Fire Fighters Association of Missouri

Proposed By-Law Changes for 2018 Approval

ARTICLE IV – MEMBERSHIP

Membership shall consist of the following sections:

  1. Active Members
  2. Honorary Members
  3. Associate Members
  4. Retired Members
  5. Fire Departments
  6. Sustaining Members
  7. Corporate Members
  8. Educational Institutions
  9. Educational Members
  10. Directors/Councilman
  11. Junior Fire Fighters/ Cadet Fire Fighters
  12. EMS Service and 9-1-1 Dispatch PSAP
  13. EMS/9-1-1 Individual Members

All memberships are non-transferrable.

Section 1. Active Members

No changes proposed.

Section 2. Honorary Members

No changes proposed.

Section 3. Associate Members

Associate membership requires the individual to show proof of active membership in good standing with any FDID registered fire department, EMS service or a 9-1-1 dispatch PSAP in the State of Missouri and pays dues as required.  Members shall have all benefits of an active member except voting and holding an elected office.  They may hold an appointed position as directed by the FFAM President or Board of Directors. Dues shall be set by the Board of Directors.  Individuals join as an Associate Member when their recognized fire department, EMS service or 9-1-1 entity do not join FFAM.

Section 4. Retired Members

No changes proposed.

Section 5. Fire Departments

No changes proposed.

Section 6. Sustaining Members

No changes proposed.

Section 7.  Corporate Members

No changes proposed.

Section 8.  Educational Institutions

No changes proposed.

Section 9.  Educational Members

No changes proposed.

Section 10.  Directors/Councilman

No changes proposed.

Section 11.  Junior Fire Fighters/ Cadet Fire Fighters

No changes proposed.

Section12. EMS Service and 9-1-1 Dispatch PSAP

An EMS service or 9-1-1 dispatch PSAP recognized by the State of Missouri and pays dues as required. The personnel of such an organization may be career employees, volunteers, or any combination thereof, and function under the legal authority of the federal, state, county, municipal governments, public service district or incorporation association.  Dues shall be set by the Board of Directors.

Section 13. EMS/9-1-1 Individual Members

Shall be limited to EMT’s, paramedics, members or employees of an EMS service or 9-1-1 dispatch PSAP in the State of Missouri and pays dues as required. Members shall have all benefits of an active member except voting and holding an elected office.  They may hold an appointed position as directed by the FFAM President or Board of Directors. Dues shall be set by the Board of Directors.

ARTICLE VI – DUES

Annual dues shall be as follows:

Active Members – $10.00; Honorary Members – no dues; Associate Members – $15.00;

Retired Members – no dues; Fire Departments – $50.00 if including individual members.  $150.00 if department only; Sustaining Members – $15.00;

Corporate Members – $50.00; Educational Institutions – $50.00; Educational Members – $10.00;

Directors/Councilman – no dues; Junior Fire Fighters/Cadet Fire Fighters – $10.00; EMS Service and 9-1-1 Dispatch PSAP – $50.00 if including individual members.  $150.00 if entity only; EMS/9-1-1 Individual Members – $10.00.

$3.00 of each active member’s dues will be designated to the Fire Fighters Memorial Foundation and will be paid to the Fire Fighters Memorial Foundation biannually.

All membership dues are due and payable on the first day of January of each calendar year.  If membership dues are not paid by the set due date, membership will be void until such time as dues are paid.  Membership dues are not prorated.  Membership begins when dues are paid and received by the Secretary/Treasurer and ends December 31 of each calendar year.