Fire Department

The Shrewsbury Fire Department provides fire protection throughout the corporate limits of the City of Shrewsbury.


Services are provided from one fire station manned by 18 full time firefighters of which 17 are licensed paramedics.






Mission Statement




Facts and Figures

  • 1.41 Square miles
  • Population 6253 as of 2010
  • 4 Apparatus
  • 19 Uniformed Fire personnel
  • 1 Civilian personnel

The City of Shrewsbury is currently on the 2015 Version of the International Fire Code.


The Department sponsors fire prevention and safety programs including blood pressure testing, free smoke detector inspection and 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.


Services and Programs


Inspections/ Permits


The City of Shrewsbury Fire Department conducts fire prevention inspections of all commercial, multi-family, institutional and educational buildings on a regular basis.


We will conduct home fire safety inspections on an as needed basis and 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.


The City of Shrewsbury uses an integrated building permit process, the City’s Integrated Building Permit Application should be submitted to


Fire Prevention


We provide free smoke detectors and installation for residents in need. 


We conduct fire drills and fire prevention education in local schools and businesses.


Medical Services


Ambulance Fee Accommodation Requests are to be received in writing. We have prepared a fillable PDF that can be emailed or mailed upon request. Please email or call 314-645-5077.


Click here to make Ambulance Fee Payment Online


The Emergency Medical Services (EMS) staff is responsible for providing advanced life support (ALS) ambulance transport service. Ambulances 1814 is staffed by two paramedic/firefighters and carries technologically advanced patient care equipment to provide the highest quality care possible to all of our patients. When transportation to a hospital is necessary, we make every effort to transport patients to the medical facility of their choice. Depending on the nature of the illness or injury, we may transport patients to the closest appropriate hospital (which may not be the patient’s hospital of choice). In severe weather or extremely heavy call volume, it may also be necessary to transport patients to the closest facility so that the ambulance may answer other emergency calls.


In addition to our Ambulance service, we provide citizens with blood pressure testing, health screenings and CPR/First Aid training (limited availability and fees apply). Please call at 314-645-5077 during normal business hours to request services.


Our Knox Box Program assists residents with limited mobility with the comfort and peace of mind that emergency personnel can gain access to the home in an emergency. Click here for the program instructions.


Mutual Aid


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.


Car Seat Installation


Car Seat installs are performed everyday by appointment between the hours of 3pm-5pm.


Services we DO NOT Provide

(links have been provided for local service providers)

Hazardous material disposal

Medication Disposal

Battery Disposal


Station Tours


Station Tours are based on availability for individuals or family please call station. For Group Tours please complete the Educational Visit Request Form and in Purpose/Theme field type Station Tour.


Medical Record Requests


Email request to or fax to 314-647-3873 and attach all necessary documentation.



While deadlines will exist during an official hiring process, we will accept applications for qualified individuals outside of hiring process to be contacted when a hiring event opens. Please see the Employment page.



Fire Chief, Chris Amenn

314-647-5795 ext. 116


Assistant to the Fire Chief, Trish Foss

314-647-5795 ext. 132