The O’Fallon Fire Protection District (OFPD) Board of Directors: Chairman Bill Laughlin, Vice Chairman Matthew Simmons, and Treasurer Matthew Gober, and Fire Chief Mike Ballmann are proud to announce the promotion of Engineer Gary W. McCutchen to the rank of Captain.
Captain McCutchen participated in a promotional process with seven of his peers. The promotional process consisted of a written test, practical skills assessments, testing on the proper application of policies and procedures, and an oral interview.
Captain McCutchen began his career as a volunteer Firefighter with the O’Fallon District, October 13, 1998, was promoted to a career firefighter January 1, 2002, and one year later was promoted to a career Engineer’s position. Captain McCutchen is a Missouri State certified Fire Officer II, Fire Service Instructor II, Fire Inspector, and is a member of the St. Charles County Technical Rescue Taskforce.
Captain McCutchen resides in Moscow Mills, Missouri with wife Shelly and their two teenage daughters. All members of the O’Fallon Fire Protection District congratulate Captain McCutchen on his promotion!