Aaron Hilmer

Mehlville Fire District is one of few districts with a drone

Pictured above: During a mock rescue in 2018, Mehlville firefighter and drone operator Roman Stolarski pinpoints where on the Meramec River the rescue boats need to go to save the ‘victim’ using the district’s small drone. Photo by Jessica Belle Kramer. By Gloria Lloyd News Editor glorialloyd@callnewspapers.com The Mehlville Fire Protection District will soon be one

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Mehlville Fire breaks ground on training center

The Mehlville Fire Protection District broke ground last week on the site for its new training center at 4471 Baumgartner Road in Oakville. Breaking the ground at the Sept. 6 event are, from left: Fire Marshal Ed Berkel, Mark Kamp of Wachter Inc., architect Roy Mangan of Archimages Inc., Chief Brian Hendricks, board Chairman Aaron

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Ed Ryan faces a former Mehlville firefighter in re-election bid

Pictured above: MFPD Secretary Ed Ryan speaks during a meeting in summer 2018. Photo by Jessica Belle Kramer. By Gloria Lloyd News Editor glorialloyd@callnewspapers.com In an election that is more low-key than most races for the Mehlville Fire Protection District Board of Directors in recent years, incumbent fire board member Ed Ryan is being challenged by

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Mehlville firefighters get the largest raise they’ve had in the last 17 years

Above: Mehlville Fire Protection District Capt. Ty Cardona, left, shop steward of Mehlville Local 2665 of the International Association of Fire Fighters, shakes hands in November 2017 with Board of Directors Chairman Aaron Hilmer, signaling a new era of cooperation between the union, the board and district administration. By Gloria Lloyd News Editor glorialloyd@callnewspapers.com A

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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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Mehlville candidates debate governance, Gaines at forum

By Gloria Lloyd News Editor news3@callnewspapers.com Governance, school security and Superintendent Chris Gaines were some of the topics debated in a forum last week by the three Mehlville Board of Education candidates running for two seats in the election Tuesday, April 3. With incumbents Lisa Dorsey and Jamey Murphy leaving the board after a single

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VIDEO: Mehlville school board candidate forum

Pictured above: Mehlville candidates, from left to right, Tori Behlke, Ron Fedorchak and Lisa Messmer answer questions during the Call’s forum Wednesday. Photo by Gloria Lloyd. The Call sponsored a candidate forum Wednesday for Mehlville Board of Education candidates Lisa Messmer, Tori Behlke and Ron Fedorchak at Andre’s South in Oakville. The three candidates are

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