Thursday, December 6, 2012
Fire crews from around the area were reportedly called to a home on South Spoede Rd.
FOX2 reported this morning that a Creve Coeur man was able to escape his burning home in the 200 block of South Spoede after 1 a.m. Thursday morning. The station said the man attempted to put the fire out on a back porch with a garden hose. Creve Coeur fire crews were joined by the Monarch Fire Protection District and the Ladue Fire Department on scene, according to KSDK-TV. A Creve Coeur fire spokesman said both residents in the house escaped unharmed. By 9 a.m. Thursday, restoration crews were already busy at work on the site, with tarps covering the roof in the rear of the home.
Wednesday, September 12, 2012
In weather eerily similar to that of the same day 11 years ago, Creve Coeur remembers the day terrorists attacked America.
Members of the Creve Coeur Police department and the Creve Coeur Fire Protection District came together Tuesday morning to salute the victims of the September 11, 2001 terrorist attacks, including the first responders who lost their lives that day. Creve Coeur's first responders stood at attention with the American flag soaring above as dispatchers countywide tolled bells over the radio and recited the firefighter's prayer. Find More Photos In Our Facebook Gallery Later in the morning, Chiropractic Sports Care & Rehab marked its entry as a member of the Creve Coeur-Olivette Chamber of Commerce with a ceremonial ribbon cutting that also included a raffle to benefit BACKSTOPPERS. Find More Photos In Our Facebook Gallery The Creve Coeur area …
Monday, August 6, 2012
The STL Crane Project papered Art Hill with 1,000 cranes Sunday morning.
Fifty-three years, 133 names and 1,000 cranes. On Sunday, the STL Crane Project honored the 133 area first responders killed in the line of duty over the past 53 years with 1,000 paper cranes. The ceremony was postponed after heavy rains prevented the ceremony from taking place on Saturday. To see a full gallery of the STL Crane Project ceremony, visit University City Patch's Facebook gallery. Susan King, the widow of University City Sgt. Michael King, opened the ceremony by talking about the origins of the project. A Japanese girl in the 1950s stricken with leukemia made 1,000 origami cranes to receive a prayerful wish. "Today, we remember and honor the dedication of these remarkable men and women," she said. "And with these cranes, we …
Tuesday, May 22, 2012
One year after the devastating tornado brought destruction to the Missouri city, Patch looks back at how your friends and neighbors offered a helping hand to those in need
Almost as if to show the state and the nation that it is on the road back to recovery, high profile remembrances of the May 22, 2011 Joplin Tornado took place a day before the anniversary itself, as President Obama, Governor Nixon and other dignitaries were on hand in the city for Joplin High School's graduation exercises. The tornado and the damage it caused drew many with Creve Coeur ties to jump into action. We thought now would be a good time to reintroduce you to many of those stories here. We might humbly suggest that you might give a thanks to the people mentioned here for what they've done to help put Joplin back on the road to recovery. You can do that in the comment section in each story if you'd like. May 25, 2011:Ronald …
Sunday, April 15, 2012
Fire officials are still investigating the cause of the fire, but no one was injured.
Creve Coeur Fire Protection District crews responded to a fire Sunday night at the Willow Brook Condo Association when a resident returned home to the unit, saw smoke coming out from the door and heard a smoke alarm. A Fire Department spokesman said the man entered the three bedroom condo unit, went to the second floor and then got out unharmed. An adjoining unit was evacuated as a precaution but the apartment where the incident originated suffered heavy smoke and fire damage.
Monday, March 19, 2012
Firefighters say there were no working smoke detectors in the home.
Investigators with the Monarch Fire Protection District have not determined what caused a Monday morning two-alarm blaze in a home on Fernway Lane, but said late Monday afternoon that one person remained hospitalized in critical condition with serious burns and smoke inhalation. Authorities said the man was pulled out of the Creve Coeur home by another resident. Two other people live there but were not home at the time of the fire, which was called around 8 a.m. According to a press release from Monarch, the fire consumed nearly 60 percent of the ground floor. Creve Coeur Police and St. Louis County's Arson Team are also investigating the case.
Monarch Fire Protection District, Creve Coeur Police and St. Louis County Police are all investigating.
Authorities have not yet released the cause of a fire which caused the most damage in a Creve Coeur living room Monday morning, sending at least one person to a local hospital burn unit. Crews responded to 12958 Fernway Lane around 8 a.m. with a report of victims still trapped inside the home. When they arrived they said they found two people outside, one having pulled the other out. Two other people live in the home but were not there at the time of the fire. A man who identified himself as the homeowner said his son and a friend were inside when it happened, and that his son's friend was the one taken to a burn unit. Creve Coeur Police and investigators from the St. Louis County Police Department were also on scene, although a formal …
Tuesday, March 13, 2012
Smoke could be seen from more than a mile away from Creve Coeur house fire Tuesday afternoon. No one was injured.
A Creve Coeur family in the Westwood Place subdivision of Creve Coeur is safe after a Tuesday afternoon house fire in the Graeser Rd. neighborhood near Ladue Road. After 2 p.m. the a homeowner at 169 S. Graeser called 911 after authorities said a small fire was seen on the rear deck of the home. A first responder reported seeing thick black smoke from a mile and a half away. When fire crews arrived they found a two story fire consuming 50 percent of the home. The two residents inside and a pet dog made it out safely, but a Creve Coeur Fire Protection District spokesman said they were not able to retrieve other belongings. Fire departments from Ladue, Maryland Heights, West County EMS and Monarch also responded to the scene with support. …
Wednesday, June 22, 2011
The annual Night Out event encourages neighborhoods to take a stand against crime – and have fun at the same time.
The City of Creve Coeur held its 22nd annual Night Out event June 21, attracting the participation of 19 area subdivisions. From 6-8:30 p.m., caravans of vehicles and officials from the Creve Coeur Police Department, Creve Coeur Fire Protection District, Neighborhood Watch Association, Joint Crime Prevention and other City representatives traveled to participating neighborhoods throughout the City. These subdivisions organized block parties and outdoor gatherings to draw families to the safety vehicles and officials. “It gives us a chance to meet the people in the neighborhoods,” said Crime Prevention Officer Jonathan McIntosh of the Creve Coeur Police Department. “It shows them we’re here for them in a non-emergency situation and gives us…
Thursday, May 26, 2011
Team was part of a countywide urban search and rescue operation sent to Southwest Missouri.
Members of the Creve Coeur Fire Protection District who were deployed Monday night to assist with search and rescue operations in tornado-ravaged Joplin, MO have returned home, according to a district spokesperson. Captain Rich Schneider along with firefighter/paramedics Kelly Foster and Terry Matt were part of a countywide array of emergency personnel sent to Southwest Missouri in the wake of Sunday's storm. Fire District spokesperson Jerry McQueen tells Patch the three returned early Thursday morning and actually finished their local shift in Creve Coeur before going home. McQueen did not have specifics on their experiences while in Joplin, and they were not immediately available for interviews. McQueen said they worked on a three-story …