Our Fire Marshal Cliff Robinson received the Paul Harris Fellow award December 6th, 2018 in appreciation for his service to North County. Cliff not only makes the Florissant Fire District safer place to live but assists Ferguson, Black Jack, Spanish Lake, Riverview and North East Fire Districts as well.
Santa is visiting kids and their families in local neighborhoods from 6:00-8:00pm in the evening. If he doesn’t make it down your street, you can also visit with him from 8:00-9:00pm at the end of his route. Please check our Facebook page for the most recent news about which neighborhood he will be visiting.
And don’t forget, Santa relies on his Firefighter elves, so a high volume of emergency calls may affect his visit. Any changes to the schedule will be noted on Facebook as soon as possible.
This morning, Firefighters Joe Alberts, Eric Balmes and Captain Chris Alber participated in the Dream Factory Christmas shopping event. This event involves firefighters from all across the area taking special needs children shopping for their parents at Dillards at South County Center. This is always a fun and humbling event. This year, we escorted Lily.
The Florissant Valley Fire Protection District will once again be a drop-off point for Toys for Tots.
Please bring new, unwrapped toys to any of our fire stations between now and Friday, December 14th.
House 1 and Administration
661 St. Ferdinand
1925 Pohlman Rd.
1910 Shackelford Rd
Early Thursday morning in the 2000 block of Splendor Drive in Florissant, Florissant Valley Firefighters responded within 3 minutes to a residential fire with two occupants trapped in separate bedrooms. The patients were extricated from the burning home through bedroom windows in the rear of the house. Fortunately, the doors to both bedrooms were closed, which effectively kept the blaze from spreading into the rooms with the occupants. Both patients were transported by FVFPD EMS to hospitals for treatment. Departments from Blackjack and Hazelwood were on scene in mutual aid.
Several news media outlets did stories on the fire and the rescue. The home had no working smoke detectors. The entire incident was an important lesson on the value of smoke detectors and safety actions like always closing bedroom doors while you are sleeping.
Such actions are truly life-saving things to know. If you have any questions, feel free to call the FVFPD at (314) 837-4894.
The Florissant Valley Fire Protection District is proud to announce their upcoming 100 Year Centennial Celebration! We’ll post more information here soon.
In the meantime, you can read about our History here.
NEWSLETTER / PRESS RELEASE
Contact: Deputy Chief Mark Flauter (314)837-4894
For Immediate Release: October 23, 2018
The Florissant Valley Fire District is pleased to announce Battalion Chief Jason Hoevelmann has been selected to become the next Chief of the Department upon current Chief Scott Seppelt’s retirement in March 2019. Battalion Chief Hoevelmann has been with the district since 2000, rising through the ranks from Firefighter/Paramedic to Captain to Battalion Chief. Battalion Chief Hoevelmann is an accomplished author, having been published in trade magazines such as Fire Engineering, and a sought-after speaker at conferences such as the annual Fire Department Instructor’s Conference (FDIC) in Indianapolis, IN which draws in excess of 25,000 attendees from around the world.
Florissant Police Chief Timothy Lowery and Florissant Valley Fire Protection District Chief Scott Seppelt are happy to announce that their two agencies will be co hosting the annual Public Safety Citizens Academy starting on September 4, 2018. The course will be held every Tuesday from September 4th thru November 6th from 6:30-9:30 pm at the Florissant Police Station or the Florissant Valley Fire Protection District, Fire House #1.
This is a unique opportunity for citizens to experience a taste of police and fire training through classroom participation and practical exercises
We are currently taking reservations for the next Citizen Academy class. The Academy is open to residents age 18 and over who complete the application process and sign a liability waiver.
Anyone interested in attending this class can obtain an application on the Florissant Police Department’s website at www.florissantmo.com under Action Center or call or email Officer Steve Michael at 314-830-6042 or email@example.com.