Assistant Chief Todd Hartlein, Matthews Mo Volunteer Fire


The Matthews Volunteer Fire Department regretfully announces the Line of Duty Death of Assistant Chief Todd Hartlein.

Assistant Chief Hartlein died after suffering a medical emergency within 24 hours of an emergency response.

Funeral Services for Assistant Chief Hartlein will be held from 2PM Saturday August 27th, 2016 at the Ponder Funeral Home, Sikeston MO. Visitation will be held from 11AM until the time of service.

Burial will follow at the Matthews Cemetery, Matthews Mo.

Non-LODD Asst Chief Don Boyer, Festus Fire

It is with deepest regret that we announce the passing of Assistant Fire Chief Don Boyer of the Festus Fire department.

Chief Boyer served on the Festus Fire Department for 65years.  He served as Chief from 1978 to 1983.

He also served as president of the Jefferson County Training Academy in 1980.  Visitation is Friday, September 23rdfrom 4pm- 8pm at Vinyard Funeral Home in Festus.  Honor Guard is requested for the firefighter walk through at 7pm.  Funeral services will be Saturday, September 24th at 2pm at Our Lady Church in Festus.

We thank him for his 65 years of dedication and service to the community.  He will be truly missed by all.


If anyone would like to participate in the apparatus procession, please contact Assistant Chief Gary Arnold at 636-232-6324.


Non-Line of Duty - Sean McMullin, West County EMS & Fire


The members of the West County EMS & Fire Protection District, Board of Directors, and Members of International Association of Firefighters Local 2665 continue to mourn the loss of our dear brother, Firefighter/Paramedic Sean McMullin.

Firefighter/Paramedic McMullin served the residents of our District for 14 years prior to his death September 24th, 2016. Please continue to keep our departed brothers wife, children and family in your thoughts and prayers, including the days, weeks and months to come. We also ask for continued respect of privacy during this time.

Funeral services for Firefighter/Paramedic McMullin have been arranged and are as follows:


Visitation will be held from 1500-2000 Wednesday September 28th, 2016 at the Stygar Mid Rivers Funeral Home, 5987 Mid Rivers Mall Drive, Cottleville, MO., 63304.

A uniformed member walk through will be held at 1930.

Uniformed members wishing to stand casket vigil in honor of Firefighter/Paramedic McMullin should contact Mark Hanick at 314-610-7221.


Funeral Services will be held at 1000 Thursday, September 29th, 2016 at Saint Joseph Catholic Church, 1355 Motherhead Road, Cottleville, MO., 63304.

Burial will follow at Saint Philippine Catholic Cemetery, 4057 Towers Road, St. Charles, MO., 63304.

Firefighter honors will be provided.

No other apparatus is being requested for the procession.

During this incredibly painful time, please keep your fellow brothers and sisters in mind. As a family, we are here to stand side by side, support and love one another, however that may be.

All questions should be directed to West County EMS & Fire at 636-227-9350.

In regards to Community Relations, contact Sara Dayley at 636-484-6566.