Introduction

The Metro West Fire Protection District strives to continually provide the best quality emergency response services, and the most current life saving information for our residents and businesses.  Below you will find information on our Mission Statement, History, how we are Organized, and what Services we provide. 

We provide the best in fire protection, rescue services, and EMS pre-hospital care.  In addition, we place a heavy emphasis on fire prevention, disaster preparedness, emergency management, training, and injury prevention for all ages.  Because, your life is our mission…


Mission Statement

Your life.....Our Mission


Our Vision

The vision of the Metro West Fire Protection District is to be THE leader in providing public safety, protection, and education by setting the benchmark for all service delivery through international accreditation and excellence in responsiveness. 

 

History

The Metro West Fire Protection District has been serving the community since 1934.  It was organized as the Community Fire Association from in 1934.  In 1957, district leaders began laying the foundation of the volunteer association that would bring a bright future.  In 1957, the Volunteer Association was dissolved when the citizens voted to form the Ballwin Fire Protection District.  

As more areas incorporated into cities (Ellisville, Clarkson Valley, Wildwood) we changed our name to meet the growing needs of the community and better represent our jurisdictional boundaries.  On April 9, 1993, the name of the organization was changed to the Metro West Fire Protection District.  Still serving the same 57 1/2 square miles, we provide services to all or portions of Ballwin, Chesterfield, Clarkson Valley, Castlewood, Ellisville, Sherman, Wildwood, Winchester, and unincorporated St. Louis County.  As we continue to grow, we strive to provide the best human resources, tools and equipment to meet the needs of the citizens. 

We firmly believe that our organizations fire suppression, paramedic/EMS, rescue, all hazards preparedness/injury prevention, emergency management, and specialty services make us standout as a leader.


District Organization

The Metro West Fire Protection District is made up of nearly 100 men and women who serve an elected Board of Directors.  The members of the board are ultimately responsible for all aspects of Revised Missouri Statute 321, which defines the authority of Fire Protection District Boards. 

The Board of Directors appoints the Chief of Fire & EMS Services who leads, directs and identifies the strategic vision of the organization.