In January of 1941, High Ridge community members gathered at a local school to discuss fire protection. There had been several large fires in the previous months, and without a fire department, the homeowners could only attempt to save as many belongings as possible before their homes burned to the ground. At that meeting, the residents agreed to start a community fire association, which set the wheels in motion for the fire district you have today. By mid-year, the first fire truck was purchased, the school district donated land to build our first station, and we were well on our way to becoming a fire service that residents could be proud of.
This year, we celebrate 80 years of service to High Ridge and the neighboring communities. From a 1918 fire truck housed in a local businessman’s garage and operated by volunteers, to 4 stations staffed by professional firefighters, we have seen a lot of change in the last 80 years. One thing that has never changed, however, is our dedication to the health and safety of the people we serve.We thank everyone that lives or visits our district for your continued support. We have worked hard every day for 80 years to provide you the best service possible, and we look forward to serving you for many, many years to come.