I begin this article with a great appreciation for everyone that came and worked at the 2021 State Fair Fire Department. The commitment and dedication demonstrated throughout the ten days, exemplify why our Missouri fire service is the best. I look forward to meeting and serving alongside you next year.
September 11, 2001, is a day now called “Patriot Day” due to the cowardly acts of terrorists. We in the fire service wear the number “343” on shirts, helmets, hats, vehicles, tattoos, flags and the list goes on and on. We commemorate members of FDNY who gave their lives for the mission they were faced with on that day. “Never forget,” a phrase we have been using now for twenty years. Each time I use these two words it takes me back to the day and time of the horrific chain of events that begin to unfold. My gut gets a knot in it, my blood pressure elevates, and I brace my shoulders back when I remember that day. I love America and want to be found, standing for the Pledge of Allegiance, and the national anthem, supporting the men and women who have and continue to serve our nation. God bless America!
We want to thank everyone who has supported the numerous 9/11 stair-climbs across our state. We also want to thank everyone who sponsored a floor and joined our 5th annual State Fire Marshal/Supporting Heroes 9/11 stair-climb. We set our goal to raise $25,000. We fell a little short but raised several thousand dollars. Continue Reading →