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Couple and cat are safe after fire during storms destroys garage in Oakville

The remnants of a garage and a car inside it destroyed in a fire Monday, seen the day after the fire.

August 14, 2020

An Oakville couple and their cat are safe after a fire destroyed their garage during the storms that swept through South County Monday night, leaving some households without power for days. The call reporting the fire at the intersection of Christopher Road and Schnell in Oakville came in to the Meh...

Mehlville Fire Protection District launches mobile healthcare screenings for COVID-19

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

By Gloria Lloyd, News Editor

April 9, 2020

A dedicated unit of Mehlville Fire Protection District critical-care paramedics will perform in-home health screenings for district residents who are experiencing coronavirus symptoms through a new “COVID Mobile” program that launched this week. The new COVID Mobile program will not administer COV...

Missouri first responders affected by COVID-19 will receive compensation

St Louis County Police Chief Colonel Jon Belmar announces the newly instated Special Response Unit. Photo by Jessica Belle Kramer.

By Jordan Meier, Missouri News Network

April 8, 2020

A first responder’s job is not easy, and with the COVID-19 outbreak their jobs have gotten harder and more dangerous. Across Missouri, police officers, firefighters and EMTs have contracted COVID-19. Gov. Mike Parson and Annie Hui, the director of the Missouri Department of Labor and Industrial Rel...

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 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...

Bernard students serve up a feast for first responders on 9/11

Bernard Middle School students honored South County Precinct officers, firefighters and military members with their ‘Patriot Day’ first responders’ barbecue, an annual commemoration of the 9/11 attacks on Sept. 11.

September 19, 2019

Bernard Middle School students honored South County Precinct officers, firefighters and military members with their "Patriot Day" first responders’ barbecue, an annual commemoration of the 9/11 attacks on Sept. 11. "It was a wonderful way to say thank you to the people who keep us safe. #neverforget,"...

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 firefighters get the largest raise they’ve had in the last 17 years

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 union, the board and district administration.

January 3, 2019

Above: Mehlville Fire Protection District Capt. Ty Cardona, left, shop steward of Mehlville Local 2665 of the International Association of Fire Fighters, shakes hands in November 2017 with Board of Directors Chairman Aaron Hilmer, signaling a new era of cooperation between the union, the board and dis...

Mehlville Fire unveils new rescue boat with rescue drill

Firefighter-medics David Wideman and Capt. Nick Larosa pull Jared Sarni out of the water during a mock rescue last week. Photo by Jessica Belle Kramer.

August 16, 2018

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 i...

Wagner tours MFPD’s Engine House No. 3

Wagner tours MFPD’s Engine House No. 3

March 1, 2018

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 of an effort to promote federal public-safety grants to fire districts. Wagner hand-delivered an application to Board of Directors Tre...

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