Pictured, the Duenweg Volunteer Fire Department, located at 303 Wolf Drive.
303 Wolfe Dr.
PO Box 488
Duenweg, MO 64841
History of the Duenweg Fire Department
The Duenweg Volunteer Fire Department (DVFD) was established in 1958 with Lester Watson fire chief. In January, 1960 Don Johnson was named Fire Chief and served as chief until 1998. Allyn Reding was named Fire Chief in 1998 and served until his passing in 2019. Howard Reding was named Fire Chief in July 2019.
In August, 1984 the Duenweg Volunteer Fire Department became a 501( C ) 3 Corporation (Not For Profit Corporation) controlled by a 4 member Board of Directors. In 1986 the Duenweg Fire Protection District was formed with 3 elected Board of Directors. The district includes the cities of Duenweg and Duquesne and unincorporated areas in Jasper County. The Duenweg Fire Protection District signed a contract with the Duenweg Volunteer Fire Department, Inc. to provide emergency service in the district.
In June, 1991 the Duenweg Volunteer Fire Department, Inc. moved into its new building at 303 Wolfe Dr.
In the beginning years the DVFD had 19 volunteer members and made a average of 75 calls per year. In 2013 the DVFD had 27 volunteer firefighters and first responders with 2 paid, 5 part time, and 3 resident staff members and made 915 calls.
In addition to fire fighting the DVFD provides EMS first responders ( equipped with Basic Life Support Equipment), Haz-Mat Response, Water Rescue, Extrication, Rescue, Search for Lost Person, Public Education and Awareness programs, and Station Tours
Today our fleet includes the following:
- 1997 KME Engine
- 2001 KME Engine/Rescue
- 1967 American Fire Apparatus Engine
- 1991 LTI 75′ Ladder Truck
- 2000 GMC 2,000 gallon Tanker
- 1980 Chevrolet Brush Truck
- 1995 GMC Brush Truck
- 2001 Chevrolet Service Truck
- 1986 Chevrolet Brush Truck
- Zodiac Water Rescue Boat
Upcoming Events and News
- Please look for tips concerning fire safety in City’s Newsletter under the City Documents Tab located in the upper right hand corner of this page.
- Everyone needs to look at your homes and make sure they are numbered. It is very important that we can see these especially while responding to an emergency.
- If you have a storm shelter, make sure to have it Cad flagged. Come by the Duenweg Fire Department to fill out a form with the location of your shelter. These will be placed in the Cad Dispatch database so that in the event of an emergency, your shelter can be located.
Are you interested in becoming a member of DVFD?
Just come by the station and fill out on the application. Some of the requirements are:
- Must pass a background check
- Physical condition
- Be willing to commit time to the Department for training and other activities
- Have a valid driver license
- Proof of insurance