New Melle Fire Protection District
The New Melle Fire Protection District (FPD) was organized over 50 years ago as an all-volunteer department. Currently responsible for protecting 121 square miles, it is the largest geographic FPD in all of St. Charles County. It has three fire stations: Station 1 (main) on Mill Street/Hwy Z near Hwy D, Station 2 on Hwy D at Hwy DD, and Station 3 on Borgman Road off Highway T, near the entrance of the Lake Sherwood development.
New Melle FPD currently has eleven full-time paid personnel and 27 active volunteers who serve to protect the residents and property of the district. On April 8, 2003, a tax increase was passed by voters in the district that facilitated adding enough paid firefighters so as to provide 24-hour, 7 day per week emergencyresponse from NMFPD’s Station 1 with 3-person crews. This 24/7 service commenced on January 5, 2004.
The district owns a total of eleven vehicles, including three rescue/pumpers, one pumper/tanker, one tanker, three brush trucks, one medical truck, one mobile air cascade trailer, and one officer vehicle. New Melle FPD currently runs approximately 550 calls per year, including fires (structure, vehicle, brush), fire alarm response, motor vehicle accidents/extrication, medical first response, and various other incident types.
To do all in our power to protect the lives, structures, and personal property of all parties in our district, and to do so in a manner that promotes the safety and welfare of those parties and our firefighters alike.