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Crestwood stays with Central County 911, tries to rally cities vs. liability clause

Crestwood stays with Central County 911, tries to rally cities vs. liability clause

November 14, 2019

By Erin Achenbach Staff Reporter eachenbach@callnewspapers.com Crestwood has decided to stay with Central County 911 dispatching due to its technology, but officials hope to rally other cities and fire districts to unite against an indemnification clause that takes away Central County’s 911 liabilit...

Crestwood stays with Central County 911 Dispatch

Crestwood stays with Central County 911 Dispatch

August 29, 2019

By Erin Achenbach Staff Reporter eachenbach@callnewspapers.com Crestwood will continue with Central County Emergency 911 for emergency dispatch services after considering contracting with Kirkwood for dispatching. The Board of Aldermen voted unanimously at its July 23 meeting to continue wit...

Water main break damages City Hall in Crestwood; cleanup to last weeks

Photo courtesy of Crestwood Mayor Grant Mabie.

August 13, 2019

A water main break at Watson Plaza Drive last week led to a boil advisory for Crestwood and Sunset Hills, and caused significant damage to Crestwood City Hall. A 20-inch Missouri American Water main adjacent to Crestwood City Hall broke Aug. 10, causing significant flooding into the building. The main se...

Crestwood firefighters come to the rescue of man in flash flood

The car of the man rescued during the flash flood at Whitecliff Park is towed from the parking lot. Photo by Erin Achenbach

July 2, 2019

By Erin Achenbach Staff Reporter eachenbach@callnewspapers.com  Flash flooding caused by heavy rains last week led to an emergency water rescue for one man in Crestwood. The Crestwood Fire Department received the call for a rescue at 3:56 p.m. June 26 after police were called with reports of a ...

Former Crestwood Fire Chief Karl Kestler dies

Former Crestwood Fire Chief Karl Kestler dies

April 11, 2019

Former Crestwood Fire Chief Karl Kestler died April 5. Kestler became Crestwood’s fire chief in 1997 and served in that position for 15 years before retiring in 2012, ending a 37-year career with the Crestwood Fire Department. Some of his accomplishments as chief include seeing the city hire its first femal...

Crestwood Fire earns ISO Class 2 rating

Crestwood Fire earns ISO Class 2 rating

January 8, 2019

The Crestwood Fire Department is now ranked among the top 2 percent of all fire service organizations across the country after the Insurance Services Office notified the city that it was upgrading the city’s ISO rating to Class 2. Then-Crestwood Fire Chief Dave Oliveri said in a press release, “A c...

Judge rules for Affton in Crestwood’s fire lawsuit

Judge rules for Affton in Crestwood's fire lawsuit

December 20, 2018

A judge ruled against Crestwood in its lawsuit against the Affton Fire Protection District last week, rejecting every argument that the city raised in its battle to stop paying the fire district for fire service for annexed residents. Cole County Circuit Court Judge Jon Beetem ruled Dec. 12 that two state laws ...

Abbott EMS to ‘Stuff The Truck’ for backpack program in Crestwood Saturday

Abbott EMS to 'Stuff The Truck' for backpack program in Crestwood Saturday

December 7, 2018

Abbott EMS will collect items for the Grannemann Elementary Backpack Program as part of the company's Stuff The Truck event on Saturday, Dec. 8. The event will take place at Aldi in Crestwood, 9274 Watson Road, 63126, and Abbott EMS is asking the public to come and donate food items for students. Items...

Hecht named new fire chief in Crestwood

City clerk Helen Ingold administers the oath to new Fire Chief Lou Hecht at the Crestwood Board of Aldermen meeting Nov. 13. Hecht is taking over the role of fire chief after former Chief David Oliveri moved to Washington state to become fire chief of the town of Anacortes. Photo by Erin Achenbach.

November 21, 2018

By Erin Achenbach Staff Reporter eachenbach@callnewspapers.com It’s official — Lou Hecht is the new fire chief for the city of Crestwood. The Crestwood Board of Aldermen unanimously approved an ordinance at its meeting last week promoting Assistant Fire Chief Hecht to fire chief of the Crestwood Fire Department. He will take over the position f...

Crestwood fire chief leaves and Hecht set to take helm

Crestwood Assistant Fire Chief Lou Hecht, center, takes the oath of office during a city meeting in May 2017. Deputy City Clerk Theresa Pfyl administered the oath to Hecht, who previously served as deputy chief with the Fenton Fire Protection District. Also pictured is former Fire Chief David Oliveri.

November 8, 2018

Crestwood Assistant Fire Chief Lou Hecht, center, takes the oath of office during a city meeting in May 2017. Deputy City Clerk Theresa Pfyl administered the oath to Hecht, who previously served as deputy chief with the Fenton Fire Protection District. Also pictured is former Fire Chief David Oliveri. Erin Achenbach Staff...

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