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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 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 →

News From District 2 – March 2015

Hello from District 2. A lot has been going on and is coming up in District 2. First off, LaPlata firefighter Jeff Crow was honored at a special presentation on February 2. Firefighter Crow, at an accident scene on January 11, was able to save several EMS personal as he got them out of harms way when a car lost control and struck an ambulance. Jeff himself was injured and I was able to meet him at the winter fire school equipment exposition. Thank you Jeff for your heroic efforts and saving members of our public safety family. Continue Reading →