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Mehlville Fire District approves purchase of 2022 ambulance and chassis

Mehlville Fire District approves purchase of 2022 ambulance and chassis

By Lucas Irizarry, Staff Reporter September 28, 2021

The Mehlville Fire Protection District Board of Directors approved a plan Sept. 22 to spend around $281,000 on a 2022 ambulance. Fire Chief Brian Hendricks said it was crucial to get the plan approved...

Mehlville Fire to hold public hearing on tax rate next week

Mehlville Fire to hold public hearing on tax rate next week

September 23, 2021

The Mehlville Fire Protection District Board of Directors will hold a public hearing Wednesday on the 2021 “blended” tax rate, ahead of tax rates being due to to the state Oct. 1.  The hearing...

Mehlville Fire amends employee pension plan

Mehlville Fire amends employee pension plan

By Lucas Irizarry, Staff Reporter September 15, 2021

The Mehlville Fire Protection District Board of Directors amended the employee pension plan for the first time since 1989 at its meeting Sept. 8. Chief Financial Officer Brian Bond said when the plan...

EMoPP changes proposed by MFPD, vacations a main focus

EMoPP changes proposed by MFPD, vacations a main focus

By Lucas Irizarry, Staff Reporter September 15, 2021

The Mehlville Fire Protection District is taking a closer look at its vacation model as part of some upcoming Employee Manual of Policies and Procedures changes. Chief Brian Hendricks said the current...

Pictured above, from left, are Carol’s husband Greg Jacobsmeyer, critical care paramedic Janis Smith, Acting Battalion Chief Lee Bennion, Carol Jacobsmeyer, critical care paramedic Chris Ekiss and private James Teeple.

Mehlville Fire Protection District recognizes lifesaving EMS team

By Lucas Irizarry, Staff Reporter July 22, 2021

Several employees of the Mehlville Fire Protection District were recognized last month at a Board of Directors meeting for their efforts in helping to save the life of a fire district resident who went...

UPDATE: Father and son from Fenton killed in accident in Affton

UPDATE: Father and son from Fenton killed in accident in Affton

June 28, 2021

Update: On Tuesday, St. Louis County Police positively identified Paul Eckhoff, 59, and Colin Eckhoff, 10, of Fenton, as the victims in the accident Monday. They are father and son. St. Louis County...

Crestwood debuts eye-catching new public notice signs for zoning issues

Crestwood debuts eye-catching new public notice signs for zoning issues

By Gloria Lloyd, News Editor June 25, 2021

Driving up a road and squinting at a tiny posted public hearing sign to find out about a zoning issue may be an annoyance of the past, at least in Crestwood. Borrowing an idea from Wentzville, Crestwood...

MFPD Chief Brian Hendricks speaks at a board meeting in 2019.

Mehlville Fire late response is rare event

By Gloria Lloyd, News Editor June 24, 2021

The Mehlville Fire Protection District was hindered in its response to a house fire off Tesson Ferry Road this spring because the nearest firetrucks were engaged in mutual aid fighting a hazardous truck...

Mehlville Fire takes steps to tighten drug inventory, prevent future theft

Mehlville Fire takes steps to tighten drug inventory, prevent future theft

By Gloria Lloyd, News Editor June 17, 2021

The Mehlville Fire Protection District has a new narcotics inventory control system on ambulances this year. The district spent $37,000 of the equipment and supplies budget in January on a narcotics inventory...

Firefighters remove hazardous substance from Oakville High lab; students were gone for day

Firefighters remove hazardous substance from Oakville High lab; students were gone for day

May 25, 2021

Firefighters were called to Oakville High School Tuesday afternoon to remove a hazardous substance out of an abundance of caution, the school district said. Materials for science laboratories are stored...

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