Run Report

Year         Total Calls for Service YTD            Fire Calls                   EMS Calls
2016                1148                                              416                                 732
2015                2239                                              860                                1379
2014                2088                                              569                                1519
 

CERT Class Begins September 12, 2016

certstl250.gifThe Eureka Emergency Management Agency, Eureka Fire District, & Eureka Police Department and will conduct a CERT training program begining September 12, 2016 and running 4 weeks on Monday evenings. Finishing on Saturday, October 15, 2016

Community Emergency Response Team (C.E.R.T.) is made up of volunteers that have completed a course of study outlined by the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) and Department of Homeland Security (DHS). These volunteers would then help public safety organizations within the community if a disaster strikes. On-going training for the volunteers will also be offered to keep them prepared.

Following a major disaster, first responders who provide fire and medical services may not be able to meet the demand for these services. Factors such as number of victims, communication failures, and road blockages can prevent people from accessing emergency services they have come to expect at a moment's notice through 911. People will have to rely on each other for help in order to meet their immediate life saving and life sustaining needs. This training will help those citizens and their neighbors to help themselves and neighborhood.

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Eureka Days 2016

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Eureka Days 2016 - Eureka Proud

This is sure to be the best year yet!

The City of Eureka and Eureka Days Event Committee are proud to present Eureka Days 2016.

Participants can expect carnival rides, children's activities, nearly 100 vendors and a beer garden. The event will include a parade, kid's korner, run and much more!

Friday night will end with a high energy show by Griffin and the Gargoyles, while Saturday will spotlight Vote for Pedro and a spectacular fireworks display.

We would like to invite you, your family and friends to be a part of this exciting event. We will soon be accepting applications for vendors, race participants, parade entries, and various volunteers.

Please mark your calendars for September 8th, 9th & 10th and join us for what is sure to be a fun filled weekend.

For the safety and enjoyment of all, the following items are prohibited from the event grounds: Bicycles, Skateboards, Roller Blades, Personal Golf Carts, Pets (with the exception of service animals), Weapons, Alcoholic Beverages, Glass Bottles.

The Eureka Chamber of Commerce, City of Eureka, Eureka Days Committee and all the Civic Groups appreciate your cooperation! We hope you enjoy your time at Eureka Days.

For more information or to see how you can get involved, please contact Kristin Christenson at the Eureka Parks and Recreation Department at kchristenson@eureka.mo.us or 636-938-6775.

Heatstroke Safety tips for Children

Myth Busting Lightning!

"If there's lightning, lay down flat on the ground! Seek shelter under a tree! And don't touch someone who's been struck or you'll get shocked!" How many lightning myths have you heard?

The truth is if you lay down on the ground, you're more exposed to electrical currents running underground! Never seek shelter from lightning under a tree. It is actually the second leading cause of lightning fatalities! And if someone is struck by lightning, don't be scared to assist him or her immediately. The human body does not store electricity, and helping them immediately could be essential to their survival!

Before you go out in the rain, it is crucial to know your facts.

  • Lightning often strikes the same place repeatedly, especially if it’s a tall, pointy, isolated object. 
  • Most cars are safe from lightning, but it is the metal roof and metal sides that protect you, NOT the rubber tires.
  • A house is a safe place to be during a thunderstorm as long as you avoid anything that conducts electricity.
  • Height, pointy shape, and isolation are the dominant factors controlling where a lightning bolt will strike. The presence of metal makes absolutely no difference on where lightning strikes.

Keep yourself and others safe by being lighting aware. For more information on lightning, visit the NOAA lightning page. And for thunderstorm safety tips visit the http://www.ready.gov/thunderstorms-lightning.

NOAA lightning page. And for thunderstorm safety tips visit the http://www.ready.gov/thunderstorms-lightning.

Take Shelter

Taking appropriate shelter is critical for protection in times of disaster. When conditions require it, you may need to seek shelter in your home, workplace or school. Sheltering outside the hazard area could include staying with friends or relatives or at a mass care facility operated by disaster relief groups. 

The safest location to seek shelter varies by hazard. For example, select a room in a basement or an interior room on the lowest level away from windows and outside walls if a tornado strikes. 

Depending on the type of disaster, there may be times when it is best to “shelter in place” to avoid uncertainty outdoors. Some guidelines for sheltering in place include: 

  • Bring your family and pets inside immediately;
  • Get your emergency supply kit;
  • Lock doors, close windows, air vents and fireplace dampers; and
  • Go to an interior room with few or no windows.

If the need arises, you could be asked to create a barrier of protection between yourself and potentially contaminated air outside. Learn the steps required to “seal the room.” It could be a matter of survival!

Memorial Pavers

 

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Red Shirt Friday

Red Shirt Friday – Support Our Troops

 
Eureka Fire District is showing our support for the troops overseas by wearing and selling Red Tee Shirts.
EFPD Staff have the option to wear these tee shirts on Fridays and encourage others to also participate.
We are selling shirts to support the troops and the profits are being donated to the FOCUS Marine Foundation (  https://focusmarinesfoundation.org/)
and the Special Forces Casualty Fund (http://www.stlouisgreenberets.com/index.html )
 
Shirts are available for purchase for $20.00 each at EFPD Station # 1, 4849 Highway 109, Eureka