Community Outreach Archives - Central County Fire & Rescue

Responding to First Responders

Look around an emergency scene and you’ll notice a sense of organized chaos. Firefighters work to put out the flames, while police officers help secure the area and paramedics tend to the victims. In our area, you will also observe a team of volunteers working to support these first responders and help victims get back on their feet.

The CCFR Community Assistance Program (also known as REHAB-95 — a nickname derived from their signature red SUV) was started by a retired CCFR firefighter in 2015. Since then, nearly 40 volunteers have donated hundreds of hours to the community.

Volunteers for the program are there to help everyone on the scene. They provide victims with immediate assistance including clothing, food, shelter and one night in a hotel, along with connecting them to important community resources.

“There are many cases when a family loses everything in a house fire. This team of volunteers provides help right there on scene to help them start the recovery process,” CCFR Assistant Chief Steve Brown says.

The volunteers assist first responders by providing canteen service, which includes water, coffee, snacks and, in some cases, meals.

“There are times when we are on the scene for hours at a time,” Brown says. “The Community Assistance Program’s canteen services help fuel our first responders and keep their energy up as they handle the situation. They are also an important resource for community members during their time of need.”

The team also helps provide victims and first responders with relief from the outside elements. During the summer they set up cooling stations with shade, fans and iced towels and in the winter their shelters, portable heaters and other supplies provide a break from the cold.

The Community Assistance Program is made possible through the generous support of community donations and volunteers. If you are interested in volunteering with or donating to the program, please contact Mark Runge at [email protected]

REHAB-95 2019 Highlights

  • Provided canteen services to 500+ first responders
  • Assisted 14 local residents in need after house fires
  • Volunteered at 17 community and District events
  • Moved into the old CCFR Fire Station #5 on Ehlmann Road
  • Received 501(c)3 nonprofit organization status

10,000 Easter Egg Hunt Saturday

Central County Fire & Rescue Easter Egg Hunt Saturday

CCFR Community Outreach Volunteers to Host Free Community Event With 10,000 Easter Eggs

Central County Community Outreach will host a free Easter Egg Hunt for children up to 10 years old on Saturday, April 20 from 11 a.m. until 1 p.m. at Fort Zumwalt East High School, 600 First Executive Avenue, Saint Peters, Missouri 63376.

The event also includes a bounce house, balloon artists and face painting.

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CCFR Easter Egg Hunt 2019

Join us Saturday, April 20 for a FREE Easter Hunt at Fort Zumwalt East High School!
 
The event is free, but participants are welcome to make donations to our event sponsor, Central County Community Outreach.
Saturday, April 20, 2019
11 a.m. to 2 p.m.
Fort Zumwalt East High School
600 First Executive Ave.
St. Peters, MO 63376

Trivia Night

trivia night

Join us Oct. 27 for our 7th annual trivia night!

All proceeds will benefit the St. Peters Senior Center Home Delivered Meals program. Tickets are $25 per person or $200 for a table of eight. Complimentary soda and beer will be provided; guests are welcome to bring food and decorations for their table.

Doors open at 6 p.m., and 10 rounds of trivia will begin at 7 p.m.

Mail checks to Assistant Chief Steve Brown at 1220 Cave Springs Blvd., St. Peters, MO 63376. Checks should be made out to “Central County Community Outreach.”

Questions? Call 636.970.9700!

CCFR Community Outreach Mud Volleyball

Mud Volleyball

On July 8, join CCFR Community Outreach for its second annual Mud Volleyball Tournament.

WHEN: 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday, July 8, 2017

WHERE: 10100 Ecology Dr., St. Peters, MO 63376

WHAT: A fun fundraiser for the Disabled Athlete Sports Association in St. Peters and the continued efforts of CCFR’s Community Outreach program. Featuring more than 70 teams playing on six courts while enjoying BBQ, beer and specialty drinks — all for a great cause! First and second place teams will win a cash prize.

Register a team of six (min. 2 female players per team) for $150; each team will play a guaranteed three games in first round-robin open bracket. Each team will receive six drink tickets — no outside alcohol will be permitted.

Click here for more information and to register your team.

CCFR Crews Adopt Families in Need

Holiday Gifts

To celebrate the season of giving, the crews at Central County Fire & Rescue (CCFR) have come together to adopt area families in need.

CCFR firefighter Alan Cross, director of the Central County Community Outreach Program, worked with local elementary schools to identify six local families; each family was paired with one of the district’s six stations so that crews could gather gifts and other supplies.

“CCFR is proud to serve our community in any way we can,” Assistant Fire Chief Steve Brown says. “We hope that we can make the holidays a little brighter for some of our St. Peters families.”

The money being used to assist these families was raised by firefighters at fundraising events throughout the year and provided by the Central County Community Outreach Program.

This program was founded by a group of CCFR firefighters who realized that many families needed help after house fires and other emergency situations. This 501(c)3 non-profit program is funded through donations and provides assistance to families in need, conducts community education and outreach efforts and supports local community organizations.The members of the Community Outreach program organize a variety of community events such as regular movie nights at the fire stations, and the Gifts for Kids toy drive.

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Mud Volleyball Tournament

Mud Volleyball

Join Central County Fire & Rescue Community Outreach for its first annual Charity Mud Volleyball Tournament.

Enjoy a fun day filled with food trucks, beer, a DJ and more, all for two great causes! All proceeds benefit the Disabled Athletic Sports Association and the CCFR Community Outreach Program.

WHEN: Games start at 8 a.m., Saturday, July 9

WHERE: 10100 Ecology Dr. (at the corner of Mid Rivers Mall Drive & Ecology Drive)

COST: $120/team*, includes six drink tickets per team

NITTY-GRITTY: Two-game elimination, play to 25 points

Click here to register your team.

*Each team must have at least six players, and at least two of those players must be female.