Fire Department

The Shrewsbury Fire Department provides fire protection throughout the corporate limits of the City. Services are provided from one fire station manned by 18 full time firefighter of which 15 are licensed paramedics. The Department rates “2” by the Insurance Services Organization, among ratings ranging from 1-10 with 1 being the highest.


October, 2018 Newsletter




This rating is based on several factors, including the number of firefighters and their training, response time, fire fighting equipment, the City’s water systems and fire prevention programs of the Department. The Department sponsors fire prevention and safety programs including blood pressure testing, free smoke detectors as well as installation. All departments in the St. Louis metropolitan are part of a mutual aid program in which assistance and equipment is provided by a fire department of another community in the event and emergency warrants such aid.

Mission Statement

Our mission is to provide fire prevention, fire protection and emergency medical services to our citizens in a timely, professional, and cost efficient manner.


The City of Shrewsbury Fire Department conducts fire prevention inspections of all commercial, multi-family, institutional and educational buildings on a regular basis. We provide free smoke detectors and free installation. Conduct fire drills and fire prevention education in schools and businesses. We offer public fire education materials and programs to citizen and civic groups. It is also our duty to provide superior emergency medical (Ambulance services). In addition we will provide blood pressure testing, health screenings programs and CPR/First Aid training. We will conduct home fire safety inspections and fire prevention as well as fire extinguisher training for area businesses. We will enforce code compliance in new and renovated structures through plan review and inspections. The City of Shrewsbury will conduct training in the latest firefighting and disaster mitigation techniques.

Fire Chief, Chris Amenn



Fire Department Administrative Assistant

Martha Heckenberg