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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...

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 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...

Baumgarth challenges Ryan for Mehlville fire board seat

Pictured above: Ed Ryan (left) and Fred Baumgarth (right)

March 20, 2019

By Erin Achenbach  Staff Reporter  eachenbach@callnewspapers.com  Former firefighter Fred Baumgarth is challenging incumbent Ed Ryan for a seat on the Mehlville Fire Protection District Board of Directors in the election Tuesday, April 2. Baumgarth, 65, 9744 Green Park Road, is a retiree ...

Ed Ryan faces a former Mehlville firefighter in re-election bid

MFPD Secretary Ed Ryan speaks during a meeting in summer 2018. Photo by Jessica Belle Kramer.

March 13, 2019

By Gloria Lloyd News Editor glorialloyd@callnewspapers.com In an election that is more low-key than most races for the Mehlville Fire Protection District Board of Directors in recent years, incumbent fire board member Ed Ryan is being challenged by a former MFPD firefighter, Fred Baumgarth. Voters...

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...

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