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Your child is invited: Make an ornament for a firehouse Christmas tree!

  • Each firehouse has a Christmas tree and we’d love to fill them with ornaments made by kids and families in the Florissant community.
  • Bring your homemade ornament to House 1 at 661 St. Ferdinand Street!
  • Feel free to include names on the ornament.
  • We will store the ornaments and use them every year. They will not be returned.
  • If your child would like to meet a firefighter, or help them hang the ornament on the tree, just let us know.

2019 Santa Stops

Christmas TreeNote: Please check Facebook for current route information.

Well, it’s that time of season again! Since Santa and his elves will be getting started this evening, I wanted to take a moment to provide some basic information that should answer the questions we get the most.

1. Santa’s elves first commitment is responding to emergency calls, so at any time the plans for that evening can be altered or cancelled without notice and the map for that day may or may not be made up. These elves will respond to over 12,000 calls by the end of the year or a call approximately every 42 minutes on average.

2. We rotate the areas of our district every year. It could take as long as five years to get back around to your neighborhood. We do keep track of this to try and be fair and equal in hitting as much of our fire district as possible on a consistent basis.

3. We don’t always get started on time, know exactly where we will start, or know exactly where we will stop on any given night. We may not hit every street in a mapped area due to time. Additionally, if you live on a cul-de-sac or dead end, we try to avoid those due to difficulty turning the apparatus around as well as the sleigh.

4. If we don’t make it down your street, there is always a designated stop at the end of the night that you can meet up with Santa and his elves.

5. Poor weather can cancel Santa’s appearance.

6. On most days, the elves don’t know exactly what route will be used up until the point that they post it. If you ask early in the day where crews will be, they probably will not be able to give you an answer until later when the map is posted.

7. Please be very careful with your children when running out to see Santa, other vehicles and the escort vehicles can’t always hear or see you.

8. Santa tries to avoid stopping on main thoroughfares and roads as to not cause major traffic problems. Also, please do not follow the sleigh too close if you come upon Santa on the roads.

9. Finally, the elves really enjoy this time of year and being able to offer the escort for Santa. Keep in mind that things don’t always work out the way we expect, please be patient and keep the comments positive. We look forward to seeing you somewhere out there with Santa.

Thanks and we appreciate your support!

Chief Elf Jason Hoevelmann

Toys for Tots 2019

Toys for Tots logo

The Florissant Valley Fire Protection District is pleased to 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 13th.

House 1 and Administration
661 St. Ferdinand

House 2
1925 Pohlman Rd.

House 3
1910 Shackelford Rd

October Movie Night

Toy Story 4 posterMovie Night

Come enjoy movie night at the Firehouse with Toy Story 4!

  • Friday, October 18th.
  • 661 St. Ferdinand.
  • Bring the whole family!

Doors open at 6:30PM. The movie will start promptly at 7:00.

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

Public Hearing Notice

A public hearing will be held on Tuesday, September 24, 2019 at 7:30AM at Firehouse No. 1 concerning property tax rates proposed to be set by the Florissant Valley Fire Protection District.

Please read the Public Hearing Notice for all the details.

EMS Continuing Education Class

100th Anniversary Florissant Valley FPDNeeding EMS CEU’s

When: Wednesday August 14th

9am-11am

Where: Florissant Valley House 1
661 St. Ferdinand, Florissant, MO 63031

Topic: Airway

Price: $25, Cash or Check

RSVP: 314-837-4894

Questions: akrato@fvfpd.com

Certificates will be issued after class.

Fourth Ambulance Placed In Service

Today marks another milestone for our fire district. With the call volume increasing annually, with projections showing that we will respond to over 12,000 calls for service this year, we needed to look at the service level our residents have enjoyed for almost 20 years.

Today we start the process of placing a fourth ambulance in service from 9:00AM to 4:00 PM three days a week to keep the service level high, reduce the increasing load on the three existing ambulances and to do it inside our current budgetary constraints.

In studying our call numbers over the last five years, the times listed above are the busiest times of the day for our ambulances and we will continue to study and monitor our request and responses to calls to make the best decision possible to offer the high quality service our residents deserve and to do it in a fiscally responsible manner.

Thanks for your ongoing support and we are excited to be able to increase our service delivery to our residents.