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

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

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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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New captain named at Mehlville Fire

The Mehlville Fire Protection District promoted firefighter-medic Kelley Kirkpatrick to the rank of captain last month. Kirkpatrick, pictured above with Chief Brian Hendricks, is stationed out of the No. 6 Firehouse at Becker Road in Oakville.  

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Mehlville Fire training center is dedicated for late medical director Dr. Chris Bosche

From left, MFPD Community Education Officer Jim Hampton; Dr. Bosche’s children Jacob and Jennifer Bosche; his wife, Amy; MFPD board Treasurer Bonnie Stegman; MFPD Chief Brian Hendricks; and St. Louis County Police Officer Michael Costa cut the ribbon for the new Dr. Christopher Bosche EMS Training Facility May 22.  By Erin Achenbach Staff Reporter eachenbach@callnewspapers.com

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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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