Our Service Area & Operations

Our Service Area:

Our service area covers 150 square miles on the West side of The Lake of the Ozarks in Central Missouri, in Morgan and Camden County, the City of Laurie and City of Gravois Mills. Our Eastern and Western Boundaries are the center line of the Lake of the Ozarks and encompass 63 miles of shoreline. The area is primarily rural, with limited agricultural with the economy driven primarily by the recreational attraction to the Lake. Our year round population is 9100; this is a mix of working persons, families and retirees. The balance of home owners are weekend or seasonal. From March to November our population can rise above 30,000 with peak weekend population exceeding 100,000.


Operations include but are not limited to: fire suppression, vehicle rescue, technical rope rescue, water rescue, outdoor search and rescue, Haz-Mat response through membership in a regional Haz-mat team, EMS, fire investigation, fire safety and public education. There are state certified fire service instructors and investigators on staff, the majority of our firefighters are certified Firefighter I & II by the State of Missouri.

We have contractual mutual aid agreements with all Area Fire Departments and participate in the Missouri Statewide Fire Mutual Aid System and are registered with the Missouri Division of Fire Safety, report regularly to the National Fire Incident Reporting System, and are currently National Incident Management System compliant.

The District currently operates a training and maintenance facility, seven fire houses, nine pumpers, two ladder trucks, one quick response pumper, two light water units, eleven tankers, two heavy rescues, two service companies, two fire boats, one rescue boat, a communications/support bus and various staff/support vehicles.

Gravois Fire Protection District
215 Highway O, Laurie, MO 65037
Phone: (573) 374-4442  |  Fax:   (573) 374-4373  |  Email: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Morgan County Communications Center
Phone: (573) 378-5481  |  Fax:   (573) 378-5441