Articles by Steve Coats

911 Address Signs

If we can’t find you, we can’t help you! One of the most important things that you can do to ensure a prompt response in the event of an emergency is to make sure your address is easily visible from the road in both day and night conditions. Redings Mill…


Smoke Detectors

One of the most important things you can do in your home is have a working smoke detector. According to the National Fire Protection Association 60% of fire fatalities took place in a home without a working smoke detector. And having a working smoke detector cuts your risk of dying…


Pre-Planning For Businesses

Redings Mill Fire District’s mission is to reduce the risk of fire related incidents.  Our preplanning program allows us the opportunity to visit businesses and give recommendations on safety issues. We understand fire prevention is the most effective means for reducing loss of life and property due to fire. We develop…


Public Education

The Redings Mill Fire Protection District is committed to educating our community on ways that they can protect themselves from the devastating effects of fire. To accomplish this we offer a wide range of public education opportunities: o Station Tours – Bring your family, your class, or just yourself and visit…


Outdoor Burning Safety

Here are some tips for safe burning of leaves and yard debris. Comply with Local Regulations: Contact your local fire department in advance to confirm that burning is allowed and to find out whether a permit is required to burn debris. Check the Weather Forecast Weather fluctuations, such as sudden…


Burning Regulations in Redings Mill Fire District

Redings Mill Fire District adheres to the Missouri Department of Natural Resources Outdoor Burning Regulations as well as ordinances enacted by the incorporated villages within the boundaries of our Fire District. Please read the attached Department of Natural Resources document before burning. Redings Mill Fire District will provide guidance on…




Child Car Seat Safety

Engineers are working hard to ensure that cars and car seats are designed to keep kids as safe as possible. But it’s up to every parent to take full advantage of these innovations by making sure car seats and booster seats are used and installed correctly. Here’s what you need…


Learn Hands Only CPR

You could save a life with Hands-Only CPR Hands-Only CPR is CPR without mouth-to-mouth breaths. It is recommended for use by people who see a teen or adult suddenly collapse in an “out-of-hospital” setting (such as at home, at work or in a park). It consists of two easy steps:…