Knob Noster Fire Department
"Being There" means a lot of different things to different people, but to the members of the Knob Noster Fire Department it means "Being There" for the citizens of Knob Noster in an emergency.
The Knob Noster Fire Department has come a long way since it was organized in 1957. Starting out with little or no equipment, the forefathers of the department strived to provide protection for the citizens of the community in the event of any emergency that might occur.
Today, the Knob Noster Fire Department has a membership of 30 men and women. These individuals come from all walks of life; there are military personnel stationed at Whiteman Air Force Base, and personnel from the community such as farmers, construction workers, clerks, dispatchers, and factory workers.
Services that the Fire Department provices to the local community include fire protection, fire prevention, rescue services, haz-mat, and emergency medical services.
The Department has a number of personnel that are certified through the State of Missouri as Emergency Medical Technicians as well as everyone in the department being certified in CPR. The Department runs a First-Responder program in conjunction with the Johnson County Ambulance District.
The Knob Noster Fire Department covers a community of approximately 4 square miles and a population of approximately 2461 citizens. The Department operates 2 pumpers and 1 rescue vehicle.
In 2003, the Fire Department moved into its new home, a building remodeled to accommodate the Fire Department located behind the Knob Noster City Hall.