THANK YOU VOTERS!
On November 7, 2017, voters in the Drexel Height Fire District community approved the issuance of up to $8 million in General Obligation Bonds for capital improvement projects. This will allow the District to replace Fire Station 401 including the administrative offices and training classrooms, remodel and upgrade Fire Station 402, and replace two pumper engines. It is estimated that these projects will take about four years to complete. The District will provide routine and timely updates on these projects via their website.
On behalf of the Governing Board and employees, the Fire District, Fire Chief Chappell would like to thank all those who voted in the Bond Initiate election this week. We consider the support given the District a great honor and we take this responsibility sincerely as we continue to invest in the safety and protection of our community. We take our Mission “To minimize the threat to life and property due to fire, medical or other emergencies through education, prevention, preparedness, prompt response, and effective customer service” seriously.
WE ARE HIRING
PUBLIC EDUCATION SENIOR VOLUNTEER: Must be at least 55 years of age, have a valid driver's license, and pass a background check. Looking for someone who loves working with children and can volunteer up to four hours per week. (See RECRUITMENT FLYER for more details.)
PART-TIME DISPATCHER: Check out this POSITION ANNOUNCEMENT for more details. To learn more about our state-of-the-art communications center, visit: Valley Emergency Communications Center.
Message From The Fire Chief
I am pleased to welcome you to the Drexel Heights Fire District, where we strive to take the most professional and customer orientated approach to the public safety needs of the communities we serve.
The District has a proud history of serving our community and as leaders in the region for excellence in public safety. We are fortunate to have some of the most talented and dedicated individuals working in the fire service today. The men and women of the Drexel Heights Fire District, through tradition, are here to provide the highest level of service possible. Our command staff, firefighters, communication center personnel, fire prevention / public education personnel, and civilian staff are committed to living up to the standards established by our Mission, Vision and Values as established by the Governing Board.
The Drexel Heights employees are proud to serve our 50,000 residents across 60 square miles in the community. We provide emergency services out of 5 fire stations where daily staff and operations consist of (1) Battalion Chief, (26) Captains / Paramedics / Firefighters, (4) engines, (1) Special Services Squad and (4) ambulances. Our professionals serve as specialists in the areas of Structural Fire Fighting, Emergency Medical Technician- Paramedic, Hazardous Materials, Technical Rescue, Fire Investigations, and Command and Control Strategic Planning.
As the Drexel Heights Fire District prepares for the challenges of the future, we will continually seek ways to evaluate how we provide our services in an effort to be more efficient, adaptable, and responsive to the public safety needs of our residents and the visitors to the community we serve.
We remain committed to you, our community, to stand ready, day or night, with professionalism, compassion, and respect.
Douglas E. Chappell, MPA, CFO
Fire Chief / Administrator