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St. Louis Fire Department Uses App to Improve Response Time

The department is using a $1 million federal grant it received in 2011 to provide city firefighters with technology on the scene.

02/26/2014

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4 Honored for Saving Man from Burning Truck

An eastern Missouri firefighter and three other people are honored for quick actions that saved a man in a burning truck last fall.

01/14/2014

The Franklin County Government Center (KMOX News stock photo).

Franklin County Will Charge Agencies For Dispatch Services

Presiding Commissioner John Griesheimer says the cost of dispatching is too great for the county to continue doing it for free.

12/24/2013

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St. Louis Firefighter Pension Fund Battle Continues

St. Louis Firefighters continue to fight to save their pension system — despite a court ruling that found the city has the authority to change the plan.

12/06/2013

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Controversy Continues in Monarch Fire Protection District

No end in sight with the ongoing battles between the Monarch Fire Protection District Board and its employees. The latest controversy surrounds the elimination of the Public Education officer position.

12/05/2013

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Monarch Firefighters Again Feud With Fire Board

The board cited budget concerns in firing its PEO but then voted to acquire $5 million insurance policies for board members.

12/04/2013

East St. Louis City Hall

East St. Louis Firefighters Delay Layoffs

The new layoff date is now October 15. Mayor Alvin Parks says that while he is hopeful the layoffs might be eliminated altogether, obligations, such as back-pay, must be met.

10/01/2013

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19 Firefighters to Lose Jobs in E. St. Louis

Fire Chief Jason Blackman says they are victims of grant money, about to run out.

09/05/2013

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Laid-Off Firefighters To Work Through Fourth

Laid-off firefighters in the village of Washington Park say they’ll work as volunteers through the 4th of July when fireworks generally cause about 10 fires.

07/04/2013

St. Louis firefighter Bruce Stalmech clears the snow from the apron at Engine House 29 in St. Louis on February 21, 2013. A morning ice storm and then several inches of snow have slowed or closed roads, businesses and schools. ( UPI/Bill Greenblatt)

Mo. Bill Lets First Responders Engage in Politics

The measure would prohibit local governments from restricting the political activities of first responders while they’re off-duty and out of uniform.

06/03/2013

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