GORDONVILLE, MO (KFVS) - The new Gordonville Fire Protection Station hosted an open house for the community on Sunday.
Gordonville fire officials say the support the community has shown has improved the fire district in numerous ways over the past couple of years.
In 2012, there were roughly 13 to 15 volunteer firefighters on hand. Since then, they have ramped it up to 25.
With support from the community, fire officials say they have acquired a new fire station building and have solidified a bond with the community.
Today was the first time the public was invited to come see the new building.
Kids were able to get a hands-on experience and use a fire house and extinguisher to put out fake flames. Children lined up to climb in Life Evac helicopters and even watched two of them simultaneously take off.
Fire officials say this was a great way to thank the community for their support.