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EMPLOYMENT OPPORTUNITY - FIREFIGHTER-PARAMEDIC

March 1, 2016 - Olivette Fire Department

OLIVETTE, MO. - The City of Olivette Fire Department is accepting applications for a Firefighter/Paramedic position.

Completed applications must be submitted to the Human Resources office no later than 5:00 pm on Friday, April 8, 2016.

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FIREFIGHTER OVERHEATED WHILE BATTLING BLAZE IN OLIVETTE FRIDAY


A firefighter was overheated while battling a blaze in the 1100 block of Collingwood Drive around 1 a.m. Friday (Credit: KMOV)

February 5, 2016 - KMOV By Stephanie Baumer, Online News Producer

OLIVETTE, MO. - A firefighter suffered a minor injury while battling a blaze in Olivette Friday morning.

The firefighter got overheated while fighting a fire in the basement in the 1100 block of Collingwood Drive around 1 a.m.

The home's basement sustained extensive damage.

No other injuries were reported.

Officials believe the cause of the fire may be electrical.

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OLIVETTE HIRES NEW FIRE CHIEF

February 3, 2014 - St. Louis Post Dispatch

OLIVETTE - The city has a new fire chief - Scott Avery, who has more than 24 years of experience in the field.

He will be responsible for providing administrative direction and leadership for all operations and personnel. The department provides both fire and EMS services to the city.

The city announced Avery's hiring Monday.

Most recently, Avery was the chief administrative officer for the O'Fallon, Missouri Fire Protection District.

He started his career in 1989 as a paramedic with the city of St. Louis, and held various public safety positions in Gladstone, Mo., Des Peres and the United States Border Patrol.

In 2007, Avery received a Chief Fire Officer Designation from the Center for Public Safety Excellence and he completed the National Fire Academy's Executive Fire Officer Program in 2011. He's also a member of the inaugural class of the International Association of Fire Chiefs, part of the Fire Service Executive Development Institute.

"I look forward to returning to my roots as a paramedic and becoming involved in the advance life support ambulance environment once again," Avery said in a news release. "I feel lucky to be working in a community that is as engaged as Olivette. I hope to have an opportunity to meet each and every resident and business owner."

The new position was advertised last year to have a starting salary of $77,100 for overseeing a staff of 21 and a budget of $2.1 million.

John Bailot, the former Olivette fire chief, took a job with Ladue. The position has been vacant for several months.

Olivette last year also hired a new city manager. She is Barbara Sondag.

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4 FIRE DEPARTMENTS NEEDED TO BATTLE BLAZE IN ST. LOUIS COUNTY

January 09, 2014 - KMOV

OLIVETTE - Four departments were needed to battle a blaze in Olivette Wednesday night.

The fire started in the 10 block of Crabapple Ct. around 10 p.m.

According to Olivette Fire Chief Scott Avery, crews from Creve Coeur, University City and Ladue all assisted in fighting the fire.

Avery says when crews arrived on the scene there were flames shooting from two windows of the home.

The home sustained extensive damage due to the blaze.

Two people were inside the house when the fire broke out, but were able to make it out of the home safely.

Avery says the fire is not suspicious and there is no known cause at this time.

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