Lending a Hand
During the COVID-19 pandemic, the Civic Arena has been working in conjunction with the fire department in processing and storing Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) for the emergency workers in Northwest Missouri.
Once the fire department personnel retrieve the equipment provided by the state in Jefferson City, it is brought to the Civic Arena for counting, sorting, bundling and labeling for each individual department within the northwestern portion of Missouri. The state provides the roster and tally for each individual department. This includes 58 law enforcement agencies and 83 fire departments whether a small or large department.
After the sorting and labeling process is completed, the fire department personnel distribute to these departments which may require several trips in and out of the arena based on the individual orders received to distribute. The arena also serves as a storage facility for all unused and/or undistributed equipment.