Crestwood operates out of one engine house located in the Government Center complex at One Detjen Drive.
The Crestwood Department of Fire Services has primary responsibility to the citizens of Crestwood in the fields of Fire Suppression and Fire Safety and Prevention. Fire Suppression consists of those activities involved in the mitigation of Fire, EMS, and Hazardous Materials calls for assistance. The Department has an Insurance Services Organization rating of Class 4 for Fire Suppression services.
The Department does not provide primary service in the area of Crestwood that is within the Affton Fire Protection District.
The Department of Fire Services consists of:
- Fire Chief/Fire Marshal
- Assistant Fire Chief
- Executive Secretary
- Two Paramedic/Engine Companies manned by 24 line personnel - 7 on duty per day
Personnel operate on a 24 hour per day three platoon shift system. All personnel are Certified Fire Fighters by St. Louis County Fire Standards Commission. Personnel are also hazardous materials operational certified and two are Hazmat Technician certified. The Department participates in the area wide Mutual-aid system to assist other agencies when alarms are beyond the capability of a single department.
We have responded to approximately 1500 calls for assistance each year for the past several years. Approximately 62% of these calls were for EMS assistance. The vast majority of EMS calls are handled by the Fire Fighter/Paramedic personnel assigned to the two Paramedic/Engine Companies. The Department currently has 11 personnel who are State of Missouri licensed paramedics.
Mark J. Menning – Fire Chief
|Mark Menning has been a member of the Crestwood Fire Department since 1980. He has held the positions of Firefighter/Paramedic, Captain, Assistant Chief/Fire Marshal, and Chief. Having grown up in Crestwood, he has strong roots and pride for our City. Mark holds an Associate Degree in Fire Protection Technology and a Bachelors Degree in Fire Science Management. He is currently the Chief of Operations for the Region C Incident Support Team, Hazardous Material Team Manager for Missouri Task Force 1 – Urban Search and Rescue, and has served as a Duty Officer and Training Officer for the St. Louis County Hazardous Material Emergency Response Team. A strong advocate of community preparedness, he is the Program Coordinator for Crestwood’s Community Emergency Response Team (CERT).Chief Menning is committed to delivering the highest level of fire and rescue services possible to the Crestwood community where he both lives and serves.|