The DeSoto Rural Fire Protection District is geographically the largest Fire District in the St. Louis Metropolitan Area. At 260 square miles we cover over one third of Jefferson County. The District began when a few dedicated people decided to start their own fire department to better serve the residents living around the City of DeSoto. The DeSoto Rural Volunteer Fire Association was officially born on December 6, 1950. The volunteer Fire Association sold fire tags and held fundraisers to financially support the fire department. In June of 1987 the citizens living in the area voted to create the tax supported DeSoto Rural Fire Protection District.
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