It is the mission of the Ste Genevieve Fire Department to preserve life and property, promote public safety and fire prevention through leadership, management and actions, as an all risk life safety response provider. It is the department’s endeavor to deliver the highest level of service to our residents with the utmost professionalism.
We have about 30 active members who respond from home, work, or wherever they may be. Each of our members is at a minimum required to attend monthly department training’s and meet a department standard of training.
SERVE WITH PRIDE
Ste Gen FD is looking for people who are interested in becoming volunteer members. For a member’s time and commitment we provide equipment and training in a motivating real world environment in order for you to gain an understanding, competence and receive certifications in firefighting. We accept applications throughout the year and bring new members at various times.
The City of Ste Genevieve and Ste. Genevieve County have issued a burn advisory for our area effective immediately. Burn advisory is similar to a weather watch (the conditions are favorable for bad things to happen). The advisory is due to warm temperatures, low humidity, high winds, and moderate drought conditions. Small fires can grow out of control rapidly. The advisory was placed in effect due to several large brush fires in the immediate region over the last few days requiring state wide mutual aid to extinguish. ... See MoreSee Less
It was a busy day for SGFD. The day started with an EMS assist for a long fall. We arrived to find a grain bin rescue. We had the first “real” deployment of the county technical rescue team. Special thanks to Zell Volunteer Fire Department,Bloomsdale Volunteer Fire Department, Weingarten Volunteer Fire Department and Ozora fire department. While on this call SGFD had a second call for a CO detector sounding that was handled by Bloomsdale FD. After getting back in service, we were dispatched to assist Kinsey Volunteer Fire Department with a structure fire in the north end of the county. Luckily it was only a problem with an HVAC system. All emergency services in the city and county work together to get the job done. There when you need us! ... See MoreSee Less
Last weekend SGFD held our annual awards supper. It is a chance to honor our volunteers. This year we presented Bob Bonnell with a ceremonial axe for 46 years of service and Charlie Wibbenmeyer with a ceremonial axe for 44 years of service. Justin Donovan, Bill Holst, Kate Breckenfelder and Gary Roth received Fire Chief's Awards for going above and beyond for extra projects. Jerry Staab received a 20 years of service pin. Bob Bonnell also received the Fire Fighter of the Year Award for 2023.SGFD would like to thank Lakenan Insurance Group for catering the meal for us. ... See MoreSee Less
It has been a busy couple of weeks for the SGFD. Last weekend we had members attending Hazardous Materials classes, Forcible Entry classes and Ice Rescue classes. This weekend we had members in Hazardous Materials classes and 6 attended the Annual Winter Fire School on the University of Missouri campus. We trained on more forcible entry, scene size up, leadership, command and fire fighter mental health. Our staff strives to keep up to date on the newest techniques to do our job better and better serve the people in our area. There when you need us. ... See MoreSee Less