Brush and Grass Fire Dangers
It’s that time of the year when grass and shrubbery fires are very common and often can lead to serious structural damage to homes and other buildings. Florissant Valley Fire Protection District Chief Jason Hoevelmann offers these thoughts on how to best avoid these types of fires.
Chief Seppelt’s Farewell Ride
A reception was held at the Florissant Valley Fire Protection District House 1 on February 21 for outgoing Chief of the District, Scott Seppelt. Part of the activities of that day was the traditional final ride home for Chief Seppelt in District apparatus.Chief Seppelt had a 35 year career as a Firefighter Paramedic, with 31 of those years as a member of the Florissant Valley Fire Protection District. His vision and leadership over the years has made a major contribution to the success of the District. The FVFPD is one of the busiest Fire Districts in the area with a sterling record of fast response and professional expertise.Much of this overall excellence is due to the work and contribution of Chief Seppelt. His leadership will never be forgotten.
Smoke Detectors Save Family
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.
Fire Marshal Cliff Robinson talks about Holiday Safety
Listen in as EMS Chief Mark Flauter talks about holiday related stress and health issues.
Space Heater Safety
Chief Scott Seppelt discusses space heater safety