Message from the Chief

A Note From Chief Steve Olshwanger

Chief OlshwangerWelcome to the Maryland Heights Fire Protection District

The Maryland Heights Fire Protection District is a team of highly trained Emergency Service Professionals dedicated to protecting the lives and property of our citizens, businesses and visitors of our community. We are committed to supporting our community and it’s organizations with sound fire prevention and public education opportunities. We invite you to stop by and visit our engine houses and meet the dedicated men and women committed to serve you and see the equipment used to provide emergency care.

I invite you to contact me regarding any questions or concerns. Here you will find information on our District and the services we provide – from fire, rescue, and emergency medical services to our Community Emergency Response Team (CERT) to fire prevention information to photos of our crews in action. We are pleased to share this tremendous technological resource with you and hope that you will find your visit here informative.

The Maryland Heights Fire Protection District encompasses eighteen square miles of St. Louis County that includes both single and multi-family homes and apartments, light and heavy industry, West Port Plaza, and a large portion of Creve Coeur Park. Our two engine houses provide you with state-of-the-art fire suppression, rescue, and paramedic first-response on all fire apparatus as well as advanced life support (paramedic) ambulance transport services. The men and women of the Maryland Heights Fire Protection District are proud of the service we provide to our residents and the St. Louis metropolitan area.

We invite you to browse through the online information and contact us for additional information. You may call us directly at 314-298-4400 or send us E-mail via the contact form on our website.

Thanks for visiting and and for your continued support of the Maryland Heights Fire District.

– Chief Steve Olshwanger