Run Report

Year         Total Calls for Service YTD            Fire Calls                   EMS Calls
2015                934                                                333                               601
2014                889                                                247                               642
2013                796                                                150                               646

Eureka Days 2015

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Eureka Days 2015 - Meet Me in the Lou!

This is sure to be the best year yet!

The City of Eureka and Eureka Days Event Committee are proud to present Eureka Days 2015.

Participants can expect carnival rides, children's activities, nearly 100 vendors and a beer garden. The event will include a parade, kid's korner, run and much more!

Friday night will end with a high energy show by Well Hungarians, while Saturday will spotlight Griffin and the Gargoyles and a spectacular fireworks display.

We would like to invite you, your family and friends to be a part 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 10th, 11th & 12th 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 kchristenson@eureka.mo.us or 636-938-6775.

CERT Class Begins September 15, 2014

certstl250.gifThe Eureka Emergency Management Agency, Eureka Fire District, & Eureka Police Department and will conduct a CERT training program begining September 14, 2015 and running 4 weeks on Monday evenings. Finishing on Saturday, October 10, 2015

Community Emergency Response Team (C.E.R.T.) is made up of volunteers that have completed a course of study outlined by the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) and Department of Homeland Security (DHS). These volunteers would then help public safety organizations within the community if a disaster strikes. On-going training for the volunteers will also be offered to keep them prepared.

Following a major disaster, first responders who provide fire and medical services may not be able to meet the demand for these services. Factors such as number of victims, communication failures, and road blockages can prevent people from accessing emergency services they have come to expect at a moment's notice through 911. People will have to rely on each other for help in order to meet their immediate life saving and life sustaining needs. This training will help those citizens and their neighbors to help themselves and neighborhood.

To register Click Here!
 

Open Burning

smokey.jpgDuring the spring and summer 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.

 

Summer Pet Safety Tips

8 Summer Safety Tips for Pets / Service Animals

According to the American Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals (ASPCA) here are hot weather tips to keep your pets safe!

1. Hydrate. Just like us, pets can become dehydrated quickly. Give them plenty of fresh, clean water when it's hot outdoors.

2. Find Shade. Make sure you have a shady place for your pets when playing outdoors. Be careful not to overexercise pets. Bring pets inside if they become overheated!

3. Don't leave pets in the car. A hot day can easily leave a car feeling like a furnace. This can lead to a fatal heat stroke for your pet, even with the windows down!

4. Style for Summer. Feel free to trim longer hair on your dog, but never shave your dog. A dog needs hair to protect from sunburn and overheating. Brush cats often to help them stay cool. 

5. Avoid chemicals. Keep your pets away from areas that you suspect have been sprayed with chemicals such as insecticides. Call your veterinarian if you suspect your animal has ingested a poisonous substance.

6. Hot asphalt can hurt! A dog's paw pads are very sensitive, so don't let your pup linger on hot asphalt for an extended period of time. Ouch!

7. Visit the vet. Make sure your pets get tested for heartworm. Ask your doctor to recommend a safe flea and tick control program for the summer months.

8. Be smart. You probably know the warning signs. When pets exhibit excessive panting or difficulty breathing, increased heart rate, drooling, stupor or even collapse -- it's time to bring them inside!

For Your Health Durning a Disaster

If you need medical assistance during a disaster, paramedics and other professional responders may not be immediately available, and hospitals and clinics may not be accessible. That’s why it’s important to keep medical records, supplies and prescriptions easily accessible and to learn simple first aid techniques. Creating a “stay healthy” kit will help you to manage minor medical needs until help arrives. Your kit should include:

  • A list of prescription medications, medical conditions, and copies of medical insurance documentation;
  • First aid supplies, such as bandages, aspirin, and antiseptic cream; and
  • A week’s supply of medicines in a plastic bag labeled with each family member’s name.

If your medicine requires refrigeration and the power goes out, most medicines can be kept in a closed refrigerator for several hours and still be safe to use. Be sure to contact your doctor or pharmacist if you have questions about your medication.

As with other hazards, there are specific steps that you can take before and during an influenza pandemic to protect yourself and your loved ones. For example, simple preventive measures, such as using alcohol-based hand sanitizer, can help protect you from germs and prevent you from spreading them to others.  

Food Safety During Blackouts

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:

  • Gather an emergency supply of shelf-stable food, packaged foods, boxed or canned milk, bottle water, and canned goods;
  • Have coolers and frozen gel packs on hand to keep refrigerated food cold if the power goes out longer than four hours; and
  • Keep freezer items close together—this helps the food stay cold longer.

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:

  • Discard any perishable food items such as meat, poultry, fish, eggs, and leftovers that have been exposed to temperatures above 40 degrees Fahrenheit for two hours or more;
  • Use a food thermometer to test the temperature of food – never taste it!  You can’t rely on appearance and odor to determine whether food is safe; and
  • Discard any items in the refrigerator that have come into contact with raw meat, seafood, or poultry juices.

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.

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