What a busy time for all of us in the emergency services field. The spring weather has been beautiful and we have been receiving rain in a timely manner. As far as the weather goes, the FFAM Annual Convention in Osage Beach, Missouri the first weekend in May was one of the best that I can remember in many years. I was pleased that we did not receive, rain, sleet, and snow like we have in the past.
The opening ceremony on Friday night had one of the largest crowds I have ever seen. The contests were well attended and a crowd of around 400 was in attendance at the Saturday night banquet. Chief Dennis Reilly from Sunrise Beach was an excellent speaker and gave us all something to consider. All of these things I mentioned did not just happen by chance, but was because of a well planned and executed effort by the Lake Ozark Emergency Services Association, consisting of Chief Mark Amsinger, Lake Ozark Fire Protection District, Chief Jeff Dorhaurer, Osage Beach Fire Protection District, Chief Drew Stark, Camdenton Fire Department, Chief Ed Hancock, Gravois Fire Protection District, and Chief Scott Frandsen, Mid County Fire Protection District. Along with Chief Dennis Reilly, Sunrise Beach Fire Protection District and all of their crew. It took many people to pull off a class act such as the one we were privileged to attend. Every time I had a request, the Lake Area Chiefs responded quickly. They were awesome to work with. Continue Reading →