Gas Leak

Natural gas leak forces evacuation of Trenton residents

A natural gas leak Thursday morning resulted in the evacuation of residents near Norton Street and Crowder Road in Trenton. Trenton Fire Lieutenant Doug Franklin reports firefighters arrived at the corner of Norton Street and Crowder Road and found boring equipment operated by Boley Utilities Construction that had a significant amount of natural gas coming […]

National Fallen Firefighters Association

National Fallen Firefighters Memorial Service to honor area man

The 36th Annual National Fallen Firefighters Memorial Service will honor an area firefighter who died in the line of duty. Firefighter Edward Cosgrove, Junior of the Green Township Fire Protection District in the Utica area will be remembered at the official national service at the National Fire Academy in Emmitsburg, Maryland October 8th. Cosgrove, who […]

Emergency Services 911

Chillicothe City Council hires 911 dispatcher and paramedic/firefighter

The Chillicothe City Council hired a 911 dispatcher and a paramedic/firefighter during an executive session following the regular council meeting Monday evening. The council employed Shawn Gott of Trenton to fill the vacancy created by Donnie Rogers retiring. Gott currently works for the Trenton Fire Department and ambulance service. Fire Chief Darrell Wright said Gott […]

Chillicothe Missouri Fire Department

Chillicothe firefighter receives Firefighter of the Year award

A Chillicothe firefighter received the Midwest Region’s Firefighter of the Year award at the Missouri American Legion State Convention Saturday. Past State Commander Kenneth Goth presented the award to Lieutenant Tracy Bradley. Goth says Missouri never had anyone win at the regional level in his 20 years, and it was a first for Missouri. Bradley […]

House Fire on Reynard Street in Chillicothe

Video: Firefighters respond to Reynard Street in Chillicothe; 1 firefighter injured

One firefighter sustained injuries at a fire involving three houses in the 400 block of Reynard Street in Chillicothe, which crews responded to early Saturday morning. Chillicothe Fire Chief Darrell Wright reports crews found the houses fully involved when they arrived at the scene. He says that crews had contained the fire as of 5 o’clock, […]

Smithfield Food Website

Mercer County firefighters respond to fire at Smithfield hog confinement farm

The Mercer County Fire Protection District, Medicine Creek Fire Protection District, and Mercer Fire Protection District responded to Smithfield Badger Farm 5 for a hog confinement fire on Tuesday, March 28. Mercer County Fire reports the fire went through the roof in the office portion of the facility when crews arrived at the scene of […]


Funeral services for firefighter Edward “Ed” Cosgrove set for Thursday, July 28

Edward Austin Cosgrove, Jr., age 53, a resident of Utica, Missouri, passed away on Sunday, July 24, 2016, in Utica, Missouri. Edward was born the son of Edward Austin and Delaine Marie (Curtis) Cosgrove, on February 2, 1963, in Chillicothe, Missouri. He was a graduate of Lockport High School, Lockport, Illinois. Edward worked as a […]

RV Fire near Utica, Missouri

Green Township firefighter dies in line of duty in Livingston County

The Missouri Fire Service is reporting a death in the line of duty for a firefighter responding to a call Sunday morning in rural Livingston County. The fire service reported the death of Ed Cosgrove of the Green Township Fire Protection District, five miles west of Chillicothe. Cosgrove is described as a 15 year veteran of […]

Jacob Hickman hired as full-time crew member at Trenton Fire Department

Jacob Hickman is the latest full time addition to the Trenton Fire Department crew. Hickman is a Trenton native and a 2008 graduate of the Trenton High School, son of Donita Hickman and the late Richard Peery.  He has served as a Reserve Firefighter with the Trenton Fire Department since 2011, and a Volunteer Firefighter […]

Chillicothe Fire Department recognized as”Fire Department of the Year” by Missouri Fire Fighters Association

The Fire Fighters Association of Missouri has named The Chillicothe Fire Department as “Department Of The Year” for 2016. The FFAM serves 7, 533 members and 367 fire departments. The award was presented to the department at the FFAM 62 annual convention held at Tan Tara resort. The Chillicothe Fire Department is a progressive Department with […]

Trenton Fire Department

Learn all about the tax issue: Trenton Fire Tax “Sparks” interest

A Trenton committee promoting the city sales tax issue for the fire department points out home and business owners could see lower insurance premiums once a proposed fire training facility is established at Trenton.  Part of the revenue generated by a one-quarter of a cent sales tax is earmarked for firefighter training locally and from […]

Chillicothe Firefighter/Paramedic to receive state wide honor

(Chillicothe Constitution-Tribune) –  A Chillicothe firefighter and paramedic is to receive a statewide honor this July. Larry Warren, Commander of the Vern R. Glick Post No. 25, of the American Legion, announced that Firefighter Lieutenant Tracy Bradley was named The American Legion’s Firefighter of the Year for Missouri. The announcement came during the regular meeting […]

City of Trenton Website

Trenton City Council Meeting Report for Monday, February 22, 2016

The Trenton City Council’s finance committee meets several times during preparations for the city budget for the fiscal year beginning May 1st. That’s also the case this year, with two more meetings announced for Wednesday, February 23, and Friday, February 26, both at noon. Trenton mayor nick McHargue, during last night’s city council meeting, said […]