1 March 2019 marks another historic moment for O’Fallon Fire Rescue with the selection of Erick Harris as the department’s first full-time Deputy Chief.  Congratulations Erick!

I would also like to personally thank all of our internal applicants who applied for the position; Lt. Jason Bruns, Lt. Jon Williams, Lt. Chelsie McWhorter, and OPD Patrol Officer Joe Wagner.  The personal attributes, skills, and knowledge each of you exhibited highlighted how extremely talented & dedicated our first responders are within O’Fallon Public Safety.  I look forward to continuing to work with each of you.

Finally, I’d like to pass along a huge THANK YOU to Deputy Chief Tim Claxton. Tim has been instrumental in keeping the department on track the last several months as Acting Chief following Chief Saunders retirement and my transition into the position. Tim’s dedication to the local community, his church, and to this department are undeniable. I’m honored he’s agreed to assume the rank of Captain following turn over with Erick.