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EMPLOYMENT OPPORTUNITY - FIREFIGHTER/PARAMEDIC

July 26, 2015 - Affton Fire Protection District

AFFTON, MO. - The Affton Fire Protection District is currently seeking applicants for the position of Firefighter/Paramedic.

Minimum requirements for Firefighter/Paramedic are a current Missouri EMT-P License with current ACLS and ITLS or its equivalent, graduate of the St. Louis County Fire Academy, and possess Missouri State Certification in Firefighter 1 & 2, Hazardous Materials Awareness and Operations, valid CPAT Card and a current State Driver's License.

Equal Opportunity Employer

Application packets can be picked up at the administration office.

Applications are due August 21, 2015 @ 1600 hrs.

Affton Fire Protection
9282 Gravois Road
St. Louis, MO 63123
314-631-1803

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9 FAMILIES DISPLACED AFTER APARTMENT FIRE IN AFFTON

June 25, 2015 - KTVI BY DANIELLE SCRUGGS

AFFTON, MO. - The St. Louis Red Cross is helping nine families recover after a fire swept through an Affton apartment complex overnight. The blaze started around 11p.m. Wednesday at the Cedar Creek Lodge apartments on Olde English Road. Authorities say the 1st alarm fire started in third floor unit. No one was injured.

Firefighters from four departments responded to the call. Several apartments are a total loss. At least three additional units have smoke damage.

The cause of the fire is still under investigation.

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TODAY WE HONOR AND REMEMBER
FIRE CHIEF JERRY BUEHNE

Gerald 'Jerry' J. Buehne, Fire Chief, Affton Fire Protection District, died March 10, 2005, while en route to a Chief's meeting when his staff vehicle was struck head on by a fleeing robbery suspect. Jerry was with the Affton Fire District for 43 years. He was the Fire Chief for 5 years.

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TWO INJURED IN AFFTON HOUSE EXPLOSION AND FIRE

January 11, 2015 - KTVI BY GEORGE SELLS,

AFFTON - Two people were injured when a house caught fire early Sunday, possibly after some type of explosion. A father and son were taken to the hospital with non-life threatening injuries and were later released. The mother also went along to the hospital, but she was reportedly uninjured.

The father was reportedly injured when he went back in to try to save the family dog. There is no word on if he was successful.

According to the Affton Fire Department, the fire broke out around 3:40am on Terri Lynn Drive, but exactly what caused the fire is in question. The garage door was blown off the house. It was discovered some fifty feet away.

Because of the debris at the scene, St. Louis County's Bomb and Arson Squad was called to the scene to investigate. Their presence does not imply that a crime was committed, but that fire crews want to determine the exact cause of the fire.

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AFFTON RESIDENTS: RESPONSE BY FIRE DEPARTMENT TO WEEKEND FIRE WAS TOO SLOW

July 8, 2014 - KMOV

AFFTON - Affton residents said the response from firefighters to a garage fire was too slow.

A lit bottle rocket landed in a man's garage in the 4600 block of Siebert Saturday. Firefighters said the blaze destroyed the garage and spread to other homes. Residents said it took 10-15 minutes for firefighters to arrive even though the nearest fire station is 1/4 of a mile down the street.

Affton Fire Protection Chief Jim Fritz said that particular station does not have a full time pumper truck, but only has an ambulance.

Fritz told News 4 the crews arrived within five minutes and that their response time was appropriate. The crews arrived on scene from the department's two other fire stations. Fritz said the fire department meets all necessary guidelines.

Residents said they may start a petition to have a pumper truck at the station in question full time.

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SOUTH COUNTY MAN LIGHTS BOTTLE ROCKET, DESTROYS GARAGE

July 5, 2014 - KMOV

AFFTON - The Affton Fire Department responded to calls of a fire Saturday night after a man lit a bottle rocket which destroyed his garage.

The owner of the home in the 4600 block of Siebert Ave. says he was lighting fireworks and decided to light a bottle rocket. After the bottle rocket launched, it landed in his garage which starting a fire.

The four car detached garage had various tools inside including lawnmowers and landscaping equipment. Everything inside the garage was destroyed along with the building.

The fire did not spread to the house and no injuries were reported.

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OFFICIALS INVESTIGATE SUSPICIOUS HOUSE FIRE IN SOUTH ST. LOUIS COUNTY

April 16, 2014 - KMOV

AFFTON - Firefighters were forced evacuate a house in danger of collapsing while battling a blaze in Affton early Wednesday morning.

Authorities say the fire started in an unoccupied home under renovation in the 8500 block of Philo and Gravois around 1:30 a.m.

Officials say they believe someone set the fire because the house's gas and electric were shut off.

The cause of the blaze is under investigation.

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REMEMBERING AFFTON FIRE CHIEF JERRY BUEHNE 03-10-2005

March 10, 2005 - South County Times

A Farewell To Affton Fire Chief 03-10-2005




ELDERLY WOMAN HOSPITALIZED IN AFFTON HOUSE FIRE

January 24, 2014 - KSDK

AFFTON - AFFTON, Ill. - An elderly woman had to be taken to the hospital after a fire broke out at a home in Affton Friday morning. Firefighters were called before 9 a.m. to the 9300 block of Talbot Drive, just off of MacKenzie Road. The house sustained significant damage to the interior, roof, and outer walls.

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VOLUNTEERS PUT HEART INTO AFFTON FIRE RESERVES

Suburban Journal

AFFTON - Twenty-eight people currently serve on the Affton Fire District Reserve Program, the only program of its kind in South County, Suburban Journals reports.

All volunteers are qualified to respond to fire and ambulance calls, and spend at least 36 hours each month at the district's Station House No. 3, according to the report.

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Open House at the Affton Fire Protection District

April 2, 2013 - Affton-Shrewsbury Patch

AFFTON - In celebration of its two new ambulances the Affton Fire Protection District will hold an Open House on April 7th, 2013 from 12:00 to 2:00pm.

The District will provide hot dogs, chips and beverages for all who stop in. The main attraction: two new ambulances purchased by the District to better serve the community. Firefighters and staff will be on hand to give tours of the engine house, fire apparatus and, of course, the new ambulances.

Please stop by and bring the kids!

Any questions, don�t hesitate to call the firehouse. 314.631.1803 ext. 3

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