City Hall Access Limited. Community Center Closed. 

City facilities other than City Hall will remain closed to the public. Residents interested in purchasing yard waste bags or tags can click HERE for information on retail establishments where they can be purchased. Contractor grade black trash bags in bulk can be purchased at most home improvement stores.


Amtrak service has not been suspended, however all Amtrak passengers will be required to wear a mask (and provide their own when doing so).


Please call police dispatch at 314-822-5858 for general inquiries or for further assistance.  Other inquiries can be made by emailing

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Kirkwood Fire/Rescue

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Out of an abundance of caution, the Kirkwood Fire Department is suspending the following non-essential functions; station tours, CPR training, and public relations presentations. We would also ask that the public refrain from stopping by the firehouses for non-emergency inquiries, except for car seat installations, until the COVID-19 concerns are mitigated. We apologize for the inconvenience.

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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. 

STARS Program

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 - Have resumed as of June 1, 2020 

You must submit a request form AND a COVID-19 Screening Form. 

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.

The COVID-19 Screening form will need to be completed and signed in advance, and presented at the time of your appointment. 

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:

Safety TownKirkwood Safety Town Logo

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.

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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.