Daylight Saving Time

The Lemay Fire Protection District would like to remind the area residents that Daylight Savings Time is this coming Sunday March 11.  When changing your clocks please remember to change the batteries in your smoke and carbon monoxide detectors.  If you need assistance changing the batteries in your detectors please contact the Lemay Fire Protection District at 314-631-4500.  As always the LFPD will provide and install new smoke detectors to any area resident upon request.  To set up an appointment please contact the LFPD anytime at 314-631-4500.  

Spotlight Firefighter of the Month-March

Lemay resident Jeremiah Cooper is the Lemay Fire Protection District's Spotlight Firefighter for the month of March.  Private Cooper has been a Lemay resident his entire life.  With fond memories of the LFPD performing school talks on fire safety during fire safety month, and watching the fire truck and ambulance respond to calls within the neighborhood.  Jeremiah knew at a young age that a career in the fire service was the right choice for him.  While growing up in Lemay Jeremiah attended Hancock Elementary, Middle and High Schools.  Playing Tigers basketball, baseball and soccer, he was a stand out on the field and on the court.  He even has the first recorded goal in Hancock soccer history.  Furthermore, Jeremiah continues to be involved in the local community, not only as a firefighter/paramedic but as a member of the Lemay Neighborhood Association.  Private Cooper has been with the LFPD for four years providing outstanding patient care and exhibiting excellent firefighting skills.  Jeremiah still resides within the Lemay area with his wife Melody who is also heavily involved in the Lemay Community.  Both Jeremiah and Melody coach the floor hockey team at St. Andrew's Catholic Church. Jeremiah feels Blessed and thanks God everyday for being able to fulfill his lifes passion in helping saves lives. Check out our website for more information about the crews and equipment at the LFPD.

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.