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Missouri State Fair FD Update

Hello everyone, I hope this letter finds everyone in good health and safe surrounding. The weather has started to warm up a little more as this year slowly, but yet quickly flies by. Big events for the year are quickly approaching as well as deadlines for applications.

I would like to extend a thank you to the MU FRTI team for hosting another very well run, organized, and largely attended Winter Fire School in Columbia. I know classes had large attendance and I have heard nothing but how well everyone liked the classes they attended. I know there were a lot of the personnel from the Missouri State Fair Fire Department who took classes and are ready to use what they learn into action.

With the annual FFAM State Fire Convention coming up in May in St. Joseph, it reminds me, to remind all of you across the state that Missouri State Fair Fire Department applications are due by May 1, 2018, before the convention. So please make sure you have them filled out and sent in. If you do not have an application you can go to: ffam.org/committees/state-fair/ and print an application. Also remember if you want to register to attend convention and you want to receive the discounted rate, have your registration sent in by March 16, 2018. Continue Reading →

2017 Missouri State Fair Fire Department

Well the 2017 Missouri State Fair has come and gone. Once again, the Missouri State Fair Fire Department (MSFFD) was in full operation during the fair to provide fire and emergency medical services to the fairgoers and citizens of the State of Missouri. From my point of view as the Captain of Communications for the MSFFD this year, the department responded to 146 calls. From the time, the dispatcher on duty received the call until the time all personnel and apparatus returned to the station, each call was handled in the most professional, courteous, and timely manner at which all personnel of the MSFFD was able to provide.

With the department being down on personnel as a whole this year, each person there was working extra hard to make sure things went right and worked smoothly. From, August 9 at 1800 hours until August 21 at 0800 hours, there was always someone at the ready. The weather was absolutely amazing during the days of the fair, except for the occasional rain shower and annual thunderstorm that always decides to make an appearance. With the weather the way it was, the fairgoers and the crews were able to enjoy the fair even more. Continue Reading →