The Florissant Valley Fire Protection District is accepting sealed bids per specifications for computers to be used for the purpose of documenting patient care reports. Specifications may be obtained at the Fire District Administrative Offices, 661 Saint Ferdinand Street, Florissant, Missouri 63031, between 8:00 AM and 4:00 PM Monday through Thursday, and between 8:00 AM and 3:00 PM on Friday.
All bids should be marked “SEALED BID/Computer” and mailed or delivered to the Fire District Administrative Offices no later than 3:00 PM Friday, February 22, 2019. All bids are scheduled to be opened by the Board of Directors at their meeting on February 26, 2019 at the Fire District Administrative Offices.
Ceremonies were held Tuesday evening January 29th at the Florissant Justice Center marking the change in command at the District, promotions in the ranks, recognition of busiest fire and ambulance crews and the swearing in of new Firefighter Paramedics beginning their careers at the District.
Pinning of badges for new Firefighters/Paramedics:
Pinning of badges for new promotions:
Ryan Kostel – Captain
Russell Kleffner – Battalion Chief
Jason Hoevelmann – Fire Chief
Individual who ran the most calls: AJ Freihoff, 1,021 calls
Busiest Ambulance Crew: Brian McHugh & Jeremy Edwards, 1,935 calls
At approximately 8:20 pm on January 3rd in Florissant, this single family residence became the scene of a significant one alarm fire. Preliminary investigation shows fire originated in the attached garage. Because the residents, who were on the second floor at the time, had properly installed and working smoke detectors, they were alerted to the blaze when the fire first began and were able to escape their home quickly and call 911. Fast response by Florissant Valley, Robertson and Hazelwood Fire Districts limited most of the heaviest damage to the garage and kitchen. There was also smoke damage throughout the rest of the home. However, the residence is salvageable and the home owners are safe because of their use of smoke detectors. It is a object lesson for all home owners.
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.
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.