Chesterfield, MO – The Monarch Fire Protection District (MFPD) has a new “Command Team” approved by the Board of Directors earlier this month.  This decision followed a national search for both positions.  Chief Chuck Marsonette and Assistant Chief Cary Spiegel are in place and ready to make necessary decisions to move the Fire District forward.  “I am a public servant with a mission and vision parallel to that of the Fire District”, said Chief Marsonette.  “We serve the community and strive to provide first class emergency services, while being advocates for our employees, and good stewards of our citizen’s treasure.  Our philosophy is reflective of the District’s motto, Integrity, Responsibility, and Accountability”, the Chief emphasized.

Results are already being realized under their previous interim leadership and with the new, successful Safety Incentive Program, unparalleled Safety Manual, Essential Functions…Fit for Duty Standards, Employee Handbook (under construction), employee Rules and Regulations, Policies and Procedures, equipment updates (new ladder, pumper, rescue boat, and three Command Staff vehicles) without a tax increase or bond issue, and a full transparency attitude.

This team fits well with the new Board of Directors majority led by President Robin Harris.  The current Board of Directors is all about public service, public trust, and public protection.  “They set the bar very high”. stated Assistant Chief Spiegel, “I believe that is why we are having a record number of firefighter applicants…they take pride in being part of a top notch, disciplined organization”, he continued.

“I am excited for the District’s future.  Chief Marsonette and his staff are coming together and leading the Fire District in the right direction, leading with vision, strong direction, and by example”, said Director Robin Harris