Greater St. Louis County Fire Academy
Recruit Classes / Honorees
Each recruit class is dedicted to an individual, group of people, or organization that has had an impact on
the fire service.  

Below is a list of our recruit classes and who each class was dedicated to.
1st
Jan. 14, 1980 - Mar. 21, 1980
Captain R.F. Trog, Jr.
Chesterfield FPD
2nd
Sept. 15, 1980 - Nov. 20, 1980
Chief T.B. Lyons
Kirkwood FD
3rd
May 1981 - Jul. 16, 1981
Father Jakle
4th
Feb. 1, 1982 - Apr. 16, 1982
Chief Bud Wiel
Fenton FPD
5th
Sept. 13, 1982 - Nov. 19, 1982
Firefighter J. Ritter, Jr.
Affton FPD
6th
Apr. 4, 1983 - May 27, 1983
Chief Joseph Baker
Manchester FPD
7th
Sept. 26, 1983 - Nov. 18, 1983
Captain Walter Schaab
Normandy FPD
8th
Sept. 10, 1984 - Nov. 1, 1984
Chief Dick Paul
Community FPD
9th
Mar. 4, 1985 - May 3, 1985
Asst. Chief Robert Palmer
Mehlville FPD
10th
Sept. 9, 1985 - Nov. 20, 1985
Chief Frank Rucker
Ballwin FPD
11th
Mar. 3, 1986 - May 13, 1986
Chief Murlian E. Hagain
Maryland Heights FPD
12th
Sept. 8, 1986 - Nov. 19, 1986
Fire Insp. Robert R. Bongner
Manchester FPD
13th
Mar. 2, 1987 - May 12, 1987
Firefighter Edmond J. Mossotti
Mehlville FPD
14th
Sept. 8, 1987 - Nov. 13, 1987
Captain Ralph E. Ashner
Jennings FD
15th
Feb. 8, 1988 - Apr. 15, 1988
Clarence "Mike" Zeilmann
Creve Coeur FPD
16th
May 9, 1988 - July 19, 1988
Roger Morris
Chesterfield FPD
17th
Sept. 6, 1988 - Nov. 10, 1988
Chief William Booth
Riverview FPD
18th
Feb. 13, 1989 - Apr. 14, 1989
Captain Dennis Bible
Ladue FD
19th
May 22, 1989 - Jul. 21, 1989
Kansas City Fire Department
20th
Aug. 21, 1989 - Oct. 20, 1989
Chief Elvi Fava
Ladue FD
21st
Feb. 12, 1990 - Apr. 16, 1990
Dep. Chief James Bell
Florissant FPD
22nd
Jun. 4, 1990 - Aug. 3, 1990
Captain James Roberts
St. Louis City FD
23rd
Sept. 10, 1990 - Nov. 9, 1990
Asst. Chief Wildie Webster
Fenton FPD
24th
Feb. 11, 1991 - Apr. 12, 1991
Chief George Manetzke
Eureka FPD
25th
Jun. 10, 1991 - Aug. 9, 1991
Capt. Robert Brehm
Shrewsbury FD
26th
Sept. 9, 1991 - Nov. 8, 1991
Ron & Sally Olshwanger
27th
Feb. 10, 1992 - Apr. 10, 1992
Captain Robert Temm
Chesterfield FPD
28th
Jun. 8, 1992 - Aug. 7, 1992
Chief Robert Dick
Black Jack FPD
29th
Sept. 14, 1992 - Nov. 13, 1992
Chief Floyd Blair
Ladue FD
30th
Feb. 8, 1993 - Apr. 9, 1993
Captain Nicholas Sinople, Jr.
Ferguson FD
31st
Jun. 14, 1993 - Aug. 13, 1993
Firefighter James Mussmann
Berkeley FD
32nd
Oct. 11, 1993 - Dec. 16, 1993
Capt. Gary Porter &
Firefighter Tim Lewis
Alton, IL FD
33rd
Feb. 28, 1994 - May 6, 1994
Chief David Jetton, Sr.
Moline FPD
34th
Jun. 27, 1994 - Sept. 2, 1994
Firefighter Tom Henson
Frontenac FD
35th
Oct. 3, 1994 - Dec. 9, 1994
Chief Joseph McNamara
Hazelwood FD
36th
Feb. 13, 1995 - Apr. 21, 1995
Chief Otto Biele
Monarch FPD
37th
Jun. 5, 1995 - Aug. 11, 1995
Sam Crawford
State Fire Marshal
38th
Sept. 11, 1995 - Nov. 17, 1995
Chief Howard O'Guin
Berkeley FD
39th
Feb. 12, 1996 - Apr. 19, 1996
Firefighter John Simon
Lemay FPD
40th
Jun. 3, 1996 - Aug. 9, 1996
Chief William Kramer
Crestwood FD
41st
Sept. 9, 1996 - Nov. 15, 1996
Asst. Chief Harry Schiermeier
Berkeley FD
42nd
Feb. 2, 1997 - Apr. 19, 1997
James Helbig
State Fire Marshal
43rd
Jun. 2, 1997 - Aug. 8, 1997
Asst. Chief Leroy Starck
Metro West FPD
44th
Sept. 8, 1997 - Nov. 14, 1997
Capt. Edmund Ensminger
St. Charles FD
45th
Feb. 9, 1998 - Apr. 17, 1998
Chief Merv Feick
Maplewood FD
46th
Jun. 1, 1998 - Aug. 7, 1998
Chief Fred Entrikin, Jr.
Webster Groves FD
47th
Sept. 14, 1998 - Nov. 20, 1998
Captain Dave Schmalzer
Ladue FD
48th
Feb. 8, 1999 - Apr. 16, 1999
Retired Chief Joe Morgan
Clayton FD
49th
Jun. 7, 1999 - Aug. 13, 1999
Bill Conant
Executive Director, St. Louis County
Fire Standards Commission
50th
Sept. 13, 1999 - Nov. 19, 1999
Chief Dennis Weil
Fenton FPD
51st
Feb. 14, 2000 - Apr. 21, 2000
Chief Bob Metcalf
University City FD
52nd
Jun. 5, 2000 - Aug. 11, 2000
Firefighter Denny Murray
Moline FPD
53rd
Sept. 11, 2000 - Nov. 17, 2000
Chief Larry Boyer
Spanish Lake FPD
54th
Feb. 12, 2001 - Apr. 20, 2001
Chief James Silvernail
Metro West FPD
55th
Jun. 4, 2001 - Aug. 10, 2001
Chief Jack Trout
Frontenac FD
56th
Sept. 10, 2001 - Nov. 16, 2001
Bill Schmidt
Laclede Gas Co.
57th
Feb. 11, 2002 - Apr. 19, 2002
New York City Firefighters
58th
Jun. 3, 2002 - Aug. 9, 2002
Captain Derek Martin &
Captain Robert Morrison
St. Louis City FD
59th
Sept. 9, 2002 - Nov. 15, 2002
Chief Wally Dawson
West Overland FPD
60th
Feb. 10, 2003 - Apr. 18, 2003
Dep. Chief Steve Mossotti
Mehlville FPD
61st
Aug. 11, 2003 - Oct. 17, 2003
Asst. Chief Chester Jones
Robertson FPD
62nd
Feb. 9, 2004 - Aug. 16, 2004
Batt. Chief Dennis Cavin
Metro West FPD
63rd
Jun. 7, 2004 - Aug. 13, 2004
Honorable Buzz Westfall
St. Louis County Executive
64th
Sept. 13, 2004 - Nov. 19, 2004
BackStoppers
65th
Feb. 14, 2005 - Apr. 22, 2005
Dep. Chief Mark Parrish
Normandy FPD
66th
Jun. 6, 2005 - Aug. 12, 2005
Chief Jerry Buehne
Affton FPD
67th
Sept. 12, 2005 - Nov. 18, 2005
Chief Tom Openlander
Kirkwood FD
68th
Feb. 13, 2006 - Apr. 21, 2006
Firefighter Jim Bathe
Monarch FPD
69th
Jun. 5, 2006 - Aug. 14, 2006
Batt. Chief Pat Dick
Pattonville FPD
70th
Sept. 11, 2006 - Nov. 20, 2006
Chief Steve Arnold
Pattonville FPD
71st
Jan. 8, 2007 - Mar. 20, 2007
Firefighter Cindy Schuenke
Community FPD
72nd
Apr. 2, 2007 - Jun. 12, 2007
Batt. Chief Clifford "Chip" Braatz
Black Jack FPD
73rd
Sept. 10, 2007 - Nov. 21, 2007
Retired Chief Charlie Miller
Clayton FD
74th
Jan. 7, 2008 - Mar. 21, 2008
Retired Chief Bill Brandes
Creve Coeur FPD
75th
April 7, 2008 - June 18, 2008
Paramedic/Firefighter Lou Berra
West County EMS & Fire
76th
Sept. 8, 2008 - Nov. 19, 2008
Retired Captain Ray Bladdick
Kirkwood FD
77th
Jan. 5, 2009 - Mar. 19, 2009
Firefighter/Paramedic Ryan Hummert
Maplewood FD
78th
April 6, 2009 - June 17, 2009
Retired Deputy Chief Mike Price
Pattonville FPD
79th
Sept. 14, 2009 - Nov. 25, 2009
Retired Captain Bill "Crunchy" Albright
Affton FPD
80th
Jan. 4, 2010 - Mar. 17, 2010
Retired Chief Larry Drexler
Richmond Heights FD
81st
Apr. 5, 2010 - June 16, 2010
Retired Chief Robin Jobe
Olivette FD
82nd
Sept. 13, 2010 - Nov. 24, 2010
Captain John Oddie
St. Charles FD
83rd
Jan. 3, 2011 - Mar. 17, 2011
Deputy Chief Michael Flavin
Spanish Lake FPD
84th
Apr. 4, 2011 - June 20, 2011
Captain Dean Everett
Frontenac FD
85th
Sept. 12, 2011 - Nov. 23, 2011
Captain Steve Grimes
Fenton FPD
86th
Jan. 3, 2012 - March 15, 2012
Captain Phil Lopez
Clayton FD
87th
April 2, 2012 - June 14, 2012
Captain Jim Silvernail
Metro West FPD
88th
Sept. 10, 2012 - Nov. 27, 2012
Battalion Chief Dolph Jeck
Pattonville FPD
89th
January 7, 2013 - March 20, 2013
Captain Roger Franklin
Mid-County FPD
90th
April 1, 2013 - June 12, 2013
Medical Officer Dennis Mignerone
Webster Groves FD
91st
Sept. 9, 2013 - Nov. 20, 2013
Captain Robert A. Zaitz
Creve Coeur FPD
92nd
January 6, 2014 - March 20, 2014
Chief Mike Marlo
West Overland EMS & FPD
93rd
April 7, 2014 - June 19, 2014
Chief Joe Bommarito
Riverview FPD
94th
September 8, 2014 - November 24, 2014
Firefighter/Medic Greg Light
Eureka FPD
95th
February 23, 2015 - May 11, 2015
Chief Joseph Schmidt
West Overland EMS & FPD
96th
September 8, 2015 - November 20, 2015
Firefighter/Paramedic Kevin Bacon
West County EMS & FPD
97th
January 4, 2016 - March 23, 2016
Firefighter/Paramedic Jim Kincy
Robertson FPD
98th
March 28, 2016 - June 17, 2016
Captain Dave Waser
Mehlville FPD
99th
September 12, 2016 - November, 2016
Guns 'N Hoses
100th
January, 2017 - March, 2016
Chief Terry Loehrer
Pattonville FPD