CCFR Community Outreach Donates $2,500 to Disabled Athletes Sports Association

A mud volleyball tournament hosted by Central County Fire & Rescue (CCFR) Community Outreach last summer raised $2,500 for the Disabled Athletes Sports Association, a St. Peters-based nonprofit that promotes adaptive sports and activities to those with physical, visual, and hearing disabilities.

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CCFR Crew Members Receive Fire Safety Commendation Medals

Central County Fire & Rescue (CCFR) congratulates Capt. Thomas Wylie and firefighter/paramedics Justin Crady and Kenton Rogers, who recently received fire safety commendation medals and certificates from the Fernando de Leyba Chapter of the Sons of the American Revolution of Eastern Missouri.

Chapter president Marvin Koechig spoke at the organization’s January meeting about a call where Wylie, Crady and Rogers responded to a report of a cardiac arrest, successfully resuscitating the victim, who made a full recovery. Koechig said that the crews’ quick action saved the victim’s life, exemplifying the courage and dedication of first responders.

The Sons of the American Revolution is a historical, educational and patriotic nonprofit that seeks to maintain and extend the institutions of American freedom, patriotism and respect for our national symbols, including but not limited to promoting pride in being American citizens and the unifying force of e pluribus unum.

Congratulations again to Capt. Thomas Wylie, Justin Crady and Kenton Rogers!

Donald Conoyer, Member of Original St. Peters Fire Protection District Board, Dies at 92

In 1971 the St. Peters Fire Protection District (now part of Central County Fire & Rescue (CCFR)) was incorporated and Donald Conoyer was elected to the board of directors. This started an 18 year tenure as a Director, overseeing the transition from a volunteer fire department to a full-time career fire protection district. Conoyer died during the morning hours of Tuesday, Dec. 11.

“When Don started with the fire department, our community was mainly farmland, but he could see the potential for growth. His vision for the future of the community and the fire service helped develop a strong foundation for where we are today as one of the largest and most progressive emergency response organizations in the region,” CCFR Assistant Chief Steve Brown says.

During Conoyer’s years of service, the District purchased land for three additional fire stations, built two new stations and added on to the original fire Station #1 to accommodate additional staff and updated equipment.

“It is hard to imagine where we would be as a fire district without Don’s dedication and service,” Brown says.

Conoyer joined the St. Peters Volunteer Fire Department in 1965 and rose to the level of captain before becoming instrumental in the incorporation of the new fire district as a member of its board of directors. He retired from the board in March 1989; the District honored his 24 years of service by dedicating the new Station #3 on Cave Springs to him that same year.

Before joining the District, Conoyer proudly served in the military as a Merchant Marine during World War II and as a member of the U.S. Coast Guard. He was a member of All Saints Catholic Church and the Knights of Columbus of All Saints. He was also a member of the American Legion Post 313 in St. Peters.

A visitation will be held from 4 to 8 p.m. Tuesday, Dec. 18 at Baue Funeral & Memorial Center, 3950 West Clay St., St. Charles, MO 63301. The funeral Mass will be at noon Wednesday, Dec. 19 at All Saints Catholic Church, 5 McMenamy Rd., St. Peters, MO 63376.

CCFR Improves Insurance Services Office Rating, Could Result in Lower Insurance Rates for Residents, Businesses

Central County Fire & Rescue (CCFR), one of the largest emergency response agencies in the St. Louis metropolitan area, has increased its Insurance Services Office (ISO) Public Protection Classification to a 3/3X. Only 13 percent of the more than 42,000 fire agencies that ISO rates have a score of three or higher.

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Fire Extinguisher Class

Learn how to properly use a fire extinguisher in this hands-on class taught by Central County Fire & Rescue (CCFR) firefighter/EMTs and paramedics.  Attendees will learn how to safely and effectively use a fire extinguisher, then practice those skills on a live fire during the class.

Monday, Oct. 29
7 p.m.
CCFR Station #3
511 Willott Rd.
St. Peters, MO 63376

Space is limited to the first 25 district residents.