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Public Notice Regarding School Intruder Training



Monarch Fire Protection District Names A New Chief



Public Notice: Court Rules In Favor Of New Fire House



Public Notice: Wildwood Fire Station And New Ambulance Service In Jeopardy



The New Brush Truck (2228) Has Arrived

THE NEW BRUSH TRUCK (2228) HAS ARRIVED Chesterfield, MO-The Monarch Fire Protection District is excited to announce the recent delivery of a new brush truck. The firefighting apparatus is a 2022 Ford F550, 4-wheel drive chassis, equipped with a diesel pump, a 300-gallon water tank, a 13-gallon foam tank, and the appropriate hand tools specific for its intended emergency responses. The truck >> Read More...



St. Louis County launches effort to vaccinate the homebound

CLAYTON, Mo. — A new effort has begun in St. Louis County to help homebound residents and people with disabilities get COVID-19 vaccinations. St. Louis County health officials are expanding a program that distributes the COVID-19 vaccine to homebound residents and people with disabilities who can’t travel to vaccination sites. Monarch Fire Protection District along with 14 other Fir >> Read More...



Hurricane Laura Update

The Monarch Fire Protection District is a participating entity with Missouri Task Force One, and currently has members deployed in support of Hurricane Laura. Missouri Task Force 1 is one of 28 urban search and rescue teams in the United States. FEMA activated this unit Tuesday in anticipation of widespread flooding in the gulf areas of Texas and Louisiana. MO-TF1 deployed a Type 4 Water Res >> Read More...



New Date Set For Proposition F Vote

Chesterfield, MO-The Monarch Fire Protection District Board of Directors announces the original election date for Proposition F has been moved by the St. Louis County Board of Elections to June 2. This change is due to the St. Louis County Covid-19 Stay-At-Home Order. In February 2020, The Board of Directors had unanimously voted to seek voter approval for this bond issue. This was the culmination >> Read More...



Monarch Seeks Voter Approval For Bond Issue

Chesterfield, MO-The Monarch Fire Protection District Board of Directors voted unanimously to seek voter approval for a bond issue to appear on the April 7, 2020 ballot for residents of the District. This is the culmination of a six-month process that assessed the condition of the District’s facilities and emergency vehicles to meet the current and future needs of the District. Considerat >> Read More...



Missouri American Water Donates Land To Monarch Fire Protection District

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE, November 20, 2019 Contact Chief Cary Spiegel at MISSOURI AMERICAN WATER DONATES LAND TO 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 a >> Read More...



ISO Success

ISO SUCCESS Chesterfield, MO- The Monarch Fire Protection District is pleased to announce that it has achieved an ISO rating of 2 and in doing so, joins less than five percent of Fire Districts and Fire Departments nationally with ISO ratings of 2 or better. This comes after 28 months of intense planning and preparation by its Command Staff, Duty Personnel, and Board of Directors. Areas of I >> Read More...



CERT Training at SLCC Meramec Valley



ADVERTISMENT FOR INVESTMENT ADVISER



Hurricane Lane



Alert 3

Yesterday, May 1, at approximately 8:00 PM, Monarch crews responded to an Alert 3 (aircraft crash) with 3 persons on board. Upon arrival, fire crews found a plane on its nose, with all occupants out of the aircraft, uninjured. There was no fire, but fuel was leaking from the craft. The pilot reported that a wind gust flipped the plane. Fire crews stood by until approximately 10:20 PM when the plan >> Read More...



Charges Against Former Chief Marsonette Dropped

CHARGES AGAINST FORMER CHIEF MARSONETTE DROPPED The Monarch Fire District is pleased to announce that all charges brought against its former Chief, Chuck Marsonette, have been dropped. The charges were brought by a previous employer and not related to his position at Monarch. These charges, which were brought more than eighteen months ago, were dismissed today by the Prosecutor’s Office. >> Read More...



New Chief And Assistant Chief Named

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE, December 28, 2017 Contact Cary Spiegel at NEW CHIEF AND ASSISTANT CHIEF NAMED Chesterfield, MO-December 20, 2017 the Board of Directors unanimously approved the permanent promotion of Cary Spiegel to Chief and Les Crews to Assistant Chief, effective January 1, 2018. Both Chief Spiegel and Assistant Chief Crews are currently staff officers and have decades of service with >> Read More...



Motorcycle Accident Safety Class



Board Fills Vacant Seat



Autism Awareness Day at the Firehouse



Safety Fair

Saturday, May 20, 2017 10:00 am to 2:00 pm Chesterfield Valley Athletic Complex 17891 NORTH OUTER FORTY (At the city ball field parking lot behind Chesterfield Parks Building) Co-hosted by Monarch Fire District and City of Chesterfield Scheduled Events: Helicopter Landings Car Seat Installation Home Fire Demo Fire Extinguisher Game Booster Squirt CPR/Skills Demo Buck >> Read More...



Fill the Ambulance for Victims of Perryville Tornado

Please stop by if you are in the area!!



Equipment Update

Monarch Fire Protection District Latest News: The Fire District Board of Directors recently voted unanimously to purchase a 2017 Ford F-550 Ambulance. The purchase will be from American Emergency Vehicle (AEV). The purchase price is $249,975.00. Expected delivery is late May to early June of 2017. The Fire District recently received three bids for a 2017 Tanker. The water tanker (22 >> Read More...



Autism Awareness Day at the Firehouse



Board Meeting Cancelation

BOARD OF DIRECTORS Rick Gans, President Robin Harris, Treasurer Acting Fire Chief Cary Spiegel FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE, October 11, 2016 Contact Cary Spiegel at Board Meeting Cancelation Chesterfield, MO- The Open Meeting of the Monarch Fire Protection District Board of Directors scheduled for October 13 at Noon has been canceled. This meet >> Read More...



Weekend Learning Series: Motorcycle Training



Never Forget



Monarch Kids Lemonade Stand



Emergency Crews Prepare for Spring Flooding

Monarch crews assist with preparing for Spring flooding. Click the link below for more information: www.ksdk.com/news/local/emergency-crews-prepare-for-spring-flooding/114762171



Monarch Fire Protection District Assists With Daniel Boone Bridge Demolition

Monarch Fire Protection units assisted in the team effort of the first half of the Daniel Boone Bridge demolition Thursday, February 18. The second half is expected to occur Monday, February 29. Five Monarch units were stationed at various checkpoints to provide standby emergency services as well as spectator control. Several Chief Officers assisted with command and control of the event. The Monar >> Read More...



Follow Up on Wildhorse Creek Water Rescue

Click the link below to see the follow up news story on the water rescue on Wild Horse Creek. Wildwood father pulled from flood reunites with rescuers. http://www.ksdk.com/story/weather/flooding/2016/01/14/wildwood-father-pulled-flood-reunites-rescuers/78783884/



TURN AROUND, DON’T DROWN

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE, December 28, 2015 Contact Chief Chuck Marsonette at “TURN AROUND, DON’T DROWN” ADVISES MONARCH FIRE CHIEF Chesterfield, MO- The Monarch Fire Protection District is warning drivers to not attempt to cross water over flooded roadways. Monarch received a call for a water rescue in the area of Wild Horse Creek Road and Wild Horse Valley Road in Wildwo >> Read More...



Santa and your Monarch FIrefighters will be visiting your neighborhood

These are approximate times only. Times may vary depending on number of participants at each Santa Stop. No need to worry because you'll know he's near when you hear the siren. **If inclement weather is present during the time of the event, i.e. measurable snowfall, rain, or extreme cold weather, the event will then be held at Monarch Station#5 located at 155 Long Rd. Please arriv >> Read More...



Disciplined Spending Habits, Great Returns

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE, October 2, 2015 Contact Chief Chuck Marsonette at DISCIPLINED SPENDING HABITS, GREAT RETURNS Chesterfield, MO-The practice of planning and disciplined spending is resulting in great returns to the residents and businesses of the Monarch Fire Protection District (MFPD). Capital projects, staffing, upgrading trucks and ambulances, along with property and equipment ma >> Read More...



A True Public Service Watchdog

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE, October 2, 2015 Contact Chief Chuck Marsonette at ATRUE PUBLIC SERVICE “WATCHDOG” Chesterfield, MO-Monarch Fire Protection District Board meetings are ordinarily a quiet setting attended by elected officials, staff, and media. Thursday evening the Board Room was full. Elected officials, residents, and friends attended the meeting to honor a true “ >> Read More...



Monarch Responds to Flooding

Monarch is preparing for potential flooding by participating in a regional planning event due to the recent extreme rainfall in our area. Newly returned Deputy Chief Les Crews is proving invaluable to the District and the region as he is a key participant in the preparations for the possible flooding issues. Monarch’s new boat system, with a larger, more powerful, metal rescue boat coupled wi >> Read More...



THE VACANT SEAT HAS BEEN FILLED

Rick Gans, Treasurer Chuck Marsonette, Fire Chief FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE, May 1, 2015 Contact Chief Chuck Marsonette at THE VACANT SEAT HAS BEEN FILLED Chesterfield, MO- The Monarch Fire Protection District Board of Directors voted to appoint Mr. Rick Gans to fill the vacancy created on April 20 when Steven Swyers resigned from the Board. The unanimous vote to bring >> Read More...



MONARCH FPD, CITY OF CHESTERFIELD TO CO-HOST SAFETY FAIR

Chuck Marsonette, Fire Chief FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE, April 20, 2015 Contact Chief Chuck Marsonette at MONARCH FPD, CITY OF CHESTERFIELD TO CO-HOST SAFETY FAIR Chesterfield, MO-The Monarch Fire Protection District is excited to co-host a Safety Fair with the City of Chesterfield May 16, 2015 between the hours of 10:00 AM and 2:00 PM. The location is the Chesterfield Va >> Read More...



Monarch Resident Receives Tip of the Helmet Award

On Tuesday, November 4th, 2014, while at her home in the Chesterfield Village Apartments, Sara Schrefer detected an unusual odor. As time passed the odor failed to dissipate. At that point, she chose to investigate in an attempt to locate a source. Sara discovered the sound of an automobile engine running inside a locked garage. Understanding the potential fire and health hazard, she chose to noti >> Read More...



WHY DID I SEE A METRO-WEST FIRE TRUCK?

Chuck Marsonette, Fire Chief FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE, Date 3/19/2015 Contact Chief Chuck Marsonette at WHY DID I SEE A METRO-WEST FIRE TRUCK? Chesterfield, MO-One of the earliest challenges for the new Command Team of Chief Marsonette and Assistant Chief Spiegel was to evaluate the Capital needs of the District. After much research it was learned the previous Admin >> Read More...



Explorer Post Facts

Dear Taxpayers and Visitors, March 11, 2015 As a past Explorer Post President, and Vice President of the Explorer Presidents association of Missouri in my teens; I can assure you that Post 2202 of the Monarch Fire Protection District, will be maintained and re-invigorated under the current Command Staff as career education for young women and men. The Board of Directors supports my staff and >> Read More...



SELFLESS ACTS OF KINDNESS AND COMMUNITY SERVICE

Chuck Marsonette, Fire Chief FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE, February 20, 2015 Contact Chief Chuck Marsonette at SELFLESS ACTS OF KINDNESS AND COMMUNITY SERVICE Chesterfield, MO-Assistant Chief Cary Spiegel is not only a resident of the Monarch Fire Protection District, but he is actively involved in the community. It is not uncommon for him to represent the Fire District a >> Read More...



Time to Borrow from Mark Twain

To paraphrase Mark Twain (who borrowed the phrase himself), there are lies, darn lies and statistics. Sadly, the website hosted by the union at Monarch has tried for two years to tell everyone the equipment at Monarch is poorly maintained. That seems incongruous since members of their union are paid to maintain that equipment. Each time a piece of equipment goes to our maintenance facility for >> Read More...



New Command Team Hits the Ground Running

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 >> Read More...



Monarch Fire Protection District purchases new apparatus

The Monarch Fire Protection District Board of Directors is pleased to announce the purchase of two state of the art pieces of Fire Apparatus. In the month of December, the Fire District acquired an E-ONE 95 foot aerial platform (pictured above). This well-equipped aerial apparatus is the longest ladder platform the District has ever owned, and will assist in better protection of our upward and o >> Read More...



ARRIVE TO AND RETURN FROM WORK SAFE

Fire Chief Chuck Marsonette FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE, December 8, 2014 Contact Chief Chuck Marsonette at ARRIVE TO AND RETURN FROM WORK SAFE Chesterfield, MO-The Monarch Fire Protection District (MFPD) “Safety Incentive Program” was unveiled on October 1, 2014, and is off to a successful start. MFPD is pleased to announ >> Read More...



Private: Racism is NOT Tolerated

Fire Chief Chuck Marsonette FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE, November 26, 2014 Contact Chief Chuck Marsonette at RACISM IS NOT TOLERATED Chesterfield, MO-The Monarch Fire Protection District was recently informed an employee has allegedly posted inappropriate comments on a personal social media account. The Monarch Fire Protection District does not, under any circumstances >> Read More...



Dear Neighbors, Santa and your Monarch Firefighters will be visiting neighrborhoods again this year:

PLAN OF ACTION IN CASE OF CIVIL UNREST

From the Desk of the Chief We have been asked if emergency services to Monarch residents and businesses will be affected if and when there is civil unrest due to the announcement of the Grand Jury decision regarding the Michael Brown case. The Monarch Board of Directors and Command Staff want to assure you that our first and foremost responsibility and intent is to ensure the safety and welfa >> Read More...



Mail Survey

To all residents of the Monarch Fire Protection District: The survey that you may have received in the mail from the Professional Firefighters is not an official communication from the Monarch Fire Protection District. The survey is from a firefighters union political action campaign committee. The Monarch Fire Protection District does not endorse completing any survey that offers a moneta >> Read More...



OCTOBER IS FIRE PREVENTION MONTH!

The 2014 Fire Prevention Month theme is “WORKING SMOKE ALARMS SAVE LIVES – TEST YOURS EVERY MONTH!” The Monarch Fire Protection District has been busy this month with Fire Prevention Month activities including fire drills in schools and businesses, and spreading the message of fire prevention throughout the community. According to “Smoke Alarms in U.S. Home Fires&ldqu >> Read More...



Director Cunningham’s Letter to the Post Dispatch

THE CALAMITY IS THE FIREFIGHTERS UNION VS. THE TAXPAYERS Since Deborah Peterson redefines disclosing confidential security measures as “complaining about the boss” (“Fair or Foul?” July 28), I call on the Post-Dispatch to be transparent about all security measures or equipment they have in place to protect its staff. My guess is if Ms. Peterson gave out keys to lock >> Read More...



Pink Heals to Visit Monarch

Chesterfield, MO - The Monarch Fire Protection District is delighted to amend the planned arrival of the Pink Heals. Dave Graybill requested the original schedule of 4 to 7 pm be changed to 4 to 5 pm. Mr. Graybill explained the Pink Heals had been offered an additional opportunity for later in the afternoon. “We are pleased to have the Pink Heals for a short visit and wish them every success >> Read More...



Monarch Fire Protection District Hires an Interim Chief

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE, June 20, 2014 Contact Acting Chief Cary Spiegel HIRES AN INTERIM CHIEF WHILE DIRECTORS ENGAGE IN A COMPREHENSIVE SEARCH FOR A PERMANENT CHIEF. Chesterfield, June 19, 2014 – The Monarch Fire Protection District is pleased to announce the appointment of Interim Fire Chief Wayne Charles (Chuck) Marsonette. Chuck has a diverse public safety background >> Read More...



Monarch Revenues Fall

Monarch experienced an unexpected decrease in revenues for 2013 when tax figures from the county were finalized in early March. The Monarch staff advised the Board of this variation between what was budgeted for the year and what was actually received, and indicated it was from a combination of factors with the major contributors being unpaid and protested property taxes. The District’s bigg >> Read More...



Monarch Fire Protection District seeking applicants for the job of Assistant Chief

The Monarch Fire Protection District covers a geographic area of almost 62 square miles in West St. Louis and service more than 60,000 people that live in portions of Ballwin, Chesterfield, Clarkson Valley, Creve Coeur, Maryland Heights, Wildwood and parts of unincorporated St. Louis County. The District operates 5 Engine Houses, a Maintenance Center, an Administration Facility and a Training To >> Read More...



Monarch Fire Protection District to Roll-Out Unparalleled Transparency Portal



Monarch Fire Protection District Holds Open Contract Negotiations

For Immediate Release, December 16, 2013 Contact: Thomas Vineyard 314-514-0900 Monarch Fire Protection District Holds Open Contract Negotiations In a historic step toward transparency, The Board of Director’s hold open Collective Bargaining Agreement (CBA) negotiations for all taxpayers to witness. Chesterfield, MO – December 16, 2013 – The Monarch Fire Protection District Board of Dir >> Read More...



Labor Negotiations Open to the Public

For the first time in Monarch history labor negotiations are open to the public. This may also be the first time anywhere that elected officials working for the citizens have opened labor agreement negotiations with a public employee union. We are delighted to see it as a successful effort though the union has lodged a complaint about the open process. Missouri law is quite clear, labor negotiatio >> Read More...



Pink Heals

On duty Monarch personnel may wear a Pink Heals pink shirt if their Monarch I.D. is attached to the collar. The board and the chief resolved the issue of identification of on duty Monarch personnel by requiring the display of the Monarch I.D. on a Pink Heals shirt worn while on duty. There seems to be significant misinformation about the Monarch Board and their support of Breast Cancer Research >> Read More...



MONARCH FIRE PROTECTION DISTRICT TO HOST ARFF TRAINING

If you happen to see a large fire and smoke at Spirit of St. Louis Airport the next three days, don’t worry! The Monarch Fire Protection District is hosting Aircraft Rescue & Fire Fighting (ARFF) training at Spirit of St. Louis Airport Tuesday, September 17 through Thursday, September 19. The training will take place on the airport grounds near the west end of Edison Avenue. Several other fire dis >> Read More...



Human Resources Director

The Monarch Fire Protection District is currently seeking to fill the position of Human Resources Director. Applications will be accepted starting July 2, 2013 at 8:00 A.M. and will close July 21, 2013 at 4:30 P.M. Please click the link below for further information: HR Director Information



Monarch is Seeking Bids

The Monarch Fire Protection District is currently seeking bids for an electrician that Monarch can recommend to home owners to replace existing hard wired smoke alarms. Please click the link below for further information: Electrician Bid Request