Welcome to Montauk Rural Fire Department
The Montauk Rural Fire Department (MRFD) is a 503c Non-profit membership funded department and serves as the first due emergency response company for an area of approximately 90 square miles in and around the Montauk Missouri area of Southwestern Dent County. Our operations include, but are not limited to: structural and wildland fire suppression, extrication and medical services during motor vehicle accidents along with first responder and search and rescue operations. We also provide extensive mutual aid services to all surrounding departments, and maintain active Mutual Aid contracts with all surrounding emergency response agencies, including county, state and federal level.
MRFD Response Coverage Area
North: Dent County Road 2500
West: Dent and Texas County Line
South: Dent and Shannon County Line
East: Vertical line about 1 mile East of Hwy F
Submitted By: Dorothy Wind
On December 21, 1993 an organizational meeting was held at the Trade Winds Store on Highway 119 for the purpose of obtaining the committment and participation of the local residents in establishing a volunteer fire department. The attendees included:
Charles and Noema Lewis
Mick and Marie Nalysnyk
Jesse Lewis Jr.
Ron and Doris Atkinson
Scott and Anita Atkinson
Bob and Dot Wind
Joann Barnes from the Lennox Fire Department was an active participant and contributor.
The formal name for the organization was agreed to be: Montauk Rural Fire Department
The first board of directors were selected:
The first board meeting was held on January 6, 1994 at 7:00 PM at the Searcy building at Montauk State Park.
The first Fire Chief was Robert (Bob) Wind. The first Annual Financial Statement in 1994 reflected Income of $10,636 and Expenses of $9,677. The first fire engine, a 1961 International was repaired for service by Ron Caraway and Bob Wind.