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Monarch Fire Protection District is a modern day suburban fire district that is prepared to handle all hazards. This all hazard approach to emergencies is evident in that the fire district is a founding member and still active with the St. Louis County Hazardous Materials and Weapons of Mass Destruction team. The fire district currently has 15 active line duty personnel that are members of the team. These members are distributed throughout the district on all three shifts. Members on this team train every other month with personnel from other departments to prepare for a possible event that may have hazardous material involved. These members of the Monarch Fire Protection district do this above and beyond their regular duties as firefighters and paramedics.