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Granite Mountain Hotshot Survivor to Speak in Missouri

On June 30, 2013, nineteen members of the Granite Mountain Hotshot fire team out of Prescott, Arizona, gave the ultimate sacrifice fighting the Yarnell Hill fire in Arizona. The Missouri Fire Funeral Assistant Team went to Prescott, Arizona, to assist with the funerals.

One of the Hotshots was 29-year-old, Andrew Ashcraft. Andrew was 29 at the time of his death. He left a wife and four children.

The Missouri EMS Funeral Team and the Missouri Fire Service Funeral Assistance Team are proud and honored to announce that the keynote speaker and special guest at their conference in October will be Andrew’s wife, Ms. Juliann Ashcraft.

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News From District 2 – 03-2018

Hello from District 2. Everyone in our area has been busy, as I am sure you have been. I was able to attend the Lewistown Fire Department soup supper and the Western Lewis County Fire Department pancake breakfast. Great food and great fellowship. If you have something going on in District 2 let me know. If my schedule will allow I would love to come.

Make sure you mark your calendar for several events that’s coming up. First- there has been two classes set up that are very important. The first is Saturday April 7. It will be held at the Marion County Ambulance Training center, 142 Jaycee Drive, Hannibal MO. This free class, Introduction to Line of Duty Death/Public Safety Officers Benefits, is open to all individuals, fire, police, and EMS, that might be involved with your organization if a LODD occurs. Lunch is provided. Due to classroom size, the class will be limited to forty. The second one is Friday, October 19. It will be held at the Inn at Grand Glaze resort in Osage Beach. Again, this is a free class. We are working on getting lunch provided there as well. A flyer is available by e-mailing your request to Pre-registration is required for either class, by e-mailing your name, organization, which class you are attending, and how many will be attending to, Registration is now open for both classes. Continue Reading →

Public Safety Heroes tribute in Osage Beach

psh-1A few tears were shed, a few smiles were shared, and many hugs were exchanged, at the Missouri Public Safety Weekend Heroes Tribute Gala held Saturday night, October 22. Nearly 100 public safety individuals, family members and survivors, all gathered at the Lodge of Four Seasons in Osage Beach to honor Missouri public safety individuals who gave their lives in the line of duty.

A prayer started off the evening and the posting of colors was done by the Missouri EMS Funeral Response Team Color Guard. The national anthem was performed by professional trumpet player Stephen Wright of Chicago, IL. A roll call of heroes, honoring 14 public safety individuals, that gave their lives in the line of duty in 2015 and 2016 were read. As each name was read, a candle was lit in their honor by members of the fire, law and EMS funeral response teams.  At the end of the roll call, three additional candles were lit; one for EMS, one for fire, and one for law enforcement, to honor all public safety individuals in Missouri that have given the ultimate sacrifice. Continue Reading →

Gala For Missouri Public Safety Professionals

Every day in Missouri, as across the United States, public safety individuals put their lives on the line to serve and protect. A special night is being planned to honor those individuals and to those that gave the ultimate sacrifice.

The event, at the Lodge of Four Season in Osage Beach, MO, is being held the weekend of October 21-23, 2016. That weekend will bring fire, law, and EMS responders together for one very special weekend and one very special night. The Missouri Public Safety Weekend Heroes Tribute Gala, being put together by the Missouri EMS Funeral Response Team, will celebrate and honor the lives and service of our Missouri public safety police, fire, and EMS heroes who have given the ultimate sacrifice.

The weekend will start on Friday at 10:00 a.m. with free training for administrators, supervisors, chiefs, and any public safety individual that might be involved in dealing with a line of duty death in their organization. It will cover what to do in the first few hours of a LODD (line of duty death), plus other information to assist their organization in dealing with a LODD. This training is free to anyone that wishes to attend, but pre-registration is requested by clicking on Friday training on the public safety weekend’s website: Continue Reading →