In the newly created role, Meinershagen is responsible for all community relations and communications, community risk reduction, fire and life safety education programs, community outreach activities, media relations and special events. He has been with the District for 21 years, moving up in the ranks from firefighter to engineer, to his current position. He is an active member of St. Louis Regional Urban Search and Rescue Team #1, and Central County Community Outreach. He holds technician-level qualifications in confined space, hazardous materials, rope, structural collapse, swift water and trench rescues.
Jason Graff, a 21-year veteran of the District, was promoted to engineer. As an engineer, he is responsible for driving and operating the fire truck during emergency situations. Graff is a state licensed EMT, rescue boat operator, and certified in hazardous materials response.
“Our area continues to grow in both residential and commercial development, which has increased the need for our community risk reduction programs and community outreach to keep our residents safe. This new position also allows us to reallocate staffing to expand our code enforcement and permitting efforts,” said CCFR Chief Dan Aubuchon.
“These two individuals are exemplary members of the CCFR team, and will be tremendous assets to our community in their new roles,” said Aubuchon.