Thursday, September 13, 2012
Eric Hinson departed Ladue Friday after serving less than one year as chief.
Eric Hinson, as of last Friday is out as fire chief for the City of Ladue. Hinson announced his retirement at age 43 recently. He is under investigation for missing funds from the St. Clair, Missouri Fire Department. Hinson made questionable purchases from 1997 to 2011 and now some $200,000 is unaccounted for. He is being represented by high profile attorney Catherine Hannaway, a major figure in the Missouri Republican party. Jeff Johnson has stepped in as acting fire chief while the city searches for a permanent replacement. Hinson joined the St. Clair department in 1987. In 1993, while holding a $25,000 a year part time job he joined the Ladue force. In July of 2011, he was appointed chief of the fire department in Ladue, replacing the …
Wednesday, August 29, 2012
Chief Erin Hinson under investigation for financial irregularities with his other position, chief of the St. Clair Fire Protection District.
- POLICE & FIRE
- James Baer
Wednesday, August 29, 2012
Less than a year into the job, Ladue Fire Chief Eric Hinson has abruptly resigned as chief of the Ladue Fire Department. He replaced long-time Chief Ted Jury who retired and took over the reigns of the Brentwood Fire Department. Chief Hinson served in dual roles as chief of the St. Clair, Missouri Fire Protection District. The Hinson family has been associated with fire fighting duties in this small town in Missouri for as many years as anyone can remember. The Washington Missourian newspaper e.Missourian.com reports on the entire episode. Ladue Mayor Anthony Bommarito and Michael Woolridge, chief administrator for the city were in a meeting and unavailable for comment.
Monday, August 20, 2012
A literal translation of how much is needed in terms of room, etc. for two newly proposed fire houses.
Ladue Mayor Anthony Bommarito called a special work session to review the costs of building two new fire houses in the community. Only thing is, the city council never broached the subject of costs. As council member Walter Stern said, attending the meeting by teleconference, “Figuring that out will be up to our finance committee. Our job will be selling it (two new fire houses) to our citizens.” That is true. Mostly, there was a spirited back and forth about whether both fire houses will have two bays apiece and what to do with a backup pumper truck and ambulance. Presently, Ladue’s back up pumper resides at the maintenance building on the city hall grounds. Chief Eric Hinson revealed that the city’s ambulance was down for three weeks …
Thursday, August 9, 2012
Applications will be received until August 27 in person or electronically.
Ladue Fire Chief Eric Hinson has announced openings for firefighters/paramedics in the City of Ladue. Applications will be received from now until August 27. Applications can be downloaded from the city's website or in person 9213 Clayton Rd., 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. daily. Applicants must be at least 21 years old, be responsible for keeping and maintaining their state paramedic license for the duration of their employment. All applicants who are hired will be required to repay the City of Ladue on a pro-rated basis for the cost of attending the Fire Academy training program. The starting pay is $54,211 and a Ladue Fire Officer will make $70,006 in annual wages at the end of four years. Full benefits include family health insurance, vacation pay…
Wednesday, July 18, 2012
Sidewalks, fire house and other main issues will come up in the August meeting.
Often, the Ladue City Council deals with big picture issues. They may be faced with discussions about new sidewalks; commercial development or even plans to build new fire houses. This month’s monthly meeting Monday was far more mundane. The council approved a new fire hydrant and the purchase of a new police patrol car. In fact, the meeting lasted just 40 minutes, and much of that time was spent in discussion of eradication of honey suckle at the entrance to Mary Hill Lane. Next month’s meeting (August 20) promises to be weightier. If there is a nod on federal grants, sidewalks will be rediscussed along with another look at the fire house plans including cost estimates. The council approved by voice vote 5-0 the installation of a new fire…
Sunday, March 4, 2012
Burial will be Wednesday in Jefferson Barracks National Cemetery.
Sunday, March 4, 2012
Chief Elvi Fava recently passed away. He started his 37 year career with the Ladue Fire Department on October 13, 1952. He was promoted to Chief on April 29, 1983. He served as President of the Greater St. Louis Fire Chief's Association and served as Chairman of the Fire Academy Board of Directors. He was instrumental in establishing the St. Louis County Fire Academy and was honored to present the first graduating class prior to his retirement on April 30, 1989. Visitation will be held on Tuesday March 6, 2012, from 4:00 p.m.– 9:00 p.m. at Kreigshauser West Mortuary, located at 9450 Olive Blvd, Olivette MO. Services will be held 930 a.m., Wednesday March 7, 2012 at Our Lady of the Pillar Church, located at 401 South Lindberg Blvd, Creve …
Monday, October 10, 2011
The story of a Texas teacher who saved a student's life got editor James Baer thinking.
A Dallas school teacher performed life-saving CPR on a 12-year-old with a heart arthemia. Ladue-Frontenac Patch checked with local law enforcements, schools and churches to find out how ready they are for heart-related emergencies. Ladue Ladue Fire Chief Eric Hinson says his community of 8,000 residents can rest easy. "They key to saving lives is to have a person with a heart incident having help within 4-5 minutes," Hinson explained. "We have automatic external defibrillators (AEDs) on all our fire trucks and in our police cars. Nearly all our firemen are paramedics now and they have all been trained to use this equipment." Frontenac Jack Trout, chief of the Frontenac Fire Department and a 33-year veteran, said his department is also …
Saturday, September 3, 2011
St Louis County will only be activating the new siren system. This will be the first activation of this system
St. Louis County will test its new, $7.5 million outdoor warning siren system. The test will last three minutes.
From both a landmass and population percentage perspective, the network of 185 speakers – each mounted on a 55-foot-high tower - will provide substantially more coverage to St. Louis County residents when a tornado is barreling their way. “This is a program that could very well literally save lives,” observed St. Louis County Executive Charlie A. Dooley. “Much of the old siren system was built in the 1960s, and reached fewer than 90 percent of our residents. With the new sirens, we have very nearly 100 percent coverage.”
Because the old system was installed prior to the heavy subdivision build-up of South and West County, …