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Mehlville Fire policy change affects task force pay

MFPD firefighter-medics David Wideman and Capt. Nick Larosa pull Jared Sarni out of the water during a mock water rescue practice in 2018.

By Erin Achenbach, Staff Repoter

October 7, 2020

The Mehlville Fire Protection District Board of Directors was set to vote on a proposal to make changes to the district’s employee manual regarding pay while deployed for disaster assistance Wednesday — after The Call went to press. The board said they would vote on the changes to the Employee ...

South County Precinct police cars race to scene for prank shooting call, but similar pranks are rare

Police SUVs respond to the scene of a prank call saying a child had been shot at Covington Place apartment complex Sept. 11.

By Gloria Lloyd, News Editor

September 24, 2020

Multiple police cars and an ambulance raced to the scene of what had been reported as a shooting along Lemay Ferry Road earlier this month, but it turned out to be a prank call. At least five police SUVs and an ambulance from the Mehlville Fire Protection District raced to the Covington Place apartmen...

Call volumes increase for Mehlville Fire District, but not due to COVID-19

Mehlville Fire Protection District critical-care paramedics, in a photo provided by the fire district.

By Erin Achenbach, Staff Reporter

September 9, 2020

The Mehlville Fire Protection District’s call volume is increasing, but not because of increased COVID-19 calls. In a COVID-19 update at the MFPD Board of Directors meeting held Aug. 26, Chief Brian Hendricks said that the district’s call volume has been increasing to pre-COVID numbers but not du...

Our Call: A new tradition with Call-Outs for those in the community

Our Call: A new tradition with Call-Outs for those in the community

September 4, 2020

Welcome to the Call-Outs, in which we will recognize the people achieving so much for our community, sometimes with little recognition. Arlee Conners. The longtime Oakville High School football coach has been a steadfast presence on the sidelines for OHS for the last 15 years, and stepped down this...

Woman dies in Oakville house fire, with bomb and arson squad investigating

Woman dies in Oakville house fire, with bomb and arson squad investigating

August 28, 2020

Am 87-year-old woman died in a house fire in Oakville Friday afternoon. The St. Louis regional bomb and arson squad is investigating to find the cause. Officers from the St. Louis County Police Department’s South County Precinct responded to a fire at roughly 3:03 p.m. Friday in the 5300 block of...

Mehlville Fire is handling the coronavirus with no interruption in services

Mehlville Fire is handling the coronavirus with no interruption in services

By Gloria Lloyd, News Editor

August 27, 2020

With a six-month supply of masks and protective gear on hand, the Mehlville Fire Protection District is well-equipped to handle the COVID-19 pandemic, although the fire chief said he worries about an increase in cases once school starts in person. With South County rising in recent weeks as a coronaviru...

As school starts, teenagers are the leading age group for new COVID-19 cases in St. Louis County

Members of the Lindbergh High School Class of 2020 graduate in masks at an outdoor drive-in graduation at the PowerPlex in Hazelwood in June.

By Gloria Lloyd, News Editor

August 26, 2020

More teenagers in St. Louis County are testing positive for the coronavirus than any other age group just as schools are back in session with fall activities and sports. County Executive Sam Page drew attention to the alarming trend in his press briefing Wednesday. Since June, the highest rate of new in...

Lemay firefighters back on the job after COVID-19 quarantine; only one firefighter tested positive

The Lemay Fire Protection District posted this photo of ServPro cleaning the firehouse in March.

By Gloria Lloyd, News Editor

August 19, 2020

Things are back to normal at the Lemay Fire Protection District this week after all of its 24 firefighters had to quarantine after one tested positive for COVID-19 Aug. 4. The one-firehouse fire district was left without any staff, and calls had to be taken over by the Mehlville and Affton fire district...

Couple and cat are safe after fire during storms destroys garage in Oakville

The remnants of a garage and a car inside it destroyed in a fire Monday, seen the day after the fire.

August 14, 2020

An Oakville couple and their cat are safe after a fire destroyed their garage during the storms that swept through South County Monday night, leaving some households without power for days. The call reporting the fire at the intersection of Christopher Road and Schnell in Oakville came in to the Meh...

‘Community Food Drive for COVID-19’ will distribute 1,000 care packages to families in need

Community Food Drive

May 6, 2020

Police officers and firefighters in South County will be distributing 1,000 boxes of nonperishable goods Thursday in a “Community Food Drive for COVID-19” aimed at those in need. The care package distribution will take place from 3 p.m. to 7 p.m. Thursday, May 7, at the parking lot of St. Matthia...

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