Fire Fighters Association of Missouri
Archive | September, 2013

Chicks Dig It! 2013 Missouri State Fair FD

Missouri-State-FairThe Missouri State Fair Fire Department (MSFFD) has wrapped up another year of service to the patrons of the Missouri State Fair. The MSFFD continued to provide service to the 400 acre Missouri State Fairgrounds and the average 30,000 to 50,000 daily attendees, and possibly a record breaking attendance in 2013.

Members of the 2013 MSFFD represented 43 different agencies from Missouri and the Missouri Disaster Medical Team established a mobile hospital next to the firehouse. The Missouri Disaster Medical Team provided TdaP (Tetanus, Diphtheria and Pertussis) vaccinations to fairgoers each day of the fair, for the normal MSFFD price, FREE.

During the 2013 campaign, the MSFFD responded to 142 total calls for service (111 in 2012). These calls for service included 59 medicals, 46 traumas, 5 transfers from the fairgrounds to Bothwell Hospital, 2 power pole fires, 2 motorist assists, a transformer fire, a transformer explosion, a gas leak and provided 25 special standbys for events. Emergency medical personnel treated 186 patients in the first aid station located within the firehouse.

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Fire Marshal’s Update – September 2013

As the State Fair came to a close on Sunday, August 18th, it was a reminder that summer too, will soon be over. I am sure I speak for all of us; the unseasonably mild weather during August has been a welcome sight, even though our utility companies may not agree!

A big congratulations and thank you goes out to all those that volunteered their time to serve at the Missouri State Fair Fire Department. There is no doubt your service to those individuals on the fairgrounds made a difference just knowing their personal safety was your mission. Thanks to Chief R.B. Brown for his leadership day in and day out during the fair.

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President’s Remarks September 2013

Schools are back in session and we are all winding down all of our summer activities. It has been a very busy summer for many of us. It has been many days now without rain and the temperatures in the upper 90’s. We need some relief soon.

I had the privilege of being at the State Fair Fire Department during the State Fair and seeing many old friends and the opportunity to make many new ones. It is always encouraging to see so many firefighters and EMS personnel from all over the state come together to serve the fair attendees. We had several new faces this year and each one of them told me they enjoyed serving at the fair and looked forward to hopefully getting to return next year. My personal thanks go out to each of you for your professionalism, commitment and faithfulness to the FFAM.

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