(Indiana) has passed away. Firefighter Holt suffered an apparent heart attack shortly after completing mandated annual physical assessment training. He was on-duty at the department’s training center when he collapsed. Other firefighters rendered immediate aid and he was transported to a nearby hospital. He died a short time later.
Firefighter Holt joined the department as a full-time firefighter in 1996. During his career, he served as Engineer, Lieutenant, Division Chief of Training and Deputy Chief of Operations. He signed retirement papers earlier the same morning and was preparing to retire in the near future.
He was 60 years old is survived by his wife, Lindi, and two adult daughters.
Funeral arrangements are pending Our condolences to all those affected. Rest In Peace.
Metro West Fire Protection District, Wildwood Missouri – Retired Fire Chief Jim Silvernail Dies at Age 74.
It is with great sadness the Metro West Fire Protection District and Mehlville Fire Protection District announces the passing of Retired Fire Chief Jim Silvernail. Chief Silvernail was a visionary for the Fire and Emergency Services in the St. Louis region.
In retirement, Chief Silvernail remained extremely active in the regional fire service. He served on the Board of the Backstoppers, an organization that is devoted to supporting the families of fallen firefighters and police officers in the region.
Many of you may know his son, Jim who is the Fire Chief of Kirkwood, MO. He is the author of Suburban Fire Tactics (Fire Engineering), an instructor at the St. Louis County Fire Academy, and a member of MO-TF1.
Funeral Services for his Dad, Chief Silvernail are as follows:
Visitation: May 1, 2018 12pm – 8pm, Firefighter walk-through 7pm. Schrader Funeral Home & Crematory 14960 Manchester Rd, Ballwin, MO 63040
Funeral Mass May 2, 2018 10 am Cathedral Basilica of St. Louis 4431 Lindell Blvd. St. Louis, MO 63108
Fire, Police & EMS agencies wishing to pay respects should email [email protected] for additional details.
Media inquiries should contact Metro West Fire Protection District Public Information Officer Mike Thiemann at 636-262-3044 or via email at [email protected].