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Santa Stops 2021

This December, Santa will be making visits to neighborhoods throughout O’Fallon Fire Protection District! You’ll know he is near when you hear the sirens on his truck. Below are the dates, times and locations for his scheduled stops.

Please note: These are approximate times only. Times will vary depending on the number of people wishing to greet Santa at each stop.

Happy holidays!

Saturday, Dec. 4
Areas near OFPD Station 3

  • Stop 1: Tennessee Walker Way, in court near 161-167 (6 p.m.)
  • Stop 2: Arabian Path, in court near 106-112 (6:15 p.m.)
  • Stop 3: Appaloosa Trails and Calumet Ranch Trail (6:30 p.m.)
  • Stop 4: Thoroughbred Trail and Morgan Trails (6:45 p.m.)
  • Stop 5: Padre Court (7 p.m.)
  • Stop 6: Hutchings Farm Drive North and Myrtle Wood Court (7:15 p.m.)
  • Stop 7: Hutchings Farm Drive South and Lace Bark Court (7:30 p.m.)
  • Stop 8: Gulf Shores Drive and Hutchings Farm Blvd. South (7:45 p.m.)
  • Stop 9: Sugar Bush and Breckenridge Circle (8 p.m.)

Tuesday, Dec. 7
Near OFPD Station 4

  • Stop 1: Cypress Point Drive and Pebble Beach Drive (6 p.m.)
  • Stop 2: Norwood Hills and Oakland Hills Drive (6:20 p.m.)
  • Stop 3: Near 1382 Crooked Stick Drive (6:35 p.m.)
  • Stop 4: Royal Birkdale Court (6:50 p.m.)
  • Stop 5: Mission Hills Drive and Green Briar Hills Drive (7:05 p.m.)
  • Stop 6: Green Briar Hills and Sunset Hills Drive (7:20 p.m.)
  • Stop 7: Downing Street and North Wellington (7:35 p.m.)
  • Stop 8: Savannah Garden Apartments (7:50 p.m.)

Saturday, Dec. 11
Near OFPD Station 2

  • Stop 1: Eagle Branch Circle and Misty River (5:30 p.m.)
  • Stop 2: Riverdale Manor Drive and Riverdale Park Drive (5:45 p.m.)
  • Stop 3: Riverdale Park Drive and Riverdale Woods Court (6 p.m.)
  • Stop 4: River Rock Drive and River Rock Court (6:15 p.m.)
  • Stop 5: Oakwood Drive and Crestwood Lane (6:35 p.m.)
  • Stop 6: Fawn View Lane and Royal Oaks Drive (6:50 p.m.)
  • Stop 7: Crestwood Lane and Gaslite Drive (7:05 p.m.)
  • Stop 8: Soft Crossing Lane and Water View Lane (7:25 p.m.)
  • Stop 9: Foggy Meadow Drive and Deer Creek Drive (7:40 p.m.)
  • Stop 10: OFPD Station 2 (Downtown St. Paul) (8:05 p.m.)

Tuesday, Dec. 14
Near OFPD Station 1

  • Stop 1: 107 Courtfield Drive (6 p.m.)
  • Stop 2: Centerfield Drive and Homefield Blvd. (6:15 p.m.)
  • Stop 3: Homefield Commons Drive and Homefield Commons Court (6:30 p.m.)
  • Stop 4: Homefield Ridge Drive and Homefield Grove Court (6:45 p.m.)
  • Stop 5: Homefield Meadows Drive and Homefield Lake Court (7 p.m.)
  • Stop 6: Batters Box Drive and Homefield Gardens Drive (7:15 p.m.)
  • Stop 7: Pool House on Sportsmans Drive (7:30 p.m.)

Saturday, Dec. 18
Near OFPD Station 5

  • Stop 1: Bursting Bouquet Drive and Hidden Deer Drive (6 p.m.)
  • Stop 2: Cog Mill Drive and McCluer Drive (6:15 p.m.)
  • Stop 3: Quaint Cottage Drive and Wild Pigeon Drive (6:30 p.m.)
  • Stop 4: Clubhouse on Shelton Drive (6:50 p.m.)
  • Stop 5: Dunvegan Drive and Elizabeth Erin Court (7:10 p.m.)
  • Stop 6: Dunvegan Drive and Angle Gate Circle (7:25 p.m.)
  • Stop 7: Angle Gate Circle and Golden Aster Court (7:40 p.m.)
  • Stop 8: Strathmoor Way and Macpherson Drive (7:55 p.m.)

Gary McCutchen Overcomes Heart Attack To Continue Serving Community

 

48-years-old, living a healthy lifestyle and exercising regularly. This doesn’t sound like a heart attack victim. But unfortunately in the fire service it often is, as OFPD Captain Gary McCutchen learned firsthand.

Ongoing shift work, disrupted sleep, heat stress, and fluid loss can all lead to ongoing cardiovascular problems for firefighters. These preexisting heart issues combined with the stress during, or after, an emergency call can result in sudden cardiac death, which consistently accounts for approximately half of on-duty firefighting fatalities.

As a profession, firefighting is hard on the body, as many have learned by suffering a debilitating injury or a life-threatening medical diagnosis before they reach retirement age. Prop. F, on the Nov. 3 ballot, would provide additional funding for the District’s pension fund, which provides for the retirement of our firefighters. If approved by the community, it would cost the owner of a $200,000 home $3.17 a month, around the cost of McDonald’s Happy Meal.

You can learn more about this proposal here or by calling 636.272.3493.

Mark Stenger’s Cancer Journey


Cancer. It is a word that strikes fear the moment it is heard, and O’Fallon Fire Protection District retired Battalion Chief Mark Stenger has heard it from doctors countless times since 2012.

During every shift, firefighters are exposed to cancer-causing materials while assisting with car accidents, fighting fires and performing rescue operations. This ongoing exposure results in cancer being the number one cause of death for active firefighters, resulting in up to 70% of line-of-duty deaths yearly.

Cancer, cardiac arrest and career-ending injuries often result in firefighters leaving the fire service before their retirement benefits are available. Today, working to the point of retirement means a firefighter needs to stay on active duty until they are well into their 60s, with more than 30 years of service.

Funding from Prop. F would give many of our firefighters the opportunity to retire before they become disabled, or receive a life-threatening medical diagnosis, and protect the level of emergency services we receive.

You can learn more about this proposal here or by calling 636.272.3493.