Welcome to the Atlanta, MO Volunteer Fire Department

Welcome to the Atlanta, MO Volunteer Fire Department

Thursday, January 14, 2016

Atlanta Fire Department to install new Tornado Siren

At their January 13, 2016 meeting, the board of directors for the Atlanta Volunteer Fire Department chose the bid provided by Storm Sirens, Inc. for a $20,000 storm siren project. A grant and loan package from USDA will help pay for the materials and installation. The department is partnering with the City of Atlanta to fund the remaining $9,000 of the total cost.

“We want to focus on the safety of those living in our community,” said Board Secretary Aaron Baker. “As part of this package, we are also working to install a remote alert system inside the school building. We appreciate the city’s partnership on this important upgrade for our area.”

At the same meeting, the board certified the election of Holt Landorf of rural Atlanta as the department’s fire chief. Mr. Landorf serves as a state-certified professional firefighter in Moberly and will help lead the department volunteers’ efforts in the coming year.

It was reported that 196 of the 239 members of the Atlanta Volunteer Fire Department had already paid their dues for the calendar year. So far, the department has 10 new members. An outreach effort last year netted 78 new members paying dues on an annual basis, which was a membership increase of more than 40%.

The board also authorized the purchase of a carbon monoxide detector as part of a campaign to educate the community on the importance of detectors inside homes and businesses in the area.

A matching grant from the Missouri Department awarded to the department was also discussed as well as improvements to the fire station and maintenance work to be completed on trucks.

To learn more about the Atlanta Volunteer Fire Department, visit goatlantafire.com or contact Aaron Baker, Board Secretary, at (660) 281-7777.

Saturday, May 16, 2015

A note from our Board of Directors

Our local Atlanta Volunteer Fire Department is working hard!

Instead of becoming a taxing district, we have worked to make sure all landowners in the area are asked to pay dues. Earlier this year, we sent 168 prospect letters to non-member landowners within our boundaries and received more than 70 new memberships grossing $3,170. Many of our newest members live outside of our area.

In 2014, our membership dues totaled around $7,700; we have increased our budget for member dues for next year by almost 50%. Estimated revenue for 2016 is now $18,000 and includes $1,500 quarterly payments from the city of Atlanta. We continue to have a great relationship with the city of Atlanta and appreciate their financial support.

We started the year with 160 members; only five have not paid their dues for 2015.

We have moved all members to annual payments and we thank everyone for bearing with us through prorated invoices, etc.

We are now debt free.

We want to thank our volunteers - without them, we could not do this work.

We are working on a grant application to bring a new tornado siren to our community. 

If you would like to help as a board member or a volunteer, please let us know!