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EMPLOYMENT OPPORTUNITY - FIREFIGHTER/PARAMEDIC

February 10, 2016 - City of Hazelwood

HAZELWOOD, MO. - The Hazelwood Fire Department is now accepting applications for a firefighter/paramedic. Applicants must be a high school graduate and graduate of the St. Louis County Fire Academy, possess a paramedic license and driver's license valid in the state of Missouri.

Applications with copies of certificates and licenses should be delivered to the Office of the Fire Chief, at 6800 Howdershell Road, Hazelwood, MO 63042, or e-mail to lmschwan@hazelwoodmo.org. The deadline date for applications is Friday, February 19, 2016, at 4:30 p.m.

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FIREFIGHTERS: SPACE HEATERS TO BLAME FOR LATE-NIGHT BLAZE IN HAZELWOOD

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November 23, 2015 - KMOV By Stephanie Baumer, Online News Producer

HAZELWOOD, MO. - Several space heaters are believed to be the cause of a Hazelwood house fire Sunday night.

Around 11 p.m., fire crews responded to a fully-involved house fire in the 920 block of Townhouse Lane.

According to the Hazelwood Fire Department, the blaze started in the garage and spread to the house and two vehicles. The house is believed to be a total loss.

A man and his dog were inside the home when the fire began and were able to escape the blaze safely.

The homeowner told officials he was using flammable liquids in the garage earlier in the day while doing some woodworking.

Officials said there were several space heaters working in the home that most likely sparked the blaze.

The cause of the fire has been ruled accidental.

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FIREFIGHTERS PARTICIPATE IN HEAVY EXTRICATION CLASS

November 12, 2015 - KTVI BY DANIELLE SCRUGGS

HAZELWOOD, MO. - A Two alarm fire breaks out at a commercial bakery in north St. Louis county this morning. The building was burning at around 8am Nature's Bakery on Pershall road in Hazelwood. Dark smoke billowed from the building.

Bakery employees were sent home for the day. Investigators are looking into the source of the fire.

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TWO-ALARM FIRE REPORTED COMMERCIAL BAKERY ON PERSHALL ROAD

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October 4, 2015 - KMOV By Dan Greenwald, Online News Producer

HAZELWOOD, MO. - A man suffered substantial burns to his body after accidentally setting his house on fire in Hazelwood on Sunday night, firefighters said.

Around 10:10 p.m., the victim tried to light the fireplace at his home on Kenwood Drive when he accidentally set the house on fire, according to firefighters. Flames were shooting from the home when firefighters arrived.

Firefighters pulled the man from the house and he was taken to a hospital with severe burns to his body. He was the only person home at the time.

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FIREFIGHTER RETIREMENT


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September 28, 2015 - Hazelwood Firefighters Community Outreach

HAZELWOOD, MO. - September 26th 2015, the Hazelwood Fire Department celebrated the retirement of Firefighter/EMT Rick Paul. Rick served the Hazelwood Fire Department for 38 years achieving numerous advanced certifications, receiving multiple commendations for brave and honorable service and was always a willing and valuable mentor for future generations.

We wish Rick and his family a long and happy retirement. You deserve it, Brother!! - RCP

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HAZELWOOD MAN GETS 21 YEARS IN PRISON FOR ROLE IN FATAL FIRE


Jeremy Henderson, of Hazelwood, was convicted in the arson murder of a man killed in an apartment fire.

September 21, 2015 - St. Louis Post Dispatch

ST. LOUIS - A man convicted last month of starting a fatal fire at a Hazelwood apartment complex in 2012 was sentenced Monday to 21 years in prison, officials said.

Jeremy Henderson, 23, of the 5300 block of Ville Angela Lane in Hazelwood, was found guilty of first-degree arson and second-degree murder on Aug. 17 after a jury trial. A previous trial had ended in a mistrial.

Henderson was accused in the death of 48-year-old Mike Mansfield, who was killed in an apartment fire on Aug. 4, 2012.

The apartment building is at building at 5230 Villa Rosa Lane. Police say they got a tip that Henderson was involved. Henderson told police he served as a lookout while others poured gasoline in the apartment building's hallways and near the door of their intended victim.

Mansfield wasn't the target but it was not clear who was, court records say.

Henderson told police he saw one of the other people light a match and set the gasoline-soaked carpet on fire. The others involved in setting the blaze have not been identified.

Several other people, including an infant, were stranded on the third and highest floor of the 10-unit building until rescuers arrived.

Mansfield was a gas station attendant for his landlord and also cleaned fish tanks for an aquarium service company, his family has said.

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POLICE: SON STABS PARENTS, SLASHES TIRES, BURNS HOME


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June 22, 2015 - KSDK Jason Aubry, KSDK

HAZELWOOD, MO. - Police responded to an emergency call for a stabbing on Flora Drive in Hazelwood, Mo., Saturday.

When they arrived, they found a man and woman with stab wounds, their house on fire and the suspect, their son, surrounded by vehicles with smashed windows and flat tires.

According to police and neighbors who witnessed the rampage, the son attacked his parents stabbing them with a kitchen knife.

Neighbor Willie Davis had just returned home from fishing when the raucous spilled outside.

"When we came out, he hit his dad in the head with a chair," said Davis. "We saw him flatten the tires, he was busting the windows out."

Another neighbor, Sandra Bean said the son has had issues with his parents in the past.

"I'm used to it, but I didn't think that he would hurt anybody," said Bean. "Then I seen his step-father laying on the ground."

The 60 year old man had been stabbed in the chest with a kitchen knife and was bleeding profusely.

"It was kind of shooting out of him," said Bean

"There was blood everywhere," said Davis.

Police arrested the son who gave himself up without incident when they arrived while firefighters put out the fire that was started in the living room of the home.

According to the fire department, only the living room was destroyed, the rest of the home suffered smoke damage.

While waiting for EMS to arrive, Bean rushed to help the suspects step-father.

"The neighbor was trying to stop [the bleeding] with her shirt," said Davis. As she pressed on the wound, Sandra kept the man talking.

"[He was] telling me that it's the end, he's going, he can't breathe, he feels like this is the end," said Bean. "I was just trying to keep him comfortable."

Sandra says she wants one thing for the man on father's day, for him to survive.

"I just want him to make it, I really want him to make it. He didn't deserve that, he really didn't. He's a good man. Never had any problems with him, I mean, he's just a nice man," said Bean.

As of Saturday, police say while the mother is stable, both she and the father are in critical condition.

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EMPLOYMENT OPPORTUNITY - DEPUTY FIRE MARSHAL

June 9, 2015 -

HAZELWOOD, MO. - The Hazelwood Fire Department has an opening for a full-time Deputy Fire Marshall. The job is an Exempt Civilian Position, with one-year probation. Associate's Degree in Fire Protection Technology, Fire Science or other related field by accredited college or university required. Five years of experience in the fire service prevention, promotion of fire safety, or fire prevention engineering field required.

Qualifications include possession of, or the ability to obtain, ICC certifications in Fire Plans Examiner, Fire Inspection I, and Fire Inspection 2 within 18 months of hire.

Starting salary is $62,191 per year. Apply by close of business by June 15, 2015, at Hazelwood Fire Department, 6800 Howdershell Rd., Hazelwood, Mo. 63042, or fax your application and resume to (314) 731-1976.

- See more at: Hazelwood Employment Opportunities

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ESSAY CONTEST WINNERS GOT RIDE TO SCHOOL ON FIRE TRUCK


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November 24, 2014 - Hazelwood Fire Department

HAZELWOOD - Two students, Marissa Carter and Ria McGowen, from McNair Elementary School got a ride to school this morning in a City of Hazelwood fire truck. They were winners of the Fire Safety Essay Contest that the Hazelwood Fire Department did with the 5th grade teachers at McNair as part of Fire Prevention Month in October.

FOX 2 News/KPLR-TV news reporter Patrick Clark covered the event this morning and interviewed both Marissa and Ria in the school's library along with their teacher. The story will air on FOX 2 News at 5:30 p.m. today and on KPLR-TV (Ch. 11) at 7 p.m.