Serving the communites of Eureka, Wildwood, Hoene Springs, Southwest St. Louis County and Northern Jefferson County, Missouri!
Welcome to the re-designed website for the Eureka Fire Protection District. We also have set up a new photo gallery to share our newest pictures with you.
The Eureka Firefighters Association has souvenir t-shirts for sale! They are available in adult sizes from small to XXX-large. The graphics on the back show 3 of our front-line trucks: 2412, 2424, and 2427. Shirts are $20.00 each. Come by Station 1 located at 4849 Highway 109 in Eureka to purchase them.
New Design for 2013!
Also Still Available, EFPD Breast Cancer Awarness Tee Shirts.
Pink Tee Shirts to promote awareness through out October and all year long. Tee Shirts are $20.00 each, and proceeds are being donated to the Susan G. Komen Foundation and the St. John's Mercy Show Me Healthy Women Program.
MailIng Address: PO Box 97, Eureka, MO 63015
Adminstraion Street Address: 4849 Highway 109, Eureka, MO 63025
This is just a reminder that the Missouri Department of Transportation will close a section of Route W for 10 days starting on Friday, July 25. The ongoing safety improvements being done on Route W requires the road be closed from White Oak School Road to Patty Drive near the Fox Run Golf Course starting at 8:00 p.m. on Friday, July 25 until 5 a.m., Monday August 4. Clearwood Drive residents will be given access to and from their homes by a temporary roadway. Details on the location of that roadway will be available Tuesday or Wednesday and I will send it out at that time. Detour maps to help you get around the closure are now available at www.modot.org/stlouis/major_projects/Route109WResurfacingProject.htm. Thank you.
School is almost out and that means it’s time to start planning your summer vacation! For many Americans, the ocean is calling now that beach weather has arrived. While planning for a summer getaway to the coast, it is important to remember that summer is also hurricane season on the East and West coasts of the United States.
If you plan to travel to the coast for the first time, it is critical that you and your family learn about hazards like hurricanes that you may have never experienced or prepared for in the past. The best first step is reviewing America’s PrepareAthon! How to Prepare for a Hurricane Guide.
Hurricanes can put a damper on any family vacation, so it's important to take just a few precautionary actions before you travel to an unfamiliar region:
The most reliable way to prevent your beach vacation from getting rained out is by staying aware of upcoming storms and hurricanes. Discover how you can stay up-to-date on local storm info and get alerts with America's PrepareAthon!
Eureka Days 2014 - Up, Up & Away!
This is sure to be the best year yet!
The City of Eureka and Eureka Days Event Committee are proud to present Eureka Days 2014.
Participants can expect carnival rides, children's activities, nearly 100 vendors and a beer garden. The event will include a parade, kid's korner, 5K run and much more!
Friday night will end with a high energy show by Sh-Boom, while Saturday will spotlight Well Hungarians and a spectacular fireworks display.
We would like to invite you, your family and friends to be apart of this exciting event. We will soon be accepting applications for vendors, race participants, parade entries, and various volunteers.
Please mark your calendars for September 5th & 6th and join us for what is sure to be a fun filled weekend.
For the safety and enjoyment of all, the following items are prohibited from the event grounds: Bicycles, Skateboards, Roller Blades, Personal Golf Carts, Pets (with the exception of service animals), Weapons, Alcoholic Beverages, Glass Bottles.
The Eureka Chamber of Commerce, City of Eureka, Eureka Days Committee and all the Civic Groups appreciate your cooperation! We hope you enjoy your time at Eureka Days.
For more information or to see how you can get involved, please contact Kristin Christenson at the Eureka Parks and Recreation Department at firstname.lastname@example.org or 636-938-6775.
"If there's lightning, lay down flat on the ground! Seek shelter under a tree! And don't touch someone who's been struck or you'll get shocked!" How many lightning myths have you heard?
The truth is if you lay down on the ground, you're more exposed to electrical currents running underground! Never seek shelter from lightning under a tree. It is actually the second leading cause of lightning fatalities! And if someone is struck by lightning, don't be scared to assist him or her immediately. The human body does not store electricity, and helping them immediately could be essential to their survival!
Before you go out in the rain, it is crucial to know your facts.
Keep yourself and others safe by being lighting aware. Lightning Safety Week begins June 22! For more information on lightning, visit the NOAA lightning page. And for thunderstorm safety tips visit the http://www.ready.gov/thunderstorms-lightning.
Drowning is a leading cause of home injury deaths – especially for children. Many children drown in pools and spas. It can happen very fast and you won’t hear it. To prevent a tragedy, the Home Safety Council offers the following tips:
If you have a pool or spa, install a fence that goes all the way around it. The fence should close and latch by itself. It should be least five feet high.
Always keep gates closed and latched. Never prop a gate open.
When children are in or near the water, a grownup should watch them very carefully. Do not take your eyes off them.
If you have a pool party, have grownups take turns watching the children at all times.
Enroll non-swimmers in swimming lessons taught by a qualified instructor.
Never swim alone. Even adults should swim with a buddy.
Learn how you would save someone in trouble. Learn First Aid and CPR. Make sure that anyone who cares for your children learns CPR.
Keep poolside rescue equipment and a cordless, water resistant telephone close to the pool area.
Post emergency numbers and CPR instructions near the pool area.
Tie up long hair before swimming. Pool drains should have a cover. For added protection, consider purchasing a safety guard to install over the drain.
Never leave toys in or around the pool when you are not there.
Teach children the “rules of the pool.” Remind them often.
Keep spas and hot tubs covered and locked when not in use.
Completely remove pool and spa covers before anyone gets in.
Stay out of the pool during severe weather and thunderstorms, especially if lightning is forecast or present.
If a child is missing, check the pool area first.
The pump in a pool or spa creates powerful suction at the drain which can trap a swimmer under water. Teach children to stay away from drains, grates and filters.
Thank You All So Much!!
Donations for the Greg Light Family can be sent to: Responder Rescue
Checks should be made out to: Responder Rescue in care of the Greg Light Family
Eureka Fire District has produced a commemorative Challenge Coin remembering Greg Light.
Proceeds from this coin will be put in the “Greg Light Family Fund “with Responder Rescue.
The cost of the coin is $5. You can get coins at the Eureka Fire Protection District Administrative office M-F 0800-1630 or contact Greg Brown, Shawn Merry, Kyle Brown or Scott Kavanagh. If you have any questions call 636-938-5505.
Or you can contact us at the “Contact Us” link on the EFPD web page, http://www.efpd.org/contacts.php
Help prevent wildfires!
A combination of strong winds, low humidity, dry conditions, and warming temperatures this time of year has the potential to create explosive wildfires. The main cause of wildfires is improper burning of debris such as trash and brush piles. Please help prevent wildfires!
The Missouri Department of Conservation urges people not to conduct outdoor burning during times when grasses, brush and other fire fuel are very dry, humidity is low and weather is windy. Check with local fire departments regarding burn bans that may be in place. Call 911 at the first sign of a fire getting out of control and help stop arson by calling Operation Forest Arson at 800-392-1111. For more info on wildfire prevention, visit http://mdc.mo.gov/node/27217
or Contact the Eureka Fire Protection District at 636-938-5505
DID YOU KNOW:
During the spring months in the St. Louis Area, we have many days of high temperatures, strong winds, and low humidity. These factors and intermittent rainfall can lead to dangerous grass and brush fires.
Per Missouri Department of Natural Resources Regulations-
St. Louis Metropolitan Area: Open burning of trees, tree leaves or brush is allowed only in areas outside of incorporated municipalities from Sept. 16 to April 14 of each calendar year. These brush piles are limited to a base of 16 square feet and the burning is allowed from 10 a.m. through 4 p.m..
We always ask that Eureka Fire Protection District residents contact Engine House 1 at 636-938-5505 before burning so we may know about it first. Eureka Fire Protection District does not issue burn or bonfire permits, but we may advise you not to burn at any particular time due to conditions.
For more information, you can download a hotsheet with safety tips and state and local regulatory rules on open burning.
Eureka Fire District would like to remind you that before you dig in your yard or near a right of way, to please contact Missouri One Call.
With a few days notice, they will have any and all utilities notified to locate and mark any utilities in the area.
Keep your self and protect your self from a costly mistake. It is also the law to contact Missouri One Call before you dig.
Visit their web site for information about contacting Missouri One Call at http://www.mo1call.com/