Tuesday, February 26, 2013
Chief Don Miner was introduced at the February 20 Hazelwood City Council meeting.
Robertson Fire Protection District has a new boss in Chief Don Miner. Former fire chief David Tilley announced Sept. 11, 2012 he planned to retire in 2013, a recently did so. "It's just time for me to retire," Tilley said. "It's been a great run for me, but I've certainly enjoyed you folks in the City of Hazelwood." Tilley introduced the new chief at the February 20 Hazelwood City Council Meeting. Robertson services the northwestern portion of Hazelwood along with Bridgeton and portions on unincorporated St. Louis County. "I'd like to thank the City of Hazelwood for the times I had working with you all," Tilley said. "Hopefully we will continue the long-lasting relationship." Tilley was with the Robertson Fire Protection District for …
Friday, December 28, 2012
Northbound I-270 was closed following a multi-vehicle accident at the McDonnell Boulevard exit.
One person is dead following a multi-vehicle crash on Interstate 270 in Hazelwood right after 10 a.m. The accident occurred in the eastbound lanes near McDonnell Blvd exit. Three cars and one commercial tractor-trailer were involved in the collision. Hazelwood Police have not revealed much but say at least one person died in the crash. The department has sent out an advisory message to residents to avoid eastbound 270 at McDonnell Blvd due to the lane closures. Hazelwood Patch went to the scene and it appears the Hazelwood Fire Department, Robertson Fire Protection District, Hazelwood Police, and Missouri State highway Patrol all responded.
Sunday, August 5, 2012
The victim's name has not yet been released, and officials are investigating the cause of the fire. The Red Cross stepped in to help remaining victims.
A two-alarm fire in the 5200 block of Villa Rosa late Saturday night rendered several apartments uninhabitable, displacing the residents, including some families and individuals. At least one resident was killed in the fire, the St. Louis Post-Dispatch reported. The victim's name has not yet been released, but firefighters said they found the person on the third floor of the building. "When crews arrived on the scene, they found fire on the third floor with approximately five people trapped, hanging out the window," Robertson Fire Protection District Battalion Chief Todd Phillips told the Post. "One of the five was a two-week old infant." The baby was handed out the window and taken down the ladder. The cause of the fire is currently …
Saturday, July 14, 2012
The U.S. Department of Justice filed a complaint against the district this week, alleging that a firefighter who stood up against racial discrimination was treated unfairly as a result of his testimony.
The U.S. Department of Justice filed a complaint against the Robertson Fire Protection District this week, alleging that the department unfairly retaliated against a firefighter who provided testimony against it, according to a press release. The district is accused of violating Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964, which is a federal statute that prohibits employers from retaliating against employees for standing up against employment discrimination. “Employees who refuse to participate in discriminatory activity and provide testimony against their employers’ unlawful discrimination should be applauded, not punished,” said Thomas E. Perez, Assistant Attorney General for the Civil Rights Division in the release. The complaint said …
Thursday, May 10, 2012
Plus, take part in Hazelwood's Fishing Derby or take the kids and go play at Musick Park's renovated sprayground.
If you are looking for something to do this weekend in the City of Hazelwood, there's plenty going on and almost all of it is free. Do you know of an event happening? Feel free to post it in Hazelwood Patch's events section for free. Simply click here to be directed to the events page, and click the "Add an Event" button to the right side of the screen. Thanks! Check out this weekend's events: When/ Where: Friday, May 11, 7 p.m. at Robertson Fire Protection District, 12641 Missouri Bottom Rd. Why go: The event allows the firefighters the chance to mingle with the residents in a non-emergency setting. Movie times will begin at 7:30 p.m. and will be shown on a 10-foot movie screen in the engine bay. The firefighters will provide popcorn, …
Wednesday, November 9, 2011
The winners of the Robertson Fire Protection District annual coloring contest get to arrive to school in a fire truck.
Members of the Robertson Fire Protection District will pick up four Hazelwood School District students at their homes and take them to school Thursday on one of its fire trucks. Kindergartener Rohith Bandi, first grader Julia Reichardt and second graders Ashleigh Johnson-Jones and Rachel Lacy attend Garrett Elementary School and are all winners of Robertson’s annual National Fire Prevention Week Poster Coloring Contest. They will be dropped of before the school day begins at 8:50 a.m.
Thursday, August 11, 2011
Local firefighter paramedics Veronica Novel and Jeff Rudloff star in a training video that will be used to train paramedics throughout the region.
Two Hazelwood area firefighters and paramedics got a taste of movie-stardom when they recently spent a day taping a training video for the Sanders-Mosby Paramedic Textbook, which is used to help train paramedics. Veronica Novel, a Hazelwood Fire Department firefighter and paramedic, starred in the video as the patient who was being treated in an emergency medical situation. “We consider it an honor for one of our Hazelwood firefighter paramedics to be chosen to be on-camera talent for this paramedic textbook,” said Tim Davidson, communications coordinator for the City of Hazelwood. Captain Jeff Rudloff of the Robertson Fire Protection District, which also serves part of Hazelwood, was featured in the video as the responding paramedic. …
Monday, August 8, 2011
Several Robertson Fire Protection District firefighters were on hand Aug. 7, to give back to their community by hosting a back-to-school barbecue and supply giveaway.
Youth across the country are preparing to head back to school this month. But many of those young people will head back without the necessary tools and supplies needed to enjoy the school learning experience. On Sunday, the Robertson Fire Protection District (RFPD) hosted its first back-to-school barbecue and supply giveaway in the parking lot of the Hazelwood West Early Childhood Education Center, to help ensure some area students will be ready next week when school resumes. The event was open to residents within the district, which includes parts of Hazelwood, Bridgeton and unincorporated St. Louis County. Hazelwood resident Marie Fingers arrived early with her two children. "I think it's great that they're doing this," she said. …
Thursday, August 4, 2011
The fire district will host it's back-to-school event on August 7 at the Hazelwood West Early Childhood Education Center.
Members of the Robertson Fire Protection District (RFPD) will bring school supplies and more to Hazelwood West Early Childhood Education Center, located at 5323 Ville Maria Lane, as part of the fire district’s first School Supply Barbecue on August 7. The event starts at 1 p.m. and lasts until 4 p.m. Fire district personnel will distribute school supplies such as pencil pouches filled with pens, pencils, rulers and paper. All items will be encased in custom RFPD backpacks, for school-age children. Hot dogs and refreshments will be available and Spanky the Clown will do face painting and balloon tricks for children. Visitors may also view fire district vehicles and equipment. The fire district encourages all of its residents to attend with…