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News From District 2 – September 2019

Hello from District 2. Well, the state fair for 2019 is in the books. I wish to thank all that took part. Are you interested in being a part in 2020 Missouri State Fair Fire Department? Keep an eye on your FFAM magazine for the application. Spend a day, several days, or the whole fair. Great food, bunk at the fire station, great training and great fellowship with your fire and EMS brothers and sisters. 

The museum project is coming along. A special fund-raiser that started August 1, is now going on. Wynne Angus Farm has made a donation of two sides of beef. Tickets are $10 each and that is for two chances. Only 1,000 tickets will be sold. See any memorial foundation member for the tickets, myself, as well as some members of the FFAM have tickets as well. Drawing is at the 2020 convention, May 1-3. We need your help in finishing the inside. This is a great way to help and get some great angus beef. Processing is included. If you wish to be a part and can help finish the inside, any donation will help make this project a reality. 

The Missouri Fire Funeral Assistance Team with the Missouri EMS Funeral Response Team will be holding their annual conference November 1-2, 2019, at the Inn at Grand Glaize resort in Osage Beach. Supporting Heroes CEO Eric Johnson from Louisville, Kentucky, will be the instructor for the program, Ultimate Honors. Friday from 1:00-5:00 p.m. and Saturday from 9:00-3:00 p.m. Closing out the conference will be a banquet Saturday night. Remembering those that have passed in the last year will be a part of the program as we honor the crew of LifeNet 2-2, Last mission August 26, 2011. Awards, a plated diner, and a special guest will close out the 2019 conference. A flyer was in your last FFAM newsletter. But if you are interested in attending drop me an e-mail at gwright000@gmail.com for more information and a copy of the flyer. If you wish to attend the banquet go to moemsfuneralteam.org and click on the store for tickets.

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News From District 2 – JAN 2019

Hello from District 2. Many of our fire departments in district 2 had Christmas dinners in December. Congratulation to all the firefighters that were recognized for their awards and for their years of service. 

Some deadlines are coming up very quickly for scholarships and awards from the FFAM. They will be handed out at this year’s FFAM Conference in April. Sedalia will be the home this year for the conference and I believe it will be one of the best yet. The cost to attend is one of the lowest that I can remember. Make sure you have got your team signed up for the competitions on Saturday.

We learned at our last FFAM meeting that our FFAM president, Chief Hoover is retiring from Little Dixie Fire Protection District in Mexico, MO. Chief Hoover has been a strong voice for firefighters and departments for many years. We wish him the very best on his retirement. Congratulations and thank you Chief.

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News From District 2 – September 2018

It was great to see everyone at the state fair again this year. Already looking forward to next year. Some great things next year are being planned, so make sure you keep an eye of your FFAM magazine for more information as time gets closer.

Three free classes are coming up for chiefs, officers, including law enforcement and EMS in the near future. September 15, in Moberly; October 19, in Osage Beach; and November 3, in Lewistown. It is important that anyone that might be involved with their organization with a line of duty death should make plans to attend. The program is Introduction to LODD / Public Safety Officers Benefits. You can get more information by e-mailing your request to me at gwright000@gmail.com. To register send your name, class you wish to attend, and organization to me at that e-mail address. All classes are free and lunch is provided at the Moberly and Lewistown classes!

Poster contest are coming up. See the FFAM website and get your schools to take part. This will be the first year that our fire department will be taking part, and we are really looking forward to it. Continue Reading →

News from District 2

Hello from District 2. Lots going on around the district. Many fire departments held their annual dinners and fundraisers in the last few months. Atlanta fire department first responders held their very first fundraiser and went way over what they had hoped for. Congratulations. Numerous fire departments are holding something for Halloween coming up at the end of October.

I hope everyone got to watch the National Fallen Firefighter Candlelight and Memorial Service in Emmitsburg in October. Two Missouri firefighters were honored this year as they gave the ultimate sacrifice. Continue Reading →

News From District 2

Hello from District 2. Everyone in our area has been busy these last couple months. I hope you got to attend the 2017 Missouri Firefighter Memorial Services May 20-21, in Kingdom City. It was a very special event, honoring four line of duty deaths and many firefighters that have since past away. It was also special that seventeen firefighters from Germany also attended. Thanks to everyone that made it possible. Mark your calendar for May 19-20, 2018, for the 2018 Missouri Firefighter Memorial.

Also mark your calendar for Saturday, August 12, 2017, as the state fair will be doing a “Salute to our Heroes” on opening weekend. That Saturday law enforcement, firefighters, EMT’s and paramedics, with identification will receive free gate admission to the Missouri State Fair. Make sure you stop by the fire station and say hello. Military will be honored on Sunday. Continue Reading →

News From District 2 – March 2017

Hello from District 2. I didn’t get a chance to thank the fire funeral team and members of the FFAM for all their help at the 2016 Heroes tribute gala that was held in October. Along with the law enforcement and EMS funeral teams we honored 14 fire, law, and EMS individuals that gave their lives in the line of duty, as well as all public safety individuals that gave their lives as well. Nearly 100 individuals attended the event.

Attend the Ewing and LaBelle fire departments annual pancake breakfast this year. Big Crowd, great food and got to see a lot of old friends. If you are in district 2 let me know of your event. I would love to come if the schedule allows.

Supporting Heroes “Heroes Tribute Gala” was held March 4 in Louisville Ky. With the expansion of Supporting Heroes to Missouri, Missouri firefighters, law enforcement officers, and EMS individuals were honored. Very proud to have been able to attend the event and being a part of it. Continue Reading →

News from District 2 – January 2016

Hello from District 2. I hope everyone had a safe and happy holidays and a very Merry Christmas.

As 2015 came to a close, a number of departments held their annual Christmas dinners in our area. I wish to congratulate Shelbina Fire Chief Gene Harland as he received his forty year pin.

Several things coming up in the next few months you will want to make sure you check out. Winter Fire School is February 5-7, again in Columbia, and it looks to be a great school. Don’t forget the Expo on Friday, from 12:00–9:00 p.m. at the Holliday Inn. Make sure you stop by the FFAM booth. We will have tickets there for the Henry Firefighter rifle that will be given away at the Conference in April. All proceeds go to the museum. $1 per ticket / 6 for $5. The 2016 FFAM Convention is also coming up April 29 –May 1. It will be held at the Tan-Tar-A resort in Osage Beach. Make sure you get your teams ready for the competitions on that Saturday. Rules are posted at ffam.org. Continue Reading →

Hello from District 2 – July 2015

Hello from District 2. Not a lot is going on right now in our district, unless it has something to do with water. I know that most of you are dealing with high water so be careful.

The Region B fire chiefs met in May at the Shelbina fire station, and had a big turnout. Feldfire and Air Evac put on programs and a lot of items were talked about. Several fire departments will be doing events for the Fourth of July, so be safe.

I hope everyone that was able got to attend the Firefighters Memorial Service in Kingdom City in May. The committee and others put a lot of work and planning into making it happen and it showed. The weather played along, and a big crowd was on hand as we honored our fallen and honored those that served their communities. The 100 flags that were posted on the grounds around the memorial were impressive. Make sure right now you mark your calendar for the 3rd weekend in May, 2016. Continue Reading →