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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...

Wagner tours MFPD’s Engine House No. 3

Wagner tours MFPD’s Engine House No. 3

March 1, 2018

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 of an effort to promote federal public-safety grants to fire districts. Wagner hand-delivered an application to Board of Directors Tre...

Rescue boat purchase OK’d by MFPD board

Rescue boat purchase OK’d by MFPD board

February 17, 2018

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 ser...

MFPD board approves 2018 budget with 1.7-percent employee pay hike

MFPD board approves 2018 budget with 1.7-percent employee pay hike

January 11, 2018

By Mike Anthony Executive Editor news1@callnewspapers.com A 2018 budget that includes a 1.7-percent salary increase for employees recently was adopted by the Mehlville Fire Protection District Board of Directors. The 2018 budget projects revenues totaling $21,236,460 with anticipated expenditures...

It’s indisputable — future of MFPD extremely bright

It’s indisputable — future of MFPD extremely bright

November 10, 2017

"Call the Tune" by Mike Anthony Executive Editor news1@callnewspapers.com Oftentimes it’s difficult to embrace change. It’s indisputable that the Mehlville Fire Protection District is a much different place — and much better place — than it was over 12 years ago. It’s certainly no secret that not everyo...

Mehlville firefighters’ union pledges to work with fire board

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.

November 10, 2017

Spirit of cooperation ushers in new era at fire district By Mike Anthony Executive Editor news1@callnewspapers.com Above: 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 Di...

MFPD a prime example of doing more with less

MFPD a prime example of doing more with less

October 3, 2017

"Call the Tune" by Mike Anthony Executive Editor news1@callnewspapers.com More than eight years ago, naysayers had all kinds of gloom-and-doom predictions for the future of the Mehlville Fire Protection District when the Board of Directors placed two measures on the ballot to reduce the district’s ...

MFPD board approves 2017 nonbinding tax rates; officials looking to improve department’s pediatric care

April 25, 2017

By Mike Anthony Executive Editor news1@callnewspapers.com The Mehlville Fire Protection District Board of Directors recently voted unanimously to approve 2017 projected nonbinding tax rates for the district. The board establishes the district’s tax rate each September, but Senate Bill 711,...

MFPD board purchases one-acre site on Tesson Ferry for new firehouse

September 30, 2009

Originally Published on: 2009-09-30 By Mike Anthony Executive Editor news1@callnewspapers.com The Mehlville Fire Protection District Board of Directors voted unanimously last week to spend $800,000 to purchase a one-acre parcel on Tesson Ferry Road for the site of a new No. 4 firehouse. Th...

Fire district seeking dismissal of suit filed by Strinni, Fleschert

September 30, 2009

Originally Published on: 2009-09-30 By Mike Anthony Executive Editor news1@callnewspapers.com Attorneys representing the Mehlville Fire Protection District have filed a motion for summary judgment that seeks to dismiss a federal wrongful-termination lawsuit filed by two former employees. The ...

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