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Utility Task Vehicle (UTV) Bid Notice

Public NoticeThe Florissant Valley Fire Protection District is accepting sealed bids per specifications for a Utility Task Vehicle (UTV) for Fire Department Use. 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. The RFP also may be obtained here: 

All bids should be marked “SEALED BID/UTV” and mailed or delivered to the Fire District Administrative Offices no later than 12:00 PM Friday, April 19, 2019. All bids are scheduled to be opened by the Board of Directors at their meeting on April 23, 2019 at the Fire District Administrative Offices.

The Florissant Valley Fire Protection District reserves the right to reject any or all bids, to waive variations or formalities, and to negotiate changes, additions, or deletions. The Fire District reserves the right to accept the bid it deems to be in the Fire District’s best interest and will not necessarily be obligated to accept the lowest bid. The Fire District also reserves the right to extend the timeframe to submit bids, as well as extending the time frame to open the bids. If you should have any questions, then please call (314)837-4894 and ask to speak with the Chief.

The Florissant Valley Fire Protection District hereby notifies all bidders that it will affirmatively insure that in any contract entered into pursuant to this advertisement, minority business enterprises will be afforded full opportunity to submit bids in response to this invitation and will not be discriminated against on the grounds of race, color, or national origin in consideration for award.

FLORISSANT VALLEY FIRE PROTECTION DISTRICT

[Download UTV specs here]

Movie Night 4-5-19

Incredibles 2 Movie NightMovie Night

Come enjoy movie night at the Firehouse!

  • Friday, April 5th.
  • 661 St. Ferdinand.
  • Bring the family!

Doors open at 7pm. The movie will start promptly at 7:30.

Popcorn and soft drink provided. Please bring a blanket to sit on.

Upcoming Events for 2019

  • Movie NightFriday, April 5thMovie Night at the Firehouse – 661 Saint Ferdinand
  • Friday, Saturday & Sunday, May 3rd thru May 5thValley of Flowers – Celebrating 100th Anniversary of the Florissant Valley Fire Protection District
  • Saturday, June 15th from 10:00 am to 4:00 pm — Open House/Safety Day – 661 Saint Ferdinand
  • Golf TournamentFriday, September 13th – Florissant Firefighters Community Outreach Golf Tournament at Golf Club of Florissant
  • Sunday, October 13th – Fall Festival
  • Friday, October 18th — Movie Night at the Firehouse – 661 Saint Ferdinand
    October – Dates to be Determined – Look for us at some of the Trunk or Treats

Stay Tuned for More Information on The Above Events

Computer Bid Requests

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.

Read the Full Bid Notice here (pdf)

New Chief and Pinning Ceremony

FVFPD Recognition Ceremony and Swearing In of New Chief
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:

  • Joe Grotha
  • Brett Feldewerth
  • Ahmad Isaacs
  • Jacob Behr

Pinning of badges for new promotions:

  • Ryan Kostel – Captain
  • Russell Kleffner – Battalion Chief
  • Jason Hoevelmann – Fire Chief

For 2018:

  • Individual who ran the most calls:  AJ Freihoff, 1,021 calls
  • Busiest Ambulance Crew: Brian McHugh & Jeremy Edwards, 1,935 calls
  • Shift with most working fires: C Shift, 32 fires
  • Busiest Shift: A Shift, 5,318 calls
  • Busiest Truck Crew: A Shift Crew 4015, 675 calls

Recognition Ceremony

Group photo including retirees

 

TEAM Food Pantry

Personnel from the Florissant Valley Fire Department assist in the loading of over 20,000 pounds of food to be used by the TEAM Food Pantry, a local organization that offers food to needy families in this area. This is a regular activity of the FVFPD and the FVPD.

For more information about TEAM Food Pantry, please visit their website.

Smoke Detectors Save Lives

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.

Firefighter Retirements

Congratulations to firefighters John Doherty, Mark Schaeffler and Dave Woytus on their upcoming retirements.  Thank you for serving and protecting our community!

John Doherty
Firefighter John Doherty
Started 11/1/89 and retires 12/31/18
Mark Schaeffler
Firefighter Mark Schaeffler
Started 1/1/79 and retires 12/27/18
Dave Woytus
Firefighter Dave Woytus
Started 7/1/96 and retires 12/27/18