Through devotion to duty, professionalism, and dedication to the community. District personnel will provide unprecedented Fire, Rescue, and Emergency Medical Services. Whether an act of man, or an act of nature. Our district shall prevail.
The River's Pointe Fire Protection District is located between the confluence of the Mississippi and Missouri Rivers which makes up the Eastern tip of St. Charles County. The district was formed by a merger of the Portage Des Sioux Community Volunteer Fire Department and the West Alton Fire Protection District in January of 2007. The district protects 64 square miles of mostly rural agricultural area with moderate residential and a minor industrial make-up. The district serves approximately 1000 residents and responds to an average of 260 incidents per year.
The Portage Des Sioux Volunteer Fire Department was first incorporated in February of 1946 by members of the community and served in that capacity until January of 2007 when the department merged with the West Alton Fire protection District.
The West Alton Volunteer Fire Department was formed in 1956 by members of the community and served in that capacity until 1999 when the community voted for the department to become a fire protection district.
Various Rivers Pointe personnel are members of:
Missouri Region C K9 Team
St. Charles County Ambulance District Medic 40
St. Charles County Haz-Mat Team
St. Charles County Overhead Response Team (Incident Command)
St. Charles County USAR Team (Urban Search & Rescue)
Rivers Pointe Participates in:
Firefighters Association of Missouri
International Association of Fire Chiefs
Missouri Valley Division of Fire Chiefs
St. Charles County Emergency Services Association
St. Charles County Department of Dispatch Board
National Fire Protection Association
Rivers Pointe proudly supports:
Burns Recovered Support group - Fill the Helmet campaign
MDA - Fill the Boot campaign
St. Baldricks Foundation