About Us

Who We Are

Since 1891 O’Fallon Fire has been providing protection to the citizens of O’Fallon and the surrounding areas including the Village of Shiloh and the rural areas of the O’Fallon, Shiloh Valley, Caseyville, and St. Clair Townships. We are an ISO Class 3 rated agency and provide exceptional fire and rescue services through a combination of full time and volunteer personnel. In addition to our Fire Chief, we have 4 other full time employees. The majority of our fire suppression and rescue services are provided by 45 highly trained and dedicated volunteers distributed across 4 stations throughout our 44 square mile district.

Taking Care of Those Who Depend on Us

We’re proud to support the community with a variety of services including smoke alarm installation for the elderly and fire extinguisher training. We believe education is the cornerstone of fire prevention and spend multiple months throughout autumn visiting schools to teach kids about the importance of fire safety. We extend our fire prevention message beyond school aged children through 3 nights of open house the Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday of fire prevention week every October.

Our Mission

O’Fallon Fire Rescue is organized to provide a highly trained, rapid response fire rescue service to meet the needs of the residents of one of the fastest growing areas in southern Illinois.

Engine Houses

Because we’re comprised of mostly volunteers, our firehouses are not staffed 24 x 7.
General questions can be directed to Fire Headquarters between 8:00am – 4:30pm. 

618-624-4515

ALWAYS DIAL 9-1-1 FOR EMERGENCIES!

Apparatus

We invite you to explore the variety of fire apparatus we use to protect the citizens of our fire district, including four engines, a heavy rescue squad, two aerials, two brush trucks, a tender/tanker and several support vehicles. We’re also proud of our two antique trucks, a 1930 Chevy and a 1949 Mack.

A Special Thanks To:

Dennis Maag from Fire Apparatus Journals for the photos of several of our apparatus.

SUPPORT & COMMAND VEHICLES

We utilize a variety of additional vehicles to provide excellent service to our citizens. In addition to “fire trucks” we utilize the below vehicles in various capacities including initial response and evaluation of the incident, support at large incidents, officer coverage, duty assignments, daily operations and firefighter rehab.

Members


Active Firefighters

  • Alexander, Ryan
    Firefighter
  • Barron, Douglas
    Deputy Chief
  • Berens, Patrick
    Firefighter
  • Berheide, Adam
    Firefighter
  • Blaylock, Austin
    Firefighter
  • Burrow, Jeff
    Firefighter
  • Caticchio, Max
    Firefighter
  • Claxton, Timothy
    Captain
  • Cleary, Aaron
    Firefighter
  • Cooper, Dean
    Firefighter
  • Dickson, Eric
    Firefighter
  • Donahue, Steve
    Captain
  • Eckert, Joshua
    Firefighter
  • Girard, Cameron
    Firefighter
  • Good, Tyler
    Firefighter
  • Graboske, William
    Firefighter

  • Hautly , Frank
    Firefighter
  • Hernandez, Logan
    Firefighter
  • Hopkins, Alesha
    Firefighter
  • Hosman, Matthew
    Firefighter
  • Hubbard, Douglas
    Firefighter
  • Hubbard, Scott
    Firefighter
  • Hutchins, Hayleigh
    Firefighter
  • Jackson, Brandon
    Firefighter
  • Kaiser, Christopher
    Firefighter
  • Koepke, Cadyn
    Firefighter
  • Lindow, Daniel
    Firefighter
  • Luckett, Ryan
    Firefighter
  • Lynch, Michael
    Firefighter
  • Markovich, Matthew
    Firefighter
  • McCabe, James
    Firefighter
  • McWhorter, Ryan
    Firefighter
  • Meeks, Darion
    Firefighter
  • Mersinger, Daniel
    Safety Officer

  • Nichols, John
    Firefighter
  • Parker, Nicolas
    Firefighter
  • Perry, Anthony
    Firefighter
  • Pierce, Collin
    Firefighter
  • Ratay, Frank
    Firefighter
  • Saunders, James
    Firefighter
  • Schmidt, Craig
    Assistant Chief
  • Shewmaker, Frank
    Captain
  • Shewmaker, Robert
    Firefighter
  • Smith, Odell
    Firefighter
  • Weaver, Riley
    Firefighter
  • White, Bradley
    Chief
  • Williams, Jon
    Lieutenant
  • York, Jaydon
    Firefighter

Officers

Chief Brad White (4300) Deputy Chief Doug Barron (4301) Assistant Chief Craig Schmidt (4302)
Captain Frank Shewmaker (4303) Captain Steve Donahue (4304) Captain Tim Claxton (4305)
Lieutenant Jon Williams (4306) Lieutenant Dan Mersinger (4307) Lieutenant (Vacant) (4308)
Lieutenant (Vacant) (4309)

Support & Administration

Fire Safety Educator Sara Stockstrom Kacie White, Administrative Assistant Scott Adkins, Chaplain

O’Fallon Volunteer Fire Company Board

Rob Shewmaker, President Jay York, Secretary Scott Hubbard, Treasurer
Riley Weaver, Vice President Assistant Secretary  Kacie White, Assistant Treasurer
Cameron Girard, Trustee Logan Hernandez, Trustee  Trustee

Retired Firefighters

Kevin Bachesta
Terry Bowman Jr.
Jerry Brewer
Jason Bruns
Brian Butler
Vic Eskra
RJ Fechtler
Ray Flaiz
Rod Hamilton
Dane Harrel
Bill Henry
Mike Henry
Don Henson
Wes Kern
John Kolb
Mike Kombrink
Ben Kroesen
Tom Lampe
Ron May

Jeff Mersinger
Ott Mersinger
Shawn Miller
Scott Munie
Kent Rhines
Galyn Rushing
Joe Rushing
Brent Saunders
Mike Shewmaker
Curt Schildknecht
Bob Schmidt
Rich Sheedy
John Sissom
Gary Stein
Ken Weaver
Ralph Wottowa