Greetings all! It seems like we waited for months for summer to make its appearance in earnest, but without a doubt, it showed up and reminded us that Missouri summers can certainly get hot and humid in a hurry. I hope each of you has had an opportunity to step back from your daily grind and enjoy time with family and friends.
Speaking of family and friends, did you have the opportunity to stop in and visit or perhaps work at the Missouri State Fair Fire Department? I had the opportunity to visit the fair several times and I am always impressed with the level of service provided and camaraderie that is apparent with our staff that volunteers to take part in this event. There were several new faces in the group this year and from what I could tell they caught on to the process very quickly and it was obvious many new, but likely lifelong friendships were developed. There was an array of food prepared every day by the kitchen staff and their merry band of assistants so there was no chance anyone walked away hungry. Thank each of you for the part you played in making the fair a success. If you didn’t have the chance to volunteer or at least stop in and visit make a note in your calendar for next August so you don’t miss out.
Fire Marshal Bean was present for several days of the fair and spent time alongside our personnel greeting the visitors to the fair and answered questions and assisted whenever possible. In cooperation with his office, demonstrations were given for the public, showcasing the importance of in-home sprinkler systems. What an eye-opener those demonstrations were for many in the crowd. We look forward to working with the Fire Marshal’s office for many years to come as we deliver the fire safety message. Continue Reading →