Greater St. Louis County Fire Academy
Staff / Information
The Greater St. Louis County Fire Academy staff consists of:
The Greater St. Louis County Fire Academy office is closed for the following holidays:
  • New Year's day
  • Martin Luther King, Jr. day
  • President's day
  • Memorial day
  • Independence day
  • Labor day
  • Veteran's day
  • Thanksgiving day
  • Day after Thanksgiving
  • Christmas day

If the Fire Academy must close or delay the start time, this information can be found on KMOX 1120 (radio & web site);
listed as St. Louis County Fire Academy or on Channel 5 (KSDK) (television & web site); listed as St. Louis Co. Fire
Acad. Recruit Prog.

If we are listed on a SNOW SCHEDULE, the start time is 10:00 am.
Our staff of lead and assistant instructors include line firefighters and fire officers at all levels in the fire service.  The
Fire Academy also utilizes the services of civilian instructors to provide training in select skills areas.

Below is a list of our esteemed instructors.
Lieutenant John Anderson, Jr., Maplewood F.D.
Firefighter Mary Jane Aydelott, Pattonville F.P.D.
Firefighter Jeff Barlage, U. City F.D.
Firefighter Mark Barnhart, Pattonville F.P.D.
Firefighter Aaron Bockhorst, Ferguson F.D.
Retired Battalion Chief Chip Braatz (Black Jack F.P.D.)
Captain Jeff Buchheit, St. Charles F.D.
Mr. Ron Chac, Laclede Gas Company
Firefighter Steve Cochran, Riverview F.P.D.
Retired Chief Rick Daly, St. Charles F.D.
Firefighter Kelly D'Angelo, Richmond Heights F.D.
Firefighter Mike Dedert, Clayton F.D.
Battalion Chief Michael Digman, Metro West F.P.D.
Assistant Chief Roger Ellison, Black Jack F.P.D.
Battalion Chief Kelly Grassmuck, West County F.P.D.
Battalion Chief Eric Heimos, West County F.P.D.
Firefighter Caleb Herrell, Fenton F.P.D.
Battalion Chief Jason Hoevelmann, Florissant F.P.D.
Lieutenant Scott Hulsey, Metro West F.P.D.
Captain Drew Kerckhoff, Robertson F.P.D.
Captain Steve Kimker, Richmond Heights F.D.
Firefighter David Klee, Riverview F.P.D.
Firefighter Kenny Krieg, Pattonville F.P.D.
Captain Mike Lauter, Clayton F.D.
Captain Phil Lopez, Clayton F.D.
Firefighter Damian Mahoney, Mid-County F.P.D.
Captain Nick Morgan, St. Louis City F.D.
Captain Paul Peebles, Robertson F.P.D.
Retired Chief Mike Petroff (Ferguson F.D.)
Retired Deputy Chief Mike Price (Pattonville F.P.D.)
Lieutenant Aaron Rhodes, Affton F.P.D.
Captain Bryan Schuster, Central County Fire-Rescue
Captain Matthew Seger, Metro West F.P.D.
Battalion Chief Jim Silvernail, Metro West F.P.D.
Captain Dale Straatmann, Kirkwood F.D.
Battalion Chief Diann Straatmann, Clayton F.D.
Captain Kevin Stuhlman, Pattonville F.P.D.
Battalion Chief Jim Usry, Pattonville F.P.D.
Deputy Chief Darnell Wade, Robertson F.P.D.
Firefighter Chad Wagner, Glendale F.D.
Captain Daniel Whatley, Metro West F.P.D.
Captain Brian Zaitz, Metro West F.P.D.
Chief Instructor Jim Usry, Pattonville Fire Prot. Dist.
Betty Stoecklin, Administrative Assistant
Deputy Chief Instructor Aaron Rhodes, Affton Fire Prot. Dist.
Deputy Chief Instructor Scott Hulsey, Metro West Fire Prot. Dist.