It was a slow process, but St. Louis firefighters were able to remove one of their trucks from a hole in the street that opened up under one of its wheels at 9th and Wyoming this morning.
Firefighters kept the flames from spreading, and no one was hurt.
The captain who blew the whistle on Monarch Fire Board’s plans to buy bulletproof vests and nail them to a wall still has his job for now.
Protestors rallied outside University City Hall demanding them to re-instate firefighters with pay.
Some lawmakers are trying to curb the power of organized labor, but want to avoid upsetting some key political constituencies, namely police and firefighters.
Assistant Chief Cary Spiegel replaces Tom Vineyard, whose resignation becomes effective today.
Monarch Firefighters call Vineyard’s resignation “a huge loss for Chesterfield residents.”
The firefighters are accused of violating a statute that forbids first responders from being involved with campaigns while in uniform or on duty.
The department is using a $1 million federal grant it received in 2011 to provide city firefighters with technology on the scene.
An eastern Missouri firefighter and three other people are honored for quick actions that saved a man in a burning truck last fall.