St. Louis Fire Department http://news.stlpublicradio.org en In Wake Of Four-Alarm Servco Fire, A Discussion About Cold-Weather Fire Safety http://news.stlpublicradio.org/post/wake-four-alarm-servco-fire-discussion-about-cold-weather-fire-safety <p></p><p>Last Monday, more than eighty firefighters from the St. Louis Fire Department responded to a <a href="http://www.stltoday.com/news/local/crime-and-courts/crews-battling--alarm-warehouse-fire-in-st-louis/article_aa47c8d7-0e9a-530f-86e1-773b5578c1ec.html">four-alarm fire at the Servco warehouse</a> in downtown St. Louis.</p><p>In the end, no one was injured in the blaze, but the warehouse was destroyed. For Greg Gates, whose family owns the building, more than a building was lost.</p> Mon, 23 Dec 2013 22:41:25 +0000 Camille Phillips 32505 at http://news.stlpublicradio.org In Wake Of Four-Alarm Servco Fire, A Discussion About Cold-Weather Fire Safety St. Louis Firefighter Dies At Fire Station http://news.stlpublicradio.org/post/st-louis-firefighter-dies-fire-station <p><em>Updated 3:33 p.m. with photo from Truck Co. 14</em></p><p>A St. Louis firefighter died while on duty today at a fire station on S. Kingshighway.</p><p>St. Louis Fire Department spokesman Captain Dan Sutter says Jeffrey Hudson appeared to have passed away in his sleep.</p><p>Hudson went out on a call early this morning than returned to Fire Station #36.</p><p>Sutter says he was found in his bunk later in the morning.</p><p>The department says Hudson’s death likely will be considered in the line of duty.</p><p>More information about Hudson has not been released by the department.</p> Wed, 12 Dec 2012 20:50:42 +0000 Maria Altman & Kelsey Proud 7301 at http://news.stlpublicradio.org St. Louis Firefighter Dies At Fire Station St. Louis city, state will take residency law dispute to the Supreme Court http://news.stlpublicradio.org/post/st-louis-city-state-will-take-residency-law-dispute-supreme-court <p>The state of Missouri and the city of St. Louis will go in front of the <a href="http://www.courts.mo.gov/SUP/index.nsf/fe8feff4659e0b7b8625699f0079eddf/0458f613545b653b86257a3a0066759f?OpenDocument">state Supreme Court</a> on Thursday to argue over who can decide where city employees live.</p> Mon, 03 Sep 2012 21:00:00 +0000 Rachel Lippmann 4473 at http://news.stlpublicradio.org St. Louis city, state will take residency law dispute to the Supreme Court St. Louis firefighter pension reform bill stalls in committee http://news.stlpublicradio.org/post/st-louis-firefighter-pension-reform-bill-stalls-committee <p>The bulk of Mayor Francis Slay&rsquo;s firefighter pension reform bill stalled today in the St. Louis Board of Alderman&rsquo;s Public Safety Committee.</p><p>The committee passed a provision barring trustees of the Firemen&rsquo;s Retirement System from suing the city over the design or benefits of the pension plan.&nbsp;But the committee postponed voting on major reforms that would make firefighters to pay more into the system and prevent retirement until age 55.</p><p>Alderman Larry Arnowitz says he&rsquo;s certain if reform passes, firefighters will fight the changes in court.</p> Thu, 07 Jun 2012 22:54:19 +0000 Joseph Leahy 3870 at http://news.stlpublicradio.org St. Louis firefighter pension reform bill stalls in committee St. Louis City looking to cut costs, eliminate redundancy for city services http://news.stlpublicradio.org/post/st-louis-city-looking-cut-costs-eliminate-redundancy-city-services <p>The St. Louis Board of Commissioners have approved a plan to reduce the number of city police districts.</p><p>The city currently operates a total of nine districts that were established back in 1962.</p><p>But Police Chief Dan Isom says the department had twice as many officers back then and more than twice the number of citizens to serve.</p><p>&ldquo;In the last 30 years we&rsquo;ve lost about 1,000 officers,&rdquo; Isom said.&nbsp; We used to have 2,200 officers, now we&rsquo;re down to about 1,300 officers. &nbsp;But the slots for those command structures are still the same.&rdquo;</p> Wed, 16 May 2012 22:29:11 +0000 Adam Allington 3716 at http://news.stlpublicradio.org St. Louis City looking to cut costs, eliminate redundancy for city services Firefighters sue school districts over transfers http://news.stlpublicradio.org/post/firefighters-sue-school-districts-over-transfers <p><em>Updated at 1:40 p.m. with additional information from the Lindbergh School District.</em></p><p><em>Updated at 2:45 p.m. with information from the Webster Groves School District.</em></p><p><em>Updated at 3:57 p.m. with a statement from the Kirkwood School District.</em></p> Tue, 24 Jan 2012 18:56:18 +0000 Rachel Lippmann 2927 at http://news.stlpublicradio.org Firefighters sue school districts over transfers City will try controlled burn again tomorrow in Forest Park http://news.stlpublicradio.org/post/city-will-try-controlled-burn-again-tomorrow-forest-park <p>Don&#39;t panic if you see a fire in Forest Park tomorrow afternoon.</p><p>Weather permitting, Forest Park Forever, and the city&#39;s parks and fire departments will conduct a 14-acre controlled burn in the <a href="http://g.co/maps/9h93x">Deer Lake Natural Area</a>, near the Union Ave. entrance to the park.</p> Thu, 01 Dec 2011 23:23:32 +0000 Rachel Lippmann 2595 at http://news.stlpublicradio.org City will try controlled burn again tomorrow in Forest Park Minor damage to Fox Theatre after Sunday fire http://news.stlpublicradio.org/post/minor-damage-fox-theatre-after-sunday-fire <p>A small fire at the Fox Theatre this morning caused minor damage and no injuries, but did force the cancelation of the Sunday shows of &quot;Jersey Boys.&quot;</p><p>According to the <a href="http://www.stltoday.com/news/local/metro/article_4534edbe-7eec-11e0-801c-0019bb30f31a.html">St. Louis Post-Dispatch</a>, the blaze started around 5 a.m. There&#39;s no word yet on a cause.</p><p>From a Fox Theatre press release:</p> Sun, 15 May 2011 20:35:45 +0000 Rachel Lippmann 1238 at http://news.stlpublicradio.org Minor damage to Fox Theatre after Sunday fire