Requirements for the position are:
Application period is from February 1 - February 12 at 4:00pm
Applications must be submitted to Station 1.
Please keep in mind the number of persons in the Community contracting COVID-19 is increasing every day. We all are trying to return to our normal daily routines however, more time is needed for a vaccine to be developed and administered.
In the meantime, 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 the threat of a novel, or new corona virus. Take the following everyday steps to help avoid the spread of not only the Covid but all respiratory viruses:
remote controls and doorknobs.
Beginning January 1, 2021, The Union Fire Protection District will be enforcing the 2018 series of International Building Codes. All new permitted construction and existing buildings inspected for fire safety will be subject to the 2018 code. Those construction projects underway prior to January 1, 2021 will continue to be regulated by the 2015 series of codes until construction is complete.
If one has any questions or concerns feel free to call the Inspection office at 636-583-2515.
While this information can be frightening, nearly all these fires are preventable. Home heating fires can be reduced in the community by taking some simple precautions and using heating equipment properly.
As the temperature outside drops families take to the indoors to keep safe and warm. Although cozy, this seasonal ritual can increase the risk of home heating fires. Nearly half of all home-heating fires occur during the winter months & can be associated with structure fires, injuries & deaths.
While this information can be frightening, nearly all these fires are preventable. Home heating fires can be reduced in the community by taking some simple precautions and using heating equipment properly.”
The Union Fire District recommend some simple home heating safety tips, so residents can help keep our community safe and warm this winter:
· Space heaters need space. Keep all things that can burn, such as paper, bedding,
or furniture, at least 3 feet away from heating equipment.
· Turn portable heaters off when you go to bed or leave the room.
· Plug power cords only into outlets with sufficient capacity and never into an
· Inspect for cracked, frayed or broken plugs or loose connections. Replace before
· Have your chimney inspected each year and cleaned if necessary.
· Use a sturdy fireplace screen.
· Allow ashes to cool before disposing. Dispose of ashes in a metal container.
· Install smoke alarms in every bedroom, outside each sleeping area and on every
level of the home. For the best protection interconnect all smoke alarms
throughout the home - when one sounds, they all sound.
Test smoke alarms at least once a month.
· Install and maintain a carbon monoxide alarm in a central location outside
Never use an oven to heat your home.
· Have furnaces checked by a professional before the heating season
Stay safe and have a warm winter.
Congratulations to Justin Backhaus. He was promoted to the rank of Lieutenant on February 5, 2021 and is now assigned to Station #1.
Fire Chief, Union Fire District
The Union Fire Protection District houses and maintains a specialized piece of equipment;
a 2008 Generator designated as 8229. The 60 Kilowatt Blue Star Generator is mounted on a trailer chassis making it portable. The generator most often is pulled by our light rescue truck 8219. It has been utilized several times in the community since being put in service. Most recently it assisted at the City of Union's Auditorium during the COVID 19 vaccinations. Electricity to the area that Saturday morning had been lost and later restored by Ameren UE. 8229 assisted with providing cords and lighting.