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Dave Dotson


Fire Chief

Dave Dotson

Dave Dotson was appointed to the rank of Fire Chief by the Pattonville Fire Protection District Board of Directors on March 15th, 2016.  As District Fire Chief, Chief Dotson is charged with the overall management of all aspects of the Pattonville Fire Protection District.

 

Chief Dave Dotson has been a member of the Fire & EMS service since beginning his career with the Lemay Fire Protection District in 1987.  Chief Dotson became an employee of Pattonville Fire Protection District in January 1998.  During his tenure with Pattonville, Chief Dotson has served in the ranks of Firefighter-Paramedic, Secondary Engineer, Acting Captain, Captain, Acting Battalion Chief and Battalion Chief-Training Officer.  Chief Dotson also serves as a Board Member of the St. Louis County Fire Academy, is a member of the North County Training Coordinates, sits on a national standards committee that establishes Incident Manager Professional Qualifications, and manages the Blue Card Incident Command Training Program at Pattonville Fire Protection District.  Chief Dotson has completed the Fire Service Leadership Program at Missouri University Fire & Rescue Training Institute and has attained certification as a Peer Fitness Trainer by the International Association of Firefighters.

 

Chief Dotson and his wife are very proud of their two sons who are both Eagle Scouts in the Boy Scouts of America.  Chief Dotson enjoys camping and spending time together with his family as much as possible.

Matt Lavanchy


Matt Lavanchy


Assistant Chief/Medical Officer

Matt Lavanchy

Matt LaVanchy was appointed to the post of Assistant Chief by the Pattonville Fire Protection District Board of Directors in 2005.  Chief LaVanchy is charged with the management of the District’s emergency medical services and special operations programs as well as personnel and daily district operations.

 

Assistant Chief Matt LaVanchy began his career in the Fire & EMS service as a Paramedic with the St. Louis City Fire Department EMS in 1991, then subsequently became employed as a Firefighter/Paramedic with the Webster Groves Fire Department from 1991-1998.  Chief LaVanchy began his career with the Pattonville Fire Protection District in January 1998 and has served in the ranks of Firefighter-Paramedic, Secondary Engineer, Deputy Chief – Medical Officer and Assistant Chief.  Chief LaVanchy has also served his fellow Brothers and Sisters in the Fire Service as a former Union Shop Steward for the Pattonville Shop and the former Director of Communications of the International Association of Fire Fighters, Local 2665.  Regionally, Chief LaVanchy is the Commanding Officer/Chairman of the Hazardous Materials Emergency Response and Heavy Rescue Task Force Special Operations Teams of St. Louis County, serves as the Vice-Chair of the St. Louis County Local Emergency Planning Commission, and sits on a national standards committee charged with writing the first ever national guideline for fire service responses to situations of civil unrest.

 

Chief LaVanchy is engaged to be married to his fiancée and is the proud father of a son and daughter and soon to be step-son.  In his free time away from Pattonville, Chief LaVanchy enjoys spending time with his family and traveling with his children’s volleyball teams to tournaments and competitions throughout the United States.

 

Corey Irelan


Corey Irelan


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Deputy Chief of Operations and Training

Corey Irelan

Corey Irelan has been appointed to the post of Deputy Chief of Operations & Training by the Pattonville Fire Protection District Board of Directors, effective January 1, 2016.  Chief Irelan will begin transitioning from his current rank of Battalion Chief into the role of Deputy Chief of Operations & Training over the coming months.

 

Deputy Chief Corey Irelan began his career in the Fire & EMS service as a Volunteer Firefighter with the Goldman Fire District in 1989.  Chief Irelan attained licensure as an Emergency Medical Technician in 1992 and as a Paramedic in 1994.  Prior to becoming an employee at Pattonville Fire Protection District on March 1, 1999, Chief Irelan served with the Valle Ambulance District (1992-1996), Webster Groves Fire Department (1996-1997), and St. Charles City Fire Department (1997-1999).  During his tenure with Pattonville, Chief Irelan has served in the ranks of Firefighter-Paramedic, Secondary Engineer, Acting Captain, Captain, Acting Battalion Chief and Battalion Chief.  Chief Irelan has also served his fellow Brothers and Sisters in the Fire Service as the Acting Union Shop Steward of the Pattonville Shop of the International Association of Fire Fighters, Local 2665.  Regionally, Chief Irelan is a sitting member on the St. Louis County Fire Ground Safety Initiative Committee and the Central County Fire Alarm Users Group.  As a proud member of the Pattonville Family, Chief Irelan states that he feels very luck to work with such a committed workforce and supportive Board of Directors.

 

Chief Irelan is married to his high school sweetheart who also serves the public as a grade school teacher in their hometown.  Together, they are very proud of their two teenage children that keep them very busy as a family.

 

Laurie Taylor


Laurie Taylor


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Deputy Chief / Fire Marshal

Laurie Taylor

Laurie Taylor was appointed to the position of Deputy Chief – Fire Marshal by the Pattonville Fire Protection District Board of Directors on July 5th, 2016.  Chief Taylor’s responsibilities include managing Pattonville Fire Protection District’s fire prevention, inspection, code-enforcement and pre-incident planning programs.
 
Deputy Chief Laurie Taylor began her career in the Fire & EMS service as an Emergency Medical Technician with the City of St. Louis Fire Department EMS in 1990.  After attaining licensure as a Paramedic, Chief Taylor served with the University City Fire Department from 1994 until 2001.  Chief Taylor became an employee of the Pattonville Fire Protection District in August 2001, and has served in the ranks of Firefighter-Paramedic, Engineer, Acting Captain, Fire Inspector, and Deputy Chief - Fire Marshal Transitional Officer prior to her recent promotion to Deputy Chief - Fire Marshal.  Chief Taylor is certified as a Fire Inspector by the State of Missouri and the International Code Council, and has attended the National Fire Academy in Emmitsburg, Maryland, completing specialty training in the areas of technical fire prevention, fire investigation, and fire prevention management.  Chief Taylor is a member of the Metropolitan Fire Marshals Association, the International Association of Arson Investigators, and the International Association of Fire Fighters – IAFF Local 2665.  Chief Taylor states that her role as Deputy Chief – Fire Marshal allows her to serve in the areas of the Fire Service of which she is the most passionate.
 
Chief Taylor is the proud mother of two daughters.  In her time away from Pattonville, she enjoys staying busy with her daughters’ dance, gymnastics and pageant schedules. 

 

 

Steve Rogger


Steve Rogger


Battalion Chief

Steve Rogger

Steve Rogger was appointed to the post of Battalion Chief by the Pattonville Fire Protection District Board of Directors in December 2015.  As a Battalion Chief, Chief Rogger is in charge of one of the District’s three platoons of emergency personnel and serves as the coordinator and commander of all activities and incident responses that occur while that given platoon of employees is on duty.

 

Battalion Chief Steve Rogger began his career in the Fire & EMS service in 1996 and became an employee of the Pattonville Fire Protection District in 2002.  Prior to joining the Pattonville Fire Protection District, Chief Rogger served with the St. Louis City Fire Department and the University City Fire Department.  During his tenure with Pattonville, Chief Rogger has served in the ranks of Firefighter-Paramedic, Secondary Engineer, Acting Captain, Captain and Battalion Chief.  Regionally, Chief Rogger is a Rescue Technician with the St. Louis County Heavy Rescue Task Force.

 

Chief Rogger has earned an Associate Degree in Fire Science Technology and is trained as a Fire Service Instructor and Officer, Incident Safety Officer and Hazardous Materials Incident Commander.

Ken Aydelott


Ken Aydelott


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Battalion Chief

Ken Aydelott

Ken Aydelott was appointed to the post of Battalion Chief by the Pattonville Fire Protection District Board of Directors in August 2011.  As a Battalion Chief, Chief Aydeoltt is in charge of one of the District’s three platoons of emergency personnel and serves as the coordinator and commander of all activities and incident responses that occur while that given platoon of employees is on duty.  He also oversees the management and maintenance of the District’s fleet of emergency apparatus.

 

Battalion Chief Ken Aydelott began his career in the Fire & EMS service in 1986 and became an employee of the Pattonville Fire Protection District in 1990.  Prior to joining the Pattonville Fire Protection District, Chief Aydelott served with the Rock Township Ambulance District and Lemay Fire Protection District.  During his tenure with Pattonville, Chief Aydelott has served in the ranks of Firefighter-Paramedic, Secondary Engineer, Acting Captain, Captain and Battalion Chief.  Chief Aydelott has also served his fellow Brothers and Sisters in the Fire Service as a former Union Shop Steward for the Pattonville Shop of the International Association of Fire Fighters, Local 2665.  Chief Aydelott is trained as a Fire Service Instructor and Officer, and Incident Safety Officer.  Chief Aydelott states that he is very proud to be a part of the Pattonville Fire Protection District and the community that it serves.

 

Chief Aydelott is a proud father of his son and daughter.  He enjoys spending time outdoors with his family on his farm in rural Franklin County, Missouri.

 

Jim Usry


Jim Usry


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Battalion Chief

Jim Usry

Jim Usry was appointed to the post of Battalion Chief by the Pattonville Fire Protection District Board of Directors in September 2007.  As a Battalion Chief, Chief Usry is in charge of one of the District’s three platoons of emergency personnel and serves as the coordinator and commander of all activities and incident responses that occur while that given platoon of employees is on duty.  He is also charged with the overall management of the District’s four fire stations.

 

Battalion Chief Jim Usry began his career in the Fire & EMS service in April of 1988 and became an employee of the Pattonville Fire Protection District on July 18, 1990.  Prior to joining the Pattonville Fire Protection District, Chief Usry served with the St. Charles Fire Protection District.  During his tenure with Pattonville, Chief Usry has served in the ranks of Firefighter-Paramedic, Secondary Engineer, Acting Captain, Captain-Training Officer, and Battalion Chief.  Chief Usry is trained as a Hazardous Materials Incident Commander, Fire Service Instructor and Officer, Fire Investigator, Incident Safety Officer, and is an Instructor with the Pattonville Fire Protection District Command Training Center.  Regionally, Chief Usry is a member of the St. Louis County Overhead Response Team, a Rescue Technician, Task Force Leader and Safety Officer with the St. Louis County Heavy Rescue Task Force, a Hazardous Materials Technician and Duty Officer with the St. Louis County Hazardous Materials Response Team, a member of the Critical Incident Stress Management team, sits on the St. Louis County Fire Ground Safety Initiative Committee, and is a Deputy Chief of the St. Louis County Fire Academy.  Chief Usry is also a member of the Professional Fire Fighters of Eastern Missouri – IAFF Local 2665, and serves on the IAFF Local 2665 Honor Guard.

 

Chief Usry is a lifelong resident of the community protected by the Pattonville Fire Protection District.  He is married and enjoys spending as much time as possible with his wife, nine children and one grandchild.  Chief Usry is committed to staying active in the community during his time away from work as well, serving as a Cub Scout Den Leader, an Executive Board Member of the Rose Acres Elementary School PTO & School Improvement Team, a member of the Economic Development Commission for the City of Maryland Heights, and is a coach of various little league sports teams for his children.

 

Mark Woolbright


Mark Woolbright


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Community Affairs Officer

Mark Woolbright