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.
Presiding Commissioner John Griesheimer says the cost of dispatching is too great for the county to continue doing it for free.
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.
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.
The board cited budget concerns in firing its PEO but then voted to acquire $5 million insurance policies for board members.
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.