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.

Spotlight Firefighter of the Month-May

This months Spotlight Firefighter of the month is Private Mark Ruhland.  Growing up in South St. Louis and graduating from St. Mary's High School, Mark enlisted in the United States Army Reserves.  Serving his country from 1997 to 2005 Mark was assigned to the 245th Maintenance Company. After the military he became a certified personal trainer, working at  Powerhouse Gym in South St. Louis County.  Mark became interested in the fire service while working at the gym and talking with other gym members who were already in the service.  After graduating paramedic school and the fire academy he was hired on at Shrewsbury Fire Department then quickly joined the ranks of the Lemay Fire Protection DIstrict on August 20, 2012. Mark puts a priority on a healthy lifestyle and hopes to one day retire to Durango Colorado.  On his off time he likes to cut grass and spend time with his two daughters and loving wife Tricia. A fun fact about Mark is in 1991 he and two friends competed in the Hoop it Up Challenge making it to the qualifing round.  Please check out our website for each months spotlight firefighter.