The Valley Park Fire Protection District was formed by a vote of the people in April of 1967. At that time the fire district consisted of one fire station, a handful of paid staff, and the rest volunteer firefighters. Today the fire district consists of two fire stations, twenty-seven career members, and 8 volunteers which we now refer to as our reserves. Station one is located at 840 St. Louis Ave. and station two is located at 55 Crescent Ave. which also serves as our administrative office.
The District covers 10 square miles of urban and rural properties with a population of approximately 16,000 citizens and includes the City of Valley Park, Village of Twin Oaks, portions of the City of Manchester, portions of Ballwin, and portions of unincorporated St. Louis County. Our coverage area includes Interstate 44, two major railroads, several types of industry and chemical plants, and retail shops. The community also enjoys multiple parks, trails, outdoor areas, and the Meramec River.
The District provides fire suppression, vehicle rescue, confined space rescue, water rescue, and emergency medical response and transport. All our staff has medical training up to at least EMT certification, and most are Paramedics. Response apparatus include one rescue/pumper, one 75’ aerial, two ALS ambulances, two boats, and one all-terrain vehicle. This year the VPFPD is on track to run 2,300 calls.