The Northeast Ambulance and Fire Protection District provides fire fighting and emergency ambulance services. It encompasses the cities of Bel-Nor, Bel-Ridge, Bellerive, Beverly Hills, Cool Valley, Country Club Hills, Glen Echo Park, Normandy, Northwoods, Norwood Court, Pasadena Hills, Pasadena Park, Pine Lawn, Velda City, Velda Village Hills, Uplands Park and a small portion of unincorporated St. Louis County. The District protects approximately 45,000 people residing in approximately 15,000 housing units as well as the University of Missouri-St Louis and all businesses located within the fire district’s boundaries or geographical area. The Northeast Ambulance and Fire Protection District is not governed by the City of Normandy nor any of the cities within its geographical boundaries; instead an independently elected three member Board of Directors manages and sets policies for the district. The district’s staff includes the Fire Chief, Deputy Chief Fire Marshal, Chief-Medical Officer, Administrative HR, Three Battalion Chiefs, three Shift Captains, three EMS Lieutenants, twenty-seven full time Private-Firefighters/Paramedics, fifteen part time EMT’s & Paramedics, ten volunteer, and ten explorers. Independent professionals have been retained under contract to serve as Legal Officer, Auditor, Webmaster and Systems Administrator, respectively.
The District has a single firehouse located at 7302 Pasadena Boulevard at the intersection of Roland Boulevard. It operates two ambulances and two pumpers. The pumpers are sometimes dispatched in response to a medical emergency call, instead of dispatching an ambulance, in that the firefighters serving on the pumpers are also fully trained, certified and experienced paramedics or emergency medical technicians; and the pumpers contain the same advanced life support equipment and supplies that are found on the ambulances.