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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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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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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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Renovations set for Mehlville Fire House 7

By Mike Anthony Executive Editor news1@callnewspapers.com Pictured above: Mehlville Firehouse No. 7. Photo by Gloria Lloyd. Roy Mangan of Mehlville Fire Protection District architect Archimages outlined to the Board of Directors Jan. 10 a series of proposed renovations to House No. 7 at 5501 Old Lemay Ferry Road. “… Giving you kind of a scope

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