District has an ISO rating of 8b if located within 5 miles of our station (10015 Turtle Rd, Richwoods Mo 63071). Your ISO rating is also an 8b if you live outside the 5-mile range from our station but live within 5-miles of the Potosi Fire Station #4 (19076 N Highway 21, Cadet Mo 63630) or Desoto Rural Fire Station #3 (12545 Ware Rd, Desoto Mo 63023). If you live beyond the 5-mile mark from these stations, then you are rated a 10.
We are here for you, our family protecting your family! We work hard to be mentors and a resource for our community. Have ideas about how we could do that better? Join us and help us become even better!
We are WILDCAT PROUD! We work with The Richwoods R7 School District, partnering to achieve wildcat success. We could not be prouder of our wildcats and of their journey learning more and more each day to better themselves, family, friends and ultimately the community. Keep up the good work! Your hard work and dedication do not go unnoticed.
We couldn't accomplish our mission and goals without the help of supporters like you. Thank you for your time, energy and donations that makes this possible! We also would like to thank everyone throughout the years who have either served the fire district and its citizens or have helped in any way making sure we accomplish our mission and for always pushing us to become better. To everyone out there working tirelessly every single day to make ends meet, and to make this community better we see you, you're doing a great job, keep up the good work!
We are always looking for volunteers to help us make our vision a reality. We'll help you find a way to volunteer that best suits you whether its responding to emergency situations or helping at our many events and fundraisers.
The Richwoods Fire Protection District's Board of Directors meet on the 1st Tuesday of each month starting at 7pm at the fire station.
Need some assistance or information we have business hours of 10-4pm on the 1st Tuesday of each month, please feel free to come by and visit, ask questions, express concerns, and/or learn about the district. We love being a part of this community and seek out new ways to improve our relations with the community and its citizens.
Emergency? always DIAL 911.
Not an emergency but still need help or information?
Richwoods Fire Protection District - (573) 678-2886
Fire Chief David Hoffmann Jr - Cell - (573) 210-8813
For Controlled burns or for the activation of emergency services for something other than an emergency such as a lift assist, motorist assist, or traffic control please contact the Washington County 911 center by their non-emergency number listed below.
Washington County 911 Center - (573) 438-1079
Washington County Ambulance District - (573) 438-3635
Washington County Health Department - (573) 438-2164
Washington County Sheriffs Office - (573) 438-5478
Washington County Court House - (573) 438-6111
Richwoods R7 School District - (573) 678-2257
Richwoods Post Office - (573) 678-8777
We are dedicated to protecting and improving the lives of those in our community. Your contribution today helps us make a difference.
Want to donate for a special cause or want a receipt showing where your money made a difference, let us know.
Want to show appreciation in another way? We would love to hear your kind words and how we have positively affected you or a loved one's life. We do this job to make a difference in our community and hear how we have accomplished that is priceless.