Dan LaFata

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 unveils new rescue boat with rescue drill

By Gloria Lloyd News Editor glorialloyd@callnewspapers.com The Mehlville Fire Protection District unveiled its new rescue boat this summer, an upgrade that should lead to safer and easier rescues along the district’s 21 miles of river shoreline from Sunset Hills to Oakville. The new $35,000 boat is not inflatable like the district’s past boats and is

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Firefighters battle three-alarm fire at Ameren plant

By Gloria Lloyd News Editor news3@callnewspapers.com The Mehlville Fire Protection District responded last week to what they eventually called a three-alarm fire at the Meramec Energy Center coal plant in Oakville, as seen in this photo from the Rock Community Fire Protection District. Ameren Missouri officials said the April 9 fire was minor and didn’t

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Oakville fire could have been arson, police say

Pictured above: The fire at a house on Bry Lynn Court last month, as seen on the family’s GoFundMe page. Police are investigating whether a fire that destroyed a family’s house in Oakville last month was arson. The Mehlville Fire Protection District called in officers from the South County Precinct of the St. Louis County

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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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No one injured in Oakville house fire

Pictured: Drone photos courtesy of Eric Kunst. No one was injured in a two-alarm fire that damaged an Oakville house late Wednesday afternoon. Firefighters from the Mehlville Fire Protection District were called to the fire in the 3000 block of Bry Lynn Court near Becker Road around 5 p.m. Wednesday. The fire started on the

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