Thursday, February 14, 2013
The new unified system for St. Charles County is expected to eliminate gaps in coverage areas for first responders.
In 2009, St. Charles County came up with a plan to meet a Federal Communications Commission (FCC) mandate for upgraded emergency communications for first responders. A 1/4-cent sales tax was approved by St. Charles County voters in 2009 to fund the changes, which would eliminate the systems currently in place in the various municipalities. A single, unified system for law enforcement, fire, ambulance and public works communications would help to eliminate the gaps in service that resulted from the previous patchwork of systems. The new unified system is expected to be more economical and also make it easier for an agency in one municipality to speak with an agency in a different municipality. The St. Charles system will be part of a larger…
Tuesday, September 11, 2012
The service begins at 6 p.m. on the parking lot of the new CVS Pharmacy at the corners of Highways K and N in O’Fallon.
Monday, September 10, 2012
The event will be held at the First Responders 9-11 Memorial outside the O’Fallon Police Department at the O'Fallon Municipal Centre, 100 North Main St.
Tuesday, September 4, 2012
The event is at the First Responders 9-11 Memorial outside the O’Fallon Police Department at the O'Fallon Municipal Centre.
Monday, September 12, 2011
The City of O'Fallon hosted a ceremony, remembrance walk and opportunities for volunteers to serve the community in honor of the 10th anniversary of 9/11.
The City of O'Fallon honored the heroes of 9/11 on the 10th anniversary of the attacks with their annual Patriot Day Ceremony at the 9/11 First Responders Memorial behind City Hall. Residents filled bleachers, clutching American flags and red and white carnations as they listened to guest speaker Dawn Robinson, who survived the attacks on the World Trade Center in New York City. After the ceremony, attendees lined up to place flowers on the 9/11 memorial. Some signed up for the Remembrance Walk, while others headed inside City Hall to donate blood or help sort and box items for U.S. troops overseas. Click through the slideshow above to see pictures from the ceremony.