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DES PERES, Mo. (KSDK) - Founded in 1962, the Des Peres Public Safety Department has a unique status in the greater St. Louis metropolitan area.

Most of the 44 full-time and 8 civilian employees in the Des Peres Public Safety Department are qualified firefighters, certified police officers, and licensed paramedics or EMTs.

Officer Dan O'Connor explains just how public safety employees handle different emergencies. And Jennifer and Patwrap up the segment bytalking with Des Peres Mayor Rick Lahr about the vibrant community.