Fire Fighters Association of Missouri
Archive | February, 2017

CPR Donation from Pilot Grove Area FPD

The Pilot Grove Area Fire Protection District donated a CPR Annie training kit to the Pilot Grove High School. With CPR mandatory to graduate from high school this will help the school train the students. It will also be a great benefit to all the citizens in the area who may someday be in need of a first responder. Making the presentation are Board Chairman John Fortman, Chief Gordon Shay, and Assistant Chief Don Kammerich. Receiving the donation is Superintendent Ashley Groepper of the Pilot Grove High School.

Contest Committee News

As committee chair I would like to recognize and thank the committee members for the work they do. Your committee members are Terry Wynne, Galt; Glenn Dittmar, Agency; Rob Erdel, Mexico; and new to the committee in 2015 are Gary Berendzen, Jefferson City and Jessica Miller, Norbourne.

The committee works hard to make contest morning participation a great time. We encourage everyone to come and enjoy the morning. We also ask all board members to come and help judge and cheer on teams from their areas. The committee hopes to instill brotherhood, camaraderie and yes a little bit of competition in the participants. Continue Reading →

Auxiliary Minutes – January 2017

Meeting called to order by 1st Vice President Jessica Miller at 9:00 a.m.


Theresa Cox, Wentzville FPD; Jessica Miller, Norborne FPD; Sheri Berendzen, Cole County FPD; Ann Jones, Madison West Monroe FD; Angela Fields, Paris FPD; Joni Fields, Paris FPD; Missy Erdel, Little Dixie FPD; Joyce Thompson, Kearney Fire Rescue; Kerrie Mattox, North Central Carroll FPD; and Barbara Mattox, North Central Carroll FPD. Continue Reading →

Greetings to All from Officer 4

Well it’s time to start planning and preparing for the state fair so get those pencils out and fill out those applications and get that time off scheduled. Please pay close attention to the application this year because there have been some changes made that some of you will appreciate. Take a couple extra minutes to check and double check so there won’t be any problems getting your application accepted and your uniform ordered. Remember ALL applications must be mailed to Monty Thompson ONLY. All applications must be filled out completely and legibly and have all the extra information asked for attached so you don’t get denied for lack of information and applicant must sign the application.

Thanks for your help and see you in Sedalia in April for more fun and fellowship and remember the fair is just around the corner from convention so get it done now so it will be done.

I hope you all have a good and safe new year and hope to see you soon.

The Museum Project – January 2017

I only have three things to tell you and remind you about. First, just before Christmas I received word that we had been awarded a grant from the MFA Oil Foundation. The grant is for $2,500 and is to be earmarked for display cases for the museum. While the amount is small, it is much appreciated. We would like to have patches from every department in each district to frame and display. If you can help with that, I would be grateful.

Second, Winter Fire School is approaching. For the third year we will be doing the fund raiser at Texas Roadhouse. Opposite in the newsletter is a flyer for the event. Cut that out and take it with you on Friday evening, February 3 between 4 and 9 p.m. and they will donate 10% of your check to our project. Last year we received over $500, the largest amount ever given by the Columbia restaurant. It will be crowded, but please be patient. Continue Reading →

Fire Marshal’s Update – January 2017

Happy New Year! It’s the time of year when some take a few moments to reflect on their lives and decide if adjustments are needed.

While I have shared my New Year resolutions in the past, for the most part I believe resolutions are a personal thing. Most of us recognize those areas in which we have been lacking or those habits we need to change or improve upon. Of course, if we have any doubt, I’m fairly certain we can ask those we love and trust for a list of our flaws.

I know I fell a bit short of my goals this year. I didn’t work out as often as I planned nor did I change my eating habits to include healthier options. But, I did make more time to spend with family and friends, especially our fire service family. Continue Reading →

President’s Remarks – January 2017

I hope everyone had a good Christmas and wish all of you a great 2017. The winter weather has been very pleasant along with some minor rains. There has been very little sickness around that I have heard about. Hope everyone stays healthy.

1st Vice President Tim Bean and Secretary /Treasurer Jaime Miller completed and presented the FFAM 2017 budget to the board of directors at the December board meeting and it was approved. They both worked very hard to present a balanced budget. Thanks for your hard work.

Here we are in the first couple weeks of the New Year and we have many activities already being planned for 2017. Some of those include; a FFAM board meeting in Sedalia on January 29, Winter Fire School in Columbia on February 3-5, the MO-Chiefs conference at Big Cedar, in Branson on February 24-26, Firefighters Day at the Capitol in Jefferson City on April 5, the FFAM convention in Sedalia this April, and our Annual Fallen Fire Fighters Memorial Services on May 20 and 21 in Kingdom City. Many long hours are being expended to ensure all of these events will be worthy of your participation. I hope to see many of you at these events. Continue Reading →