The University City Fire Department is a team of dedicated professionals who strive to provide quality services, emergency services, emergency medical care, fire prevention guidance and safety education in a professional, progressive and economical manner to the citizens we serve.
Groundbreaking Ceremony for FEMA Grant Fire House
Tomorrow, September 20, 2012, the City of University City will be holding a Groundbreaking Ceremony for the new Fire House at 863 Westgate Avenue at 10:00 am. The estimated cost for the project is $3.3 Million. This firehouse is being built in part by a grant awarded through the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act, Assistance to Firefighters Station Construction Grants with rest of the funds allocated by the University City City Council and the lot leased to us from Washington University St. Louis. We are all excited to be moving our project forward.
The building construction is scheduled to start within the next couple of weeks.
Lehman Walker City Manager, Cheryl Adelstein Washington University, Paulette Carr City Council, Heidi Klosterman Washington University, Arthur Sharpe Jr. City Council, Connie Kraus Washington University, L. Michael Glickert City Council, Steve Gantner Archimages, Shelley Welsch Mayor, Zach Hamilton Kwame Group, Rory Ellinger State Representative, Don Miner Fire Chief
UCFD in the News
October 20, 2011, Battalion Chief Brian Moore, Paramedic Firefighters Nick Robben and Nathan Davis and Mary T. Beck, Missouri Baptist Medical Center Senior Media Coordinator, were interviewed for an upcoming segment on Heart Lifeline Alliance;
http://www.missouribaptist.org/?id=31260&sid=9 to be aired on Channel 5; date and time to be announced.
A program about the Heart Lifeline Alliance being used nationwide will air on Channel 5 on Wednesday 10/26 at 7-8PM and ABC 30 will air the program on Saturday 10/29 at 5-6PM. University City Fire Department will be included in the story because our department was the first in St. Louis County to bring a successful Scene to Balloon patient to Missouri Baptist Medical Center.
To see how we have been involved:
EMS STEMI thru Missouri Baptist Hospital:
What is EMS STEMI?
Is a system they’re trying to instill with pre hospital care for medics to realize when someone is in urgent need of the cath lab, hence the Scene to Balloon. STEMI stands for “ST elevation myocardial infarction”. On a EKG strip (heart monitor) ST is a wave on the paper which represents a part of how the heart is beating, if it’s “elevated” on the cardiac strip this is a representation of a possible “infarction” (heart attack) in progress. The idea is to get the pt. into the cath lab within 45 minutes.
University City Fire Dept. Performs First STEMI Activation in St. Louis County
We had our first EMS STEMI activation from University City. The two paramedics were Nick Werner and Nick Robben. They did a fabulous job. The patient had a total blockage of the right coronary that was opened successfully by Dr. Reilly. Total "Scene to Balloon" time was 61 minutes. I will wait for official documentation but the Door to Balloon time at MBMC was around 31 minutes. This time is from EMS documented arrival at MBMC to balloon.
Cardiac Catheterization/ Electrophysiology Laboratories
Missouri Baptist Medical Center
St. Louis, MO
Watch a video reenactment of the ambulance run for the University City Resident:
Insurance Service Office (ISO) Rating: University City Fire Department receives a #3 rating.
UCFD is 1 of 84 fire departments/districts in the state of Missouri who received a "3" rating. There are 1800 Missouri fire departments/districts evaluated by ISO.
For more information . . .
. . . on the Fire Suppression Rating Schedule, contact ISO. You can also call us at 1-800-444-4554 or visit their website at: http://www.iso.com/Products/Public-Protection-Classification-Service/Fire-Suppression-Rating-Schedule-FSRS-manual-for-PPC-grading.html
Final Regional Fire Services Study (November 23, 2009)
Know what to do when you see a tornado, or when you hear a tornado warning, can help protect you and your family.
See "Safety Tips" for more information.
CERT Training Program
Training program that teaches the basic Community Emergency Response Team
Community Emergency Response Team (C.E.R.T.) is made up of volunteers that have completed a course of study outlined by the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) and Department of Homeland Security (DHS). These volunteers would then help public safety organizations within the community if a disaster strikes. On-going training for the volunteers will also be offered to keep them prepared.
Following a major disaster, first responders who provide fire and medical services may not be able to meet the demand for these services. Factors such as number of victims, communication failures, and road blockages can prevent people from accessing emergency services they have come to expect at a moment's notice through 911. People will have to rely on each other for help in order to meet their immediate life saving and life sustaining needs. This training will help those citizens and their neighbors to help themselves and neighborhood.
For information on upcoming training classes call Eureka Police Department at 636-938-6600 or on line at http://www.gatewayccc.us/eureka/
Eureka Fire District Training Center 18765 Old Highway 66
The Eureka CERT program is sponsored by Eureka Emergency Management.
Presented by the City of Eureka, Eureka Police Department, and Eureka Fire Protection District
Deputy Chief Randy Gabel
Eureka Fire Protection District
Voice 636.938.5505 Fax 636.938.6970
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