With the success of Fire Prevention and improved building techniques, fire suppression is not as frequent as in the past. However, with the synthetic materials of today’s age and increased fire loads, fire suppression is still a critical part of our emergency response. We are fortunate to employ some of the best equipment and retain highly trained personnel. We strive to keep up with current training and advanced techniques. Our fire apparatus have cutting edge equipment and tools on board. With this equipment and tools at our disposal, we are capable of handling any emergency where we are needed.
Emergency Medical Services:
Many of today’s calls to service are for medical emergencies. At O’Fallon Fire Protection District we take this responsibility serious and continuously train to be able to handle such emergencies. Our Firefighter’s frequently arrive on the scene of medical emergency calls before the ambulance and are able to begin life saving care including CPR and defibrillation. Often this early intervention increases a patients survival chances and leads to positive outcomes.
The O’Fallon Fire Protection District is proud to be a part of the St. Louis Metro USAR (Urban Search and Rescue) Team. Our resources allow us to handle technical emergencies such as High Angle Rope Rescue, Trench Collapse, Building Collapse, Confined Space, and Water Rescue. Many of our personnel have specialized extensive training in each of these areas of rescue and coordinate efforts with other districts in the area. Strike Team 1 of the Metro USAR can be moved to action anywhere in the state according to the need.
Many of the O’fallon Fire Protection District personnel are specially trained Hazardous Materials Technicians. We are an integral part of the St. Charles County Hazardous Materials Response Team that responds to these dangerous events across our region. Our Haz-Mat Technicians are trained to be able to use all of the various meters, tools and protective gear needed to safely respond to an incident, determine the origin and scope of containment, and perform life safety actions.