Articles by Steve Coats

Storm Shelter Registry

The Storm Shelter Registry is a service for Redings Mill Fire District residents to provide information about their storm shelters to help first responders in case of an emergency. Registering your storm shelter is a simple process. Just tell us your address, the type of shelter you have, where it…


Firewise Assessments

Redings Mill Fire District wants to assist our residents with planning and executing safe outdoor burning procedures. Although we can’t standby for your planned outdoor fires, we can help you plan safe and effective outdoor burning on your property. Redings Mill Fire Protection District and the incorporated villages in our Fire District became Missouri’s first Firewise Recognized Community in 2010. The Firewise…


Fire Extinguishers

Fire extinguishers A portable fire extinguisher can save lives and property by putting out a small fire or containing it until the fire department arrives; but portable extinguishers have limitations. Because fire grows and spreads so rapidly, the number one priority for residents is to get out safely.Safety tips Use…


Modern Fire Spread Is Much Faster Than 30 Years Ago

This video, made by NIST (National Institute of Standards and Testing) shows the danger of “modern” fires compared to the danger of fires occuring 40 years ago. Keep your eye on the clock! This video shows how little time we have to get out of a modern residence after a…


Water Your Live Christmas Trees for Safety Sake!!

  Fire Safety for the Holidays The National Fire Protection Association (NFPA) reports that there is an estimated annual average of 210 home structure fires that begin with Christmas trees. Based on data from 2002 through 2005, these fires caused an average of 24 civilian deaths, 27 civilian injuries, and…


Portable Heater Safety

Facts about home heating fires From 2010-2012, an average of 45,200 home heating fires occurred in the United States each year and resulted in an annual average of approximately 155 deaths, 625 injuries and $351 million in property loss. Heating was the second leading cause of home fires following cooking….


Time to Clean Your Chimney

It’s Fall and time to check your chimney or flue pipe. Your chimney should be inspected and cleaned by professionals. We respond to many chimney fires each year, and many lead to damage in the home that doesn’t have to happen if you service your chimney or flue properly. Any…


Today the staff of the Redings Mill Fire Protection District was excited to complete the work needed to place our newest brush truck in service. This 2016 Chevrolet 3500HD Silverado replaces a 1984 Chevrolet. We would like to thank the citizens of the fire district for their continued support which…


Redings Mill Fire District Receives FEMA Assistance to Firefighters Grant

Redings Mill Fire Protection District was notified by Senator Blunts Office on May 18, that we have been awarded an Assistance to Firefighter’s Grant in the amount of $20,660. This grant will provide a specialized gear washer/extractor and dryer, as well as gear racks that will help our protective clothing…


Redings Mill Fire Protection District Receives ISO Rating Results

The Redings Mill Fire Protection District recently received the results from a Public Protection Classification review that was conducted in September of 2015. This review was conducted by the Insurance Service Office (ISO) for the purpose of gathering information to determine a Public Protection Classification, which insurers use for underwriting…