Heather Gump grew up in O’Fallon, and is excited to protect and serve her hometown community.
“As a firefighter, I value the opportunity to make someone’s bad day a better one,” she says. “I am honored to be part of the amazing OFPD family, and am really thrilled to have found a career that motivates you to do good for the sake of doing good.”
Gump says she looks forward to spending time with her crew and getting to know them better as brothers, while also getting good hands-on EMS and fire training.
Gump received her bachelor’s in paramedic fire science from Lindenwood University before training at the St. Charles County and St. Louis County fire academies. She received her paramedic license from St. Charles County Ambulance District. She is also involved in the Firefighter Combat Challenge, and enjoys training with the department’s search & rescue K9 unit.
In her free time, Gump enjoys hiking, horseback riding and spending time with family.