Run Report

Year         Total Calls for Service YTD            Fire Calls                   EMS Calls
2014                  385                                                 113                             272
2013                  328                                                  56                              272

Board Meeting Date Change for April 22

The Board of Directors meeting scheduled for April 22, 2014 has been re-scheduled for Thursday, April 24, 2014 at 7:30 pm.

Job Posting

EUREKA FIRE PROTECTION DISTRICT

OFFICE OF THE CHIEF

April 7, 2014

The Eureka Fire Protection District will be accepting Applications and Resumes for the position of Full-time Firefighter Paramedic until April 30th at 4:30pm. Applications are available on line at www.efpd.org or at the District Headquarters 4849 Hwy 109 in Eureka, Monday - Friday between 8am 4:30pm. Application and Resume must be turned into the District Headquarters by 4:30 pm on April 30, 2014.

All applicants must be a licensed Paramedic in the State of Missouri, must be a licensed driver and prior Fire Service Experience is desirable, Documentation of above is required. Applicants must provide current back ground check from the State of Missouri.

The evaluation process will begin 0830 hours on May 6th, 2014 with a written examination; applicants must score 70% on written in order to continue in process. Other process components will take place on May 7th and/or 8th starting at 0800 hours. The Eureka Fire Protection District is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

 

 

Eureka Police Drug Take Back

Eureka_Police__100309_.jpgDrug Take Back is Saturday, April 26, 2014  10 am-2 pm

The Eureka Police Department will be hosting a Prescription Drug Take Back event on April 26, 2014, from 10 a.m. – 2 p.m. at Eureka Police building, 120 City Hall Drive, Eureka, Mo.

The National Prescription Drug Take-Back Day aims to provide a safe, convenient, and responsible means of disposing of prescription drugs, while also educating the general public about the potential for abuse of medications.

In addition to participating in this year’s collection you should know;

The Eureka Police Department has a prescription drug collection box in the lobby area of the Police Department located at 120 City Hall Drive. This drug collection box was the first year-round prescription medication collection offered in St. Louis County, and is available to residents 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.

The drop-off program is a free, anonymous, no questions-asked initiative that prevents prescription drug abuse and theft by ridding homes of potentially dangerous, expired, unused, and unwanted prescription drugs.  Medicines that languish in home cabinets are highly susceptible to diversion, misuse and abuse.

Items that can be placed in the secure drug drop box include narcotics, non-narcotics, over the counter medications, and veterinary medications. Items that should not be placed in the drop box include needles or sharps, liquid forms of prescription medication, or bio-hazard materials.

Since placing the Drug Take Back Box in our lobby in May of 2011, the Eureka Police Department has collected over ­­­1000 lbs. of medication.

For more information about the Drug Take Back program, you can call Chief Michael Wiegand at the Eureka Police Department 636-938-6600at 636-938-6600.

 

What is the Drug Take Back Program?
A program provided by the Eureka Police Department and in partnership with United States Drug Enforcement Agency.

 Purpose?
To increase awareness of prescription and over the counter drug abuse issues facing our area’s youth and to help eliminate prescription drugs from homes that are no longer being used. The medicine cabinet is the most popular place for medications of abuse. This program will provide a safe place for disposal of prescription drugs that are no longer needed.

Please do:

  • Bring in medications from anyone living within your household.
  • Bring medications in their original packaging from the pharmacy. Medications not in their original packaging will take longer to process and may be subject to further inspection.
  • You may bring in any medications from a licensed pharmacist, including controlled substances, liquids containing medications, prescription inhalers, and medicated ointments or patches.

Please don’t:

  • Bring in any medication from anyone who does NOT reside in your home.
  • Do not bring illicit drugs, (example: marijuana, cocaine, etc.) to the Take Back Program site. Those drugs can be turned in anytime to the O’Fallon Police Department any other time.

Not Accepted

  • Sharp objects including needles
  • Radioactive Medicines
  • Bio-hazardous materials
  • Glass thermometers or other medical devices  

No medications from businesses such as pharmacies or doctor’s offices will be accepted. Only medications from individuals can be accepted for this program.

Help Prevent Wildfires!

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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:

  • Each year MDC staff work with numerous fire departments around the state to help suppress thousands of wildfires.
  • In cooperation with the U.S. Forest Service, MDC provided more than $354,000 in grants to 182 volunteer fire departments last year for protective clothing, equipment, and training.
  • The Department also obtained more than $5 million in equipment last year from federal government programs for volunteer fire departments in the state, and provided wildland fire-suppression training to more than 400 Missouri firefighters.  

MDC Forester Sam Jewett stands on the bulldozer he uses to fight forest fires.

 

MDC Forester Sam Jewett

 

Open Burning

smokey.jpgDuring 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.

 

Recent Earthquake reminds us to be Prepared

The Recent Earthquake in California and Oklahoma should remind us all that any kind of disaster can happen at any given time without warning. Eureka Fire District along with Eureka EMA reminds everyone to prepare now, rather than after the disaster.
 
You can be ready for almost anything. You may not know when or how an emergency will strike, but it's still possible to feel confident and prepared for a wide variety of circumstances by following the three simple steps of emergency preparedness. MAKE A PLAN - PREPARE A KIT - BE INFORMED
 
Visit the All Ready STL web site for more information.
Consider taking the Community Emergency Response Team Training.
And check out the Ready in 3 Program as well.
 
Please Plan, Prepare and stay informed!
 
For information about recent Earthquakes, vist this helpful link
 
For the latest information about the Hurricane vist this link
 
 

Fire Hydrant Flow Testing

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The Eureka Fire Protection District conducts Fire Hydrant Flow Testing throughout the Fire District from March 1 through November 1 each year.
 
Neighborhood notifications are accomplished by placement of signs at intersections at the entrance of the affected neighborhoods at least 2 weeks prior to commencement of the testing.
   
  
Testing in March 2014 will be in the following neighborhoods and streets:
 
Old Towne   North Central   West Fifth St.   Rockwood Parc   North St.    Truitt Dr.    Hilltop Village Center Dr.  
 
While flowing increased amounts of water during the test, agitation of existing minerals and sediments may produce slight discoloration in the water.
 
This discoloration is not harmful and will dissipate within a short time. Thank you in advance for your patience during this important testing.
 
 
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Missouri One Call

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/