The Missouri EMS Funeral Response Team held their annual conference at the Lake of the Ozarks on October 17-19. It was held at the Country Club Hotel and Spa. This year for the first time it was open to fire and law enforcement personal that was interested in learning about Line of Duty Deaths (LODD). Members from numerous fire agencies, EMS organizations, along with members of the Fire Funeral Assist Team were in attendance. General session’s were held and breakout sessions included information about axes and pike poles used in silent guard, flag posting, flag folding, marching and drills, along with rifle use.
The key topic, LODD 101 was instructed by Eric Johnson. Mr. Johnson is the founder of Supporting Hero’s out of Louisville, Kentucky. He shared a lot of information on LODD, what levels of honors are appropriate for each type of funeral and talked about the benefits that may be available to families that lost a loved one in the line of duty. Continue Reading →