MAY Spotlight Firefighter of the Month

      This month’s Spotlight Firefighter for the Lemay Fire Protection District is Private Jake Plaggenburg. Jake has worked for St. Charles City Fire Department and Christian Hospital Northeast as a Paramedic prior to joining LFPD in March of 2015. Jake graduated high school at Francis Howell in St. Charles County where he excelled in wrestling.     Jake placed 3rd in state wrestling in his junior year and 2nd in his senior year of high school which helped him earn a college scholarship.  After high school, Jake attended Lindenwood University and earned a bachelor’s degree in fire and paramedic science. 

    Working at the Lemay Fire Protection District was not something on Jake’s radar when applying for firefighter paramedic jobs. After researching the area, he found himself more and more interested in the Lemay community which made working at the LFPD his dream job. Other than being a firefighter/paramedic, Jake thought about a career as a high school physical education teacher. 

        Outside of work, Jake likes spending time with his young family. He currently has one son who recently turned one year old, and has been married to his wife since October 2014. His hobbies include hunting, fishing, and spending time outdoors.

Check out to see who next month’s spotlight firefighter is going to be.   

La Casa Frijole Fire 5-3-2017

On May 3rd at approximately 2:30 AM The Lemay Fire Protection District along with units from St. Louis Ctiy, Mehlville, and Affton were dispatched to a report of Smoke coming from The Bean House Restaurant.  Upon arriving we found that the restaurant had a large amount of smoke and fire inside.  It took more than 7 hours to extinguish the fire.  Fortunately no one was hurt or killed in this fire.  Below is a video of some of the fire.

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.