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Toys for Tots

Toys for Tots logoChristmas Tree

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

House 2
1925 Pohlman Rd.

House 3
1910 Shackelford Rd

Bowling Benefit

Florissant Firefighters Community Outreach
Join the Florissant Firefighters Community Outreach in raising funds for cancer patient and business owner/technician of Krone’s Auto Repair (since 1994).  Scott has been unable to work since November 2017 due to his cancer treatment side effects.

50/50 Raffle  *  Silent Auction

Sunday, November 25

1PM to 4PM at CREST BOWL

650 N. New Florissant Rd., Florissant, MO

To register call 314-610-1059

$120 for a team of 6

Includes shoe rental and more.

Download the flyer here.

FVFPD Firefighters Make Dramatic Rescue

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.

 

Notice of Election for Fire Board Director

NOTICE OF ELECTION FOR THE OFFICE OF FIRE BOARD DIRECTOR
FLORISSANT VALLEY FIRE PROTECTION DISTRICT

The term of office for one of the three Directors of the Florissant Valley Fire Protection District of St. Louis County will expire on April 2, 2019. One six year term of office will be filled. It is therefore necessary that provisions be made for the nomination and election of one Director of the District. Any person who is a citizen of the United States of America, over the age of twenty-five (25) years, who has resided within the District for more than one year prior to April 2, 2019, who has been registered to vote at general elections in the Florissant Valley Fire Protection District during such period of time, and
who desires to be a candidate for election to be held on April 2, 2019, shall file with the Secretary of the Board of Directors of the Fire District at the District Offices, located at 661 St. Ferdinand St., Florissant, Missouri, not earlier than 8:00 o’clock a.m. on December 11, 2018 (office closed on 12/24, 12/25, and 1/1 for the holidays) and not later than 5:00 o’clock p.m. on January 15, 2019 during normal fire district business hours (all central standard time), a statement in writing, under oath, which he/she shall sign and in which he/she is duly qualified for the Office of Director of the Fire District, according to law, and that he/she is a candidate for election to such Office on April 2, 2019.

Any person so filing, shall also pay to the Secretary of the District at the time of filing his/her statement, a fee of fifty dollars ($50.00). Filing forms are available at the Fire District’s Administrative Offices, 661 St. Ferdinand St., Florissant, Missouri.

Signed,
Mike Mahaffy, Sr., Board Secretary
St. Louis County, Missouri
November 7, 2018

Turkey Fryer Guidelines

Turkey Fryer Fire

The National Fire Protection Association reports an average of five deaths, 60 injuries, and more than $15 million in property damage each year from grease and cooking fires, and Thanksgiving is the peak day of the year for home cooking fires.

More than one-third of fires involving a fryer start in a garage or patio.

If you are using a turkey fryer, here are some guidelines to keep you and your family safe this holiday season:

  • Cook outdoors at a safe distance from any buildings or trees.
  • Keep the fryer off any wooden structures, such as a deck or patio.
  • Avoid a hot oil spill by first filling the pot with cold oil and then lowering the thawed turkey into the pot to determine how much oil you’re going to need.
  • Shut off the fuel source or flame when adding the turkey to the hot oil to prevent a dangerous flare-up if oil does spill over the rim.
  • Make sure your turkey is properly thawed and patted dry before lowering it slowly into the pot.
  • Never leave a hot turkey fryer unattended.
  • Keep the fryer away from children.
  • Do not use ice or water to cool down oil or extinguish an oil fire.
  • Keep an approved fire extinguisher nearby.

New Chief Announced

NEWSLETTER / PRESS RELEASE

Jason HoevelmannContact: Deputy Chief Mark Flauter (314)837-4894

mflauter@fvfpd.com

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.
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