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Jun 06


Posted to  Chief's Letter by Dustin Hall

The City of Lebanon Fire Department has changed dramatically over the past decade. Our apparatus and equipment has been updated. Additional personnel are now working full and part time. Fire Station #2 on South Jefferson is staffed 24 hours a day. None of these changes would have been possible without the support of you, our citizens. I cannot say Thank You enough.  

We work every day to provide the best service possible to our citizens, visitors, and neighbors. The department manages a number of programs in service to our community. These services include:
  • Fire and life safety inspections
  • Child safety seat program
  • Smoke detector program
  • Fire suppression
  • Emergency medical services
  • Technical rescue
  • Hazardous material mitigation
Our dedicated staff is our most important asset. Without this group of people willing to serve the goals and achievements of the department could not be met. Our staff represents a variety of background, cultures, age, and educational levels.

I encourage you to visit one or both of our fire stations. Our personnel are here to assist in any way we can. As always I am delighted to answer any questions you may have about the City of Lebanon Fire Department.

Yours in Emergency Service,

Sam Schneider
Fire Chief
Dec 01

Safety Message for December 2015

Posted to  Fire Department Safety Message by Dustin Hall

According to the NFPA, the fire service responds to over a 1000 structure fires each year due to holiday decorations. Over 200 of these fires start due to Christmas trees. The remaining balance is blamed on other decorations.  Here are some tips to help keep your holidays safe.
  • Pick a tree with fresh, green needles that do not fall off when touched.
  • Cut 2” off the trunk before placing the tree in the stand.
  • Make sure the tree does not block any exit.
  • Keep the tree at least three feet from any heat source.
  • Add water to the tree stand daily.
  • Use only electric decorations for indoor use and have a independent laboratory label.
  • Replace any damaged decorations.
  • Never use lit candles to decorate a tree.
  • Turn off any decorations before going to bed.

  • Outside decorations should be designed for outside use.  
  • Do not use decorations which are damaged or have worn electrical cords.
  • Unplug or turn off decorations before going to bed or leaving the home.
  • Keep decorations away from heat sources.
  • If you must use extension cords make sure they are designed for outside use, are laboratory tested, and are plugged into GFI outlets.
  • Be very careful with candles. Candles contribute to 38% of decoration fires each year.

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Jul 06

Happenings Around Town!

Posted to Area Events and Happenings by Nicole McGinnis

July 7: Salute to 75 at the I-44 Speedway!  75-lap Pro Late Model feature event and a fireworks show following the event!

July 9-14:  Bring the whole family out for the 2018 Laclede County Fair! Enjoy a 4 wheeler rodeo, carnival rides, draft horse pull, truck and tractor pull, and much more! Season tickets are available at the Chamber Office or sold Tuesday at the gate. Season tickets are $30.

July 13:  Lebanon Laclede County Library is showing Moana at 10 AM.   Don't forget to bring a snack and a blanket to enjoy the movie with.  Beat the heat inside with the AC!

July 20:  Boat Town Brewing Christmas in July 5-8 PM.  Boat Town Brewing invites you to come out and shop while sampling wine, mead and spirits in a fun atmosphere with great friends! Vendors will be offering door prizes as well as table prizes!

July 21-22: 9th Annual Fiber U for knitters, weavers, spinners, and all fiber artists from the Midwest at the Cowan Civic Center. Saturday: 8:00 a.m.-6:00 p.m. Sunday 8:00 a.m.-3:00 p.m. Free admission! Enjoy vendors, demos, fiber artists showcase, and classes. 

July 27-29: The New Horizons present the 2018 Gospel Music Spectacular at the Cowan Civic Center! No tickets needed! Emcee Duane Garren will be there to introduce the Lesters, Diplomats, Dove Brothers, and many more!

August 1-4: The 3rd Annual Lebanon Gospel Music Get-Together will be back at the Cowan Civic Center! Enjoy the musical talents of the Isaacs, Perrys, Whisnants, Primitive Quartet, McKameys, and many, many more! To order tickets or for more information call 417-236-9090 or visit