Tuesday, July 24, 2012
Awards recognize citizen heroes, from Monarch's fire chief and board of directors.
A Creve Coeur teen was among several honored Monday night for likely saving the lives of fellow human beings by jumping into action before firefighters and paramedics arrived. Tyler Muchnick, 18, ran back into his burning house three times March 19 until he successfully pulled out his good friend Chris Burns, 18, into the garage. He then flagged down others to move his friend into the front yard, and away from the flames until firefighters arrived. The men he flagged down, Will Steffen and Paul Knight, received Citizen Life Saver Certificates of Recognition for their work in assisting Muchnick until first responders arrived on scene. Laura Burns spoke tearfully about her son Chris, saying that while he suffered burns over 54 percent of his…
Friday, June 29, 2012
Two-alarm fire called due to the extreme heat in the area.
The Creve Coeur Fire Protection District confirms that a fire at an apartment complex located at 12325 Wild Turkey Court, near Olive and Tempo, has been beaten down, but not before two people needed to be rescued from a balcony. Fire officials are still investigating and won't identify what caused the flames on the floor of a second story stairwell balcony. Firefighters used a ladder truck for the rescue, but said there were no injuries. The American Red Cross was on scene providing aid for first responders. The fire will not displace residents from the apartment.
Wednesday, June 20, 2012
Residents still turned out to share an evening with eachother despite high temperatures.
For the third year, the city of Creve Coeur decided to celebrate its "Night Out" in June as opposed to August, in hopes of avoiding warm temperatures and boosting turnout. Mother nature hasn't cooperated as far as the temperatures are concerned, but Tuesday night, residents all over the city still turned out for block parties to bring neighborhoods together. Caravans of Creve Coeur Police, Creve Coeur Firefighters, elected leaders and other city employees fanned out to make 20 stops in various neighborhoods to educate the public, get to know residents, and for everyone to have a fun night free from crime. Check out this photo and video gallery, and if you have any pictures you'd like to share, please do so right on this page. Just click on…