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

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 of $21,231,773 — a surplus of $4,687. Entering the year with a fund balance of $18,229,015,

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It’s indisputable — future of MFPD extremely bright

“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 everyone’s pleased with the changes that have occurred

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Mehlville firefighters’ union pledges to work with fire board

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 Directors Chairman Aaron Hilmer, signaling a new era of cooperation between the

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MFPD a prime example of doing more with less

“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 tax rate by 40 cents. In fact, a lawsuit was

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MFPD continuing to offer citizens superior service

The Mehlville Fire Protection District continues to improve how emergency medical service is delivered to its residents. That shouldn’t come as a surprise, given how MFPD officials have been striving since 2005 to enhance the services the district offers to residents. In the fall of 2005 the department launched its advanced life support pumper program,

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Financial condition of fire district solid, auditor tells board

By Mike Anthony Executive Editor news1@callnewspapers.com The Mehlville Fire Protection District remains in sound financial condition, with the district’s net position increasing by nearly $1.9 million during fiscal 2016. The Board of Directors voted unanimously June 28 to approve the district’s Comprehensive Annual Financial Report, audited by Hochschild, Bloom & Co., for the fiscal year

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

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, which was adopted in 2008, requires all political subdivisions to submit projected nonbinding tax rates

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