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Lindbergh School District educators practice applying tourniquets on each other, pictured above, following the Mehlville Fire Protection District’s Mobile Integrated Health Department’s presentation on bleeding control techniques April 26. “This one’s generally the easiest to put on because it doesn’t really involve touching the wound directly,” MFPD Community Paramedic Nick Marty told the group.

Mehlville Fire teaches educators bleed control

By Ellie Marshall, Staff Reporter May 21, 2024

The Mehlville Fire Protection District’s Mobile Integrated Health (MIH) Department taught Lindbergh School District educators bleeding control techniques – such as how to pack a wound, how to apply...

Mehlville Fire holds training on specialized care for pediatric patients

By Erin Achenbach, News Editor May 9, 2024

The Mehlville Fire Protection District hosted a specialized training class on May 2 in collaboration with SSM Health Cardinal Glennon Children’s Hospital, focused on managing critical airway situations...

Lindbergh School District educators practice applying tourniquets on each other, pictured above, following the Mehlville Fire Protection District’s Mobile Integrated Health Department’s presentation on bleeding control techniques April 26. “This one’s generally the easiest to put on because it doesn’t really involve touching the wound directly,” MFPD Community Paramedic Nick Marty told the group.

Educators learn bleeding control through Mehlville Fire

By Ellie Marshall, Staff Reporter April 30, 2024

The Mehlville Fire Protection District’s Mobile Integrated Health (MIH) Department taught Lindbergh School District educators bleeding control techniques – such as how to pack a wound, how to apply...

The states first Safe Haven Baby Box was installed at the Mehlville Fire Protection Districts Engine House No. 2, 5434 Telegraph Road. The boxes are designed to let parents anonymously surrender newborns at firehouses, hospitals and other public safety locations.

More places install drop-off boxes for surrendered babies. Critics say they’re a gimmick

By Anna Claire Vollers, Missouri Independent March 4, 2024

The pitch feels noble, visceral: Prevent newborns from being discarded in dumpsters, and do it in a way that shields the mother and protects her anonymity while safeguarding the baby’s health and future. In...

Missouri’s first Safe Haven Baby Box was installed in South County at the Mehlville Fire Protection District’s Engine House No. 2, 5434 Telegraph Road. The box was dedicated at a ribbon cutting event Aug. 8, pictured above, which was attended by Rep. Jim Murphy of Oakville (pictured center) – who sponsored the legislation for the baby boxes, Mehlville Fire Chief Brian Hendricks and Lt. Gov. Mike Kehoe. The boxes are designed to let parents anonymously and safely surrender newborns at firehouses, hospitals and other public safety locations.

First baby surrendered at MFPD firehouse

By Erin Achenbach, News Editor February 20, 2024

The Safe Haven Baby Box has seen its first drop-off nearly six months after being installed at a Mehlville Fire Protection District engine house in Oakville. The baby box, the first in Missouri, was installed...

Green Park City Hall

Green Park backtracks on speed humps

By Ellie Marshall, Staff Reporter January 31, 2024

Another meeting, another discussion on speed humps. In a turn of events, however, the Green Park Board of Aldermen voted not to deploy speed humps in the Ronnie Hills subdivision at its Jan. 18 meeting,...

MFPD program will provide blood transfusions on location

MFPD program will provide blood transfusions on location

By Erin Achenbach, News Editor December 13, 2023

The Mehlville Fire Protection District is introducing a new program to provide onsite blood transfusions in emergencies. Currently, the district can only replace volume lost during emergencies using a...

MFPD introducing onsite blood transfusion program

MFPD introducing onsite blood transfusion program

By Erin Achenbach, News Editor December 5, 2023

The Mehlville Fire Protection District is introducing a new program to provide onsite blood transfusions in emergencies. Currently, the district can only replace volume lost during emergencies using...

Mehlville Fire sets tax rates, sees $418M increase in assessed values

By Erin Achenbach, News Editor October 17, 2023

The Mehlville Fire Protection District Board of Director’s set the district’s 2023 tax rates Sept. 27. According to Chief Financial Officer Brian Bond, the 2023 assessed values reflect a $418 million...

The states first Safe Haven Baby Box was installed at the Mehlville Fire Protection Districts Engine House No. 2, 5434 Telegraph Road. The boxes are designed to let parents anonymously surrender newborns at firehouses, hospitals and other public safety locations.

Missouri’s first ‘baby box’ installed at Mehlville Fire engine house in Oakville

By Erin Achenbach, News Editor August 31, 2023

South St. Louis County is now home to Missouri’s first Safe Haven Baby Box, a newborn safety incubator that allows parents to relinquish babies with no legal consequences. The “baby boxes” are temperature...

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