Welcome to the Prairie Township Fire Protection District Website
Prairie Township Fire Protection District provides fire suppression and Advanced Life Support emergency medical ambulance response for 32 square miles in eastern Jackson County, Missouri. The district includes portions of Lake Lotawana and Blue Springs and unincorporated areas of Jackson County. The District is governed by an elected three-member board of directors serving six-year terms.
A permit is required for all controlled burns in the district. Burns are regulated by Missouri Department of Natural Resources as well as PTFD. All controlled burns must be inspected before a permit will be issued. Contact PTFD at 816-525-4200 before burning to notify the crew and to also ensure that it is a “Burn Day”.
Prairie Township Fire Protection District is governed by a Board of Directors elected by the voters. Board of Directors meetings are open to the public, held at 2:00 PM on the third Wednesday of each month. To attend a board meeting, simply visit the PTFPD Headquarters at 11010 Milton Thompson Rd, Lee’s Summit, MO.
Safety Tips from PTFPD
Check Smoke Detectors
3 out of 5 fire deaths happen from fires in homes with no smoke detectors present, or smoke detectors that did not work.
Take a few minutes each month to check that your smoke detector is properly working. A properly operating smoke detector will give your previous time to safely escape from a fire. If your smoke detector is not working, try replacing the batteries first. If the batteries do not fix the smoke detector, you will need a new detector. Contact PTFPD with questions.
Get CPR Certified
90% of cardiac arrests occur at home and 70% of Americans do not know what to do when someone is experiencing cardiac arrest.
If you are not trained in CPR or are rusty on your skills, perform hands-only CPR with uninterrupted chest compressions, about 100 per minute, until paramedics arrive. If you are well-trained, the most current CPR standards are C-A-B – chest compressions, checking airways, and rescue breathing. Start with 30 chest compressions before you perform airways and breathing. The above recommendations apply to everyone besides newborns.
Make Address Visible
The national average for EMS response time in rural areas is 15 minutes, but this number increases when your house is not properly marked.
When your home or mailbox do not have your address numbers displayed properly or easy to read, it takes fire, EMS, and police much longer to find your home and respond to your emergency. Be sure that your numbers on your home and mailbox are at least 3″ in colors that contrast with the paint. It is important to have these numbers clearly marked so that emergency personnel can find your home in the middle of the night.
Practice Seat Belt Safety
Every 12 minutes, somebody in the US dies in a traffic collision. Seat belts can reduce injury and death rates by 50%.
When you don’t wear a seat belt, severe injury and death can occur. Teenagers are at the greatest risk since many do not wear their seat belts. Set a good example as a parent by wearing your own seat belt and reinforcing safe driving behavior to reduce the risk of injury or death in a car accident with your children. Research shows that, when a driver is unbuckles, 70% of time children riding in the car will not be buckled either.