It was great to see everyone at the state fair again this year. Already looking forward to next year. Some great things next year are being planned, so make sure you keep an eye of your FFAM magazine for more information as time gets closer.
Three free classes are coming up for chiefs, officers, including law enforcement and EMS in the near future. September 15, in Moberly; October 19, in Osage Beach; and November 3, in Lewistown. It is important that anyone that might be involved with their organization with a line of duty death should make plans to attend. The program is Introduction to LODD / Public Safety Officers Benefits. You can get more information by e-mailing your request to me at firstname.lastname@example.org. To register send your name, class you wish to attend, and organization to me at that e-mail address. All classes are free and lunch is provided at the Moberly and Lewistown classes!
Poster contest are coming up. See the FFAM website and get your schools to take part. This will be the first year that our fire department will be taking part, and we are really looking forward to it.
On October 19-20, 2018, members of the fire funeral assistance team and the EMS funeral team will be getting together for a conference. It will be held Friday night and Saturday at the Inn at Grand Glaize Resort in Osage Beach. Saturday night a banquet will be held. Everyone is welcome. The cost is $50 for the complete conference, and just $35 for the banquet only. To register or for more information contact me at the e-mail above. The keynote speakers for this banquet are Jack and Carolyn Zeeks from Mitchel, Indiana. Jacks brother was killed in the line of duty. You can pay online at moemsfuneralteam.org, click on the online store. Also attending is CEO Eric Johnston from Supporting Heroes in Louisville, Kentucky. The deadline to register is October 7, 2018.
We have high hopes that when this comes out we will be well on our way to getting pricing on the museum. I want to thank everyone that was at the ground breaking in May. Just a few more things to do and we will be on our way. More to come on this in the near future.