Battalion Chief Eric Johnston started with the O’Fallon Fire Protection District in August 1993 as a volunteer and was promoted to the rank of engineer in September 1996. He was promoted to career firefighter in September 1997, to captain in June 2015 and to Battalion Chief in December 2021. He is currently assigned to A-Shift.
Eric holds Missouri certifications in Firefighter I & II, Officer I & II, Fire Service Instructor I, and Paramedic. He was also the first paramedic employed by OFPD and is the District’s union shop steward for IAFF Local 2665.