For Kenny Gales, his decision to become a career firefighter/paramedic came after a devastating family loss.
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.
Brett Tichenor didn’t start out working in the fire service.
Paul McReynolds has dedicated his life to helping those in need.
For firefighter/paramedic Blake Koppel, civil service is the family business — he’s a third-generation firefighter (including both of his parents)!
For longtime O’Fallon resident and Fort Zumwalt West graduate Alex Wetteroth, the decision to join the crew at O’Fallon Fire Protection District was a simple one.
Like many of his fellow firefighter/paramedics, Levi Ammons was drawn to the fire service because he wanted to work in a challenging environment where he could make a difference in people’s lives.