Businesses that reside within the Union Fire Protection District can anticipate a visit from a Fire Inspector. The Fire District has organized commercial building inspections into inspection districts using a map grid to create geographic boundaries. The creation of inspection districts will allow fire inspectors to perform inspections in an area where inspectors can park their vehicles and walk from building to building with minimal driving required.
“Performing fire inspections on commercial buildings is a integral part of our fire prevention program” says Fire Marshal Russell Hamilton. The benefit of identifying and enforcing the correction of fire hazards is continual with the goal being reduction of fire loss in the community. Those who have suffered a fire loss can attest that recovering from the devastating effects can be a stressful and costly event.
The Fire District performs more than 600 commercial building inspections a year which includes office, factory, school, church, storage, and mercantile occupancies.
Any questions or concerns may be addressed by calling The Union Fire Protection District @ 636-583-2515
The U.S. national emergency response to the COVID-19 pandemic has ended. We all are trying to return to our normal daily routines.
Please continue to practice everyday preventive actions as recommended by The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. They are working to help keep you and the community safe from a repeat of new corona viruses. Take the following everyday steps to help avoid the spread of not only the Covid but all respiratory viruses:
remote controls and doorknobs.
The Union Fire Protection District is asking residents to use caution when open burning on their property. Open burning of tree limbs and residential brush is allowed only outside the Union City limits. The open burning period is limited to the period beginning September 16th and ending April 14th. Brush piles are limited to 16 square feet and the burning may occur between the hours of 10:00 a.m. & 4:00 p.m.
The Franklin County area has received favorable precipitation in the recent few weeks, yet conditions can become unfavorably dry in a matter of days. A resident who is burning on their property can quickly create an escalating out of control natural cover fire resulting in damage to others’ properties. Such fires have been known to spread to homes and structures destroying them.
Prior to open burning one should contact the Franklin County Communication Center at 636-583-2567 or Union Fire Protection District Station #1 at 636-583-2515 to confirm open burning will be allowed given the current or forecasted weather conditions.
Some guidelines to follow are:
· Burn piles should be limited to 16 sq. ft.
· Do not burn within 50’ of a structure
· Wind speed must be less than 10 miles an hour
· Humidity should be greater than 50%
· Keep a fire extinguisher, garden hose, dirt, or sand on hand as an extinguishing agent
All open burning should be constantly attended, and residents need to have the availability to call 911 if their open burning should get out of control. Household trash, tires, shingles, siding, and treated lumber should not be burned.
Congratulations to Greg Miller. He has been promoted to Division Chief.
His primary responsibilities include overseeing the Fire Prevention Code and vehicle maintenance.
There are no current bids outstanding.
Interested parties are welcome to visit the Fire Station. Please call 636-583-2515 ahead of time so a Fire Representative may be present.
Fire Chief, Union Fire District
Pictured is our newest pumper. It is 8214 / 2022 Precision Rescue Pumper, 1500 Pump, 1000 gallons water, 60 gallons foam. Hydraulic spreaders, cutters, Ram, High-pressure airbags, cribbing, rope rescue and basic EMS equipment.
Union Fire Protection District
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