Run Report

Year         Total Calls for Service YTD            Fire Calls                   EMS Calls
2014                1625                                                450                            1175
2013                1501                                                300                            1201

Request for Proposals and Bids

The Eureka Fire Protetion District is actively seeking RFP for:  

Pumper Tanker

Vendors and Interested parties may visit our  RFP's / Specfications section for more information

Bids are due by 4:30 pm, Tuesday, November 25, 2014

Smoke Detector Day in Eureka November 8, 2014

The Eureka Fire Protection District will again be visiting an area of our Fire District to check smoke detectors on Saturday November 8, 2014. This year Eureka SAR ,  Eureka C.E.R.T.  and will also be assisting Firefighters in this lifesaving effort.

Firefighters and team members will be going door to door on certain streets in the Fire District. They will be asking each homeowner if their smoke detector is working. Firefighters will ask to come in and check and inspect the smoke detectors. If a new battery is needed, one will be installed. If the home does not have a working smoke detector, a new one will be installed for free.
 
Smoke Detectors have been donated by Tech Electronics, and Fire Master and batteries donated by Energizer
 
The following Neighborhoods and/or Streets
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Elk Trails Subdivision,
Fawn Meadows, White Doe Court, Elk Run Dr., Caribou Ct.
 
This is the  29th annual Smoke Detector Day held in the Eureka Fire District. To date we have visited 3270 homes, installed 448 smoke alarms and given out 966 batteries
 
This event is done twice each year to coincide with day light savings time. Remember on Saturday Night, March 8th, when you change your clock, please change your battery.  Contact the Eureka Fire Protection District if you need batteries for your smoke alarms.
 
 

 

Change your Clock, Change your Battery

November 1, 2014
 
The Eureka Fire Protection District reminds residents that one simple step can help save their lives and
the lives of those around them. Everyone is encouraged to use the extra hour they “gain” from daylightsaving
time to change the batteries in their own smoke alarms and carbon monoxide detectors, test the
alarms and remind friends, family, neighbors and fellow community members to do the same.
 
 
“Eighty percent of child fire fatalities occur in homes without working smoke alarms. It’s a tragic statistic
that could be reduced by adopting the simple habit of the Change Your Clock Change Your Battery®
program,” says Eureka Fire District Fire Marshal Scott Mullins.
 
The Eureka Fire District has batteries and smoke Detectors available at each Fire Station.
Stop by and pick one up if your are in need.

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

 

Memorial Pavers

 

Please click here to print this form.

Guns and Hoses Boxing November 26th

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Get Your Tickets for Guns and Hoses!

 

Tickets are available now at the Eureka Fire Protection District.

Tickets ar $25 and $35.00

You can also get tickets for the November 26 th, 2014 by contacting

Ticket Hotline     St. Louis and Adjoining Counties   314-713-6031 or 314-560-9226

Heating Safety

 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
.

 

FACT

Half of home heating fires are reported during the months of 
December, January, and February.

 

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.

 
Have a three-foot “kid-free zone”
around open fires and space heaters.
 
Never use your oven to heat your home.
 
Have heating equipment and chimneys
inspected every year by a qualified professional.
 
Have a qualified professional install stationary
space heating equipment, water heaters or central
heating equipment according to the local codes
and manufacturer’s instructions.
 
Remember to turn portable heaters off when
leaving the room or going to bed.
 
Always use the right kind of fuel, specified by the
manufacturer, for fuel burning space heaters.
 
Make sure the fireplace has a sturdy screen to stop
sparks from flying into the room. Ashes should be
cool before putting them in a metal container. Keep
the container a safe distance away from your home.
 
Test smoke alarms monthly!

 

 

Mourning Loss of FF/EMT-P Greg Light

The Family, Friends, Officers, Chiefs, Staff and Board of Directors of Eureka Fire Protection District would like to express our sincerest  appreciation to the citizens and businesses of our Fire District and Entire Community, as well as to all of our brothers and sisters in all emergency services for the innumerable expressions of sympathy and kindness shown to us and the family of Firefighter Greg Light in the past weeks.

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

                                                           

                                                           Responder Rescue                          
                                                            3711 Mexico Rd
                                                            St. Charles, MO 63303
                                                            314-627-0700

                                                  http://www.responderrescue.org/

 

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

 
 
 

Exposing an Invisible Killer:

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The Dangers of Carbon Monoxide

Each year in America, unintentional carbon monoxide poisoning claims more than 400 lives and sends another 20,000 people to hospital emergency rooms for treatment.
The United States Fire Administration (USFA) and the National Association of Home Builders (NAHB) would like you to know that there are simple steps you can take to protect yourself from deadly carbon monoxide fumes.
Understanding the Risk
What is carbon monoxide?
Carbon monoxide is an odorless, colorless and toxic gas. Because it is impossible to see, taste or smell the toxic fumes, CO can kill you before you are aware it is in your home. At lower levels of exposure, CO causes mild effects that are often mistaken for the flu. These symptoms include headaches, dizziness, disorientation, nausea and fatigue. The effects of CO exposure can vary greatly from person to person depending on age, overall health and the concentration and length of exposure.
Where does carbon monoxide come from?
CO gas can come from several sources: gas-fired appliances, charcoal grills, wood-burning furnaces or fireplaces and motor vehicles.
Who is at risk?
Everyone is at risk for CO poisoning. Medical experts believe that unborn babies, infants, children, senior citizens and people with heart or lung problems are at even greater risk for CO poisoning.
What Actions Do I Take if My Carbon Monoxide Alarm Goes Off?
What you need to do if your carbon monoxide alarm goes off depends on whether anyone is feeling ill or not.
If no one is feeling ill:
1.   Silence the alarm.
2.   Turn off all appliances and sources of combustion (i.e. furnace and fireplace).
3.   Ventilate the house with fresh air by opening doors and windows.
4.   Call a qualified professional to investigate the source of the possible CO buildup.
If illness is a factor:
1.   Evacuate all occupants immediately.
2.   Determine how many occupants are ill and determine their symptoms.
3.   Call your 911 and when relaying information to the dispatcher, include the number of people feeling ill.
4.   Do not re-enter the home without the approval of a fire department representative.
5.   Call a qualified professional to repair the source of the CO.
Protect Yourself and Your Family from CO Poisoning

Install at least one carbon monoxide alarm with an audible warning signal near the sleeping areas and outside individual bedrooms. Make sure the alarm has been evaluated by a nationally recognized laboratory, such as Underwriters Laboratories (UL). Carbon monoxide alarms measure levels of CO over time and are designed to sound an alarm before an average, healthy adult would experience symptoms. It is very possible that you may not be experiencing symptoms when you hear the alarm. This does not mean that CO is not present.

Have a qualified professional check all fuel burning appliances, furnaces, venting and chimney systems at least once a year.

Never use your range or oven to help heat your home and never use a charcoal grill or hibachi in your home or garage.

Never keep a car running in a garage. Even if the garage doors are open, normal circulation will not provide enough fresh air to reliably prevent a dangerous buildup of CO.

When purchasing an existing home, have a qualified technician evaluate the integrity of the heating and cooking systems, as well as the sealed spaces between the garage and house. The presence of a carbon monoxide alarm in your home can save your life in the event of CO buildup.