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The Greater St. Louis area Firefighters Highland Guard is currently looking for those interested in joining the band. The Greater St. Louis Firefighters Highland guard is a Pipes and Drums band that is composed of fellow firefighters, EMS, and support staff. The band plays in support of fallen firefighters and fallen police officers (in conjunction with St. Louis County PD pipe band) as well as numerous events by request throughout the area.

The band is comprised of multiple instruments including, Bag pipes, Snare drums, Tenor Drum and Bass drum. NO PRIOR EXPERIENCE IS REQUIRED, however a basic understanding of reading music is helpful.

There are some time requirements, however there are no mandatory dates. We are all on the job and understand scheduling conflicts. With that being said, there is a lot of self-study while learning these instruments and their will be an extended learning period. We will hold practices on a weekly and

If you’re interested in joining the band, we will be hosting an introductory meeting will be hosted at the PFEM Local 2665 meeting room on November 27th, 2018 at 1800hrs. This meeting should last no longer than 2 hours.

If you are unable to attend the meeting, but are interested in more information please contact:

Rick Aholt at 314-708-0038    or  Phillip Priest (636)233-5720    or   Chris Goetter (618)210-2192

Thank You,

Phillip Priest

Greater St. Louis area Firefighters Highland Guard


October 16, 2018 Nominations for IAFF Local 2665 officers will be held at the November General Membership meetings for the following elected positions: Executive Vice President Secretary Treasurer District Vice Presidents 2, 4, and 6 2nd Sergeant-at-Arms Meetings will be held at IAFF Local 2665 Hall (115 McMenamy Rd. St Peters, MO 63376) at 8:00pm. […]

IAFF Center of Excellence for Behavioral Health Treatment and Recovery

The IAFF Center of Excellence for Behavioral Health Treatment and Recovery is a one-of-a-kind addiction treatment facility specializing in PTSD for IAFF members – and IAFF members only – who are struggling with addiction, PTSD other related behavioral health challenges to receive the help they need in taking the first steps toward recovery. It is a safe haven for members to talk with other members who have faced or overcome similar challenges.

Care for your unique needs

If you’re struggling with post-traumatic stress along with co-occurring depression, anxiety or substance abuse disorders, you need treatment from professionals who understand the fire service culture and the unique pressures of your job. The IAFF Center of Excellence connects you to best-practice, evidence-based therapies delivered by clinicians who understand the types of trauma you experience on a day-to-day basis.

Completely confidential treatment

Center staff cannot discuss your treatment with anyone — your fire department, family or friends — unless given explicit permission by you. This applies before, during and after your stay at the IAFF Center of Excellence.

Our Partner: Advanced Recovery Systems

With seven treatment centers across the United States, the continuum of care provided by Advanced Recovery Systems is unsurpassed. The IAFF has partnered with Advanced Recovery Systems to provide members with specialized treatment for the everyday stressors that trigger PTSD, behavioral health disorders and substance abuse.


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