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  Two CCFR firefighters fell into a water and debris filled maintenance pit while fighting a fire inside Hackmann Brothers, a heating oil supplier at 2929 North St. Peters Pkwy. around 3:45 a.m. Thursday, Oct. 24, 2019.  One firefighter escaped the building on his own without injuries, while the other required help from the crews […]


She just stepped away from the frying pan for a minute. He dozed off while dinner was simmering on the stove. While they hurried out the door, one of the kids bumped a knob on the stove, turning it on. It seems simple, but it doesn’t take much for a kitchen fire to set a […]


Property values are rising, which often results in higher property taxes for many residents. To help reduce this burden, Central County Fire & Rescue (CCFR) voted to reduce its general revenue tax rate by 5.5% for 2019. This will result in a savings of approximately $21 a year for the owner of a $200,000 home. 


Fire Prevention Week has been observed in the United States for nearly 100 years to commemorate the horrific Great Chicago Fire, which started Oct. 8, 1871 and killed more than 250 people and left 100,000 people homeless. Each year during the week of Oct. 9, children, adults and teachers nationwide learn how to stay safe […]


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Property values are rising, which often results in higher property taxes for many residents. To help reduce this burden, the Central County Fire & Rescue (CCFR) Board of Directors voted to reduce its general revenue tax rate by 5.5% for 2019. This will result in a savings of around $21 a year for the owner […]


Join us at Central County Fire & Rescue Station #5 for an open house! Attendees will enjoy station tours, an up-close look at our fire trucks and a chance to meet your CCFR firefighters. This event is free and open to the public. Saturday, Oct. 5 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. CCFR Station #5 3421 […]


One person was transported to the hospital for smoke inhalation following a fire that was likely started by unattended cooking at a condominium complex on Trailside Ct. in St. Peters on Thursday, Aug. 29. The fire destroyed one home and damaged two others in the complex.  The fire was reported at around 4:45 p.m. Central […]


More than 20 firefighters and six fire trucks spent more than two hours extinguishing a fire that overtook a vacant, flood-damaged home in the first block of Grove Avenue off Hwy. B in St. Charles County on Aug. 19. When Central County Fire & Rescue (CCFR) crews arrived on scene just before midnight, they found […]