Well, it seems that because of the circumstances we are making history in 2020. It was April 16-17, 1955, when the Firefighters Association of Missouri held it’s first-ever “Fire Convention” in Columbia.
There were some forward-thinking members of the fire service in Missouri in the mid-1950s who thought that their interests were not being addressed at the state level. These folks were just like the present members of your local fire department. Most were volunteers who worked as car dealers, farmers, welders, concrete finishers, and many other trades. Some were local ministers, bankers, and leaders of their respective communities. They all had one thing in common. They wanted a voice in politics in Jefferson City and they wanted recognition for their efforts as members of their local fire department. They also wanted a way that thoughts and ideas that would improve the emergency services in the state could be shared with one another for the greater improvement of the service.Continue Reading →