Firefighter/paramedic Greg Bewig joined the fire service for two simple reasons: To help others in an emergency and to put out fires.
“I knew I couldn’t work a desk job,” he explains. “The idea of going into work and never knowing exactly how the day was going to play out in regards to the different types of calls we run spiked my interest from the start.”
Bewig was hired by the O’Fallon Fire Protection District in January 2022 and says it is the highlight of his fire service career so far. His certifications include swift water rescue technician, trench rescue, Missouri driver/operator pumper, ROCO rope rescue 1, and Blue Card Command.
“In the fire service, our training is never complete,” Bewig says. “Things always change with modern technology, vehicles, building construction, healthcare, etc. Therefore we always have new things to learn and train on in preparation for emergencies.”
Bewig’s personal interests include spending time with his wife and kids, coaching and boxing. Bewig says one thing people may not know about him is that he cuts the crusts off his PB&Js. He and his family have lived within the District for the past five years.