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Mehlville Fire is weathering COVID-19 crisis with mobile screening

Mehlville Fire Protection District critical-care paramedics, in a photo provided by the fire district.

By Gloria Lloyd, News Editor

May 2, 2020

Some fire districts in St. Louis County have reported problems handling an increased number of calls while running out of the personal protective equipment needed to fend off the coronavirus. But for the Mehlville Fire Protection District, the story is the opposite: Calls are down overall, and the distr...

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 ambulances now safer for medics

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

January 28, 2020

By Gloria Lloyd News Editor glorialloyd@callnewspapers.com The Mehlville Fire Protection District is looking at ways to make its ambulances safer for paramedics, who have to stand up while working on patients. The MFPD Board of Directors unanimously approved a change order for its three ambulanc...

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...

New captain named at Mehlville Fire

New captain named at Mehlville Fire

August 21, 2019

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.  ...

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 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.

June 12, 2019

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 Fac...

Mehlville Fire honors Dr. Chris Bosche in training center dedication ceremony

May 16, 2019

The Mehlville Fire Protection District will hold a dedication ceremony next week for its new training center, honoring Dr. Chris Bosche. The MFPD Board of Directors voted in 2017 to name the district’s EMS training facility in honor of Bosche, who had served as the district’s medical director s...

The Mehlville Fire District board promotes Tom Viviano to captain

The Mehlville Fire District board promotes Tom Viviano to captain

September 7, 2018

The Mehlville Fire District Board of Directors promoted Tom Viviano, pictured above right with Chief Brian Hendricks, to captain Aug. 22.  Viviano came to the MFPD in 2005 and lives in Oakville with his wife, Stephanie, and three sons, Nick, Drew and Matt.  He has been assigned to Engine Company 1730....

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