Willard Fire Protection District

The Willard Fire Protection District provides the highest standard of emergency response. We are committed to excellence in every aspect of fire and life safety.

The Willard Fire Protection District is a combination fire district. A combination fire district means that we use both paid and volunteer firefighters to respond to fires, medical emergencies, rescue and other calls. The size, type, and risk of the district we protect, the number of calls for service, the availability of volunteers and amount of time they can contribute to training and emergency calls determines the mix of paid and volunteer firefighters.

The District was formed in 1954 as a community volunteer fire department. After a tax levy had been passed in 1988, the Willard Community Fire Department became the Willard Fire Protection District. Our District has continued to grow. In 2012 a second tax passed to hire the Districts first paid personnel. In 2015 we moved into our new multimillion dollar headquarters and station and purchased our first custom engine.

The District has ten paid personnel and around twenty-five volunteers. The District has seventy-two square miles and responds to mutual aid throughout southwest Missouri including the City Springfield MO, providing the Springfield-Branson National Airport fire response services.

The District responds to over 1400 calls for service a year. About 75% of these responses are for medicals. The District provides Paramedic level non-transport services. We are an Advanced Life Support District (ALS) and under Mercy® EMS Protocol.

  • Fire suppression, minimize losses
  • Emergency medical response
  • Fire protection
  • Advanced Life Support District
  • Under Mercy EMS Protocol
  • Hazardous materials response
  • Brush Fire Response
  • Regional Re-certification Host (Mercy)
Our History

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Duty. Honor. Community.