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Labor Day Parade draws many different groups

Posted by on Sep 8, 2014 in News to Use

By Student Public Relations Team:   The EMT class of 2015 participated in the 2014 St. Louis  Labor Day Parade. Along with marching, we had our Ambulance and Fire Engine in the parade. We had a lot of people marching in different uniforms supporting different groups. Our class had their first experience in this Labor Day Parade as we came together as one. We had an amazing turn out; there were 24 EMT students participating in this terrific event. Students of the EMT class of 2015 were excited, as they marched in the parade. We were joined by other Gateway STEM High School classes including the CNA Class and our Junior ROTC. There were people on each side of the street shouting and waving to us saying “Go Emergency Responders”. Additionally, we handed out pencils and flyers that were well received by the parade goers.    ...

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Goodbye to our 1980 FMC\LTI Quint Fire Engine

Posted by on Aug 27, 2014 in News to Use

This fire engine will be donated to Ranken Technical College. A mechanic from Sentinel Emergency Solutions evaluated it and advised that it would take a substantial amount of money and time for repairs. It developed engine problems after it was driven with a broken heater hose by an instructor during the 2013-2014 school...

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2014 National Fire Prevention Week \ 5-11 October 2014

Posted by on Aug 20, 2014 in News to Use


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SLPS Fire-EMS Academy has been granted Fire Department Status

Posted by on Aug 11, 2014 in News to Use

The St. Louis Public Schools Fire-EMS Academy has been granted “Fire Department” Status by the Missouri Department of Public Safety (DPS),  Office of the State Fire Marshal. We received our Fire Department Identification Number  (FDID) which makes us eligible for Fire Service Grants and Donations. We wish to thank Greg Carrell, Acting State Fire Marshal, and his staff for their assistance. Congratulations to the new SLPS Fire Department and new Chief Ken Riddle in this ...

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Welcome Battalion Chief Tony Rezek

Posted by on Aug 8, 2014 in EMT-B Training, Firefighter Training, News to Use

We wish to welcome Battalion Chief Tony Rezek to the St. Louis Public Schools Fire-EMS Academy. Chief Rezek is our new Fire Science Instructor. He has a wealth of knowledge in the Fire Service and EMS. Chief Rezek is a retired firefighter from the City of St. Louis Fire Department, and also has been a teacher in Los Angeles and St Louis. He will be assisting in the EMT Program for the first semester, then running the Fire Program the second semester. We will post more in the future about his background as well as all of the Academy Staff. Chief...

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Welcome Back to School

Posted by on Aug 7, 2014 in EMT-B Training, Firefighter Training, News to Use

Welcome back Seniors and welcome to our new Juniors. You are entering an honorable profession where training is a way of life. “Train as if your life, and someone elses’, depends on it… Because it Does!” The first day of school will be on Monday 11 August 2014. My staff and I are eager to get into the swing of things. You will have the opportunity to learn to be a Professional Emergency Medical Technician and/or Certified Firefighter. You will need to work hard and be dedicated. If it was easy, everyone would do it. Chief Ken Riddle...

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Bright Ideas – ALIVE Magazine Article on Gateway STEM and the Fire-EMS Academy

Posted by on Aug 1, 2014 in News to Use

Our Fire-EMS Academy and Gateway STEM High School are featured in August 2014 ALIVE Magazine. You can view the article with the below link. Bright Ideas –        ...

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Jeff Co Fire Engine Rally

Posted by on Jul 30, 2014 in EMT-B Training, Firefighter Training, News to Use

Jefferson County Fire Engine Rally September 27th 2014 We will be in the...

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Cottage Hills Fire Dept Donates a Fire Truck

Posted by on Feb 1, 2014 in Firefighter Training, News to Use

Chief Rob Simmons of the Cottage Hills Fire Department (Near Alton, IL.) donated a 1981 Ford\Pierce Pumper to the SLPS Fire-EMS Academy.   Chief Simmons said that his Dept was donated a newer Pumper from another department in Northern Illinois, he wanted to pay it forward and donate this apparatus to the Academy.  We thank Chief Simmons and the Cottage Hills Fire Department.        Presently this engine is in the shop having general maintenance done to have it ready for the coming school year.  We anticipate having our new pumper in both the St Louis and Jefferson County fire engine...

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