A little History:
The Keo Volunteer Fire Department was Authorized by City Ordinance in 1990. The dept had one 1967 Fire Truck and there was basic gear for eight Volunteers. During this time, the dept worked diligently to protect our community. In 2002 the Fire dept added space to the City Hall to meet the needs of the Dept. In 2005, the dept saw great change. The ISO Rating went from 9 to 6 and a new 1989 Ford Fire truck was purchased. In 2006 the City purchased a new Tornado Siren, which allowed the Fire Dept a more efficient way of notifying the community of tornados.
Previously, they had to use the Fire Truck sirens and drive through town. Late in 2008, the City purchased a new High Band Communications System that would be mandatory by 2013. This allowed the Firemen to have better communication.
In 2009, the dept had further updates under the direction of Fire Chief Charles Martin through required training procedures, organizing and training First Responder Groups and updating equipment for the Dept.