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News From District 3 – 09-2018

Greetings from District 3. We made it through the State Fair and on to the next event.

There are 3 free classes held in September, October, and November about line of duty death/public safety officers benefits. Please contact George Wright at 660-415-7990 or Brian Zinanni at 314-973-0685 for more information. There is also a 2018 Missouri EMS and Missouri Fire Funeral Team Training weekend on October 19-20, 2018, at Osage Beach. Please contact the above numbers for more information.

Now for 2019. The FFAM Convention has an entirely new date, April 12-14, 2019. It will be held at the Missouri State Fairgrounds in Sedalia by your FFAM Board of Directors. There will be some new things happening at this 2019 Convention so check out all the information you can find about it. If you have ideas or would like to help just let your board members know. Continue Reading →

News From District 3 – 05-2018

So much has already happened in 2018, but we still have lots left to do. The 2018 convention has already happened and a big thank you for all who worked to make it happen. Also, congratulations to all the winners of the contest and everyone that came to support their team. Don’t forget that in May, we have the 2018 Fallen Fire Fighters Memorial Services. Saturday night will be the Candlelight Service and Sunday morning is the full service. They both are very special and make you want to keep going back each year.

The second big event for FFAM is the Missouri State Fair in August. This is a time to be part of the only eleven day fire department in our nation. By the time you get this, the deadline for workers will have passed but you can still come and visit the fire department at the fair. That is a good way to see if working in 2019 at the fair is for you. Talk to anyone that has worked there and find out how great it is.

During all the FFAM activities going on, we know how busy you can be at your local department. It makes for a very busy lifestyle. Be safe and enjoy the summer.

News from District 3 – March 2016

As you read this, I’m sure you have sent in your registration for the FFAM convention at Lake of the Ozarks on April 29 – May l. All of the forms you have always wanted to fill out are in the FFAM Newsletter.

A few weeks later, you will be able to attend the Annual Fallen Firefighters Memorial on May 14-15, at Kingdom City. On Saturday night there is a candlelight program and on Sunday a memorial service. The Firefighter’s Field of Flags will be flown at this time. It is a very impressive site at the Memorial. If you haven’t attended before, please make every effort to find out what it is all about. In the last newsletter, there is an order form for a Kneeling Firefighter Statue if you decide to purchase one. Continue Reading →

News From District 3

Greetings from District 3. The year 2015 is almost ready for the books. It has been filled with local fire department runs and events.

We have also had a busy FFAM year. If you didn’t do an FFAM event in 2015, do it in 2016.

Our upcoming events include: Winter Fire School on February 5-7, 2016 in Columbia, FFAM Convention on April 29 – May 1, 2016 at the Lake of the Ozarks, the Fallen Firefighters Memorial Service at Kingdom City, and the Missouri State Fair in August. You will be finding out information about all of these events in upcoming FFAM newsletter. If you haven’t attended some of these events, please try them in 2016.

All of us from District 3 wish you a Happy Thanksgiving and a Merry Christmas.

Larry Jones

Director of District 3

News from District 3 – July 2015

Our last board meeting in June, provided us the question we were all asking: Where is the 2016 convention being held? The answer: Lake of the Ozarks by the Lake Area Emergency Services Association, Inc. I’m sure we will be having more information in the FFAM newsletter and on the website. From my records, this is only the second time the same location has hosted the convention one after another. So, what does that tell us?

I want to inform all of you that Steve Gentry, from Little Dixie Fire Protection District out of Mexico, has been approved as District 3’s assistant. He and Rob Erdel will make us the three ______ from District 3. Continue Reading →

News from District 3

By the time you read this, half of 2015 will be over. We, FFAM, have been so busy, it’s hard to believe we still have more to do.

If you missed out on the grand opening of Fireman’s Landing, you can still go to Silver Dollar City and enjoy it. It was a very special time to be in the “sea of blue” going into the landing and watching everyone having a good time. Special thanks to all involved with doing that event. Continue Reading →