ST. LOUIS COUNTY (KSDK) – Despite the recent high level turnover within the Monarch Fire Protection District, firefighters and paramedics of the district want residents assured that their services will continue to be met.
Wednesday Chief Tom Vineyard announced his resignation from the department, which was preceded by the resignations of Battalion Chief Dave Houston and Assistant Chief John Borgmann.
Wednesday, firefighters expressed concerns for the future over the resignation of Chief Vineyard and the future of the department.
The firefighters and paramedics of the district want to assure people that despite the resignations and continued fights with the board that they remain committed to fighting fires, protecting property and saving lives, according to Andrew Stecko, shop steward and District Vice President of Professional Firefighters of Easter Missouri IAFF Local 2665.
The district serves unincorporated St. Louis County as well as large portions of Chesterfield, Ballwin, Clarkson Valley, Creve Coeur, Maryland Heights and Wildwood.
Monarch Firefighters & Paramedics serve large portions of Chesterfield, Ballwin, Clarkson Valley, Creve Coeur, Maryland Heights and Wildwood in addition to areas in unincorporated St. Louis County, Missouri.