Friday, February 22, 2013
Fire broke out at a home in the 6400 block of Cecil Avenue at 4 a.m.
The Ladue Fire Department is one of several community departments to assist the Clayton Fire Department in battling a two-alarm residential blaze in Clayton this morning. A fire broke out at a two-story home in the 6400 block of Cecil Avenue. All of the occupants got out safely and were assisted by the American Red Cross. KSDK reports on this early morning blaze in Clayton.
Friday, February 1, 2013
Ladue Police are not commenting on the accident.
A serious crash has the intersection of Ladue Road and Governor Lane in Ladue shut down while authorities reconstruct the scene, KMOV.com reported late Friday night. The station said the head-on accident happened around 9 p.m. Ladue Police would not answer Patch questions about the crash by phone. A call to the Ladue Fire Department found that fire crews from Crestwood had moved over to fill in while Ladue crews responded. Stay with Patch for more information on this developing story.
Thursday, January 17, 2013
Quick response time; personal relationships worth a lot in this city of some 8,500.
Two years ago, EMS personnel quickly responded to a summer student in distress in the swimming pool at Burr Oak camp at John Burroughs School. Personnel made a very quick rescue, and the youngster recovered quickly. Another time, police, fire and EMS responded to a resident on Colonial Lane with an apparent heart attack. That person also survived, thanks to the professional and quick action of Ladue’s rescue team. These are just isolated examples of why Ladue residents value their own independent fire and EMS service and why they have never shown interest in joining forces with any other county fire departments. Much goes the same for St. Louis' inner-urban communities: Clayton, Brentwood, Maplewood, University City, Shrewsbury and …
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 …
Tuesday, September 11, 2012
Johnson is a 16-year veteran of the department.
Ladue Assistant Fire Chief Jeff Johnson has taken over as head of the department after the departure of Ladue's former chief, Eric Hinson. Hinson abruptly resigned in late August and his last day was Friday. Hinson resigned in the wake of an investigation. Hinson had held two chief jobs concurrently — as Ladue fire chief, where he was appointed in July 2011, and as the St. Clair, MO, fire chief, where he had been hired in January 2011. He resigned from that post on Sept. 28, 2011, according to the St. Clair Missourian. Johnson, a 16-year-veteran of the Ladue Fire Department, was appointed assistant chief at the same time Hinson was named chief in July 2011. Johnson is also the department fire marshal and is a member of the Metropolitan …
Wednesday, August 29, 2012
Chief Erin Hinson under investigation for financial irregularities with his other position, chief of the St. Clair Fire Protection District.
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- 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.
Friday, August 24, 2012
Started in the fire house and ended up running the public works program for the city.
Dennis Bible, 65, director of Public Works is finally retiring after almost a 42-year career as a public servant in Ladue. A severe on the job fire fighting injury cut his duties short, and the Mayor Edith Spink brought him back as the Director of Public Works. Bible will retire on September 28, and will be in a bass fishing tournament the next day. Here's a one on one interview with the retiring director. Ladue-Frontenac Patch: You are retiring after how many years in Ladue. Dennis Bible: I started in 1970 with the fire department. From there, I ended up as a fire captain and was injured in the line of duty in April, 1982. I stayed on because I was a captain. It was a natural gas explosion at a home off Spoede Road in Frontenac. It turned…
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…
Saturday, June 30, 2012
Fire department will run calls for anyone who loses their air conditioning.
Chief Rich Wooten's message to Ladue residents: Due to the heat and dry conditions, extreme caution must be used with regards to any usage of fireworks, opening burning and even cigarette smoking. Please make sure all cigarettes are extinguished and disposed of in the proper location. Please remember that fireworks and open burning are prohibited in St. Louis County and are prohibited by the City of Ladue’s Ordinance Code. It should also be mentioned that anyone that needs to work out doors needs to remember to stay hydrated. Residents should be utilizing their air conditions. Every year the City of Ladue Fire Department will run a call in which the air conditioner is not being used or working properly and there are extreme heat conditions…