Life in the City of Eldon offers “The Best of Both Worlds”.Eldon is a small town with strong family values, great community spirit, and an award winning school district, career center, and churches of nearly every denomination. At the same time, we are located only 15 minutes from the Lake of the Ozarks and 30 miles from Jefferson City, Missouri's state capital. Jefferson City and the lake area offer a wide variety of recreational activities, opportunities for higher education, shopping malls & fine dining. Located in the center of the state, Eldon is less than a 3 hour drive from St. Louis, Kansas City, or Springfield.
The City is lucky to have a host of civic and service organizations for people of all ages. Youngsters can participate in scouting, 4-H, FFA, school and church activities. For adults and seniors, there are the Lions Club, Kiwanis, VFW, American Legion, and Chamber of Commerce among many others. The Eldon R-I School district has several volunteer programs including P.A.V.E., P.A.T, and the Ameri-Corps program. The City invites citizens to inquire about serving on various City Boards and Commissions or file as a candidate for elected office.
Police Chief-Rodney Fair
The Eldon Police Department Officers, including one Detective, and one SRO full-time position.
Officers of the Eldon Police Department:
Assistant Police Chief Brian Kidwell
Detective Robert Tamm
Sergeant Danny Pendleton
Sergeant Scott Elley
Officer Mark Beauchamp
Officer Casey Shoemate
Officer Michael Atkinson
Officer Terry Etter
SRO (School Resource officer) Larry Bowling
CONTACT THE POLICE DEPARTMENT
EMERGENCIES DIAL 911
EMAIL: RFAIR@ELDONMO.ORGVacation Check Request
If you are planning a vacation and would like to have your property monitored. Fill out the Vacation Check Request Form and email it to firstname.lastname@example.org or mail to Attn. Rodney Fair PO Box 355 Eldon, MO 65026
Welcome to the City of Eldon Fire Department. Eldon Fire and Rescue Proudly serving since 1900.
We need your help. If it were not for volunteers, three-fourths of the United States would be without adequate fire protection...including the community in which you live.
Few jobs offer the challenges and rewards that volunteer fire, rescue and emergency services offer. But this business is not for everyone. You need courage, dedication and a willingness to learn new skills. And you need to be able to conquer new and diverse challenges.
As a volunteer, you must meet certain requirements to even be accepted. Then you will be trained to react with confidence to all sorts of emergency situations--from childbirth to fire to hazardous spills.
The work is not all that glamorous, either. It can be hot, sweaty, strenuous, dirty and often hazardous.
In spite of the the hardships connected with the job, the rewards are incredible if you consider respect and appreciation reward enough: Saving a neighbor's home from burning to the ground, or saving a child from injury or possible death. These require acting with courage in the face of danger. And these are the volunteer's reward of personal satisfaction.
So, if you have the strong desire to help, and you believe that you have what it takes to meet the challenges, stop by the Eldon Fire Station and talk to us. Join the team that protects the dreams in your community.
CITY OF ELDON
EMERGENCY MANAGEMENT DEPARTMENT
Aaron Hees is the Emergency Management Director for the City of Eldon. The Emergency Management Director is responsible for coordinating the City's efforts to prepare for every possible disaster that could happen, whether natural or man-made including: tornados, winter storms, epidemics, large fires, etc. Should a disaster occur, Aaron will work with the Mayor and other City officials as well as county, state, and federal agencies to coordinate efforts for the most effective response to the situation while protecting human lives and property.
In case of a major emergency the City of Eldon has sheltering agreements with the following locations.
Eldon Community Center at 312 E 2nd
Ninth Street Christian Church at 1009 S. McKinley
Sacred Heart Catholic Church at 540 N. Mill
First Christian Church at 103 S. Aurora
First Baptist Church at 209 S Aurora
The Eldon First Church of the Nazarene is a shelter in case of severe weather.
It is important to have a plan for every type of emergency imaginable. When our kids are young they are taught to have an escape plan in case of a house fire. Especially this time of year it is equally important to have a plan in case of severe weather.
How will you be notified? Advanced warning is the key to survival. I cannot stress the importance of having a weather radio enough. The city has outdoor warning sirens, but they meant to warn people who are outdoors. These sirens may not be heard inside your home or business due to wind speed/director or building materials etc. If you are on the road the American Red Cross has an app for Apple and Android devices that acts as a weather radio. ( The link is listed below)
Where will you go? The best place to seek shelter is underground such as a basement or a storm shelter, if you do not have access to one of the two get in an interior room on the lowest level of a non-mobile home.
What will you take? If possible take a flashlight, cell phone, a weather radio to know when the storm is over. Also take any other items that may be needed such as medications or food. (It is recommend to change the batteries during the spring and fall at day light savings time.)
City of Eldon
Communications is the Vital Link
The Communications Department for the City of Eldon has 5 full time employees and 1 part time employee. Our department dispatches for the City Police, Fire, EMA, Animal Control, and Public Works after hours. When the phone rings in the Communications Department it may be an emergency call for help or a citizen just asking a question. Our department averages around 850 calls of service a month. This does not include all other administrative phone calls, walk-ins, or radio traffic that we answer on a day to day basis. We are the first contact many people have when they are in need of the Police or Fire Department. Communications send the appropriate department to each call of service that we receive. Our department plays an important role in assisting the departments we dispatch for. We are a vital link between the departments and the citizens. We are at many times considered the first responders to all emergency calls. We are the first on scene even though we can't see what is exactly going on over the phone. This job is really stressful at more times than others. We take pride in our job and strive to do the very best to our ability. Communications is the vital link to all public safety responses. Communications Officers must be thorough and trained to handle any type of situation that may occur while he/she is on duty.
Hours of Operation:
Tuesday-Thursday: 9 a.m. -2 p.m. (closed for lunch 12p.m.-1p.m.)
Saturday: 9 a.m. -1 p.m. ( 2nd & 4th Saturday of each month)
This schedule is for the following activities:
Reclaiming of pet
Eldon Animal Control Center
Phone: (573)392-2291 ext.:229
Location: (Public Works facility) 1000 Highway Y Eldon, Mo. 65026
Lost Pets? Please call Police Department Dispatch (573)392-9111
Public Works Department
Contact Public Works Director- Steve Johnson