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Duquesne Police Department is a participant in “Project Child Safety.” Free gun locks are available upon request at Duquesne City Hall, 1501 S Duquesne Road. For more information contact the Duquesne Police Department at (417)781-9494

From the Duenweg VOL. Fire Department

This upcoming Fire Works season please take the time to be safe, know your surroundings, make sure you’re Children our supervised at all times, and do not allow them to shoot of fireworks alone.
Please follow all of the Safety tips we have included. And have a great 4 of July.

From the Duenweg Volunteer Fire Department.

FIREWORKS SAFETY TIPSLeave Fireworks to the Professionals
  • The best way to protect your family is to not use any fireworks at home. Instead, attend public fireworks displays and leave the lighting to the professionals.
  • If you plan to use fireworks, make sure they are legal in your area.Be Extra Careful With Sparklers
  • Little arms are too short to hold sparklers, which can heat up to 1,200 degrees. How about this? Let your young children use glow sticks instead. They can be just as fun but they don’t burn at a temperature hot enough to melt glass.
  • Closely supervise children around fireworks at all times.Take Necessary Precautions
  • Do not wear loose clothing while using fireworks.
  • Never light fireworks indoors or near dry grass.
  • Point fireworks away from homes, and keep away from brush, leaves and flammable substancesBe Prepared for an Accident or Injury
  • Stand several feet away from lit fireworks. If a device does not go off, do not stand over it to investigate it. Put it out with water and dispose of it.
  • Always have a bucket of water and/or a fire extinguisher nearby. Know how to operate the fire extinguisher properly.
  • If a child is injured by fireworks, immediately go to a doctor or hospital. If an eye injury occurs, don't allow your child to touch or rub it, as this may cause even more damage. 

The National Council on Fireworks Safety offers these common sense safety tips for using consumer fireworks in the hopes that injuries to consumers can be greatly reduced this season:

  • Parents and caretakers should always closely supervise teens if they are using fireworks.
  • Parents should not allow young children to handle or use fireworks.
  • Fireworks should only be used outdoors.
  • Always have water ready if you are shooting fireworks.
  • Know your fireworks.  Read the caution label before igniting.
  • Obey local laws. If fireworks are not legal where you live, do not use them.
  • Alcohol and fireworks do not mix.
  • Wear safety glasses whenever using fireworks.
  • Never relight a “dud” firework.  Wait 20 minutes and then soak it in a bucket of water.
  • Soak spent fireworks with water before placing them in an outdoor garbage can.
  • Avoid using homemade fireworks or illegal explosives: They can kill you!
  • Report illegal explosives, like M-80s and quarter sticks, to the fire or police department And note these special safety tips, if using sparklers:

  • Always remain standing while using sparklers.
  • Never hold a child in your arms while using sparklers.
  • Never hold, or light, more than one sparkler at a time.
  • Never throw sparklers.
  • Sparkler wire and stick remain hot long after the flame has gone out.  Be sure to drop spent sparklers in a bucket of water.
  • Teach children not to wave sparklers, or run, while holding sparklers. 


CONTACT: Sergeant Heun – 417-781-9494 –
The Duquesne Police Department Joins National Youth Alcohol Enforcement Crackdown to Reduce Drunk Driving Fatalities
‘Drive Sober or Get Pulled Over’ Campaign Will Target Drunk Drivers
Duquesne, Missouri – Local police will be out in full force as part of the annual nationwide Youth Alcohol Enforcement “Drive Sober or Get Pulled Over” crackdown on drunk driving. The crackdown, which will include high-visibility enforcement throughout Duquesne, will run from May 1 – May 12, 2015.
The effective nationwide drunk driving crackdown will include high-visibility enforcement, high-profile events, and will be supported by national paid advertising, creating a comprehensive campaign to curb drunk driving over the Youth Alcohol Enforcement.
Duquesne Police Department said its officers will be aggressively looking for drunk drivers during the crackdown and will arrest anyone caught driving drunk.
Although it is illegal in all 50 States, the District of Columbia and Puerto Rico to drive drunk (having a blood alcohol concentration of .08 or higher), far too many people across the nation get behind the wheel after consuming too much alcohol. The latest statistics from the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration underscore the serious nature of the nation’s continuing drunk driving epidemic.
“Every year, about one third of all motor vehicle traffic deaths involve one or more impaired drivers or motorcycle operators,” said Chief Kitch. There were 191 people killed and 640 seriously injured in 2014 Missouri traffic crashes that involved at least one substance-impaired driver (Alcohol and/or drugs).
Kitch added the Youth Alcohol Enforcement is particularly dangerous. During the Youth Alcohol Enforcement six (6) people were killed and twenty-nine (29) seriously injured in Missouri traffic crashes that involved at least one substance-impaired driver (Alcohol and/or drugs). A substance-impaired driver less than 21 years of age was involved in two of the serious injuries. DWI arrests were made statewide.
“Research has shown that high-visibility enforcement like the 'Drive Sober or Get Pulled Over' campaign reduces drunk driving fatalities by as much as 20 percent. By joining this nationwide effort, we will make Duquesne’s roadways safer for everyone throughout the holiday,” said Kitch.
“We want to remind everyone that getting behind the wheel drunk is a terrible idea. Unfortunately, not only does drinking impair your ability to operate a vehicle safely, it also impairs your judgment and good sense about whether you can, or should drive. If you have any doubt about your sobriety, do not get behind the wheel. If you do chose to drive impaired, you will be arrested. No warnings. No excuses,” Kitch said.
Kitch noted that being arrested for driving drunk brings a wide range of negative consequences into one’s life. Drunk drivers face jail time, loss of their driver licenses, and steep financial consequences such as higher insurance rates, attorney fees, court costs, lost time at work, and the potential loss of job. When family, friends and co-workers find out, violators also often face tremendous personal embarrassment.
“Driving drunk is simply not worth the risk. So don’t take the chance. Remember, we will be out in force and we will be watching, so ‘Drive Sober or Get Pulled Over,’” said Kitch.
For more information, visit the “Drive Sober or Get Pulled Over” Campaign Headquarters at , or .
Beginning July 14, 2015 court will start at 2:00pm

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Court: for citations Issued in June
Date: July 14, 2015 
Time: 2:00PM
Location: 1501 S Duquesne Rd., Joplin, MO 64801

Court: for citations Issued in July
Date: Aug 11, 2015
Time: 2:00pm
Location: 1501 S Duquesne Rd., Joplin, MO 64801
City Council Meeting: Public Hearing 7:05pm      
Date: July 13, 2015
Time: 7:00pm

Public Forum for Basic rate sewer charge
Date: July 13, 2015
Time: 6:30pm
Location: 1501 Duquesne Rd., Joplin, MO 64801

City Council Work Session
Location: 1501 Duquesne Rd., Joplin, MO 64801
Planning & Zoning Committee: Public Hearing 7:05pm      
Date: July 6, 2015
Time: 7:00pm
Location: 1501 Duquesne Rd., Joplin, MO 64801
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