Monday, October 17, 2016 
Know someone between the age of 14 and 20 that wants to learn more about the fire service? Check out our Explorer Program!

Explorer Post 4300 is a division of the Boy Scout’s Learning for Life Program. The goal is to provide Explorers with a basic understanding of the fire service. Explorers who have participated in our program have gone on to complete college level Fire Science and EMT/Paramedic degree programs and have joined the ranks of the Fire Service as Volunteer and Career Firefighters.


* Academic Knowledge / Professional Development
* Team Building - Crew Dynamics / Interaction
* Hands-on Practical Skills Training
* Emergency Medical Skills - First Aid/CPR
* Physical Fitness

Participation Requirements:

* Must be a graduate of 8th grade and between the ages of 14 and 20.
* Must be able to attend weekly drills every Thursday from 6:30pm to 08:30pm.
* Required to maintain a minimum of a 2.0 grade point average at school.
* Complete assigned duties/responsibilities in a timely manner.
* Comply with dress and personal conduct codes.
* Willingness to make improvements and show self motivation.
* Required to participate in community service events and fundraising activities.
* Explorers will be issued educational material, personal protective equipment, and uniform items all of which must be returned if the Explorer leaves the post for any reason.

Further Information and Questions:

* Come see firsthand what our Explorer Program has to offer. Stop in on a Thursday evening to observe
one of our training sessions.
* For further information or if you have questions, please contact the Post Advisor Lieutenant Brad White at BWhite@ofallon.org or Chief Brent Saunders at BSaunders@ofallon.org.

There is an informative fyler attached if you would like to download the information to hang up.

Wednesday, September 21, 2016 
O'Fallon Fire is now on Facebook! Head over to www.Facebook.com/OFallonFireRescue to connect with us, see what's happening within the community and learn about fire safety!

Monday, September 12, 2016 
Today several members of our Department attended the September 11th Memorial Walkway Dedication hosted by our friends at the Belleville Fire Department. We were honored to be a part of such an important dedication to remember all the firefighters, emergency medical professionals, police officers and civilians who perished on this day 15 years ago.

We Will Never Forget

Thursday, June 16, 2016 
The heat wave continues! Remember to check on your elderly neighbors to ensure they're staying cool and be sure all pets have plenty of water and shade if they're outside. If you need to escape the heat and do not have access to air conditioning, the O'Fallon Public Safety building is a cooling station and is in operation from 7 a.m. to 9 p.m!

For more details about how to stay cool during excessive heat, please check out the city bulletin here.

Wednesday, April 27, 2016 
Spring is back, and with it comes our 17th Annual Spring Golf Classic! Join us Friday, June 3rd at Tamarack Country Club for a shotgun start at 11:00am! The Spring Golf Classic serves as our primary fundraising activity that supports not only O'Fallon but the entire fire protection district!

Generous support from community members just like you has made our Spring Golf Classic a success for over 15 years! There are several ways that you can contribute - tiered hole sponsorship, forming a team of four golfers, donating attendance prizes or by purchasing raffle tickets!

Tax deductible hole sponsorships are available at the following donation levels:
~$500 (or more) - Chief Sponsor
~$250 - $499 - Deputy Chief Sponsor
~100 - $249 - Assistant Chief Sponsor

  • All sponsorships will include a sign on a tee-box with recognition at the  pavilion on the day of the tournament!
  • We are also seeking the donation of attendance prizes to be given to golfers participating in the tournament, along with items to be auctioned
You may give your hole sponsorship and/or attendance prizes to any member of the O'Fallon Fire Department, call us and we will come pick up the item, or simply mail your donation to:

O'Fallon Fire Department
Attn: 17th Annual Spring Golf Classic
P.O. Box 332
O'Fallon, IL 62269

Should you have any questions concerning our tournament or would like to form a team of golfers please contact Golf Committee Chair, Nick Fensom at 618.409.8772 or via email at nfensom@ofallon.org

Thank you for your continued support!

O'Fallon Fire Rescue 125th Birthday & Open House
O'Fallon Fire Rescue celebrates in 125th birthday in 2016! Join us May 7th, 2016 from 11am - 3pm at our Headquarters/Engine House #4 (1215 Taylor Road) for a birthday celebration and open house

Chartered in February of 1891, O'Fallon Fire has grown from a single fire station, to 4 fire stations and over 15 pieces of fire apparatus. The dedicated member of O'Fallon Fire Rescue respond to over 1000 calls for service a year. In addition to state certifications from the Illinois State Fire Marshall, member completed over 2500 hours of additional training time in 2015. Our commitment to professionalism is exemplified by our desire to provide top quality service through training and experience, our courage to confront perils and our ability to remain on the cutting edge of technology. We are proud to service the citizens of O'Fallon, Shiloh and the surrounding rural areas.

Celebration Schedule:
Birthday kick-off ceremony 11:00am
Birthday cake and firehouse tours immediately following
(Please note cake quantities may be limited)

T-shirts and food:
- Grilled snacks and soft drinks will be available for purchase (cash only)
- O'Fallon Fire Rescue Community Supporter t-shirts will also be for sale; priced from $10-$20 depending on size (cash only)

Parking can be limited so please consider carpooling, or parking at the Sports Park and walking over

Connect with us:
Planning to attend? Head over to our Facebook page and RSVP!

For more information, please e-mail cmcwhorter@ofallon.org or call 618.624.4515

Friday, January 22, 2016 
In December of 2015 our Assistant Chief, Craig Schmidt reached 30 years of service with us! We celebrated by honoring him at our monthly meeting and this past week the Mayor declared January 19th as Craig Schmidt day in O'Fallon! In addition to serving as Assistant Chief, Craig is also our Chief Engineer, ensuring that all apparatus and equipment are operating smoothly.

On top of his leadership and expertise as an Engineer, Craig is also one of our top call-responders! The leadership, experience and expertise that Craig brings to the department are truly invaluable! Congratulations on your achievement - we look forward to many more years!

Assistant Chief Schmidt receives his 30 year plaque from Chief Saunders.
   Assistant Chief Schmidt receives his 30
      year plaque from Chief Saunders.
Assistant Chief Schmidt (right) with the Mayor (center) and Chief Saunders (left) after receiving his certificate of achievement from the city.
   Assistant Chief Schmidt (right) with the
      Mayor (center) and Chief Saunders (left)
      after receiving his certificate of
      achievement from the city.
Fire Chief Brent Saunders (left center) poses with other members of the building planning committee & officer staff.
   Fire Chief Brent Saunders (left center)
      poses with other members of the building
      planning committee & officer staff.
Friday, October 9, 2015 
This past Sunday, we held a hose decoupling ceremony at Engine House 4 to symbolize its grand opening. While we have been using the new engine house since January, this ceremony allowed us to recognize and thank all of those who made the station possible. We're very proud of the new engine house and grateful for all those who spent countless hours during planning and construction!

Thursday, September 24, 2015 
Location matters when it comes to your smoke alarm. That’s the message behind this year’s Fire Prevention Week campaign, “Hear the Beep Where You Sleep.

Every Bedroom Needs a Working Smoke Alarm!” Along with firefighters and safety advocates nationwide, O’Fallon Fire Rescue is joining forces with the nonprofit National Fire Protection Association (NFPA) during Fire Prevention Week, October 4-10, to remind local residents about the importance of having working smoke alarms in every bedroom, outside each sleeping area, and on every level of the home, including the basement.

In a fire, seconds count! Half of home fire deaths result from fires reported at night between 11 p.m. and 7 a.m. when most people are asleep. Home smoke alarms can alert people to a fire before it spreads, giving everyone enough time to get out.

According to the latest NFPA research, working smoke alarms cut the chance of dying in a fire in half. Meanwhile, three out of five fire deaths resulted from fires in homes with no smoke alarms or no working smoke alarms.

This year’s Fire Prevention Week campaign includes the following smoke alarm messages:

 - Install smoke alarms in every bedroom, outside each separate sleeping area and on every level of the home, including the basement.

 - Test alarms at least monthly by pushing the test button.

- Replace all smoke alarms when they are 10 years old or sooner if they don’t respond properly. - Make sure everyone in the home knows the sound of the smoke alarm and understands what to do when they hear it.
- If the smoke alarm sounds, get outside and stay outside. Go to your outside meeting place.

- Call the fire department from outside the home.

O’Fallon Fire Rescue will be hosting our annual open house during Fire Prevention Week to promote “Hear the Beep Where You Sleep. Every Bedroom Needs a Working Smoke Alarm!” Through these educational, family-oriented activities, residents can learn more about the importance of having a working smoke alarm in every bedroom.
Join us this year for open house at our new Headquarters/ Engine House 4 (1215 Taylor Road) on October 6th, 7th & 8th from 6:30pm – 8:30pm. There will be fire truck rides, safety demonstrations and an opportunities to meet your firefighters!

To learn more about smoke alarms and “Hear the Beep Where You Sleep. Every Bedroom Needs a Working Smoke Alarm!” visit NFPA’s Web site at www.firepreventionweek.org and www.sparky.org/fpw.

Sunday, September 13, 2015 
For the past several years, we have had the pleasure of working with Canine Companions for Independence and Leader Dogs for the Blind. These organizations provide service dogs to veterans, the blind, and those living with many other disabilities. To ensure the service dogs are familiar with as many different smells, sounds and situations as possible, members of these organizations bring the dogs-in-training by the firehouse. While at the firehouse, the dogs become familiar with how we look, sound and smell while in full protective equipment. We're proud to play a small part in the education of these canines! And, of course...we enjoy the opportunity to give each pup a belly rub and a scratch behind the ears.

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