Lick Creek VFD’s info was omitted from recent series

Editor’s note: Our recent two-part series outlining the work, and the needs, of Ozark County’s volunteer fire departments inadvertently left out Lick Creek Volunteer Fire Department in Howards Ridge. We apologize for the omission. 

Lick Creek VFD

Current roster: 11 active firefighters. Five work full-time day-shift jobs, and one works out of town for months at a time, leaving five volunteers available during most days.

Target roster: 15 firefighters and/or medical responders

Number of calls in 2018: 80 (53 medical/misc. calls, 10 service calls and 17 fire calls)

Dues: $40 per year. ($60 for two or more homes. $80 for businesses.)

Types of volunteers needed: Lick Creek VFD chief Jerry Rowlett says LCVFD’s greatest  need is additional firefighters and medical responders, especially volunteers who can respond day or night, 24/7. Volunteers do not need prior experience in firefighting or medical response, as LCVFD will provide training. Also needed are other volunteers who   can help drive trucks, walk a fire line, run the pumps, help service equipment, help with lifting patients, etc…. “In other words, if you want to help, we will find something for you to do,” Rowlett said. 

Contact information: Those interested in volunteering can call fire chief Rowlett at 417-679-4577 or email Please leave a message if he isn’t able to answer the phone call. Potential volunteers are also encouraged to attend the LCVFD quarterly meetings. Dates and times can be found on the Lick Creek Valley Volunteer Fire Department Facebook page. 

Ozark County Times

504 Third Steet
PO Box 188
Gainesville, MO 65655

Phone: (417) 679-4641
Fax: (417) 679-3423