Professional Fire Fighters of Eastern Missouri (PFEM) Local 2665
Local 2665, an affiliate of the International Association of Fire Fighters, represents over 2,500 Fire Fighters, Paramedics, Dispatchers and Retirees in an area that covers 7 counties across eastern Missouri.
The PFEM Hall and Banquet Center holds the Local 2665 offices, a main hall that can accommodate 275 people, a lower hall that can serve up to 80 people and Vinny’s Firehouse Bar and Grill. Vinny’s is named after Vince Schraham, Emeritus Vice President of Local 2665.
Originated in Berkeley, MO
Local 2665 Hall and offices located in in Berkeley, MO.
The Move To St. Peters
The Local voted to purchase property in St. Peters to serve as their new Union Hall and Banquet Center. The vote passed, and the Local moved from Berkeley, Mo to 115 McMenamy Rd in St. Peters.
Shortly after moving to St. Peters, the western side of the property was expanded to construct a sand volleyball complex and a tiki bar. Since 2007, Missouri Sand Volleyball has held outdoor leagues here.
Community Outreach Organization
IAFF Local 2665 Community Outreach Organization began fundraising efforts to create a fully inclusive playground outside of the Union Hall.
Development plans were created for the new inclusive playground.
A lift was installed to accommodate the elderly and handicapped in having full access to the Hall and Banquet Center.
Work began on an expansion of the parking for the Hall & Banquet Center and the addition of the Fire Fighters Bocce Club and Tavern.
Bocce & Tavern Added
Fire Fighters Bocce Club and Tavern completed. Additionally, a dome was built to allow for winter sand volleyball leagues. The Bocce Club holds nightly leagues year round with fully enclosed and heated courts.
Work began on the first fully inclusive and accessible playground in the city of St. Peters.
Kennedy’s Playground is officially dedicated and opened to the public.