Mehlville Fire News

Green Park man charged with murder at Oakville Walmart

Pictured above: In this photo from an onlooker, police and the Mehlville Fire Protection District respond to the scene of a shooting at the Oakville Walmart Thursday night. Photo by Jason Allen Krause. A Green Park man was charged Saturday with murder in the shooting death Thursday of a chef from Andre’s Banquet Center in

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Mehlville Fire unveils new rescue boat with rescue drill

By Gloria Lloyd News Editor glorialloyd@callnewspapers.com The Mehlville Fire Protection District unveiled its new rescue boat this summer, an upgrade that should lead to safer and easier rescues along the district’s 21 miles of river shoreline from Sunset Hills to Oakville. The new $35,000 boat is not inflatable like the district’s past boats and is

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MFPD first in county to roll out new paramedics

The newly announced paramedic unit poses in front of their ambulance. Photo by Jessica Belle Kramer. By Gloria Lloyd News Editor glorialloyd@callnewspapers.com The Mehlville Fire Protection District is the first fire district in St. Louis County to roll out a new community paramedic program to try to reduce chronic 911 calls from “high utilizers,” who

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Firefighters battle three-alarm fire at Ameren plant

By Gloria Lloyd News Editor news3@callnewspapers.com The Mehlville Fire Protection District responded last week to what they eventually called a three-alarm fire at the Meramec Energy Center coal plant in Oakville, as seen in this photo from the Rock Community Fire Protection District. Ameren Missouri officials said the April 9 fire was minor and didn’t

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UPDATED: Interstate 255 reopens after fiery semi crash

Update: Traffic on Interstate 255 reopened around midday Saturday. Traffic is still mostly blocked on eastbound/southbound Interstate 255 west of Telegraph Road after a semi turned over, hit the median and caught fire overnight. As of 9 a.m. Saturday, only one lane was open for traffic to go through on the interstate, and the semi

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Wagner tours MFPD’s Engine House No. 3

Pictured above: Mehlville Fire Protection District firefighter/medic Jake Lickteig shakes hands with U.S. Rep. Ann Wagner during her February tour of the district’s Engine House No. 3. Also pictured is firefighter Tom Orf. By Gloria Lloyd Staff Reporter news3@callnewspapers.com U.S. Rep. Ann Wagner, R-Ballwin ,recently toured the Mehlville Fire Protection District’s newest firehouse as part

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Rescue boat purchase OK’d by MFPD board

The Mehlville Fire Protection District Board of Directors voted unanimously last week to purchase a rescue boat at a cost of over $35,000. Chief Brian Hendricks recommended the board approve the purchase of the rescue boat from Troutt & Sons Inc. of St. James at a cost of $35,135. “… We service approximately 21 nautical

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