Spotlight Firefighter of the Month-February

The Lemay Fire Protection Distict's Spotlight Firefighter for the Month of February is Private Bob Firtos.  Bob started his career in EMS with Abbott in 1994. After spending four years with Abbott, Bob was hired on at the LFPD, and recieved the firefighter of the year award in 2012.  Growing up in Granite City Illinois, Bob played Basketball at Granite City South High School.  While in high school he became friends with NFL Hall of Fame Linebacker Kevin Greene.  If you recognize Bob from somewhere it might be because you saw him interviewed on the NFL Network show A Football Life, or when Kevin Greene mentioned Bob in his Hall of Fame accemptance speech.  Signing up for and serving in the Army Reserves for five years and six years in the United States National Guard, Bob has served his country and the community for most of his life.  Dream jobs other than being a firefighter at the LFPD include making a career in the U.S. Army or playing in the NFL.  Around the firehouse Bob is always talking about how proud he is of his two children Michael and Clara.  Michael is a senior at SIUE and majoring in engineering, and Clara is attending Southwest Illinois College majoring in journalism. Bob likes to spend his off days riding motorcycles, and hiking with his loving girlfriend Kelli.     

Burn Permit Information

Facts on Open Burning Under Missouri Law

The following information is presented as a public service from the Lemay Fire Protection District. Residents not living in the Lemay Fire Protection District should contact their local Fire District, City, or County Health Department.


St. Louis Metropolitan Area --- The geographical area comprising of St. Louis, St. Charles, Jefferson and Franklin Counties and the City of St. Louis.
Open Burning --- Burning of any materials in which air contaminants resulting from combustion are emitted directly into ambient air without fire passing through a stack or chimney from an enclosed chamber.
Prohibited Open Burning Under State Regulation  --- Any waste generated by a business, trade, industry, factory and any demolition operation cannot be burned.  This would include, but not limited to paper, cardboard boxes, pallets, tires, rubber products, hazardous materials, Styrofoam, plastics, petroleum based products and treated wood.  Any asbestos-containing materials cannot be burned.
Open Burning of Household Refuse
St. Louis Metropolitan Area --- Open burning of household refuse is prohibited in the St. Louis Metropolitan Area.
Open Burning of Household Yard Wastes --- Missouri allows open burning of household yard wastes originated on premises from four dwelling units or less and burned on the same premises.
St. Louis Metropolitan Area --- Open burning of tree leaves or residential brush is allowed only in area outside of incorporate municipalities and is limited to the period beginning September 16 and ending April 14 of each calendar year. These brush piles are limited to 16 square feet and the burning is allowed from 10:00 am through 4:00 pm.
Open Burning for Recreational Purposes --- Campfires and other fires used solely for recreational purposes, ceremonial occasions or for outdoor noncommercial preparation of food are allowed in Missouri.  Fires shall only include vegetative woody materials or untreated wood products.
The Air Pollution statutes of the State of Missouri, specifically section 10 CSR 10-5.070 “Open Burning Restrictions”, covers all of the information that is stated above.  However, under Missouri Air Pollution Rule 10 CSR 10-6.  170 (1) (B) no person may cause or allow to occur any fugitive emissions to remain visible in the ambient air beyond the property line of origin.  This effectively restricts the occurrence of smoke blowing onto the property of another.
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Welcome to the Lemay Fire Protection District

The Lemay Fire Protection District covers approximately 4.5 square miles of unincorporated St. Louis County and the City of Bella Villa with a population of about 17,000.