Saturday, February 23, 2013
The district was given $1,500 from the Missouri American Water Company toward the purchase of a fire eductor. The tool allows for the pumping of water from sources, such as streams or swimming pools, and will aid in the fighting of fires in rural areas.
Monarch Fire Protection District teams added another tool to their firefighting arsenal, thanks to a grant from the Missouri American Water Company. A check for $1,500 toward the purchase of a fire eductor was presented to Monarch Assistant Chief John Borgmann Feb. 11. The donation was part of a grant program run by the company that benefits fire districts in areas covered by Missouri American Water. According to a press release from the district, the Turbodraft fire eductor is used to access “static water sources,” such as lakes or ponds that are not easily reached by using typical drafting, or suction, techniques. Essentially, the device allows the district to pump water through hoses from such sources, which is important for fighting …
Tuesday, March 13, 2012
Firefighters from Creve Coeur, Maryland Heights and Ladue are on the scene.
Firefighters are battling a blaze in a home in a subdivision at the corner of Graeser Road and Ladue Road. The report came in shortly after 2 p.m. Crews from Creve Coeur, Ladue and Maryland Heights are on the scene. The Red Cross is on the scene assisting; we have no reports of injuries at this point. Patch will update the story when we have more details.
Thursday, January 19, 2012
Traditional Congregation is serving as a collection point for supplies.
Update 2:43 p.m. In an email to Patch, Myra Miller, a family aunt who has been helping organize support said the family no longer needs clothing donated. "They are very grateful for the donations and gifts that poured in as they literally had nothing but the shirts on their backs," Miller wrote. Miller said her niece Jane Roth told her that they plan on either returning gifts "or paying them forward to another family in need or charity after they are no longer in such desperate need. She is humble, yet gracious, having a hard time accepting the tremendous outpouring of support as she thinks she needs to be the one giving." If you would like to donate gift cards, you're still encouraged to do so at the following locations, in addition to …
Tuesday, January 17, 2012
Hail and Tornado sirens stir residents overnight, but authorities say the city was unscathed.
Severe weather and the tornado sirens which came with early Tuesday made for good water cooler discussion around Creve Coeur Tuesday morning, but thankfully, little in the way of reports of damage. Officials with the city of Creve Coeur, Creve Coeur Police and the Creve Coeur Fire Protection District said there was nothing out of the ordinary in the wake of the weather. What did you hear and see? Do you have any pictures of hail in your yard?
Wednesday, May 18, 2011
Annual event is sponsored by the Creve Coeur Squires and serves as a kickoff to the annual carnival, as well as a way to honor law enforcement.
The annual Creve Coeur Days festivities don't start until Thursday on the campus of Barnes Jewish West County Hospital, but the event got a ceremonial kickoff Tuesday with the annual dinner, sponsored by the Creve Coeur Squires. The event, held at Spazio's in Westport, also served as a way to honor the Creve Coeur-Olivette Chamber of Commerce's Police Officer of the Year, Richard Wiginton. Wiginton was announced as the winner in a ceremony earlier this spring. The Chamber's co-winners of the Firefighter of the Year award were Captain Paramedic Jim Younce, who has been with the Creve Coeur Fire Protection District for six years, and Peg Shannon, a Paramedic-Firefighter, with 13 years of service. Both were recognized for their humanitarian …
Wednesday, March 30, 2011
The victim was unconscious when taken to St. John's Mercy Medical Center with serious injuries.
1:30 p.m. Update: Creve Coeur Fire Protection District spokesperson Jerry McQueen tells Patch that the elderly victim in Tuesday's blaze at a St. Louis County condominium complex located between Creve Coeur and Maryland Heights in unincorporated St. Louis County, has died. That news came from the St. Louis County Medical Examiner. The victim's name has not been released, although the condo association identfied the resident as a woman. An official cause of death has not been released. Stay with Patch for more information. One elderly St Louis County resident was taken to St. John's Mercy Medical Center after Creve Coeur Firefighters found the person unconscious in a condominium situated between Creve Coeur and Maryland Heights. Fire …
Saturday, March 26, 2011
More snow expected next week
The calendar may read late March, but it looks and feels a lot like December or January. According to the National Weather Service, the Creve Coeur area could expect to see between 3-6 inches of snow Saturday, with forecasts calling for the possibility of more snow Sunday through Tuesday. At least one city of Creve Coeur plow truck ran into trouble on Saturday afternoon. The Creve Coeur Fire Protection District responded to rue de la Banque and found a plow in flames. A Fire district spokesperson said there were no injuries, but heavy damage to the vehicle.
Wednesday, March 16, 2011
No apparent injuries, but vet says one staff member "within inches" of being killed.
Customers at the Creve Coeur Animal Hospital were still able to pick up supplies and conduct some business as usual late Wednesday afternoon, even after a vehicle plowed into the side of the building. Dr. Steven Glaeser was on the phone in another part of the building when he heard what sounded like a roof collapsing just before 3 p.m. Creve Coeur Police said the female driver of the SUV traveled down an embankment from an adjacent parking lot before striking the building. There were no injuries. But Dr. Glaeser said it was close to being a much different story. "There was one person that was within inches of probably being killed," he said. "She was on one side of the wall and the car barely missed her, " he added, saying a person could …
Tuesday, March 8, 2011
A colorful look back at law enforcement dispatching in Creve Coeur and surrounding communities.
With the West Central Dispatch Center opening in Town and Country, serving police there, in addition to Creve Coeur police, plus the Frontenac police and fire I have to think back 40 years when all those police departments were dispatched from the Creve Coeur police station. In the early 1970’s I was a dispatcher there. Creve Coeur Police dispatchers also provided radio computer services for Des Peres and dispatched Des Peres police calls on the midnight shift. I fondly look back on those days when there was only one Town and Country police car on the street. If someone called in sick, there could be as few as three police cars patrolling Creve Coeur. In Frontenac officers were ordered to turn off the traffic signal and direct traffic in …
Monday, March 7, 2011
Creve Coeur Police to share dispatching center with Town and Country, Frontenac.
The new West Central Dispatch Center housing Creve Coeur, Town and Country and Frontenac police dispatchers begins operating at its new location at the Town and Country Municipal Center Monday. It happened one week later than originally planned, but the new West Central Dispatch Center housing Town and Country, Creve Coeur and Frontenac police dispatchers began operating out of the Town and Country Municipal Center Monday. It will be commonly referred to as the WCDC. Robert Heimberger, the center's general manager, tells Patch that the delay was due to the transferring of phone lines, something that must still be done on the center's first day. Phone lines from each of the three police departments must be brought online at the new facility…