Tuesday, October 23, 2012
A pregnant woman was taken to the hospital after an accident involving four cars on Highway 40 Tuesday.
Town and Country police and crews from West County EMS and Protection District responded to the accident on westbound Highway 40 just after 9 a.m. Tuesday. Four vehicles were involved in the crash right before the Maryville Center Drive exit. Police said it appears westbound traffic slowed suddenly, probably due to a crash they were already working on the eastbound side of Highway 40. Drivers were unable to stop before striking vehicles in front of them, according to police Wet roads likely played a role in the accident, authorities confirmed. Police said there were no serious injuries, but a pregnant woman was taken to the hospital as a precaution.
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…
Friday, September 7, 2012
Rescue workers said one woman was seriously injured in the three-car crash at Manchester and Sulphur Spring roads.
West County EMS and Fire Protection District crews and Manchester police responded to the crash at the intersection of Manchester and Sulphur Spring roads just before 9:20 a.m. Thursday. (Sign up here for the FREE Patch Newsletter, including Breaking News Alerts.) Fire and EMS Captain Rich Minda tells Patch one woman was seriously injured in the three-car crash. "The person was unconscious, I believe, when we arrived," Minda said. He said that woman and another driver were both taken to Mercy Medical Center in Creve Coeur. A third female driver refused treatment.
Friday, April 22, 2011
Firefighters with the West County EMS and Fire Protection District and Metro West Fire Protection District spent the week battling real fires as part of their live fire training.
Firefighters with the West County EMS and Fire Protection District and Metro West Fire Protection District spent the last two weeks battling blazes as part of their live fire training. Jeff Sadtler, deputy chief with West Country EMS and Fire Protection District tells Town and Country-Manchester Patch that the key to a live fire-training session is they are actual scenarios that firefighters encounter, such as apartment fires and fire victim rescues. "The biggest thing about a real fire is that they're all different, and you don't know what you're going into, " Sadtler said. "This training is unscripted." He said that as firefighters go through this training, they do not know what type of scenario they are dealing with until the fire …
Thursday, December 23, 2010
Firefighters and paramedics from the West County EMS and Fire Protection District served lunch at West County Senior Center Thursday.
The senior citizens at West County Senior Center located at 14534 Manchester Road had some unexpected help during lunch Thursday. Firefighters from the West County EMS and Fire Protection District stopped by to help serve lunch to the seniors who gather there. Fire district Community Liaison Officer Kim Bacon said that the department recently had a call for service to center and decided it would be a great outreach opportunity. "This way they can see us when we are not here on a call. In the future we may be able to come back and do a program for them on fall prevention or something like that," Bacon explained. Firefighter and Paramedic Eric Heimos coordinated the event and got the guys to come out and help including those who came on …