Chief Dennis Jenkerson

St. Louis fire chief Dennis Jenkerson surveys the situation during a five alarm fire in an apartment building in St. Louis on July 17, 2012. Nearly 200 apartments in the complex were involved after a fire spread throughout the roof of the buildings. No injuries were reported. UPI/Bill Greenblatt

Fire Chief Has New Equipment, Old Worries

The St. Louis department recently replaced nine pumper trucks, refurbished nine others, and added two new ladder trucks.


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Fire Deaths Drop in City — New Smoke Detectors Working Longer

Fire fighters are arriving to find residents already out of most burning buildings



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