Monarch Fire Protection District
13725 Olive Blvd.
Chesterfield, Missouri 63017
(314) 514-0900
(314) 514-0696 Fax

Board of Directors
Rick Gans, President
Jean Millner, Secretary
Robin Harris, Treasurer

Fire Chief
Cary Spiegel

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE, November 20, 2019

Contact Chief Cary Spiegel at (314) 514-0900

MISSOURI AMERICAN WATER DONATES LAND TO MONARCH FIRE PROTECTION DISTRICT

Chesterfield, MO- The Monarch Fire Protection District Board of Directors is pleased to announce that Missouri American Water has donated more than 3.2 acres of land to the Monarch Fire Protection District at the site of the District’s current training tower facility at 911 John Pellet Court. An official ribbon-cutting ceremony marking the change of ownership will be held there on Friday, November 22 at 1:00 p.m.

The donated land is directly adjacent to the Missouri American Water’s Central Treatments Plant, where Monarch has leased a portion of the donated land for $100 per year since 2001. In addition to the donated land, Monarch will be given license to use an additional 1.9 acres for a total of more than 5 acres.

“The Monarch Fire Protection District is thrilled to receive this donation by Missouri American Water, and we look forward to continuing a great relationship with our Howard Bend neighbors,” said Robin Harris, President of the Monarch Fire Protection Board who coordinated this effort on behalf of the Fire District. “Missouri American Water’s original leasing of the land to Monarch helped provide advanced training for firefighting and rescue operations. Owning the land upon which our training center sits allows Monarch to expand the facility to encompass fire, rescue and EMS training. Through the generosity of Missouri American Water, Monarch will better provide enhanced training for our life-saving personnel, keeping them ready for any emergency.”

“Missouri American Water is grateful to have such a strong relationship with our neighbors at the Monarch Fire Protection District and we are happy to donate this land to them,” said Debbie Dewey, President of Missouri American Water. “A strong relationship between a water provider and the local fire department is vital, given that our water is one their primary life-saving tools. Fortunately for us and for the people Monarch serves, ours is a relationship that stretches back many years.”