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July 25, 1918 - The first paid, full-time fire department in Kirkwood went on duty. A volunteer bucket brigade served the City beginning in 1853. A volunteer fire company was set up after a huge fire wiped out the City armory on April 30, 1904, while most of the citizens were attending opening day at the World’s Fair.

 

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Kirkwood Fire and Rescue

Reach Us:

  • Administrative Offices:  314-822-5883
  • Fire Chief, James Silvernail:  314-984-5980
  • Deputy Fire Chief / Chief Medical Officer, David L. Smith:  314-984-6970
  • Fire Marshal, Leo Meyer: 314-822-5884

Services:

  • CPR Course Training:  Call 314-822-5883 or send an email:  hoylmanb@kirkwoodmo.org
  • Smoke Detector Installation Program:  Call 314-822-5883 or send an email: hoylmanb@kirkwoodmo.org
  • Blood Pressure Screenings: Available at all Fire Stations
  • Fire Safety Talks. Call Captain Steve Knapp for details at 314-984-6950 or email him:  knappsk@kirkwoodmo.org
  • Fire Station Tours.  Large and small groups.  Call 314-822-5883 for details or email: hoylmanb@kirkwoodmo.org

Car Seat Installations: Kirkwood Fire Department offers car seat installation assistance to citizens every month by appointment only. Available time slots are limited. Please complete the Car Seat Assistance Request form, and hit submit when finished. For more than four seats, you will need to complete additional forms. 

Preference will be given to residents of Kirkwood and Oakland. If you need immediate assistance to install a car seat, visit the Safe Kids website to find a scheduled inspection station.  Car seat installations and installation checks are two different things. A "check" takes less time and corrections will be made if needed. If you prefer to install your car seat(s) yourself, here are three helpful links:

Safety Town:  The Kirkwood Fire Department partnered with the Magic House in 2016 and 2017 to develop and build the "Kirkwood Safety Town" that opened in September 2017.  This new interactive exhibit was designed to educate the region's youngest residents about safety. It features a child-sized neighborhood with a fire station, police station, electric company, farmers' market, train station, park, and house. Visitors can hop on bikes to travel through the "city," learning important traffic, electric, and water safety skills along the way. It also features a bike helmet-fitting station and scheduled visits from community helpers, such as firefighters and police officers. It will open seasonally at the Magic House for one month each spring and fall through 2021. The exhibit will also travel to fairs, festivals, and other community venues throughout the region. 

Toys for Tots: For the past several years during the holiday season, the Kirkwood Fire Department has teamed up with the United States Marines to host a "Stuff the Ambulance" toy drive for the Toys for Tots organization. Visitors can stuff the empty ambulance with new, unwrapped toys, which will be delivered to children throughout the region. The toy drive runs in late November and early December. Visit our Facebook pages for details closer to the holiday season. 

Kirkwood Fire/Rescue Facebook page:  www.facebook.com/kirkwoodfire

City of Kirkwood Facebook page:  www.facebook.com/CityofKirkwoodMo

A Little Bit of History. July 25, 2918: The first paid, full-time fire department in Kirkwood went on duty. A volunteer bucket brigade had served the City beginning in 1853. A volunteer fire company was established after a huge fire wiped out the City armory on April 30, 1904, while most of the citizens were attending opening day a the World's Fair. 

For EMERGENCIES, call 911.