Another St. Louis Homicide – Three Injured in Separate Shootings – St. Louis Police Dodge Bullets – Arson Investigation Underway
The St. Louis Fire Chief is disappointed that city voters rejected a $180 million bond issue on Tuesday, which included $40 million for the fire department.
Tuesday’s vote could give the St. Louis Fire Department $40 million if the issue gets two-thirds of the votes.
St. Louis Fire Department Capt. Gregg Favre says a drone would be able to get on the scene of a reported body in the water in minutes.
The city says a combination of vacation time and people calling in sick caused the short-staffing issue, but as soon as they realized there was a problem they called in more personnel on overtime.
It’s now estimated that it will take until early afternoon to allow the tank to completely empty out.
More controversy in the Monarch Fire Protection District, this time involving the Explorer Program that has been in existence for 20 years.
Playground equipment set on fire after earlier attempt to ignite picnic table.
Flames fill building from basement through roof.
St. Louis is launching an effort to recruit and train more minorities to serve as police officers and firefighters.