During this ongoing pandemic, O’Fallon Fire is requesting all residents serviced by the department to cease the open burning of yard waste. Over the last two weeks, over half of the department’s responses were to controlled burns that got out of control or controlled burns that produced enough smoke where by other residents called to report suspected brush fires or house fires.

BBQ grills and recreational burn pits are still approved. Remember Fire Safety…keep these items 15 feet from your home. My goal is to limit the number of unnecessary responses by O’Fallon Fire’s VOLUNTEER firefighters during this pandemic.

Here are the policies in place for citizens we serve:

O’Fallon residents: City ordinance prohibit the open burning of yard waste year round.
Shiloh residents: The Village imposed a temporary ban on open burning of yard waste.
Residents within St. Clair County jurisdiction: No ban burn ban in place but OFR asks that you also refrain from burning at this time.

Please help keep your volunteer firefighters safe…PLEASE DON’T BURN.

-Chief White