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Old 07-26-2010, 04:05 PM
 
Location: Eastern WA
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First I will begin by appologizing if this has been answered before, I will readily admit that I really didn't dig too deep for the answer.

I am considering taking a job in St. Louis and having never in my life been to missouri I was wondering how far outside the city you need to go to get a more "agricultural" feel. I have a couple horses that will be coming with me wherever I end up I need a place where they can be kept on my property.

I would prefer something within an hour of the city, does something like this exist? I have cattle too (obviously won't worry about transporting them but I would like to get more when I get there).

Oh and on the off chance that someone might actually know the answer to this question, does the St. Louis FD have a policy which requires you to reside within the city or a certain distance of city limits?

Thanks! Sorry for the long post...
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Old 07-26-2010, 04:20 PM
 
Location: City of Shoes and Booze
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I think that the FD has to live in city limits got overturned not to long ago, but i think you have to live no more than a hour away from your firehouse though.
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Old 07-26-2010, 04:47 PM
 
Location: Huntington Beach, CA
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Wentzville is less than an hour, farms and stables
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Old 07-27-2010, 08:51 AM
 
Location: St. Louis
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First I will begin by appologizing if this has been answered before, I will readily admit that I really didn't dig too deep for the answer.

I am considering taking a job in St. Louis and having never in my life been to missouri I was wondering how far outside the city you need to go to get a more "agricultural" feel. I have a couple horses that will be coming with me wherever I end up I need a place where they can be kept on my property.

I would prefer something within an hour of the city, does something like this exist? I have cattle too (obviously won't worry about transporting them but I would like to get more when I get there).

Oh and on the off chance that someone might actually know the answer to this question, does the St. Louis FD have a policy which requires you to reside within the city or a certain distance of city limits?

Thanks! Sorry for the long post...
You can pretty much go an hour in any direction and be in a fairly rural area. In fact, I'd say it's more like 30-40 minutes.
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Old 07-27-2010, 10:11 AM
 
Location: Eastern WA
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Thanks for all your help! If the FD really doesn't require you to live in the city this might turn out to be the right place
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Old 07-27-2010, 10:36 AM
 
Location: Clayton, MO
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^ stay tuned

Firefighter residency law battle brewing between Mayor Francis Slay, Governor Jay Nixon | ksdk.com | St. Louis, MO
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Old 07-27-2010, 11:52 AM
 
Location: Saint Louis, MO
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It says even the new law requires 7 years of service before you can move outside the city limits.
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Old 07-27-2010, 12:04 PM
 
Location: Eastern WA
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Hmm, I guess I will have to look at what other career departments there are near by. I have to work in St. Louis but can live anywhere really. Moving with a firefighter is just so difficult.
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Old 07-27-2010, 05:20 PM
 
Location: South St Louis
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If you're wanting to get as near to the city as possible, and still live on a farm: some of the closest agricultural areas to downtown St Louis can be found in St Clair County, Illinois, just outside of Dupo.
On the Missouri side of the river, the closest farmland is located in the Columbia Bottoms area in north St Louis County. (This is the area where a controversial casino has been proposed, so I'd avoid it right now.)
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Old 07-27-2010, 09:28 PM
 
Location: St. Louis
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Hmm, I guess I will have to look at what other career departments there are near by. I have to work in St. Louis bu
t can live anywhere really. Moving with a firefighter is just so difficult.

We talk all the time about all of the little and not-so little municipalities exist in the greater St. Louis area. That may not be efficient, but there are lots of fire departments all over so there may be lots of opportunities.
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