St. Louis firefighters 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 New Pension Ruled OK For City Firefighters http://news.stlpublicradio.org/post/new-pension-ruled-ok-city-firefighters <p>A St. Louis judge has ruled that the city can establish a new pension system for firefighters.</p><p>Judge Robert Dierker made the ruling Monday.</p><p>The new system went into effect retroactively Feb.1 and will require firefighters to contribute 9 percent to their retirement. That’s one percent more than currently.</p><p>Jeff Rainford---the chief of staff for Mayor Francis Slay---says the new pension will save the city $4 million this year and still benefit firefighters.</p> Tue, 04 Jun 2013 21:46:46 +0000 Maria Altman 27062 at http://news.stlpublicradio.org New Pension Ruled OK For City Firefighters