Cowskin Fire Department

Cowskin Fire Department

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Wondering how Frankie is doing. Prayers being sent
A sorry state.
This is Debra Jo Chiapuzio the foundation's President. 2020 and Covid, then the last 3 months of literally not having a leg to stand on. (Tib Fib Break at both proximal heads) But "me" in a position were donations of our equipment to the Fire Departments were put on hold. Cowskin Fire Department was the worst one that fell into the cracks and on top of it, one of the very few departments that paid for their equipment. (That has only happened a couple of times in the past 10 years as that is not our mission.) Today, late as heck, we refunded them an issue and sent them out the two Pet Oxygen Masks kits they requested the day after I broke my leg.

We share all the good stuff with you so there is no reason you shouldn't know our failures too. It is with extreme embarrassment that I tell this tale. But it's life, it happens, even to us, and we rectified the only way we could. Thank you to all our supports for allowing us to be able to refund and still give this way. It is you that heal me.

Debra Jo Chiapuzio
260 Road just west of 655 Road (Hwy 10) will be closed until further notice. The roadway surface and bridge were damaged by the flash flooding this morning. Please do not drive around our barricades.
WillaMae Dudd visited the Open House at Cowskin Fire Department today.
Please be careful during these bitterly cold times.
Do the EMT ambulance workers have the skills and equipment to calibrate a home blood-pressure cuff. If so, how do I contact them? Ours needs calibration.
Wanted to Say Thank you for all that you do and Share a new Song with you :D
Mailed my dues on June 13. Check still hasn't cleared. ??? What's going on?

We are a 100% volunteer fire department made up of 18 men and women who are proud to serve the community. We meet on the 2nd and 4th Monday evening of each month.

We are always open to new volunteers. Must be willing and able to be trained. Interim Fire Chief: Terry Brown
Deputy Chief /
Medical Leave Frankie Howerton
Captain: Dwayne Floyd
Captain/Trucks:
Captain/Training: Rick Bronson
President of Board: Chris Wilkens

Operating as usual

11/24/2021

Today may LOOK like a good day to burn that brush pile, but really it’s just too windy. Burning today could spell Disaster!

Today may LOOK like a good day to burn that brush pile, but really it’s just too windy. Burning today could spell Disaster!

Photos from Cowskin Fire Department's post 11/23/2021

Grove and Cowskin Firefighters assisted Southwest City Fire Department with an occupied residence fire just east of the Missouri state line Tuesday afternoon. Freeman EMS was on scene giving aid to two residents who were flown to a burn center.

11/22/2021

There is a Blessing Box located on the south side of our Station 1. On those rare occasions when it actually has food inside, it goes out very quickly. It’s a Blessing only when someone cares and shares their groceries with the Box. Please keep these things in mind when you share with our Blessing Box or with the local pantry at Christian HELP Center.

So, I spoke to people getting food at a food bank and here are some things I learned from those in need:
1. Everyone donates Kraft Mac and Cheese in the box. They can rarely use it because it needs milk and butter which is hard to get from regular food banks.
2. Boxed milk is a treasure, as kids need it for cereal which they also get a lot of.
3. Everyone donates pasta sauce and spaghetti noodles.
4. They cannot eat all the awesome canned veggies and soup unless you put a can opener in too or buy pop tops.
5. Oil is a luxury but needed for Rice a-Roni which they also get a lot of.
6. Spices or salt and pepper would be a real Christmas gift.
7. Tea bags and coffee make them feel like you care.
8. Sugar and flour are treats.
9. They fawn over fresh produce donated by farmers and grocery stores.
10. Seeds are cool in Spring and Summer because growing can be easy for some.
11. They rarely get fresh meat.
12. Tuna and crackers make a good lunch.
13. Hamburger Helper goes nowhere without ground beef.
14. They get lots of peanut butter and jelly but usually not sandwich bread.
15. Butter or margarine is nice too.
16. Eggs are a real commodity.
17. Cake mix and frosting makes it possible to make a child’s birthday cake.
18. Dishwashing detergent is very expensive and is always appreciated.
19. Feminine hygiene products are a luxury and women will cry over that.
20. Everyone loves Stove Top Stuffing.

In all the years I have donated food at the Holidays, I bought what I thought they wanted, but have never asked. I am glad I did. If you are helping a Family this Christmas, maybe this can help you tailor it more. It does for me!

There is a Blessing Box located on the south side of our Station 1. On those rare occasions when it actually has food inside, it goes out very quickly. It’s a Blessing only when someone cares and shares their groceries with the Box. Please keep these things in mind when you share with our Blessing Box or with the local pantry at Christian HELP Center.

So, I spoke to people getting food at a food bank and here are some things I learned from those in need:
1. Everyone donates Kraft Mac and Cheese in the box. They can rarely use it because it needs milk and butter which is hard to get from regular food banks.
2. Boxed milk is a treasure, as kids need it for cereal which they also get a lot of.
3. Everyone donates pasta sauce and spaghetti noodles.
4. They cannot eat all the awesome canned veggies and soup unless you put a can opener in too or buy pop tops.
5. Oil is a luxury but needed for Rice a-Roni which they also get a lot of.
6. Spices or salt and pepper would be a real Christmas gift.
7. Tea bags and coffee make them feel like you care.
8. Sugar and flour are treats.
9. They fawn over fresh produce donated by farmers and grocery stores.
10. Seeds are cool in Spring and Summer because growing can be easy for some.
11. They rarely get fresh meat.
12. Tuna and crackers make a good lunch.
13. Hamburger Helper goes nowhere without ground beef.
14. They get lots of peanut butter and jelly but usually not sandwich bread.
15. Butter or margarine is nice too.
16. Eggs are a real commodity.
17. Cake mix and frosting makes it possible to make a child’s birthday cake.
18. Dishwashing detergent is very expensive and is always appreciated.
19. Feminine hygiene products are a luxury and women will cry over that.
20. Everyone loves Stove Top Stuffing.

In all the years I have donated food at the Holidays, I bought what I thought they wanted, but have never asked. I am glad I did. If you are helping a Family this Christmas, maybe this can help you tailor it more. It does for me!

11/20/2021

Firefighters from Grove, Butler and Monkey Island were assisting Cowskin on a major residential structure fire in King Point just after midnight Saturday morning. A total of 16 units and 28 personnel, including the Fireboat from Monkey Island Fire Department, were employed to attack and contain the fire of undetermined origin. The fire was brought under control in one hour, though firefighters continued to monitor for three more hours. No one was at home at the time of the fire and there were no injuries. The home was a total loss.

Firefighters from Grove, Butler and Monkey Island were assisting Cowskin on a major residential structure fire in King Point just after midnight Saturday morning. A total of 16 units and 28 personnel, including the Fireboat from Monkey Island Fire Department, were employed to attack and contain the fire of undetermined origin. The fire was brought under control in one hour, though firefighters continued to monitor for three more hours. No one was at home at the time of the fire and there were no injuries. The home was a total loss.

Cowskin Fire Department updated their info in the about section. 11/18/2021

Cowskin Fire Department updated their info in the about section.

Cowskin Fire Department updated their info in the about section.

11/11/2021

The Cowskin Fire Department stands in brotherhood with Baxter Springs Fire Department, and mourn the passing of Lt. Malichi Brown who was burned while fighting a residential fire last month.
Lt. Brown lost his battle yesterday.

The Cowskin Fire Department stands in brotherhood with Baxter Springs Fire Department, and mourn the passing of Lt. Malichi Brown who was burned while fighting a residential fire last month.
Lt. Brown lost his battle yesterday.

11/11/2021

Wet leaves on our roads can be as slick as ice. Exercise extra caution when driving to work or school in the morning!

Wet leaves on our roads can be as slick as ice. Exercise extra caution when driving to work or school in the morning!

11/02/2021

SAVE THE DATE! Lecture event in support of our injured brother!
*Dave Mellen of Valor Fire Training
*Chief Dennis Reilly
*FOOLS of OZ
*AND MORE!

ALL PROCEEDS to benefit the Brown Family!!!

DON'T MISS THIS CHANCE!!!

https://www.eventbrite.com/e/lt-malachi-brown-benefit-event-tickets-202564936177

Photos from Cowskin Fire Department's post 11/01/2021

Firefighters from Cowskin, Grove, Afton, Cleora and Vinita assisted Bernice and Monkey Island Fire Departments with an early morning commercial establishment fire in Bernice. The fire was first reported at 2:11AM, and was declared Extinguished at 3:55AM. Mercy Regional EMS provided medical standby, and evaluated several firefighters for minor injuries.

11/01/2021

We understand that Deputy Chief Howerton will be going home from hospital today. He will be on medical leave for as long as he needs to be.

We understand that Deputy Chief Howerton will be going home from hospital today. He will be on medical leave for as long as he needs to be.

Photos from Cowskin Fire Department's post 10/07/2021

Cowskin, Hickory Grove and Butler Firefighters assisted Grove Fire on a fully involved single family residence on 304 Road Wednesday evening. Grove EMS on standby, there were no injuries reported.

10/05/2021

Some truths are universal. Like this post from Joplin Fire Department about smoke alarms. Stay safe Cowskin!

Today is the beginning of the National Fire Prevention Week. This years message is based on recognizing the sounds of life safety.

Today we would like to review Smoke Detector etiquette. Do you test your alarms monthly? Is your alarm more than 10 years old? Do you know what the sounds mean that your alarm makes?

If you need help answering these questions please give us a call, or drop a message. Also, please consider replacing your smoke and carbon monoxide detector batteries this week.

Thank you and have a safe week Joplin.

Timeline Photos 09/17/2021

Looking for a few good volunteers.

Being A Volunteer Firefighter Is About One Thing - Heart.
It's not what you look like, what degree you have, or where you come from. It's about heart. If you have the heart to serve the Cowskin area in a way that few can, you have everything we need.

09/15/2021

Cowskin Fire working with AEP-PSO around a tree with power lines down on S 630 Road just south of 260, just after 3:00AM Wednesday. Approximately 1,300 PSO customers are currently without electricity.

Cowskin Fire working with AEP-PSO around a tree with power lines down on S 630 Road just south of 260, just after 3:00AM Wednesday. Approximately 1,300 PSO customers are currently without electricity.

Photos from Up-110's post 09/10/2021

Our flags will be at half staff all weekend to honor them. I’m not going to say anything more.

09/08/2021
09/08/2021

That pile of wood chips and mulch that has been growing since our Land Hurricane two years ago last week? At some point they need to be spread out or otherwise disposed of. After being wet for extended periods, and reheating under 95+ degrees sunshine, some piles may spontaneously combust, as did this pile in Bramberry Cove area today. Like bales of hay, this fire will be allowed to burn itself as long as the area around it is cleared of combustible materials. Pay attention to this page or our sign in front of the Station for advice on when conditions are right for burning.

That pile of wood chips and mulch that has been growing since our Land Hurricane two years ago last week? At some point they need to be spread out or otherwise disposed of. After being wet for extended periods, and reheating under 95+ degrees sunshine, some piles may spontaneously combust, as did this pile in Bramberry Cove area today. Like bales of hay, this fire will be allowed to burn itself as long as the area around it is cleared of combustible materials. Pay attention to this page or our sign in front of the Station for advice on when conditions are right for burning.

08/27/2021

Our Flags are at half-staff in respect for the Marines and Sailors killed today in Afghanistan. May God comfort their families, and protect our Service men and women.

Our Flags are at half-staff in respect for the Marines and Sailors killed today in Afghanistan. May God comfort their families, and protect our Service men and women.

Photos from Cowskin Fire Department's post 08/27/2021

Cowskin Fire assisted Grove EMS in transferring a patient to AirEvac helicopter.

08/25/2021

When you encounter an emergency situation, Call 911.
Do not call your friend who was a fireman in Schenectady.
CALL 911.

When you encounter an emergency situation, Call 911.
Do not call your friend who was a fireman in Schenectady.
CALL 911.

08/25/2021
07/15/2021

Attention!!!! These were thrown in a dumpster at city hall. They are full oxygen tanks from a home health supplier. These DO NOT go in the thrash! It creates a health hazard (potential projectile or fuel a fire) if they were damaged while the trash was being dumped. Please dispose of unwanted medical items correctly! If you don’t know how to dispose of something, please ask!

[07/06/21]   A gentleman in our community fell inside his home sustaining several serious injuries Monday night. He crawled all through his house looking for a working phone. He then crawled out to the road where another gentleman saw him and called 911 for us. We flew him to an area trauma center where he will get the surgery he needs. Thank you to the Good Samaritan who called us and stayed with the man until he was transported away!

Photos from Cowskin Fire Department's post 07/02/2021

Twelve years ago the NEO Kennel Club of Grove donated a set of pet oxygen masks to the Grove Fire Department. Those masks were used yesterday to revive two canines who were rescued from the Hickory Inn Motel fire. Today, the Cowskin Fire Department received its order of two oxygen mask sets. There are different sizes, for cats on up to larger breed dogs, goats, sheep… One set will be carried on Engine 351 and the other in Rescue 2.

[06/30/21]   Cowskin Fire now has a new email address. Contact us at
[email protected]

06/05/2021

[03/15/21]   To answer a number of inquiries, I believe it necessary to present our journalistic principles. We believe it necessary to provide the Cowskin community information about who we are and what we do where and when with the goal of protecting life and property in our community (Who, What, When, Where, and where possible, How and Why). We will never publish identifying details (specific addresses or names of property owners and victims). We will leave those details for other agencies and publishers according to their own policies and best practices. If we can inform the community about weather conditions and road hazards with the intent of preventing or mitigating accidents or fires, we will do that for those reasons. Stay safe and stay healthy!

03/14/2021

Cowskin and Grove Firefighters, along with Grove EMS, Delaware County Deputies, Grove Police and OHP Troopers worked a very serious two-vehicle crash near the junction of Highways 10 & 25 east of Grove late Saturday night. Two people in critical condition were transported area trauma centers.

03/08/2021

Cowskin, Butler and Zena Firefighters assisted Grove Fire on a fire involving two mobile homes, a travel trailer and a propane tank Monday afternoon. Area residents are strongly discouraged from any outdoor burning given our low humidity and high winds.

03/02/2021

Grove and Cowskin Firefighters supported Butler Fire Department with a brush fire that destroyed nearly 30 round hay bales Tuesday afternoon. Wind whipped a trash fire across the field. Residents are encouraged to refrain from any burning while winds are active.

03/02/2021

Joplin Fire Department

We shared this message last year. It bears repeating.

IMPORTANT SAFETY MESSAGE PLEASE READ, WATCH THE VIDEO, AND SHARE.

On Sunday, February 23rd at approximately 12:34 AM, the Joplin Fire Department responded to a reported structure fire with people possibly still inside. A Joplin Police Department officer in the neighborhood patroling arrived at the same time we were getting the call and was able to assist all occupants out of the structure through the back door. Fortunately, there were no injuries during this fire and the family has agreed to allow us to share security video from the fire to help share important safety information.

The video we obtained from this fire drives home the importance of equipping your home with smoke alarms, developing escape plans with your family in the event of a fire, and also how quickly a fire can spread. The video begins in the living room with a small child sleeping on the sofa. The fire was an accidental fire that originated on the front porch and then being wind driven advanced quickly and breeched into the home blocking the front door and stairwell almost immediately. The small child can be heard coughing while she sleeps from smoke that is entering the home and even sleeps through the fire breaching into the front of the house. This home was protected by a fire alarm system that when activated set off an audible alarm and advised there was a fire in the house. This woke the small child who reacted immediately by escaping the other direction, which according to family members is what they taught her. The video ends showing the entire family exiting the back of the house to safety as the entire family was awakened by the alarm going off.

This family was in real danger of being trapped and/or overcome by smoke and fire due to how quickly it was advancing. It took just a few seconds to become a free burning fire that had blocked the stairwell and front exit. If the alarm had not sounded it is possible that the family would not have have had time to escape to safety.

Please ask yourself these questions: Does your home have functioning smoke detectors? Have you taught your children what to do if there is a fire? What is your backup plan if you can't get out of a house? This could very well save your life.

We want to sincerely thank this family for allowing us to share their video of this during their time of tragedy so that we can possibly save others. We also want to thank them for taking the steps necessary to ensure the safety of their family when their fire occurred.

02/23/2021

A tragedy was narrowly averted this afternoon when a lady followed her dog onto the ice of Grand Lake; the ice broke under both. Both were assisted out of the frigid water by Cowskin firefighters and assessed on scene by Grove EMS medics.
Remember that there is no ice on Grand Lake that is thick enough to walk on safely.

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25891 S 655 Rd
Grove, OK
74344

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