Tuesday, December 4, 2012
Three local firefighters who serve on Missouri Task Force 1 spent 10 days helping people find medication, water and food.
Teams of emergency responders across the nation headed to the east coast in late October to help victims who were left without food, water, shelter or electricity after the storms of Hurricane Sandy. Among the volunteers, were three O’Fallon Firefighters who serve on the Urban Search and Rescue Missouri Task Force 1 Team. The task force is one of 28 federal search and rescue teams across the nation, compiled of volunteers including doctors, paramedics, K-9 officers and fire fighters. All are trained in urban search and rescue and structural collapse. The Boone County Fire Protection District, just outside of Columbia, MO, is the sponsoring agency for the 210 person team of Missouri Task Force 1. Members respond to man-made and national …
Saturday, November 10, 2012
Items will be loaded into two 53-foot trucks and driven to New Jersey.
- VOLUNTEERS IN THE NEWS
- Kalen Ponche
Saturday, November 10, 2012
A marketing agency, St. Louis officials and the American Red Cross have organized an effort to help victims of Hurricane Sandy. Called #STLforSandy, the group will collect items at several locations Saturday and then load them into two donated trucks that will be driven to New Jersey on Sunday, according to a press release from Switch. Drop off items before the Veteran's Parade in St. Louis on Saturday between 8 a.m. and noon in front of Soldier's Memorial, 1315 Chestnut Street, St. Louis, or at all 30 St. Louis Fire Stations. You can also drop off items at Kirkwood Commons in front of Walmart, 1202 South Kirkwood Road Kirkwood, MO 63122 from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. List of items needed includes: Monetary donations are accepted by American Red…
Monday, October 29, 2012
Hurricane Sandy may be wreaking havoc along the East Coast, but it's producing nothing but chilly weather in St. Louis.
The center of Hurricane Sandy is expected to hit the southern tip of New Jersey by early this evening, the National Weather Service reports. But how will Hurricane Sandy be affecting weather in St. Louis, and particularly O'Fallon? Well, not by much, other than keeping colder temperatures around. O'Fallon's forecast calls for clear, sunny skies for the rest of the week, with high temperatures in the mid-to-high 50s and lows in the mid-to-low 30s. The St. Louis Post-Dispatch reports that Sandy is bottling up the weather pattern over the Midwest. That means the cool front that arrived Friday will linger through much of this week, keeping temperatures below normal. About the only adverse affect Sandy will have on St. Louis is in Lambert St. …
The American Red Cross Greater St. Louis Region has dispatched 14 volunteers and 5 emergency response vehicles.
As the East Coast begins to be hammered by Hurricane Sandy, the St. Louis chapter of the American Red Cross has dispatched regional volunteers and emergency response vehicles to the storm-battered area. The American Red Cross Greater St. Louis Region, based in Creve Coeur, has now sent 14 volunteers and 5 emergency response vehicles, as the storm is already leaving tens of thousands without power. More from the Red Cross: These volunteers from around the region are serving in the relief efforts in New York, Delaware, Pennsylvania and Maryland. They are driving the emergency response vehicles, working in shelters, and assisting in the areas of mental health and staff health. At this time, all further deployments, with the exception of …