Fire Fighters Association of Missouri

An Update from the 1st Vice President – July 2015

beanI’m stunned 2015 is half over, the longest day of the year just happen, my grass is growing like someone sneaked in and fertilized it. But I’m happy its warm!

I along with five other members of the Region G All-Hazard Response Team, during the week of June 16-19 attended training at the Security and Emergency Response Training Center in Pueblo, Colorado. The class we attended was, Crude By Rail Emergency Response and was sponsored by the Burlington Northern Santa Fe railroad. We thoroughly enjoyed the classroom portion and the practical skills training provided. Some of the topics covered were, design of pressure and non-pressure tanks, properties and the burning nature of crude oil, and many other topics associated with the railroad and hazardous materials issues. I would encourage anyone interested in free training and an all expenses paid trip to contact your local Burlington Northern representative for more information.

I’m looking forward to attending and visiting with everyone at the State Fair in August, come join me and help support your organization and the members working at the State Fair Fire Department.

Stay Safe, Happy Independence Day, and God Bless America!

J. Tim Bean
First Vice President