O'Fallon Update Newsblog

All information posted below and on subsequent pages is provided by the City of O'Fallon's Communications team. Follow @cityofofallon on Twitter for the latest happenings.

The City of O’Fallon – Government expands O’Fallon’s Facebook presence with a new Facebook site, Facebook.com/OFallonMO

The City of O’Fallon, Missouri, recently launched a new Facebook page, City of O’Fallon – Government (Facebook.com/OFallonMO). The new page joins O’Fallon’s other popular Facebook pages for the O’Fallon Police Department (@ofallonpolice) and the Visit O’Fallon (@visitofallon) Tourism page.

The City’s new government Facebook site will provide the latest City news, announcements and O’Fallon TV videos.

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O’Fallon, MO, Makes Money Magazine’s List of America’s Top 100 Best Places to Live

The City of O’Fallon, Missouri, has been named one of the country’s “Best Places to Live,” according to Money magazine’s list of America’s 100 best cities. O’Fallon ranked 42nd on the 2017 list of cities with a population between 10,000-100,000.

O’Fallon’s ranking continues the stream of national accolades that have been bestowed on the City. In addition to Money’s previous rankings in 2006, 2008 and 2010, 2012 and 2014, O’Fallon was named as one of the best cities in Missouri to live by 247WallSt.com, one of the best places to find a job by nerdwallet.com, one of the best cities for veterans by Military Times and as one of the safest cities in America by CQ Press and the safest large City in Missouri (population 50,000+) by the SafeWise Report.

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O’Fallon MO named 2017 City with the 9th Lowest Uninsured Rate by financial website WalletHub.com

The City of O’Fallon, Missouri, has been ranked ninth in the nation among cities with a population of under 100,000 for the lowest percentage of uninured residents by the financial website WalletHub.com.

To determine the rates of uninsured Americans, WalletHub analysts compared 547 U.S. cities and also all 50 states, with a breakdown by age, race/ethnicity and income level. The report determined that in uninsured residents, O’Fallon ranks 9th lowest overall in the nation and 7th lowest among small cities. The numbers are based on insured rates in 2016 and U.S. Census data. Read the full report at https://wallethub.com/edu/uninsured-rates-by-city/25030.

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Military Times ranks O’Fallon, Missouri, as 2nd on its list of 2017 Best Cities for Veterans to Live

Military Times named the City of O’Fallon, Missouri, as the second best city in the country for veterans. Military Times publishes monthly news magazines for U.S. military personnel and veterans.

O’Fallon placed second on the publication’s list of the “Top 50 Small Cities” nationwide. This is the third time that O’Fallon has been listed by Military Times as one of the best cities for veterans, and the City’s highest ranking to date.

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Free home emergency and disaster preparedness training available through O’Fallon’s CERT class

Learn emergency and disaster preparedness skills, free at the O’Fallon Police Department’s Community Emergency Response Team (CERT) program on September 22, 23 and 24. The course includes hands-on training in these topics, and more:

  • Assembling a disaster preparedness kit for home and car
  • Hands-on basic head-to-toe medical assessment, simple triage and rapid treatment techniques for airway obstruction, bleeding, shock, and basic first aid for injuries, burns, etc.
  • Learning when and how to shut off utilities at home
  • Working as a team to safely to conduct triage, light search and rescue, sizing up and extinguishing small fires, maintaining rescuer safety
  • Communicating effectively with public safety organizations during a disaster

The course is designed for individuals, couples, neighborhood association members, faith-based groups, businesses and employees, law enforcement candidates and those with medical training.

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