Mo. fire district bans smoking in uniform


Editor's Note: What do you think of the new policies unveiled in west St. Louis County? Would you want them introduced at your department or do they go a step too far? Be sure to have your say in the comments section at the end of the article.

By Blythe Bernhard
The St. Louis Post-Dispatch

ST. LOUIS — Fire officials in west St. Louis County want to make sure all that's smoking are the fires.

In what's thought to be the most aggressive anti-smoking policy among fire departments in the state, firefighters and other employees of the West County EMS and Fire Protection District won't be allowed to smoke on the job or in uniform starting in January.

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