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The fire department is a very active part of the City. The department has a fire chief and two assistant fire chiefs and several volunteer firefighters. This is an all volunteer fire department that responds to not only fires within the City but also to fires within the Puxico Rural Fire District.

Residents living in the rural area are asked to pay an annual rural fire fee ($45 for a residence) that will give the resident free firefighting services. If the rural fire fee has not been paid, the fire department may charge the resident for the use department’s equipment and firefighters.

Contact City Hall – 573-222-3162 – for information concerning rural fire fees. The current temporary fire chief is Larry Doublin (573-625-8208).