Water Safety

Drowning remains the second leading cause of death or injury to children between 1 and 14, claiming more than 900 lives each year.

  • Installation of four-sided fencing and self latching gates could prevent 50-90 percent of residential pool drownings . This is also an ordinance in the City of O'Fallon , please contact city hall at 624-4500 ext. 4 for more information .
  • Children should be enrolled in swimming lessons with certified instructors by the age of eight .
  • Drowning can happen in as little as one inch of water and a child can suffer irreversible brain damage in as little as little as 4-6 minutes without oxygen .
  • Never leave a young child unsupervised in or around water, even for a moment .
  • Parents and caregivers should learn and know infant and child CPR .

For more information feel free to contact the O’Fallon Fire Department or visit ready.gov on the web

Checkout the Kids Zone
The O’Fallon Fire Department strives to stay on the cutting edge of technology to better serve our community and make firefighting tasks easier. These pictures are some of the equipment the fire department utilizes to protect our community. We encourage our residents to stop by any of our engine houses and see first hand, the impressive array of equipment and tools that each truck carries.
Serving the Community with Oxygen for over 50 Years

Supported by funds raised from the department's annual golf tournament, the O'Fallon Fire Department has provided free medical oxygen to all residents that reside in our fire district since 1950. Please call 624-4515 if you have any questions or require this service.


Our partners at the O’Fallon Public Safety Department have Certified Child Passenger Safety (CPS) Technicians available to provide one-on-one personalized hands-on instruction on how to properly use and install a child’s car seat. The CPA Technicians are available at the EMS Bays located at the O’Fallon Public Safety Facility (285 N. Seven Hills Road) on the first and third Saturdays of each month from 9 a.m. – 11 a.m. Please visit the Public Safety's Website for more information.


Email the Chief
- bsaunders@ofallon.org
Updates to the site - cmcwhorter@ofallon.org