Kirkwood Fire and Frontenac Police responded after a compactor truck caught fire Thursday morning near the intersection of Manchester and North Kirkwood roads.
No one was injured when a compactor truck caught fire just outside of Kirkwood Thursday morning. MoDOT alerted Twitter followers to the incident which occurred near Manchester and Kirkwood roads in Frontenac at 6:25 a.m. The fire did not cause an accident. Kirkwood Fire and Frontenac Police responded to the incident. According to Kirkwood Fire Chief Tom Openlander, the only way to address this type of situation is for the compactor truck to dump its load and for firefighters to start spraying water on the debris, City of Kirkwood Public Information Officer Beth von Behren said. Follow Kirkwood Patch on Twitter @KirkwoodPatch.
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Frontenac, Town & Country and Creve Coeur will share emergency dispatch services.
The Frontenac Board of Aldermen introduced a bill at its last meeting to join the cities of Town & Country and Creve Coeur to form the West Central Dispatch Center. Town & Country will house the main dispatch center with Frontenac as the backup facility. Frontenac City Administrator Bob Shelton said the move will enhance the level of service and save taxpayer dollars. "We will have more staffing to handle the emergency telephone calls," he said. "Most of our communities have one or two dispatchers. The combined center will have three on staff." Town & Country City Administrator and Police Chief John Copeland said the center will cost about $1 million annually to operate, but it will save all three cities a combined total of $250,000 per …