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Mehlville firefighters with cancer will get coverage

Fire Chief Brian Hendricks speaks during a MFPD Board of Directors meeting.

By Erin Achenbach, Staff Reporter

April 1, 2020

The Mehlville Fire Protection District will begin to offer enhanced benefits to employees diagnosed with cancer after the Board of Directors approved changes to the fire district’s employee manual last month. Board members unanimously approved the changes to the Employee Manual of Policies and Procedur...

Mehlville fire district has the lowest tax rate of any county fire district for 14th year in a row

Mehlville Fire Protection District Board of Directors Treasurer Bonnie Stegman speaks during a meeting in summer 2018. Photo by Jessica Belle Kramer.

December 31, 2019

By Erin Achenbach Staff Reporter eachenbach@callnewspapers.com The Mehlville Fire Protection District has the lowest tax rate of any fire district in St. Louis County for the 14th year in a row. The Board of Directors unanimously set its 2019 tax rate  — which governs how much taxpayers paid in their ...

Mehlville Fire District is one of few districts with a drone

Drone operator Roman Stolarski pinpoints where on the Meramec River the rescue boats need to go to save the ‘victim.’ Photo by Jessica Belle Kramer.

October 15, 2019

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@callnewspaper...

Mehlville Fire breaks ground on training center

September 10, 2019

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...

Mehlville Fire may get seven ambulances; adds Oakville, Green Park services

Fire Chief Brian Hendricks speaks during a MFPD Board of Directors meeting.

August 6, 2019

By Gloria Lloyd News Editor glorialloyd@callnewspapers.com The Mehlville Fire Protection District wants to add a seventh ambulance, which would ensure the district has seven-day ambulance coverage at all seven of its firehouses for the first time. Chief Brian Hendricks last week asked the Board of ...

Mehlville Fire Protection District has lowest tax rate in St. Louis County for 13th year in a row

Secretary Ed Ryan reconvenes the meeting with the payment of bills. Photo by Jessica Belle Kramer.

March 29, 2019

By Gloria Lloyd News Editor glorialloyd@callnewspapers.com The Mehlville Fire Protection District has the lowest tax rate of any fire district in St. Louis County this year for the 13th year in a row. The Board of Directors set its 2018 tax rate — which governs how much tax taxpayers paid Dec....

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

MFPD Secretary Ed Ryan speaks during a meeting in summer 2018. Photo by Jessica Belle Kramer.

March 13, 2019

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 a former MFPD firefighter, Fred Baumgarth. Voters...

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

Mehlville Fire Protection District Capt. Ty Cardona, left, shop steward of Mehlville Local 2665 of the International Association of Fire Fighters, shakes hands with Board of Directors Chairman Aaron Hilmer, signaling a new era of cooperation between the union, the board and district administration.

January 3, 2019

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 dis...

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.

June 15, 2018

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 ...

Chief Jim Silvernail, who led Mehlville and Metro West fire districts, dies

Chief Jim Silvernail, who led Mehlville and Metro West fire districts, dies

April 30, 2018

By Gloria Lloyd News Editor glorialloyd@callnewspapers.com Former Mehlville Fire Protection District Chief Jim Silvernail, who died last week, will be remembered for his lasting impact on generations of first responders in the St. Louis region through his time as a chief of two fire districts and...

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