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East St. Louis To Lay Off 22 Firefighters

The layoffs will happen because a three-year, $3.3 million federal grant runs out at the end of March.


Kelly Kennon of the Union Fire Department connects to the face of Julie Reynolds of the St. Louis Police Department in the first round of the Guns and Hoses Boxing Showdown in St. Louis on November 21, 2012. The annual event in its 26th year, benefit the familys of police, firefighters and EMS personel that have been killed in the line of duty.   UPI/Bill Greenblatt

Firefighters Win Gun ‘N Hoses Charity Tournament

The St. Louis Firefighters ended up smoking the competition.


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UPDATE: City Aldermen Pass Firefighter Pension Cuts

Current firefighters already threatening legal action if passed.


New Jersey firefighter (Photo by Michael Bocchieri/Getty Images)

Fire The Teachers, The Cops And The Firefighters?

Remember when Republicans praised first responders? Remember when Republicans where Leaving No Child Behind? There was a time, not so long ago, when the people who kept us safe and the people who educated our […]


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St. Louis Firefighters, EMT’s, Dispatcher Honored For Saving Lives

47 Firefighters and Paramedics and one dispatcher honored


Mayor Francis Slay

Mayor Slay Willing to Back-Off on Firefighter’s Pension Issue

Missouri House committee passed legislation that approves cuts to the pension funds


St. Louis City Hall (KMOX/file photo)

Mayor Slay’s Firefighter Pension Plan Moves Forward

Bill amended so city wouldn’t take control until new system is in place



Huge Flames Engulf East St. Louis Homes

No injuries reported, homes may have been vacant.


Board of Aldermen President Lewis Reed after meeting about firefighters' pensions on February 23rd, 2012. (KMOX/Michael Calhoun)

Closed-Door Meeting Over City Firefighters’ Pensions

“It was a good, productive meeting,” Local 73 Secretary-Treasurer Jeff Gloriosso told KMOX. “We’re moving forward together.”


8/4/11-U.S. Congressman Russ Carnahan (left) and St. Louis fire chief Dennis Jenkerson admire the ceremonial fire helmet presented to Carnahan Thursday to thank him for winning a grant that saved 30 firefighting jobs. (KMOX/Brett Blume)

St. Louis Firefighters Thank Carnahan For Job-Saving Grant

$3.2 million grant save the jobs of thirty firefighters from the budget chopping block.