Emergency responders simulate disater at Scottrade Center in St. Louis

Missouri Union Bill Exempts First Responders

Some lawmakers are trying to curb the power of organized labor, but want to avoid upsetting some key political constituencies, namely police and firefighters.


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Former Monarch Deputy Fire Chief Re-Hired as Chief

Assistant Chief Cary Spiegel replaces Tom Vineyard, whose resignation becomes effective today.


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Monarch Chief Tom Vineyard Resigns

Monarch Firefighters call Vineyard’s resignation “a huge loss for Chesterfield residents.”


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Firefighters Suspended for Campaigning on the Job

The firefighters are accused of violating a statute that forbids first responders from being involved with campaigns while in uniform or on duty.


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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.


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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.


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.


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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.


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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.


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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.





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