Excessive Heat Warning

... Excessive heat warning remains in effect until 8 PM CDT Saturday... 
* timing... through Saturday evening.
* Heat index values... 105-112 each afternoon due to high temperatures around 105, and dewpoints in mid 60s to lower 70s.
* Impacts... the combination of hot temperatures and high humidity will lead to an increased risk of heat-related stress and illness. The very Young, the elderly, those without air conditioning, and those participating in strenuous outdoor activities will be the most susceptible. Also, car interiors can reach lethal temperatures in a matter of minutes.
Precautionary/preparedness actions...
An excessive heat warning means that a prolonged period of dangerously hot temperatures and high humidity will occur. In addition, nighttime conditions will remain warm and muggy providing little chance for relief. This combination will create a dangerous situation in which heat-related illnesses are likely, especially for those living in un-air conditioned homes or apartments. People in the warning area are advised to avoid poorly ventilated areas and prolonged work in the sun. Use air conditioning in your house or apartment if it is working
correctly. If you do not have air conditioning, keep your house or apartment well ventilated with fans, and try to spend some time in an air conditioned environment to give your body a break from the heat.
To reduce risk during outdoor work, the occupational safety and health administration recommends scheduling frequent rest breaks in shaded or air conditioned environments. Anyone overcome by heat should be moved to a cool and shaded location. Heat stroke is an emergency, call 9-1-1 immediately.
Where's baby? Look before you lock! Young children and pets should never be left unattended in vehicles under any circumstances. This is especially true during warm or hot weather when car interiors can reach lethal temperatures in a matter of minutes.
People in the Saint Louis metropolitan area can get information about cooling centers or energy assistance related to the excessive heat by calling the United way of greater Saint Louis at 800-427-4626, or if calling from a land line phone dial 2-1-1. You can also call cool down Saint Louis at 314-241-7668.

Employment Opportunity

The Lemay Fire Protection District is currently accepting applications for employment as Firefighter / Paramedic 

Requirements for Consideration

Minimum requirements for the position include current Missouri or National Registry Paramedic License, current ACLS certification, Missouri Firefighter I and II Certification, Graduate from the St. Louis County Fire Academy, and current Missouri Driver's License.

Application for Employment

Applications will be accepted thru December 1, 2017 and are available online at 
lemayfire.org or from the Administrative Office located at 1201 Telegraph St. Louis, MO 63125. All completed applications may be submitted to the above location Monday thru Friday 8 a.m. to 4p.m. 
Please include the following documents with completed application: Updated Resume, Missouri State Highway Patrol Criminal and Driving Records Review, copies of Missouri Driver's License, EMT -P License, ACLS Certification, Firefighter I and II Certificate, St. Louis County Fire Academy Graduation Certificate, and any other pertinent documentation you would like to submit for employee candidate consideration. All applications received during this time frame shall be kept on file for two years for future employment reference. 

Benefit Package 

The Lemay Fire Protection offers a competitive salary and benefit package. To obtain an outline of current employee benefits, please request a copy from the District's Administrative Office here

Spotlight Firefighter of the Month - July

July's spotlight firefighter of the month is Private Jaime Wood.  Jaime has been with the Lemay Fire Protection District since September of 2011.  Prior to working at Lemay Jaime started her EMS career with the Deaconess Ambulance Service in 1999.  Jaime volunteered at Eureka Fire Protection District and has also worked as an emergency room tech at St. Mary's Hospital and a paramedic at St. Anthony's Medical Center ER. Jaime's favorite part about being a firefighter paramedic at the LFPD is being there for this tight knit community.  

If Jaime could not be a firefighter, her other career choices would be a funeral director or a train engineer.  Jaime is an avid animal lover and currently is the owner of two dogs, a gecko, a horse, a ferret named Bill who thinks he is a dog, and a chinchilla.  Jaime graduated from McCluer North High School in 1995 and worked on her school year book as a photo editor.  Other interest Jaime has is going on train excursions and car shows with her parents and husband who are proud owners of a 1968 Dodge Superbee. Jaime is also interested in photography, the St. Louis Cardinals and going to the St. Louis Zoo.   

Celebrating 75 Years

The Lemay Fire Protection District has been Seeking Opportunities to Serve for the past 75 years.  As the oldest fire protection district in the State of Missouri, the LFPD covers approximately 4.5 square miles, staffing one rescue pumper, one advanced life support ambulance, and one command vehicle. The estimated population served is approximately twenty five thousand people.  The Lemay area consists of residential, commercial and industrial buildings along with Jefferson Barracks Park. The current firehouse is located at 1201 Telegraph Rd and opened in 1992.The previous firehouse which is still standing is located at 838 Erskine Ave.

The Lemay Fire Protection District is honored to be a part of the community and serve the citizens of Lemay.  For all area residents the LFPD will install smoke and carbon monoxide detectors free of charge. We will also install and check infant and toddler carseats at the firehouse.  If you have any questions or concerns please contact us anytime at 314-631-4500. 

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.