Meet the Fire Crews and Staff that Make Up the North County Fire Protection District
Today, the district employs 32 firefighters and has two fully manned engine houses, along with a fully staffed administration building.
All our firefighters have Missouri Firefighter I & II Certifications and are trained to the First Responder Level for all medical emergency calls. In addition, we have several firefighters/paramedics, and we now require you to be a licensed paramedic. We respond with Christian Ambulance on all life-threatening calls within our district. Examples of life-threatening calls include, but are not limited to: Heart Attack, Difficulty Breathing, Unresponsive Person, Stroke, etc.
District Organizational Chart
Our Fire District’s Rich History
Twelve volunteers founded the North County Fire & Rescue Fire Protection District in March 1930, including the Reverend Joseph Westhus, Pastor of St. Catherine of Alexandria Catholic Church. On February 6, 1931, the department was incorporated into the Riverview Gardens Volunteer Fire Department. On June 10, 1944, the department was incorporated into the Riverview Fire Protection District.
In 2014, the Riverview Fire Protection District merged with the Jennings Fire Department. The men and women of Jennings Fire Department joined Riverview Fire Protection District in September 2014. The Jennings Fire Department house on West Florissant became known as House 3.
With the addition of the Jennings Fire Department, Riverview Fire Protection District now covers an area of 17 square miles. We provide service for Bellefontaine Neighbors, Flordell Hills, Glasgow Village, Village of Riverview, Jennings, and a portion of Moline Acres.
In January 2021, we officially changed the name of the fire district from Riverview Fire Protection District to North County Fire & Rescue Fire Protection District to account for all the communities we serve.