Fire Fighters Association of Missouri
Archive | January, 2016

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FFAM Retention

Strategies of Leadership: Recruiting and Retaining Emergency Service Personnel

This eight hour course will focus on the issues of recruitment and retention for volunteer organizations. The program will be introduced in separate segments: Recruitment Strategies will focus on how to merge the organizations goals and objectives (more volunteers) with their customer’s goals. The class assists in identifying the various customers of the department and describes a proven, practical method of informing customers. The R.O.P.E. process (Research, Objectives, Program, Evaluation) is used to develop a program to recruit volunteers. Participants leave with an outline of a recruitment plan developed specifically for their community. Retention Strategies focuses on the important need to retain existing volunteers. These volunteers, then, become recruiters for future volunteers. To increase retention, five tactical approaches are spotlighted. They include: Leadership; Emotional support; Training; Fun; and, Recognition and incentives. Combined with these tactics, recruitment is then organized around organizational, personal and operational considerations. Participants leave with practical, proven ideas to retain their current volunteer cadre. Continue Reading →

Auxiliary Minutes – January 2016

Meeting called to order by president Chris Slaughter at 9:03 a.m.

Present
Chris Slaughter, Warrenton FPD; Jessica Miller, Norborne FPD; Sheri Brendzen, Cole Co. FPD; Theresa Cox, Wentzville FPD; Susan Voss, Beaufort-Leslie FPD; Missy Erdel, Little Dixie FPD; Joyce Thompson, Kearney Fire and Rescue.

Chris asked if there were any changes, or comments from the August 2015 meeting notes. No one had anything. Susan made a motion to accept the meeting notes, seconded by Sherri, motion passed.

Financial Report
We started with $3,615.33. The check for $1,500 was cashed by the Missouri Fire Fighters Funeral Assistance Team, making the new balance $2,115.33. Theresa referenced, at the next FFAM Auxiliary meeting books will be audited. Continue Reading →

Johnson County FPD Milestones

Front Row: Retired Captain Pee Wee McCannon – 35 years; Back Row: Captain Dawn Keenan – 30 years; Firefighter Larry Steinbach – 35 years; Lieutenant Tommy Edwards – 10 years; Firefighter Doug Brookshier – 10 years; Captain Vernon Collett – 20 years; Firefighter Kenaniah Feltenstein – 5 years.

Front Row: Retired Captain Pee Wee McCannon – 35 years; Back Row: Captain Dawn Keenan – 30 years; Firefighter Larry Steinbach – 35 years; Lieutenant Tommy Edwards – 10 years; Firefighter Doug Brookshier – 10 years; Captain Vernon Collett – 20 years; Firefighter Kenaniah Feltenstein – 5 years.

Johnson County Fire Protection District recognized those personnel who achieved milestone years of service to the district at a reception on December 8, 2015.

Holden Fire Department Red Kettle Campaign

HFDHolden Fire Department and the Holden Masonic Lodge teamed up to do a Red Kettle Campaign bell ringing at Yoss Bros Grocery and other downtown businesses on Fridays and Saturdays from November 20 – December 18 to raise money for the Salvation Army. $1,020.00 was raised.

Water Rescue In Morgan County

MorganOn December 28, 2015, Rocky Mount Fire Units rescued a female and her dog from their home after the water came up overnight flooding the lower level of the home. Fire units were assisted by Mid Missouri Ambulance and Morgan County Communication Center.

Vehicle Extrication in Cario, Missouri

VENearly thirty firefighters from Randolph and Chariton Counties participated in a two day Vehicle Extrication Technician class held in Cario, Missouri, at Northeast R-IV Rural Fire Protection District. Firefighters from Eastern Randolph County, Higbee Area, Northeastern R-IV Rural, Salisbury, Southeastern Randolph County and Westran Fire Protection Districts worked to improve and learn new techniques in rescuing victims in a motor vehicle accident.  The class was taught by instructors in Region B for the University of Missouri Fire and Rescue Training Institute.

Farm Machinery Rescue Class

Emergency personnel from Eastern Randolph County, Higbee Area, Northeast R-IV Rural, West Madion-Monroe, Westran and Southeastern Randolph County Fire Protection Districts participated in the 12 hour class taught by faculty from the University of Missouri’s Fire Rescue Training Institute. Personnel from the Randolph County Ambulance District and AirEvac 119 Air Ambulance also participated.

Little Dixie Fire Protection District Awards