Firemen's Retirement System of St. Louis
Firemen's Retirement System of St. Louis
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Firemen's Retirement System of St. Louis
The Firemen's Retirement System of St. Louis is governed by an eight member Board of Trustees in accordance with Section 4.18 of the Revised Code of the City of St. Louis and Chapter 87 of the Missouri Revised Statutes.

The Board of Trustees is comprised of:
  • Three active firefighters who are elected for a term of three years, with elections held on a yearly rotation. If an active firefighter retires, he or she may no longer serve on the Board, and a special election will be held to fill the unexpired term.

  • A retired firefighter elected by the retired firefighters who receive a benefit from the Retirement System. This Trustee also serves a three-year term.

  • The Chief of the Fire Department of the City of St. Louis and the Comptroller of the City of St. Louis serve on the Board of Trustees by virtue of their position or office.

  • Two mayoral appointees who serve for a two year term.
Current Trustees
  • Active Firefighters
    Gerald “Jerry” Jacobsen – Chairman - Term Expires August 31, 2017
    Demetris “Al” Alfred, – Vice-Chairman – Term Expires August 31, 2018
    William Ellner – Term Expires August 31, 2019

  • Retired Firefighter
    Bruce Williams, Term Expires August 31, 2017

  • Ex-Officio
    Chief Dennis Jenkerson
    Darlene Green, Comptroller
    Beverly Fitzsimmons – Alternate

  • Mayoral Appointees
    Mr. Mark Smith, Term Expires August 31, 2017
    James Sondermann, Term Expires August 31, 2017