Chief – Tom Vineyard
firstname.lastname@example.org Chief Vineyard began his fire service career in 1988 with the Mid-County Fire Protection District of St. Louis County. He was promoted to Captain in 1995, Training Officer in 1999 and was appointed Fire Chief in 2004. Chief Vineyard was hired as Fire Chief of the Monarch Fire Protection District on January 2, 2012. Chief Vineyard currently resides in St. Peters, MO with his wife Maureen of 21 years, and children Benjamin and Hanna.
Chief Vineyard’s current State of Missouri Certifications include Firefighter I & II, Fire Officer II, Fire Inspector, Fire Investigator and Fire Instructor II. He currently holds national certification as Fire Department national Safety Officer. He is also a Hazardous Materials Technician and Duty Officer with the St. Louis County Hazardous Materials Response Team. He has been through training on the National Incident Management System basic, advanced and command level courses. He also serves as President for the Greater St. Louis Area Fire Chiefs Association.
Deputy Chief, Special Operations & Training – Robin Echele
email@example.com Deputy Chief Echele has been in the Fire Service for thirty-one (31) years, both as a volunteer (1981 to 2000) and as a paid career medic and fire fighter (1983 to present). He is also a licensed Paramedic in the State of Missouri , and has been since 1985. Chief Echele started his paid career at Warren County Ambulance District in 1983 and then went to St. Charles County Ambulance District all while volunteering in the Fire Service too. He was able to merge his EMS and Fire Service career into one in at Eureka Fire protection District and then the City of Berkeley Fire Department. In August of 1990, he left the City of Berkeley Fire Department and went to work for the Chesterfield / Monarch Fire Protection District as a Firefighter/Paramedic. He was first promoted to Captain and then to Chief Training Officer in May 2001, and to Deputy Chief, Special Operations & Training in February 2012.
Deputy Chief Echele’s current State of Missouri certifications include; Fire Fighter I & II, Fire Investigator, Fire Officer II, and Fire Service Instructor III. He recently received national certification as a Fire Department Incident Safety Officer. He is also a Hazardous Materials Technician with the St. Louis County Emergency Response Team. He has been through Technical Heavy Rescue training, Basic & Advanced Tactical Medic training, as well as trained in – and an instructor for – National Incident Management Systems (NIMS) basic, advanced and command level training courses.
Deputy Chief Echele’s formal education includes an Associate of Applied Science Degree in Fire Technology from East Central College in Union, Mo. From Lindenwood University, he has obtained a Bachelor of Arts – ***** Laude – in Human Resource Management; Master of Science in Human Resource Management; and a Master of Business Administration. He is a 2006 graduate of the Fire Service Leadership Enhancement Program at the University of Missouri’s Harry S Truman School of Public Affairs in Columbia, Missouri. In July of 2010 he received professional designation as CFO – Chief Fire Officer. He recently completed the National Fire Academy’s Executive Fire Officer Program. Deputy Chief Echele believes in a lifetime of training and education.
Deputy Chief – Nick Harper
firstname.lastname@example.org Deputy Chief Harper started his career as a fire fighter with the United States Air Force in 1976. He joined the ranks of the Monarch Fire Protection District as a fire fighter in April of 1979. He earned his paramedic license in July of 1990 and was promoted to Captain in January of 2001. He was promoted to Deputy Chief in February 2012. He earned a Bachelor’s Degree in Fire Science Management from Lindenwood University in St. Charles Missouri. He is a Missouri Division of Fire Safety Certified Fire Officer II and Instructor II. He is currently a Missouri State certified EMS Instructor and certified paramedic, a member of the swift water rescue team and high angle rescue team. He currently serves as 1 of our 4 Fire Department Chaplains.
Deputy Chief Harper Lives in St Peters with his wife Peggy, of 30 years and together they have raised 2 daughters.
Fire Marshal – Roger Herin
email@example.com Roger Herin began his career with the Monarch Fire Protection District in 1984 as the first Fire Inspector for the fire district. Prior to that, he was employed by St. Louis County as a Public Works Inspector. Roger was promoted to the newly created position of Assistant Fire Marshal in the year 2000. On April 1, 2011, Roger was promoted to Fire Marshal. He is certified through the International Code Council, as a Master Code Professional, which includes certifications in all disciplines of code enforcement. He is also holds certifications from the State of Missouri as a Fire Inspector, Fire Investigator and Fire Service Instructor. He is also certified through the National Fire Protection Association as a Fire Inspector. Roger has an Associate’s degree in Fire Protection Technology, which he attained at St. Louis Community College at Forest Park. He is also a graduate of several fire prevention courses at the National Fire Academy in Emmitsburg Maryland.
A Shift Battalion Chief – Sean Porter
firstname.lastname@example.org Battalion Chief Sean T. Porter began his career at the Monarch Fire Protection District (then Chesterfield Fire Protection District) in April, 1979. A 33 year veteran of the fire service, Sean rose up through the ranks, having been promoted from Private to Captain in 1997 and achieved the level of Battalion Chief in 2012. He currently serves as the Battalion Chief on the “A” Shift.
Battalion Chief Porter has completed a wide range of course work through the National Incident Management Systems, the National Fire Academy at Missouri Fire Rescue Training Institute, Western State College and St. Louis University.
Throughout his career, Battalion Chief Porter has attained certification as a Hazardous Materials Technician with the St. Louis County Hazardous Materials Response Team and maintains state licensure as an Emergency Medical Technician. Sean maintians active membership in the International Association of Fire Chiefs (IAFC) and the National Fire Protection Association (NFPA).
Battalion Chief Porter has lived in the Fire District since 1964. He currently resides in Chesterfield and has 5 children.
B Shift Battalion Chief – Dave Houston
email@example.com Battalion Chief Houston started his career at the Monarch Fire Protection District in August of 1988. In 1999 he was promoted to the rank of Captain. In 2012 he was promoted to the rank of Battalion Chief. He is currently assigned as the Battalion Chief on the “B” Shift. Battalion Chief Houston has a Bachelor of Science Degree in Physical Science and an Associate Degree in Fire Science.
C Shift Battalion Chief – Bill Long
firstname.lastname@example.org Battalion Chief Long started his career with the Department on August 15, 1988. He was promoted to Captain in July 2000. He was promoted to Battalion Chief in April 2012. He is a Missouri Division of Fire Safety Certified Fire Officer II and Instructor II. He has an Associate’s Degree in Fire Protection Technology.
Battalion Chief Long resides in O’Fallon, MO with his wife Cindy, of 30 years and has two children.