Save the date for the first CCFR Family Movie Night of the year on Saturday, March 17 at Station #1, 1 Timberbrook Dr. The featured movie, Dolphin Tale, will start at 7 p.m. Click here for more details.

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Upcoming Events

SEP
23

Tuesday, September 23, 2014 6:00 pm - 7:00 pm
Board of Directors Meeting

OCT
14

Tuesday, October 14, 2014 6:00 pm - 7:00 pm
Board of Directors Meeting

OCT
28

Tuesday, October 28, 2014 6:00 pm - 7:00 pm
Board of Directors Meeting

NOV
11

Tuesday, November 11, 2014 6:00 pm - 7:00 pm
Board of Directors Meeting

NOV
25

Tuesday, November 25, 2014 6:00 pm - 7:00 pm
Board of Directors Meeting

Firefighter Spotlight

Meet Mark Runge

1. Why did you become a firefighter?

I became a freighter because there is nothing better than to be able to help another who finds themselves in a dangerous situation. I didn't realize the internal reward one gets from helping someone in need until I was 30. I had worked in private industry for 13 years before coming to the fire service as a career choice.

2. How long have you been with the District?

I have been with the district for 32 years; three years as volunteer and 29 as paid.  I also have an additional four years as a volunteer firefighter with Maryland Heights Fire Protection District.

3. What is your favorite part of the job?

My favorite part of the job has to be when all the elements of training, teamwork, tools and tactics bring an emergency to a successful conclusion, and we receive a heartfelt "thank you" from the person(s) we've helped.

4. What do you like to do outside of work?

Outside of work I enjoy exciting, challenging activities like fly-fishing, scuba diving, playing music, vacationing in the mountains and teaching.  I also volunteer for the American Red Cross as an instructor as well as teaching at the fire academy.

5. What would people be surprised to know about you?

Most people would be surprised that I would love to have been an astronaut during the early days of space exploration in the 1960's.

6. Describe a typical day at the firehouse.

A typical day at the firehouse contains hours and hours of routine tasks, punctuated by moments of extreme challenge.

7. What are two thing about you job that people would surprise non-firefighters?

Most people would be surprised that the breadth of knowledge that it takes to accomplish all the missions and how hot and dark it REALLY is inside of a burning home where everyone else has run out, and we run into.

Battalion Chief Runge announced he will retire at the beginning of 2015.