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.
On May 13, 2019 we welcomed six new firefighter/paramedics to the O’Fallon Fire Protection District (OFPD). Kyle Chadwell, Kenny Gales, Blake Koppel, Paul McReynolds, Brett Tichenor and Alex Wetteroth are all experienced firefighter/paramedics who will begin serving our community next week. Stay tuned to our Facebook and Instagram feeds in the coming weeks to learn more about our newest crew members.
Their hiring concludes a three-year process of implementing the goals in the Proposition Safety plan that was approved by residents in 2016 to enhance emergency services in our community. Continue reading “Proposition Safety Goals Met”