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Just minutes after picking up the pieces of an overturned fire truck on Sunday March 2nd, crews were alerted of a motor vehicle accident with a report of a person trapped on Eastbound 70 near the 191 mile marker. While en-route the trucks battled ice covered roads and had to dodge in and out of cars that were blocking the roadway due to road conditions. Once on-scene the crews encountered two tractor trailers that collided. The crews of 1414 and 1426 worked for about an hour to rescue a person from one of the trucks. The person was extricated and transported by EMS.
In the late afternoon of March 2nd crews responded to a motor vehicle accident with a person trapped on Westbound 70 near the 188 mile marker. Crews arrived on-scene to find 1 person in the car. The patient was rescued from the vehicle and transported to a hospital.
Thirteen Fire Departments from 7 Counties Respond to Assist Warrenton
We can not thank the following Fire Departments enough for their assistance on March 15th!
St. Louis County
-Monarch Fire Protection District
- Boles Fire Protection District
- Washington Fire Department
- Union Fire Protection District
St. Charles County
- Orchard Farm Fire Protection District
- O'fallon Fire Protection District
- New Melle Fire Protection District
- Wentzville Fire Protection District
- Hawk Point Fire Protection District
- Jonesburg Fire Protection DIstrict
- Wright City Fire Protection District
- Marthasville Fire Protection District
- Warrenton Fire Protection District
These crews battled 14 brush fires within an eight hour period in our district. Most of these fires were 10+ acres and crews were able to save several structures that were threatened.
We would like to also thank Warren County Communications Dispatch Center for their hard work behind the scene organizing all the units today!
The Warrenton Fire Protection District was organized by voter approval in April, 1988 and is overseen by a Board of Directors, consisting of five members. Covering 125 square miles and serving an estimated population of 17,000 the District responds to numerous incidents during any given year. In 2013 a total of 563 incidents were logged, including fires, vehicle accidents, hazardous materials incidents, and other alarms.
The District is comprised of a career staff - Chief, Fire Marshal, firefighters - and volunteers who are dedicated to the life safety of the citizens they serve. They participate in regular training sessions and educational classes throughout the year to remain current with the latest technology and to maintain their skill level.