- Administrative Offices: 314-822-5883
- Fire Chief, James Silvernail: silverjL@kirkwoodmo.org
- Assistant Chief Brian Zaitz: firstname.lastname@example.org
- Deputy Chief / Chief Medical Officer David Smith: smithdL@kirkwoodmo.org
- For emergencies, call 911
- Learn more about what to do when you call 9-1-1. Read "Making 9-1-1 Work for You"
Public Education Programs
- Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation and AED Training
- Smoke Detector and Safety Checks
- Car Seat Evaluations
- Fire Safety Talks
- Station tours
To schedule any of these programs, please contact the Fire Department Administrative Offices during regular business hours.
The STARS program (Special Needs Tracking and Awareness Response System) helps to identify and better treat pediatric patients with special needs in the Kirkwood/Oakland area. STARS was developed in conjunction with Cardinal Glennon Children's Hospital to give emergency responders a management plan for children with a significant developmental delay, seizure disorders, cardiac, history, cerebral shunts, tracheostomies, or any other atypical diseases or syndromes. These children are at higher risk for emergency care. Having vital information before the need arises gives responders a head start with patient care. To register for the program, please call the Fire Department Administrative Offices at 314-822-5883.
STARS UPDATE: Patients in the Kirkwood STARS program will now be listed in the STARS database, which covers the St. Louis metropolitan area. In the event that a Kirkwood STARS member has an emergency in another municipality, his or her information will be available to the emergency personnel treating them anywhere in St. Louis County, as long as the department uses the database.
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 Safe Kids 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:
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.
A Little Bit of History
July 25, 1918: 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.