Welcome to the Bloomsdale Volunteer Fire Department Website.
The Bloomsdale Volunteer Fire Department covers roughly 64 square miles on the northern part of Ste. Genevieve County and borders St. Francois county. The department runs roughly 120 calls a year, has 20 firefighters on the roster, and 7 apparatus. The Department was formed in 1938 when a group of concerned citizens donated money and purchased a 40 gal Foamite Firefighting Unit and other necessary equipment. Since the beginning the Bloomsdale Volunteer Fire Department has been an all volunteer fire department and grown tremendously. The department started out with one apparatus a Model T Ford and operated out of a garage on Jersey Lane which became the first fire house.
With the growing community and the growing equipment the department needed a bigger building and the construction of a fire house at 521 Highway 61 began, the department operated out of the building for many years but once again there was need for growth and the department with the help of the community demolished the old firehouse at 521 Highway 61 and built a new updated one in the same location. Throughout the years the department has seen many different types of equipment and many different faces but, one thing that hasn't changed is the support for the community .