Spotlight Firefighter of the Month-January

The January spotlight firefighter of the month is Private Bobby Clark.  Private Clark has been with the LFPD for six years, and in that time was awarded the Oakville Elks Lodge #2726 firefighter of the year in 2014. Prior to his time here at Lemay, Bobby worked as a remote duty paramedic with Centerline Inc. based in Louisiana, but mainly being assigned to a research vessel in the Gulf of Mexico.  Before working in the Gulf, Bobby started his first responder career in the United States Navy, serving from 2001 to 2005. His home port was in Norfolk Virginia, being assigned to the aircraft carrier U.S.S. George Washington CVN 73.  While on the aircraft carrier Bobby was a flight deck crash and salvage firefighter.  Serving two deployments his final rank was 3rd class petty officer.  While serving in the U.S. Navy Private Clark earned multiple decorations, which include but are not limited to the National Defense Service Medal, 2 Sea Service Deployment Ribbons, Global War on Terrorism Expeditionary Medal and the Armed Forces Expeditionary Medal.  On his off time Bobby enjoys watching Blues Hockey. He also likes watching his three year old son Harrison learn how to play hockey in Affton.  Bobby also likes to spend time in Florida visiting family and friends with his loving longtime girlfriend Skye Dorsey.  Please check out the website to see next months spotlight firefighter.  

Burn Permit Information

Facts on Open Burning Under Missouri Law

The following information is presented as a public service from the Lemay Fire Protection District. Residents not living in the Lemay Fire Protection District should contact their local Fire District, City, or County Health Department.


St. Louis Metropolitan Area --- The geographical area comprising of St. Louis, St. Charles, Jefferson and Franklin Counties and the City of St. Louis.
Open Burning --- Burning of any materials in which air contaminants resulting from combustion are emitted directly into ambient air without fire passing through a stack or chimney from an enclosed chamber.
Prohibited Open Burning Under State Regulation  --- Any waste generated by a business, trade, industry, factory and any demolition operation cannot be burned.  This would include, but not limited to paper, cardboard boxes, pallets, tires, rubber products, hazardous materials, Styrofoam, plastics, petroleum based products and treated wood.  Any asbestos-containing materials cannot be burned.
Open Burning of Household Refuse
St. Louis Metropolitan Area --- Open burning of household refuse is prohibited in the St. Louis Metropolitan Area.
Open Burning of Household Yard Wastes --- Missouri allows open burning of household yard wastes originated on premises from four dwelling units or less and burned on the same premises.
St. Louis Metropolitan Area --- Open burning of tree leaves or residential brush is allowed only in area outside of incorporate municipalities and is limited to the period beginning September 16 and ending April 14 of each calendar year. These brush piles are limited to 16 square feet and the burning is allowed from 10:00 am through 4:00 pm.
Open Burning for Recreational Purposes --- Campfires and other fires used solely for recreational purposes, ceremonial occasions or for outdoor noncommercial preparation of food are allowed in Missouri.  Fires shall only include vegetative woody materials or untreated wood products.
The Air Pollution statutes of the State of Missouri, specifically section 10 CSR 10-5.070 “Open Burning Restrictions”, covers all of the information that is stated above.  However, under Missouri Air Pollution Rule 10 CSR 10-6.  170 (1) (B) no person may cause or allow to occur any fugitive emissions to remain visible in the ambient air beyond the property line of origin.  This effectively restricts the occurrence of smoke blowing onto the property of another.
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Welcome to the Lemay Fire Protection District

The Lemay Fire Protection District covers approximately 4.5 square miles of unincorporated St. Louis County and the City of Bella Villa with a population of about 17,000.