Run Report

Year         Total Calls for Service YTD            Fire Calls                   EMS Calls
2016               
2015                2239                                              860                                1379
2014                2088                                              569                                1519
 

Job Posting

EUREKA FIRE PROTECTION DISTRICT

OFFICE OF THE CHIEF

June 29, 2016

The Eureka Fire Protection District will be accepting Applications and Resumes for the position of Full-time Firefighter Paramedic until July 15, 2016 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 July 15, 2016.

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 and license check.

The Eureka Fire Protection District is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

 

 

4th of July Safety Tips & History

Some Fourth of July Holiday Safety Tips

First and foremost, obey local laws. If fireworks are illegal where you live, don't use them. Even if they are legal in your area, keep fireworks out of the hands of minors. That includes unlit fireworks. Take children to public firework displays and seize the opportunity to discuss safety issues beforehand.

Fireworks

If you live somewhere that allows individuals to use fireworks, proceed with caution and use common sense. The National Council of Fireworks suggests the following precautions:

Note: Fireworks are not permittd for use in the Cities of Eureka or Wildwood and St. Louis County!

  • Follow the directions on all fireworks, and don't use them for anything other than what they're intended for.
  • Don't attempt to alter nor combine fireworks products.
  • Never use homemade fireworks.
  • Report illegal explosives to the nearest fire or police department.
  • When lighting fireworks, always have water handy. A hose is best, but a bucket will suffice.
  • Spectators should remain a safe distance from the fireworks being lit.
  • Whoever lights the fireworks must be sober, wear safety glasses, and keep clothing well away from the flame when lighting.
  • Only light fireworks outdoors on a smooth, flat surface, away from all flammable materials including dry leaves and paper.
  • Never try to relight fireworks that appear to be duds. Wait up to 20 minutes for a possible delayed ignition. Then if nothing happens, soak the firework in a bucket of water and dispose of it.
  • Dispose of all firework materials by first soaking them in water before putting them in the trash.
  • Keep sparklers away from clothing and other flammable materials.

Pet Precautions

Most animals are frightened by fireworks. Pets that feel scared may react by running away from home, defecating indoors, or otherwise destroying property. Protect your pets on the fourth of July by taking some basic precautions.

  • Don't take your pets to fireworks displays.
  • Don't leave your pets in a car by themselves.
  • Don't leave your pets unattended outside.
  • During public fireworks displays, keep your pets in a safe place indoors where they won't be able to destroy anything. If your home isn't soundproof, you might want to leave the television or radio on so your pets won't hear the fireworks.
  • Consult your veterinarian ahead of the holiday if your pets have a tendency to overreact to loud noises.

Besides Fireworks

Fireworks are usually the first thing most people think of when it comes to the Fourth of July, but there are other aspects to the holiday that merit precautions. Most summer season safety measures are worth bearing in mind on Independence Day. Depending on which specific activities comprise your festivities, the following are possible concerns:

  • During daylight hours, you'll want to protect yourself from excess exposure to the sun. Wear sunscreen and a hat.
  • Heatstroke and dehydration are other daylight concerns to keep in mind. Be sure to drink plenty of water and seek out shady areas if you feel overheated.
  • If you host or attend a barbecue, beware of possible fire hazards and outdoor food spoilage.
  • Depending on your location, you may need to wear insect repellant and be alert for bees or wasps.
  • Use good judgment when going swimming or boating. Be alert to water conditions, such as water depth and ocean currents. Make sure novice swimmers use flotation devices and children have chaperones.
  • Wear protective gear for bicycling and other sports.

Have a Blast

A single article about Fourth of July holiday safety tips can only scratch the surface. To learn more, visit the National Council on Firework Safety website, the federal government's online guide to Independence Day and the Internet resources published by the American Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals. Becoming knowledgeable about safety measures will help make the holiday more fun for everyone involved.

For a brief History on the July 4th Holiday, click this link!

Take Shelter

Taking appropriate shelter is critical for protection in times of disaster. When conditions require it, you may need to seek shelter in your home, workplace or school. Sheltering outside the hazard area could include staying with friends or relatives or at a mass care facility operated by disaster relief groups. 

The safest location to seek shelter varies by hazard. For example, select a room in a basement or an interior room on the lowest level away from windows and outside walls if a tornado strikes. 

Depending on the type of disaster, there may be times when it is best to “shelter in place” to avoid uncertainty outdoors. Some guidelines for sheltering in place include: 

  • Bring your family and pets inside immediately;
  • Get your emergency supply kit;
  • Lock doors, close windows, air vents and fireplace dampers; and
  • Go to an interior room with few or no windows.

If the need arises, you could be asked to create a barrier of protection between yourself and potentially contaminated air outside. Learn the steps required to “seal the room.” It could be a matter of survival!

Red Cross Pet First Aid App

Your pet is an important member of your family. Unfortunately, animals are also affected by disaster, and they rely on you for help during emergencies. Did you know the American Red Cross has a Pet First Aid app to help you take care of your four legged loved ones?

Available on iTunes and Google Play, this mobile resource puts veterinary advice for emergencies in the palm of your hand. With videos and interactive quizzes, understanding pet first aid has never been easier.

Some features of the app include:

  • Advice on administering medication, behavioral help and how to act in a disaster situation;
  • First aid steps for over 25 common pet situations;
  • An early warning sign checker for preventive care; and
  • A location finder for emergency vet hospitals and pet-friendly hotels.

Include this app as part of your pet survival kit to be prepared when your pet needs you the most.

Memorial Pavers

 

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Red Shirt Friday

Red Shirt Friday – Support Our Troops

 
Eureka Fire District is showing our support for the troops overseas by wearing and selling Red Tee Shirts.
EFPD Staff have the option to wear these tee shirts on Fridays and encourage others to also participate.
We are selling shirts to support the troops and the profits are being donated to the FOCUS Marine Foundation (  https://focusmarinesfoundation.org/)
and the Special Forces Casualty Fund (http://www.stlouisgreenberets.com/index.html )
 
Shirts are available for purchase for $20.00 each at EFPD Station # 1, 4849 Highway 109, Eureka