Established in 1979, the Johnson County Fire Protection District is a tax-based entity that serves 520 square miles in the eastern two-thirds of Johnson County, Missouri excluding the cities of Knob Noster and Warrensburg.
The District is a 24-hour per day service with a full-time Chief and Assistant Chief, a full-time Captain, two full-time Firefighters, and more than 130 volunteer members from diverse backgrounds.
The District has twelve stations serving 520 square miles located in or near Burtville, Centerview, Chilhowee, Columbus, Cornelia, Fayetteville, Knob Noster, Leeton, Valley City and Warrensburg. Each station is staffed by volunteer personnel.
Fire suppression remains the foremost function. The District responds to various types of fire-related incidents and also provides rescue services for motor vehicle accidents and as needed for other rescue-related incidents. The District’s Station 11 provides water rescue services for Johnson County.