Raytown FIRE STATION #1

Fire Chief's Office, Fire Administration and Fire Prevention
6020 Raytown Trafficway
Raytown, MO 64133
816-737-6034

Tuesday, July 1, 2014

2014 Fireworks Information



FIREWORKS ARE LEGAL TO PURCHASE AND SHOOT IN RAYTOWN AS LONG AS YOU FOLLOW THESE RULES:



  • Fireworks can only be shot on July 4th between the hours of 10 am and 11 pm
  • Fireworks are not allowed in any public area or Raytown Park
  • Bottle rockets, roman candles and stick missiles are PROHIBITED 
  • The consumer must have a valid and completed Raytown Fire Protection District Consumer Permit (print out the one below or visit any Raytown fireworks tent. They are free)


Monday, April 28, 2014

RFPD is accepting applications


Raytown Fire District in Missouri has an immediate opening for a full time shift Firefighter. Raytown Fire District has been providing fire protection services since 1944 and currently employs 36 service members. 
Minimum requirements for application include:
A valid Drivers License
Must be at least age 21 at time of job offer
High school diploma or equivalent
IFSAC Firefighter I Certification
IFSAC Firefighter II Certification
Current CPAT (at time of job offer)
Current Missouri State EMT or EMT-Paramedic license (Paramedic preferred)
Missouri Hazmat Awareness & Operations certificate
Passing score on Fire Service Entrance Examination FSEE
(Contact Blue River Community College to schedule your FSEE test, fees may apply. Please note that FSEE tests from any accredited facility will be accepted.)

Applications must be received at the Raytown Fire District by June 1, 2014.
Salary range for first year Fire Fighter is:$38,200.00 - $44,500.00
Listed pay scale does not include an additional $10,264.00 in annual benefits.
All offers of employment are conditional up the successful completion of a pre-employment physical, drug screening, and a criminal background check.
Hire Process Scheduling
Application deadline June 1, 2014
Initial interview process is anticipated to begin June 14, 2014
Hire date August 1, 2014

For applications and details see department website at http://raytownfire. com/ or stop by Raytown Fire District Headquarters located at 6020 Raytown Trafficway, Raytown, MO 64133. Please feel free to contact us at 816-737-6034 with any questions or concerns.

Wednesday, April 23, 2014

For Immediate Release
April 23, 2014

The Directors of the Raytown Fire Protection District are pleased to announce that Matthew Mace has been appointed as the fifth fire chief in the 70 year history of the Fire District.  His promotion will be effective on May 1, 2014.  Matthew had been serving as the interim fire chief since October 22, 2013.

Matthew became a paramedic in 1995 and started working for Raytown EMS in 1996.  He was hired by the Fire District as a Firefighter/Paramedic in 1999.  In 2007, he was promoted to Fire Marshal. 

Matthew is active in the community and resides in Raytown with his wife Rachelle and his children, Zachary and Claire.

The Directors cited his relationships with community leaders and organizations in addition to his knowledge of the Fire District and leadership during the interim period as factors in the decision to appoint him as the permanent fire chief.

Robert Palmer, President
Barb Schlapia, Vice President
Willard Ross, Secretary

Wednesday, April 16, 2014

Raytown Fire Hiring Process


Raytown Fire District in Missouri has an immediate opening for a full time shift Firefighter. Raytown Fire District has been providing fire protection services since 1944 and currently employs 36 service members. 
Minimum requirements for application include:
A valid Drivers License
Must be at least age 21 at time of job offer
High school diploma or equivalent
IFSAC Firefighter I Certification
IFSAC Firefighter II Certification
Current CPAT (at time of job offer)
Current Missouri State EMT or EMT-Paramedic license (Paramedic preferred)
Missouri Hazmat Awareness & Operations certificate
Passing score on Fire Service Entrance Examination FSEE
(Contact Blue River Community College to schedule your FSEE test, fees may apply. Please note that FSEE tests from any accredited facility will be accepted.)

Applications must be received at the Raytown Fire District by June 1, 2014.
Salary range for first year Fire Fighter is:$38,200.00 - $44,500.00
Listed pay scale does not include an additional $10,264.00 in annual benefits.
All offers of employment are conditional up the successful completion of a pre-employment physical, drug screening, and a criminal background check.
Hire Process Scheduling
Application deadline June 1, 2014
Initial interview process is anticipated to begin June 14, 2014
Hire date August 1, 2014

For applications and details see department website at http://raytownfire. com/ or stop by Raytown Fire District Headquarters located at 6020 Raytown Trafficway, Raytown, MO 64133. Please feel free to contact us at 816-737-6034 with any questions or concerns.

Tuesday, April 1, 2014

How to know you are using a Local Roofing Contractor

How to know you are using a Local Roofing Contractor

There have been several reports of out-of-state contractors, i.e.: "Storm Chasers" that have come into recently storm damaged areas of Raytown claiming to be a local business and preying o. The Raytown Fire Protection District has developed this guide as a way to educate you about what to look for in a contractor, and how to really know if they are local.

In an effort to identify the most reputable and qualified Home Improvement Contractors, some people like to use a list of questions to ask each company. If you prefer this method of fact finding-here are several questions you should ask­ before any...Work is done on your home. 
  • Do you have a current Raytown business license?
  • Have you obtained a permit to replace my roof?
  • How long have you been in business?
  • Have you always operated under the same license & company name?
  • Where is your office located and how long have you been at that location? - Follow up by searching on the internet to verify (see links listed below)
  • Are you a member of the local chapter of the Better Business Bureau and/or Chamber of Commerce?
  • Do you have a written list of local references?
  • How many jobs have you done since your company began, and in the last 3-years that are local?


Signs to Watch Out For 
  • Out of state license plates
  • .800, 877 or 866 numbers {if they're local, they should have a local phone number)
  • Verify the address of their office location, find out if it's an actual building or just a UPS Store
  • Check out the company's website & verify their office locations are local.
  • Long-running ads in local phone books.
  • Secretary of State -verify the company on the Secretary of State website to find ownership is based out of the Kansas City Area, also check to be sure the status of the company is listed as Active or Fictitious Active    https://www.sos.mo.gov/businessentity/soskb/csearch.asp