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Welcome Our New Second Vice President

By Charlie Neubert

As I am sure most of you know, I have decided not to run for office for the FFAM. I have been a member of the association for the last 44 years and have had the honor of serving as a board member or officer for about 30 years. I have enjoyed every minute, month, and year, serving you the members, my friends, very dear friends, for all this time. I appreciate so much the support I have had with my fellow officers and directors over the years. I also wish to thank every member for the years of voting me into office and allowing me to work for you to make the fire service in Missouri and the Fire Fighters Association of Missouri the finest in the USA.

This is not good-bye, I am just moving aside to allow new ideas to come into play to help keep the organization growing and moving forward. I am and will continue to remain a member of this association as an active member, and will continue to support the leaders of the organization.

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Scholarship Update – January 2017

Hello FFAM members. I hope everyone had a blessed Christmas and a Happy New Year.

So has your high school senior thought about going to college or have you thought about going back to school yourself? The FFAM offers two different scholarships one that is issued to high school seniors going on to college or a vo-tech school and one that is a continuing education scholarship for anyone wanting to go back to school including us adults. This is a great benefit the FFAM offers to its membership!

The applications can be found online on the FFAM website. Go to and click on the committee tab at the top of the page, then scroll down to the scholarship tab. On that page you will find the rules and the applications for both scholarships. The deadline for the applications is February 28. Don’t hesitate to apply, you never know if you will get a scholarship or not unless you apply. Continue Reading →

Greeting from the Missouri State Fair

2016msf-14This year’s fair was a good one, weather for the most part was great, we had a few hot days at the beginning of the fair that kept crews busy with lots of heat cases. As the fair went on, the temps cooled off and crews continued to be busy with trips and falls. The ems department ran a total of 181 calls, which is down from last years 212 calls, first aid saw 149 people, which is up a little from last year at 146 people, and DMAT which is the mobile hospital on the fairgrounds saw 157 patients. The DMAT hospital saw a lot of patients that were burnt, many being concession workers getting burnt from grease, several chest pains, including a couple of MI’S that just walked in, and of course your minor scraps and bruises. The ems department ran with 5 ALS ambulances on the fairgrounds and saw a great variety of calls, everything from your very minor sprains to even the life threatening calls like a major chest injury, that patient was flown from the fairgrounds to a local trauma center in Kansas City where he was admitted into ICU for a couple of days. The EMS department could not operate without the great donations from our members, so for that I want to say thank you, without you we would not have a successful ems operation at the fair. Thanks again for all your continued support. Continue Reading →

Help the Missouri State Fair Fire Department

The Missouri State Fair Fire Department (MSFFD) provides fire and medical response during the Missouri State Fair. The MSFFD is operated by members of the Fire Fighters Association of Missouri. The MSFFD is the only fully operational fire department in the United States that operates for only eleven days a year. The department is staffed with seventy-five dedicated volunteers twenty-four hours per day throughout the State Fair providing fire suppression and advanced life support emergency medical services. Continue Reading →

FFAM Members Scholarships

FFAM_2016-May-Jun-small4I hope everyone is enjoying the spring weather, and I hope everyone enjoyed the FFAM Convention if you were in attendance. As it was announced at the FFAM Convention we awarded 4 high school scholarships and 1 continuing education scholarship.

The high school winners were Nathan Boone Pumkin Center Fire Department, Vanessa Gilbert Highlandville Fire Protection District, Hannah Gerdts Concordia Fire Protection District, and Audrey Smith North Central Carroll County Fire Protection District. The winner of the Continuing Education was Heather Young of the Union Township Fire Department. Congratulations to all the winners.

If you are going to have a high school senior next year or you as a adult would like to go back to school, please look at the scholarship information. The information can be found on the FFAM website. If you have any questions feel free to contact me by email at or cell 660-229-4525.

MO EMS Line of Duty Death Funeral Response

Hello, everyone, as many of you know or if you don’t, I am a member of the Missouri EMS Funeral Assistance Team. We are a team of individuals that go all over the state to provide assistance to agencies that might have an EMT, paramedic, RT, nurse or pilot that is killed in the line of duty.

The Missouri Emergency Medical Services Line of Duty Death Funeral Response Team is a trained and dedicated corps of EMS volunteers that will respond to your department when requested. We are first responders, EMT’s and paramedics that work and volunteer right here in Missouri. Our goal is that every EMS/pre-hospital provider that pays the ultimate price receives the honors they deserve during the funeral process. Continue Reading →

Scholarships Announced

Hello FFAM members. I Hope everyone that attended the 61st FFAM Convention at Tan-Tar-A Resort had a great time, we could not have asked for any better weather. At the convention the 2015 recipients were announced they are as follows. Continue Reading →

Scholarship Update – November 2014

Scholar - adThe scholarship committee has some exciting news to tell our members. The committee heard lots of comments from not only our members but also our past recipients to put the applications online and to be able to submit the applications online. The committee listened, and we are happy to report that this can now happen. There are two scholarships, a high school senior entering college for the first time, and a continuing education scholarship. Yes, there is a continuing education application for any adult wanting help with going back to school or to help with the cost of a emergency services or fire classes or whatever they want to go back to school for. Not just for college students. I would encourage any adult wanting to go back to school, this is your opportunity, the FFAM is willing to help out any member that qualifies. Continue Reading →