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The best defense in an emergency is preparation. Smoke Alarms, Fire Extinguishers, Carbon Monoxide, Child-Seat Safety, E.D.I.T.H. Emergency Drills In The Home , Heart Attacks, and Strokes, just to name a few.
7 Engine Houses
The Mehlville Firefighters staff seven stations with seven engine companies (including two seventy-five foot quints), an all-terrain pumper, a heavy rescue squad, a one-hundred foot aerial platform and six Advanced Life Support (ALS) ambulances.
Serving South St. Louis County
Mehlville Firefighters serve 110,000 residents in a fifty-two square miles of South St. Louis County. Communities served include Sunset Hills, Green Park, Lakeshire, Oakville Mattese, Concord Village, Sapington, and portions of Lemay & unincorporated St. Louis County.
A busy 2014
Mehlville Firefighters anticipate responding to nearly 13,000 calls during 2014. Services include fire, rescue, emergency medical, fire prevention, and inspection.
Class Three ISO Rating
With 1 being the highest (90+ points) and 10 being the lowest (less than 10 points) the Mehlville Fire Protection District is Class Three, scoring between 70 and 79 points. ISO’s Fire Suppression Rating Schedule (FSRS) lists a large number of items a community should have to fight fires effectively and assigns credit points for each item.
Oakville Centenial – 1959
Excerpt from Oakville’s 1959 Centennial Guide:
Prior to the time Mehlville incorporated the Fire District in 1954, Oakville had been protected by volunteers from the Mehlville Fire Department. In 1954 the Mehlville Fire Protection District had been approved by the voters of the District. At that time the district started hiring full-time firemen.
At the present time, the engine house has six men assigned to the fire service working twenty-four hour shifts and each man working a total of eighty-four hours a week.
Since the engine house has been put into service, the fire losses have dropped considerably and residents of Oakville are looking forward to a lower insurance rate which will be possible as soon as more hydrants are in service in the Oakville area.