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

Fire Prevention Week

October 8-14 is fire prevention week. Each year approximately 3000 people die within the United States from fire related injuries. Here at the Lemay Fire Protection District we cannot stress enough the importance of being educated in fire safety and prevention.  Preparation and pre-planning are essential to surviving a fire related incident.  This includes installing working smoke detectors in each bedroom and in the basement of your home.  While sleeping, keep the bedroom door closed, to prevent smoke and flames from spreading. This will increase the amount of time you and your loved ones have to evacuate your home.  Teaching young children the dangers of playing with fire and keeping lighters and matches away from children can help reduce the risk of house fires. Talk with your family about an escape plan and meeting place in a safe area outside of your home if a fire were to occur. The Lemay Fire Protection District will be talking about fire safety and prevention at local schools all through the month of October.  Always remember to change your smoke and carbon monoxide batteries when you change your clocks. The Lemay Fire Protection District will install new carbon monoxide and smoke detectors free of charge to any in district residences upon request.  If you or you have a family member that live in the Lemay Fire Protection District area would like smoke and carbon monoxide detectors installed free of charge please call 314-631-4500 to set up an appointment.   

Spotlight Firefighter of the Month-October

The October Spotlight Firefighter of the month is Private Daniel McKelvey.  Dan has prepared his entire life to be in public service, and at a young age he dreamt of following in his Uncle's footsteps of becoming a police officer.  After graduating high school at Lutheran South, Dan enrolled at St. Louis Community College with the intent of graduating with a criminal justice degree.  After taking a few classes he decided on switching major's to paramedic science and worked at becoming a firefighter/paramedic.  Dan's philosophy throughout high school and college is to have a strong work ethic. For example, Dan started working at 14 and has worked at Dobb's Tire and Auto and as a personal trainer. At 21 years old Dan started working for the St. Louis Fire Department as a paramedic and shortly after was hired at the LFPD. Growing up in Jefferson County, Dan did not know much about Lemay until he started attending clinical rides and learning more about the community.  Outside of work Dan has been married for six years to his high school sweetheart, Meagan, who is a third grade teacher within the Mehlville School District.  Dan and Meagan enjoy spending time with their two sons, hunting and fishing, along with attending country music concerts, and vacationing to Nashville Tennessee. While serving the community is Dan's favorite part about being a firefighter paramedic he also likes driving and operating the fire truck whenever he gets the chance. Keep checking the LFPD website for district updates and each 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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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.