Serving the communities of Eureka, Wildwood, Hoene Springs, Southwest St. Louis County and Northern Jefferson County, Missouri!
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 safe and protect your self from a costly mistake. It is also the law to contact Missouri One Call before you dig.
MailIng Address: PO Box 97, Eureka, MO 63025
Administration Street Address: 4849 Highway 109, Eureka, MO 63025
The Eureka Fire Protection District is committed to delivering the highest quality Fire Protection, Prevention, Education, Community Service and effective mitigation of fire, rescue, emergency medical and other hazardous situations while remaining economically responsible to the Community.
Driving in winter weather conditions can be hazardous especially in areas that receive a large amount of snow and ice. Unless an emergency has occurred, it’s always best to stay off the roads. If you must drive, allow yourself extra time to reach your destination and make sure your vehicle emergency kit contains the following items:
While on the road, you should adjust your driving techniques to account for the slippery conditions. Follow these tips to ensure your safety and that of others:
In addition, it is important to give snow plows extra room. If you find yourself behind a snow plow, slow down and don’t crowd the plow! Remember to always pass on the left side.
For more winter driving tips, click on this animated snow globe from the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration containing vital information.
Winter is an especially important time to keep an eye on seniors to make sure they are living as safely as possible. In addition to cold weather, ice and snow, the winter season can bring health problems and injury to senior citizens. That’s why it’s important for relatives and friends to check in with their older adult family members, friends and neighbors. Here are a few things to keep in mind:
It’s a good idea to check on elderly loved ones regularly or, if you live out of town, make arrangements for neighbors to check in and provide their number to call in an emergency. With your help, older adults can enjoy the winter months safely.
Some parts of the country experience extreme winter weather including blizzards. If a blizzard traps you in your car, do you know how to survive?
Taking the following steps can help you stay safe until you are found:
If you have a cell phone call 911 to ask for help. Do not hang up until you know whom you have spoken with and what will happen next. You can also sign up for wireless emergency alerts before you travel to receive life-saving alerts wherever you are.
Items found in your vehicle emergency supply kit can assist you until help arrives. Take a look at this video from The Weather Channel showing how to prepare your winter car supply kit, including items you may not think of.
There is something about the winter months and curling up
with a good book by the fireplace. But did you know that heating
equipment is a leading cause of home fire deaths? With a few simple safety tips and precautions you can prevent most heating fires from happening.
Heating Equipment Smarts
Install wood burning stoves following
manufacturer’s instructions or have a professional do the
installation. All fuel-burning equipment should be vented
to the outside to avoid carbon monoxide (CO) poisoning.
If you smell gas in your gas heater, do not light the
appliance. Leave the home immediately
and call your local fire department or gas company.
The Month of March is Severe Weather Prepardness Month.
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Red Shirt Friday – Support Our Troops
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
Loss of power can jeopardize the safety of the food stored in your home refrigerator or freezer. In the event of a blackout, do you know how to determine if your food is safe to eat? The U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) offers tips to minimize the potential loss of food and lower the risk of foodborne illness.
Before a blackout:
Bacteria in food grow rapidly at temperatures between 40 and 140 degrees Fahrenheit. The USDA instructs setting your refrigerator at or below 40 degrees Fahrenheit. If the power is out for less than four hours and the refrigerator door is kept closed, your food should be safe.
Following a blackout:
Power outages can occur anywhere at any time of the year. Make sure you and your family are prepared and know what to do to avoid getting sick.