With spring just around the corner activities will begin to pick up in the FFAM world. We start with April 11 and the grand opening of Fireman’s Landing at Silver Dollar City. Opening ceremonies will start with a parade inside the park at 9:30 a.m. on the square and then make their way down to the landing.
Silver Dollar City has spent over 8 million dollars for this new attraction that will be dedicated to Firefighters around the world. This is going to be a major event for the FFAM and all members are granted free admission into the park from March to May with a department ID and /or your FFAM membership card, plus a huge discount for family members.
We have been telling everybody about the “sea of blue” walk on April 11 and many firefighters are planning to attend that day. It will be exciting to see this large group of firefighter brothers and sisters together in one location! This is going to have nation press coverage and worldwide precipitation. This time of year is World Feast at Silver Dollar City and at least one member from each nation will be joining us, and SDC will be checking to see if any of those people might be a volunteer firefighter as well. So, wear your uniform and join us!
In May we have the convention at the Lake of the Ozarks and that group has been working hard to make sure we all have a good time. A new twist to the parade and rides on several fire boats are just a small part of what is going to be part of a convention to remember for sure!
The Fallen Firefighters Memorial ceremony is in May, look in this issue for more information. Also several departments will be having barbecues around the state, Summer Fire School, Firefighters Day at the Capitol, EMS week, and yes warm weather. So make sure to read every article in the paper so you stay informed.
Stay Safe and see you very soon.
2nd Vice President