Wednesday, April 10, 2013
Join the South County Chamber of Commerce at 2 p.m. for a tour of the district's Station No. 3 and watch firefighters rappel the four-story training tower.
Join the South County Chamber of Commerce on Thursday, Aprill 11 at 2 p.m. for a tour of the Mehlville Fire Protection District's newest engine house at 4811 S. Linbergh Blvd. across from Lindbergh High School. Station No. 3, which was completed last April, is 12,878 square feet, according to the district's website. It replaces the old Fire House No. 3, which was built in 1958 at 11625 Sappington Barracks Rd. Guests to the open house event will also be able to watch firefighters rappel the station's four-story training tower. The event is open to the public. For more information, call 314-894-6800.
Tuesday, April 2, 2013
Bookmark this page for quick access to find out who won the city aldermen and school board races.
Crestwood and Sunset Hills voters go to the polls Tuesday to elect aldermen. One board member for the Mehlville Fire District, which covers parts of Sunset Hills, will also be elected. Voters in the Lindbergh School District will be deciding on candidates to fill two seats on the district's Board of Education. This is the place where we'll be updating vote totals as they come in on contested races after polls close at 7 p.m. Crestwood Ward 1 candidate Richard Breeding, Sunset Hills Ward 2 candidate Scott Haggerty and Sunset Hills Ward 3 candidate Jan Hoffmann are running uncontested. Need a last-minute refresher on the candidates or ballot issue? Check out our April 2 Election Guide.
Saturday, March 23, 2013
Looking for information on candidates in the Mehlville Fire board race? Here's what you need to know about Michael Klund and Ed Ryan.
Patch sent all candidates running for seats on the Mehlville Fire Protection District's Board of Directors identical questionnaires in order to compile candidate profiles prior to the April 2 election. The Mehlville Fire Protection District provides fire, rescue, emergency medical, fire prevention and inspection services for the cities of Sunset Hills, Green Park, Lakeshire, the townships of Oakville, Mattese, Concord Village, Sappington and portions of Lemay and unincorporated St. Louis County, according to the district's web site. Each candidate who returned the survey will be featured on Mehlville-Oakville Patch this week. There are two candidates running for one open seat. Click on the links below to see profiles for the following …
Thursday, January 31, 2013
Board Secretary Ed Ryan wants Michael Klund removed from the ballot, according to a report from Call newspapers.
Mehlville Fire Protection District’s secretary recently filed suit against his opponent in this spring’s Board of Directors, according to a report from Call newspapers. Board Secretary Ed Ryan wants to remove Lemay resident Michael Klund from the April 2 ballot because his St. Louis County property taxes were not paid to date, Call reports. Klund paid the sum this week, according to the report. Read the full story on Call newspapers.
Thursday, August 30, 2012
The National Weather Service said 3 to 5 inches of rain could fall Friday and Saturday in St. Louis.
Mehlville emergency responders are closely monitoring weather reports in anticipation of the remnants of Tropical Storm Isaac. The storm is expected to hit the St. Louis area late Friday and Saturday. National Weather Service officials predict 3 to 5 inches of rainfall when Isaac arrives locally. In South County, the major hazards expected due to storm conditions are flooding and road closures. “Our big issues are going to be flash floods and people getting stranded in the area,” said Deputy Chief Dan LaFata with the Mehlville Fire Protection District. The district has a water rescue team and will be making sure all equipment is in service in case of an emergency. LaFata advised residents to stock up on supplies and avoid driving in …
Saturday, August 4, 2012
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Thursday, August 2, 2012
Capt. Roman Stolarski has been with the Mehlville Fire Protection District for 11 years.
The Mehlville Fire Protection District has a new captain with the promotion of Roman Stolarski. The board of directors voted unanimously in closed meeting Wednesday to move the former private up to captain. Stolarski has been with Mehlville fire since 2001 and previously worked for the busiest station in the St. Louis Fire Department. "He came in with an impressive resume and performs extremely well," Deputy Chief Dan La Fata said. To become a captain, firefighters have to pass a rigorous test including written, scenario-based, oral interview and role play portions. La Fata said Stolarski completed the list of several captain vacancies in the department due to retirements. See more promotions in the fire district:
Monday, July 30, 2012
South County's first responders competed in a softball game that benefitted the Backstoppers, Inc.
Kids lined the bases for autographs after a game that involved heroes instead of professional athletes when St. Louis County Police officers took on firefighters from the Mehlville Fire Protection District in a softball game Sunday night. Despite friendly jeers of 'hose-draggers,' the firefighters prevailed and defeated the police 19-13. The game benefitted the Backstoppers, Inc., a nonprofit organization that supports family members of first responders who died in the line of duty. The South County Chamber of Commerce organized the game at the Gateway Grizzlies Stadium in Sauget, IL. The police and firefighters competed for the first time in what Chamber Director Donna Schumann hopes to be an annual event. "We learned a lot, but we'…
Tuesday, July 24, 2012
The board unanimously approved the two policies.
The Mehlville Fire Protection District, which covers Sunset Hills, can now monitor firefighters’ social media accounts and search district-provided cell phones with the passage of a new policy. The fire board unanimously approved the district’s first social media policy as well as a wellness plan at Wednesday’s meeting. The policy addition is proactive, Chief Brian Hendricks said. The district hasn’t had any issues with employees using social media inappropriately, but is trying to stay ahead of the curve. Hendricks introduced the measure at a board meeting July 5 and officials fine-tuned the policy after meeting with the firefighter union representatives. Originally, the policy stated employees could not participate in social networking …
Friday, July 20, 2012
Mehlville Fire Protection District responded to the Sappington-area fire Thursday evening.
A condominium fire at Southwoods complex in Sappington forced residents to evacuate unharmed July 19. But Dan Furrer, deputy chief of the Mehlville Fire Protection District, said the condo unit has extensive smoke and water damage. The fire was first reported at 9:43 p.m. Thursday on the 9200 block of Bent Pine Court off Gravois. Furrer said of the 10 units in the condo building, the fire damaged three as well as the roof. Mehlville Fire responders, as well as teams from Crestwood, Affton and Webster Groves, had the fire under control in less than an hour. "It's still under speculation, but we believe the fire might have started outside on the lower level," Furrer said. The affected unit consists of two stories in the front and three in …