THE CITY OF OAKLAND CONTRACTS WITH THE CITY OF KIRKWOOD FOR FIRE PROTECTION SERVICES
KIRKWOOD FIRE DEPARTMENT
11804 BIG BEND ROAD
Emergency: Emergency fire and ambulance calls should be made by dialing 9-1-1. These calls are automatically routed to the Kirkwood Police Department's Communications Center.
Non-Emergency: Non-emergency fire department calls can be made by dialing 314-822-5883.
The Kirkwood Fire Department is staffed by 45 uniformed personnel and 1 civilian personnel. The Department is managed by Fire Chief Tom Openlander.
Blood Pressure Screenings: Blood pressure screenings are availabe weekdays at all fire stations. This service is normally provided between the hours of 8:00 am to 5:00 pm.
CPR Course Training: CPR training is available by appointment and is instructed by Kirkwood Fire Department personnel. Training follows the American Heart Association guidelines.
Fire Prevention Program: This program is aimed at reducing the incidences of fire within the jurisdiction of the Kirkwood Fire Department. Schools and commercial buildings are routinely inspected one to two times each year. Homeowers can request a fire safety inspection of their home at any time.
Fire Safety Clown: A fire safety clown is available to discuss fire safety with young children at schools, organized groups, and special prescheduled events.
Fire Safety Talks: Fire safety presentations are available to various groups in the community. Fire safety education is provided to all elementary classrooms. Topics have included the proper use of fire extinguishers, evacuation techniques, fire safety of the elderly, hazardous materials, and other department capabilities.
Fire Station Tours: Fire Station tours are offered at all Kirkwood fire stations. School-aged children from 4-9 years of age are the most prevalent visitors.
Hazardous Materials: As part of St. Louis County's Hazardous Material Response Team (HAZMAT), Kirkwood's Fire Department is trained to provide information on the safekeeping and the proper disposal of hazardous materials.
Hug A Bear Program: The Hug A Bear Program involves the handing out of small stuffed bears to children who have been injured or otherwise involved in accidents with injuries.
Car Safety Seat Installation: The Fire Department has installers certified through the National Highway Transportation Safety Administration to check and install child car seats. This service is available by appointment.
Scouting Merit Badges: The Fire Department also works with Scout troops to assist them in obtaining merit badges related to fire safety and first aid.
Smoke Detector Installation Program: The Fire Department reminds you to check your smoke detectors monthly and change your batteries when you change your clocks. There are a limited number of smoke detectors to be distributed and installed free of charge to Oakland residents who do not have a smoke detector in their home already.
Videos: A 10-minute video describing the work performed by members of the Fire Department is available to groups requesting it.