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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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Jan 26

Trip Around the Ozarks for January 25, 2017

Posted to Area Events and Happenings by Dustin Hall

Hello Friends;

Thursday January 26th MOPS or Mothers of Pre-Schoolers will be having a Paddle Party Fundraiser from 6PM-9PM at the Mill Center. This is their quarterly fundraiser. Vendor applications are still being accepted but remember it is first come first serve. All the details for the event can be found on their Facebook Event Page

Starting off February Lebanon will host the Missouri Nationals Wrestling Tournament on the 4th and 5th at the Civic Center. Matches will begin both days at 9AM. We want to welcome all the competitors and wish them all the best of luck.

On Saturday February 11th The Lebanon Concert Association presents Southeast Alaskan Odyssey: Join the Alaska String Band for a Southeast Alaskan Odyssey. Hailing from Alaska's capital city of Juneau, the Zahasky family bring the best of Americana music to every performance. This family-friendly group presents American-roots music favorites that are showcased touching on additional genres such as swing, jazz, bluegrass, pop, Celtic and gospel.

Back again on the 25th Annual "It's A Gas!" Swap Meet will be on February 11th from 8:00 am - Noon at the Cowan Civic Center. This swap meet will have everything Petroliana and offering all things associated with the gas and oil collector's hobby, including good advertising, nostalgia, coin op. and other related items. This is no auto parts swap. It is $5 at the door and if you're a collector or dealer in gas and oil collectibles you definitely need to get this event on your calendar. Info:

February 16th – the 18th the LHS Drama presents Mary Poppins in the Cowan Center Theater. Mary Poppins is a story of a magical nanny that helps to bring the two children she's in charge of closer to their father. The doors open each night at 6:30 and the curtain goes up at 7PM. Students are $3 and Adults are $6.

On February 18th the Cowan Civic Center welcomes back the Monster Truck Thunder Show. There will be 2 shows, one at 2 and the other at 7:30. There will be more information coming on this event shortly. 

Additional events to look forward to:
RK Gun and Knife Show
Trout Season Opening Day at Bennett Spring State Park
Mid MO Percussion Arts Competition
MO Pet Breeders Trade Show
Annual Community-Wide Garage Sale

Additional Information and links to these events and other upcoming events can be found on the City’s Event Calendar. Have a great week.

FYI: The next regularly scheduled City Council meeting will be Monday, February 13th in the Council Chambers at City Hall.

Remember to tune in to KJEL 103.7 FM every Wednesday at 8:20 AM for the weekly "Trip Around the Ozarks." If you have an event that you would like featured on "Trip Around the Ozarks" please e-mail Tourism Director Bruce Conklin at