Fire Fighters Association of Missouri
Archive | July, 2018

Madison Firefighter’s Fire Prevention Posters

Kaylee Knight, Annie Barton, Avery Carr, Karlie McGee, Danielle West, and Abbie Painter.

The Madison West Monroe Volunteer Firefighters were involved with the State Fire Prevention Poster Contest.

During the classroom day, the students were given time to make a poster that used the theme “Every Second Counts,  Plan 2 Ways Out.” They were put into different age groups and judged at the firehouse. These were the six students that sent posters to be judged at the state level:

  • Third and fourth grades; 1st, Annie Barton; 2nd, Avery Carr; and 3rd Kaylee Knight
  • Fifth and sixth grades: 1st, Karlie McGee; 2nd, Danielle West; and 3rd, Abbie Painter.

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News From District 7 – 07-2018

Hello from District 7, the east side of the state. Summer is here and she has been a little hot. How has everyone been handling the heat? I’ve heard many heat related calls in our area.

With it being Summer that means fair time. The Missouri State Fair is August 9-19. I’m asking all districts and departments that have poster winners, to please have your winners contact Jamie Miller and make arrangements to come to the Missouri State Fair.

Each winner and their immediate family will get passes to enter the fair. The winners will receive their prize money and passes for the “mile long midway,” and be our guest for supper at the Missouri State Fair Fire Station. So I hope to see all the winners at the 2018 Missouri State Fair. Be our guest and have some fun. Continue Reading →

A Message from the 2nd Vice President – 07-2018

Jefferson City Fire Department broke ground on their new Station 2 on June 13, 2018.

Greetings… What a busy time of year it is, we are thinking of summer vacations, going to the lake or just wanting to take time off to visit family and friends. The FFAM has been busy as well, lots of history happened since the last newsletter.

The first historical moment occurred at the Memorial Service on May 20. The memorial committee and several members of the fire service broke ground on the museum. This has been a long awaited project for years. After the ground-breaking occurred several donations were made towards that project. The donations totaled $17,000. If you would like to make a donation towards this project please contact myself or and memorial committee member.

The history of the Missouri fire service was moved from Kay Ashers basement and garage to the memorial site in Kingdom City on June 2, 2018.

The second historical event occurred on June 2. The history of the Missouri fire service was moved from Kay Ashers basement and garage to the Memorial site in Kingdom City. This has always been a goal of Kays and her wish was made possible from members from seven different fire departments that day. The whole history was moved in just three and a half hours, from Wentzville to Kingdom City, and between rain storms. Thanks goes to Kays family especially Theresa Cox for having everything boxed up ready to go when the help arrived. Many thanks goes to the seven departments that sent help that day, Southeastern Randolph County, Paris Fire Protection District, Warrenton Fire Protection District, Wentzville Fire Protection District, Madison West Monroe Fire Protection District, Little Dixie Fire Protection District and the Higginsville Fire Protection District. Thanks also goes to the FFAM Auxiliary for helping as well, and to the Kansas City Fire Department for offering to come to Kingdom City to help unload if they were needed. Continue Reading →

Firefighter Memorial

After the 2018 Firefighters Memorial Services in Kingdom City, Rhett Ketchum made a special request. Rhett had specifically asked Brian Zinanni if he could take his Daddy’s flag home with him and naturally Brian made it happen. His father, Jesse Ketchum was with the Memphis Fire Department and died on May 29, 2017, (non LODD). Pictured to the left is Brian Zinanni and Greg Wright helping Rhett Ketchum fold his Daddy’s flag.

Duenweg MO Volunteer FD Gets New Pumper

The Duenweg Missouri Volunteer  Fire Department has purchased a new 2017 new KME Commercial Pumper. The 2017 KME includes a top mount pump panel, a 1,000 gallon water tank and a 1,500 gpm single stage pump. Thanks, Chief Allyn Reding, Duenweg Missouri Volunteer Fire Department.

Cameron FD New Ladder Truck

The City of Cameron Fire Department accepted delivery of a new 78’ smart aerial in March of 2018. The aerial, a Rosenbauer Viper Ladder, was purchased from Rosenbauer South Dakota, LLC. The sale of the apparatus was made possible through Heiman Fire Equipment. The ladder is equipped with a 1,500 gpm waterous pump, remote control aerial, 750 pound tip load, and 1,250 gpm waterway nozzle. The purchase of the apparatus was made possible by a ¼ cent fire department sales tax passed by Cameron voters in April 2016. The Cameron Fire Department is a paid-per-call fire department responding to approximately 350 fire and emergency related calls per year. The department provides protection for the City of Cameron and 144 square mile Cameron Rural Fire Protection District with a total population of approximately 18,000 residents.

Cole County FPD 2017 Awards Banquet

The Cole County Fire Protection District held their 2017 annual service awards banquet. The annual event shows appreciation to the fire fighter’s for their years of service and dedication to the district.

There is another aspect that really stands out with the 2017 service awards. The District recognized six firefighters who have given 150 years of service to the district. The combined years of service of district personnel are over 1,300 years. This in itself shows the commitment to the district by its personnel in the aspects of training, call response and the rewards of helping others in their time of need. Continue Reading →

Bolivar City FD Earns ISO 2 Classification

The Bolivar City Fire Department (BCFD) is proud to announce that it has earned an ISO 2 Public Protection Classification (PPC) after the most recent evaluation, improving from the previous ISO 3 PPC. This PPC will take effect September of this year. BCFD received an overall score of 82.65 out of a total of 100 points, resulting in the ISO 2 PPC.

The men and women of BCFD strive every day to live our mission statement, “Our Family Helping to Serve and Protect the Lives and Property of Your Family.” Earning this ISO rating, is another validation that shows our commitment to our mission statement. Continue Reading →