Greetings from the thirteenth floor, I just can’t believe it is November! I look out my office window here and see the beauty God has painted for us, and I’m amazed!
I begin with the sad news of the passing of Firefighter Russell Hayes from the El Dorado Springs Fire Department. Russ had been a volunteer with the department for 32 years. In speaking with Chief Bob Floyd, Russ was a very active member of the department. He was dependable, devoted, caring, and the list could go on and on. He will be missed by the community and the department. Let’s keep his wife Susan, and his two step-sons in our prayers in the days and weeks to come. Bless you Firefighter Hayes for your service to your community and the State of Missouri’s fire service.
I would like to take the time and expose everyone to a very important form which every firefighter in our state needs to print off and have on file with your agency. Please, please, please, please take the time right now and print this www.firehero.org/wp-content/uploads/2014/06/BeneficiaryForm.pdf, fill it out and take it to your agency secretary or whomever keeps your personnel files and have them file it where it can be located if you are killed in the line of duty. It doesn’t matter if you are a career or volunteer fire fighter! All first responders, police, sheriff, and EMS personnel need to have this document filled out and on file with their agency. If you have any questions call me at 573-751-1742, please!
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