The Fire Fighters Memorial Foundation of Missouri is dedicated to those that have given their lives while answering the call for help. You can visit the memorial in Kingdom City, Missouri if you wish to honor those that have fallen.
Published six times annually, the FFAM newsletter contains news articles from departments across the state, information on upcoming training opportunities and informative educational articles.
The Fire Fighters Historical Preservation Foundation of Missouri plans for the Educational and Historical Preservation Center to provide displays of fire history and an interactive learning center detailing the history of the fire service in Missouri.
The Fire Fighters Association of Missouri is an organization for all fire departments, firefighters and emergency responders throughout the state.
The FFAM was organized in the spring of 1954 through the efforts of Waldo Sherman, then Chief of the Herman Fire Department along with Joe Boeman of the Missouri Inspection Bureau and Joe Fetters of the University of Missouri Adult Education – Firemanship Training. During the first meeting of what was to become the Fire Fighters Association of Missouri, those participating decided to send a letter to all Missouri fire departments to see who might have interest in joining a statewide organization for fire departments.
In response to the letter sent, representatives from over 100 fire departments throughout the state met in Jefferson City on October 17, 1954 for the purpose of forming a state-wide firemen’s association. On November 14, 1954, the first FFAM bylaws were approved and the first officers and directors of the FFAM were chosen.
Since organizing in 1954, the organization has grown from 600 members to more than 7,000 members.
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When a line of duty death occurs, and on request of the agency sustaining the loss, the team would be deployed immediately. The team serves in a behind the scene capacity and offers suggestions based on what the department needs are, as well as, the needs of the firefighter family. Team members have a timeline of things that need to be done within hours of the tragedy to insure the ability to maximize benefits and assist the agency with some of the necessary legalities that occur with a line of duty death. The team stays in place at the agency, sometimes for several days, usually until the funeral services are completed. The duties of the team do not end there, they provide information to the department on an as needed basis to assist the family and department beyond the funeral services.