Friday, November 16, 2012
West County EMS and Fire crews are moving back into the fire station at Mason and Clayton roads after a six-month renovation project.
Firefighters and paramedics from the West County EMS and Fire Protection District have been living in trailers near the old Missouri State Highway Patrol building since June when the renovations began. Friday, they are moving back into Fire Station 2, located at Mason and Clayton roads in Town and Country. (For instant news updates follow Patch on Facebook and Twitter.) As previously reported by Patch, in April, the city of Town and Country approved the Fire Station 2 renovation project estimated to cost a total of $853,400. (Read Previous Story: Firehouse Improvements Cost Town and Country Close to $1 Million) The firehouse houses West County EMS and Fire Protection District crews who are contracted out by the city, but the building is …
Saturday, September 29, 2012
The new West County fire training facility is open to the public Saturday. Kids and parents can participate in firefighter and paramedic training activities. Check it out!
The West County EMS and Fire Protection District has a new training facility and Fire Safety House for community and school tours. Patch got a sneak peek earlier this year and Saturday residents are invited to come check it out! (Sign up here for the FREE Patch Newsletter, including Breaking News Alerts.) Located at 13790 Manchester Road, near the intersection of Manchester and Mason roads, the open house is 12:30 p.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday. Resident's can tour the center, participate in the hands-on exibilts and meet the West County firefighters and paramedics who respond to their local 911 calls. As previously reported by Patch, the building offers simulated fires, a fake bedroom for children to learn how to react to and escape from a fire…
Sunday, April 8, 2012
Fire crews from around the area, including West County EMS and Fire Protection District, taught city leaders in St. Peters what it takes to perform rescue efforts.
Crews from the West County EMS and Fire Protection District joined rescue crews from surrounding areas in an effort to educate city leaders in St. Peters on what it takes to keep communities safe. The day-long event Saturday allowed course participants to learn how fire crews fight a fire, perform a rescue and perform other life saving techniques. Check out some of the drills in the above slideshow.
Monday, November 14, 2011
The fire marshal tells Patch an electrical malfunction in the meter box attached to a Town and Country home is blamed for Monday night's fire.
UPDATED: 12:45 p.m., Tuesday, Nov. 15 West County EMS and Fire Protection District Fire Marshal Terry Deguentz tells Patch the Ameren electric meter base attached to the outside of a Town and Country home is blamed for Monday night's fire. He said the cause is being ruled accidental and electrical. "There was a malfunction in the meter box which sparked the fire. It extended up the wall of the house into the attic where much of the fire was contained, so much of the home remained in tact and was not damaged by the actual fire,"Deguentz said. "However, we used about 40,000 gallons of water to put the fire out, so there is a lot of water damage." In fact, Deguentz explained that neighborhood is one of the older ones in Town and Country with …
Monday, September 26, 2011
Rescue crews were called to the scene of a crash Monday in Town and Country where one person was extricated and five people were taken to the hospital.
Rescue crews were called to the scene of a crash Monday in Town and Country where one person was extricated from a car and five people were taken to the hospital. According to West County EMS and Fire Protection District spokesperson Kim Bacon, the call came in around 12:30 p.m. Monday of the crash at 3015 North Ballas Rd. Numerous rescue crews responded to the scene. One person was trapped in their vehicle and had to be extricated. Town and Country police also responded to the crash. Captain Gary Hoezler said one vehicle heading northbound on Ballas Road ran a red light and struck another vehicle that was heading southbound on Ballas Road making a left turn onto eastbound Highway 40. Bacon said five people were taken to area hospitals, …
Thursday, September 8, 2011
Check out the photos of West County EMS and Fire Protection District firefighters and paramedics grilling for Delmar Gardens West seniors.
Although Labor Day was officially Monday, West County EMS and Fire Protection District firefighters and paramedics spent Tuesday helping area seniors celebrate the Labor Day Holiday with a bar-b-que. On and off-duty crews spent time at Delmar Garden Villas West grilling lunch for residents. Check out some of the day in the above photos.
Sunday, September 4, 2011
Crews from multiple cities spent Saturday evening battling a Town and Country house fire near Bopp Road and Holiday Lane.
UPDATED: Wednesday, Sept. 7- According to the West County EMS and Fire Protection District, damage is estimated at $450,000 ($250,000 in structure and $200,000 in contents). The cause of the fire is open and will remain open according to the fire marshal's office. READ ORIGINAL STORY: Crews from multiple cities spent Saturday evening battling a Town and Country house fire near Bopp Road and Holiday Lane. According to Town and Country Police Corporal Chris Moore, the call came in for the fire at 16 Holiday Lane just after 6:30 p.m. Saturday. Moore said he and Officer Ronnie Nicoletti were the first on the scene and were told there were dogs in the home. "We kicked in the front door and got the two golden retrievers out," Moore tells …
Thursday, September 1, 2011
Manchester fire crews responded to a car accident with a ruptured gas line and a house fire Wednesday.
Manchester fire crews responded to a car accident with a ruptured gas line and a house fire Wednesday. Deputy Chief Jeff Sadtler with West County EMS and Fire Protection District tells Town and Country - Manchester Patch that there were no injuries in either call. Fire crews were first called to a car accident at Highway 141 and Dutch Mill Road Wednesday morning. Sadtler said one car broadsided another and a gas tank was ruptured. Fire crews sprayed foam around the scene to avoid a fire or explosion. Crews were later called to a house fire around 4:15 p.m. in the 400 block of Lynwood Forest Drive. Sadtler said the fire actually started on the deck which was attached to the home and extended into the house. The homeowner was at home when …
Monday, June 27, 2011
The West County EMS and Fire Protection District spent time with teens helping them grow through activities.
Earlier this month, the West County EMS and Fire Protection District hosted Teens in Motion, a subgroup of St. Louis Arc. St. Louis Arc is a nonprofit, United Way agency that provides support and services to more than 3,000 adults and children with developmental and intellectual disabilities, its website states. St. Louis Arc also offers its services to the families of its clients throughout the St. Louis metropolitan area. Teens in Motion is a program for teens 13 to 15, designed to provide them with community volunteer and leisure activities. The program also works to prepare teens for future employment and help the younger participants identify vocational and leisure interests. "It was a great day," said West County EMS and Fire …
Tuesday, May 31, 2011
Firefighters and paramedics from the West County EMS and Fire Protection District spent Memorial Day taking seniors to Jefferson Barracks National Cemetery.
Firefighters and paramedics from Manchester's West County EMS and Fire Protection District spent Memorial Day taking seniors to Jefferson Barracks National Cemetery. The seniors are residents at the Garden Villas Retirement Community in Town and Country. It was the third year the district participated in this event, but the first year for firefighter and paramedic Eric Heimos. "I would do it every year if I could, just because how appreciative they are," Heimos told Town and Country-Manchester Patch. "I felt honored." The trip was offered to seniors who wanted to visit someone at Jefferson Barracks. The firefighters brought roses for them to put on the headstones. Firefighters offered to place the roses on the graves for any of the …