Fire Protection District Law

Lewis Rice has a long history of providing general representation to fire protection districts in Missouri. Our attorneys have considerable experience in representing these districts as well as volunteer fire protection associations on a vast array of services including the following:

  • Formation
  • Elections
  • Board governance process and procedures
  • By-laws and policy development
  • Employment law
  • Compliance with Missouri ethics laws
  • Missouri Sunshine Law compliance
  • Contracts
  • Collective bargaining
  • Public finance
  • Litigation 

Lewis Rice Fire Protection District Law attorneys advise on levy issues, pension and defined benefit plan design and consultation, boundary and consolidation issues, and audits and reporting compliance to the Missouri State Auditors’ office. We frequently provide educational training required by state statute for all members of the board of directors of multiple fire protection districts across the State, and we offer statutorily required board member training regarding pension plan design and administration. These services and more allow the volunteer and career fire fighters and first responders to focus on responding to the numerous emergency calls they receive throughout the year, keeping their districts' residents, wildlife, and habitat safe from harm.