Battalion Chief Mel Emge










It is with profound sadness that the O’Fallon Fire Protection District announces the passing of Battalion Chief Melvin A. Emge. Battalion Chief Emge passed away on Thursday, Jan. 9, 2020 at the age of 61.

Battalion Chief Emge proudly served his community with compassion and dedication for 44 years. He was an esteemed member of IAFF (International Association of Fire Fighters) Local 2665 and FFAM (Fire Fighters Association of Missouri).

Battalion Chief Emge is survived by his wife Mary, his daughter Katie and his son Tony.

Visitation will be held Monday, Jan. 13, 2020 from 1 to 8 p.m. at Pitman Funeral Home, 1545 Wentzville Parkway, Wentzville, MO 63385. There will be a Uniformed Firefighter walk-through at 7:15 p.m. Casket vigil honors will be afforded during the entire visitation.

The funeral service will be held Tuesday, Jan. 14, 2020 at 11 a.m. at Assumption Catholic Church, 403 North Main Street, O’Fallon, MO 63366. Burial will be at St. Paul Cemetery in St. Paul, MO.

Departments wishing to have apparatus participate in the procession, please contact Battalion Chief Rick Miller at 636-262-6448.

Andy Parrish Named O’Fallon Fire Protection District Firefighter of the Year

Battalion Chief Andy Parrish is the recipient of the 2019 O’Fallon Fire Protection District William F. Westoff Firefighter of the Year Award. Since joining the O’Fallon Fire Protection District in 1991 as a volunteer firefighter, Parrish has been a transformational member of the team. 

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Santa Stops 2019

This December, Santa will be making visits to neighborhoods throughout O’Fallon Fire Protection District! You’ll know he is near when you hear the sirens on his truck. Below are the dates, times and locations for his scheduled stops. Please note: These are approximate times only. Times will vary depending on the number of people wishing to greet Santa at each stop.

Happy holidays!

Saturday, Dec. 7
Royallsprings, Spring Orchard, Kensington Place and Cherrywood Parc

  • Stop 1: Royall Meadows Court (6 p.m.)
  • Stop 2: Common Grounds Near 222 Royall Trail Lane (6:15 p.m.)
  • Stop 3: Golden Orchard Drive and Spring Orchard Drive (6:45 p.m.)
  • Stop 4: Cold Spring Drive and Spring Orchard Drive (7 p.m.)
  • Stop 5: Near 178 Christina Marie Drive (7:25 p.m.)
  • Stop 6: Near 212 Sassafras Parc Drive (7:40 p.m.)
  • Stop 7: Cherrywood Parc Drive and Red Cedar Parc Drive (8 p.m.)

Tuesday, Dec. 10
Forest Park, Diamond Point, Willow Run, Ashford Place, Deerfield, Strawberry Hill Estates and Sundance Gardens

  • Stop 1: Briscoe Avenue and Taylor Place (6 p.m.)
  • Stop 2: Allen Drive and Love Drive (6:20 p.m.)
  • Stop 3: Near 505 Price David Drive (6:40 p.m.)
  • Stop 4: St. Patrick Drive and Ronnie Drive (7 p.m.)
  • Stop 5: Aster Lane and Pepper Lane (7:20 p.m.)
  • Stop 6: Topaz Drive and Zircon Court (7:40 p.m.)
  • Stop 7: Ashford Place Drive and Begonia Drive (8 p.m.)
  • Stop 8: Geranium Drive and Deerfield Estates Drive (8:25 p.m.)

Saturday, Dec. 14
Twin Chimneys

  • Stop 1: Basswood Drive and Tanyard Court (6 p.m.)
  • Stop 2: Twin Chimneys Club House (6:20 p.m.)
  • Stop 3: Watsons Parrish Drive and Plank Road Court (6:40 p.m.)
  • Stop 4: Sweet Cider Lane and Honey Tree Court (7 p.m.)
  • Stop 5: Little Oaks Drive and Winding Stairway (7:20 p.m.)
  • Stop 6: Little Oaks Drive and Eads Court (7:40 p.m.)
  • Stop 7: May Wine Lane and Currier Place (8 p.m.)
  • Stop 8: Twin Chimneys School Entrance (8:20 p.m.)

Tuesday, Dec. 17 – CANCELED!
Riverdale, Royal Oaks and Cobblestone

The Santa Run scheduled for Tuesday, Dec. 17 has been canceled due to hazardous road and sidewalk conditions. He will return to these same neighborhoods next year.

Saturday, Dec. 21
Coronation Heights, Autumn Oaks, Civic Park Estates, Saint Dominic Estates, Walden Pond and Manors of Deer Creek

  • Stop 1: Imperial Drive and Peace Drive (6 p.m.)
  • Stop 2: Near 746 Autumn Valley Drive (6:15 p.m.)
  • Stop 3: St. Gemma Drive and St. Elizabeth Court (6:30 p.m.)
  • Stop 4: Near 710 Longfellow Circle (7 p.m.)
  • Stop 5: St. Gemma Drive and Eliot Court (7:10 p.m.)
  • Stop 6: Obrecht Lane and Thoreau Blvd. (7:30 p.m.)
  • Stop 7: Soft Crossing Lane and Water View Lane (7:50 p.m.)
  • Stop 8: Foggy Meadow Drive and Deer Creek (8:10 p.m.)

Pictures With Santa at the Fire Station 2019

Santa is coming … to O’Fallon Fire Protection District Station #4! Join us for free Santa photos*, see the fire trucks, coloring activities and refreshments.

You can help those in need this holiday season by bringing new, unwrapped toys for The Society of St. Vincent de Paul of St. Louis or non-perishable food items to donate to a local food bank.

*Every guest will receive a free 5×7 photo; you are welcome to take additional photos with your own camera.


11 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 7
11 a.m. to 3 p.m. Sunday, Dec. 8
5 to 8 p.m. Monday, Dec. 9

O’Fallon Fire Protection District Station #4 is located at 1306 Sunview Drive.

Kyle Chadwell

While firefighter/paramedic Kyle Chadwell might not have officially joined the O’Fallon Fire Protection District until May 2019, he says he’s had the opportunity to get to know the crew through ride-alongs and at various community outreach events before becoming an official member of the team.

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