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Patches and pumper checking out the Missouri State Fair Missouri Division of Fire Safety Fire Fighters Association of Missouri . Otto had a great visit with us! Missouri State Highway Patrol Missouri Department of Agriculture Missouri Department of Public Safety
The Missouri State Fair Fire Department is officially OUT OF SERVICE until 2024! Thank you to each and every member of our department for their hard work and dedication to serving the fairgoers of the Missouri State Fair. Thank you to all who donated equipment, food, supplies, funds, and everything in between. We truly could not do our jobs without your support! We hope to see you all again next year, August 8 - August 18, 2024!
🚨 Total Calls for Service: 192
🚒 Fire - 5
🚑 EMS - 118
🦺Standby - 26
👋🏼 PR/Other - 5
🚗 Courtesy Cart - 38
As the 2023 Missouri State Fair Volunteer Fire Department will be going out of service at 18:00 hrs I want to be the first to say thank you to each and every person that gave their time from their family and friends to make the only 11 day Fire Department run efficiently with nothing but professional attitude to the guest vendors and staff of the Missouri State Fair .I wish I could have been with you to watch you shine thank you to Assistant Chief K. Wilson for taking hold of the reins and doing an amazing job and to the Kitchen Chief for an outstanding job and to all who helped and for all the 42 new members that gave it a try I hope you will come back for many years and become a regular and to the season members thank you for being the backbone of the department . And to all the districts ,departments and vendors that allowed us to use their equipment thank you with out your support and dedication the 11 day Fire Department would not be. And finally it was a honor to serve at the Fire Chief with the staff that was at the fair it was a easy job thank you for the memories have a great fall be safe I can never say this enough thank you to each and every one. Robert B.Brown
Stop in today.
MIssouri Cattlemen supplying steaks for the firehouse tonight. Sooo Good.
Great crowd tonight to close out the Missouri State Fair concerts for 2023. Missouri Division of Fire Safety Fire Fighters Association of Missouri Missouri Department of Agriculture Missouri State Highway Patrol
Missouri State Highway Patrol getting ready for the draft horse show at the Missouri State Fair Missouri Division of Fire Safety Fire Fighters Association of Missouri Missouri Department of Agriculture
The Fire crew getting ready to ride in the draft horse parade tonight at the Missouri State Fair Missouri Division of Fire Safety Fire Fighters Association of Missouri Missouri Department of Agriculture
Trooper Lawman at the Draft horse show at the Missouri State Fair Missouri Division of Fire Safety Fire Fighters Association of Missouri
Jefferson City's finest helping Patches the Pumper at the Missouri State Fair Missouri Division of Fire Safety Fire Fighters Association of Missouri
Cooking some Alewel's Country Meats porkburgers at the firehouse for dinner. Firefighter favorite. Missouri State Fair Missouri Division of Fire Safety Fire Fighters Association of Missouri Missouri Department of Agriculture
You may or may not know that one of the missions of the Missouri State Fair Fire Department is to support different causes throughout the State of Missouri so that we may be able to continue to progress one of our main missions, helping others. Many Fire Department, EMS, and Dispatch members come to our department to dedicate their time and energy, and when needed, we hope to be able to return the favor.
To achieve this mission, in 1998 the members of the Missouri State Fair Fire Department established our Union, International Order of Dragon Slayers. The purpose of this Union has been to raise funds for charitable causes that are brought forth and voted on by the members of the MSFFD. This year, we switched things up a bit and auctioned off items that were donated by multiple businesses throughout the State of Missouri.
We would like to recognize the following businesses for donating to our cause, because with their support, we were able to support all the causes brought forth to us by our members. In total, between our "Union Dues," "Fines," direct donations, and items donated for us to auction off to our members, we were able to raise $3200 dollars this year!
The following businesses contributed to our department auction and on behalf of the MSFFD and the Fraternal Order of Dragon Slayers, we would like to thank them for their support. If you have the chance, please support these businesses as they have supported us in our mission.
Engine Company Leather - Kale Brucks
Black Lantern Outdoors, LLC - Frank and Joanna Lohnes
Banner Fire Equipment, Inc. - Mike McNeill
Flagpole Solutions - Dan (MO State Fair Vendor)
Alewel's Country Meats - (MO State Fair Vendor)
Public Safety Solutions MO - Dustin Gay
Mackinac Fudge Co. - (MO State Fair Vendor)
Kitchens Are Forever - Cutco Pat (MO State Fair Vendor)
Weston To***co - Maggie (MO State Fair Vendor)
Koty Davis with BG Davis Distributing- MO State Fire Dept Member
Views from the dispatch window this morning 👀
Crews are setting up for our car fire demo here on the Missouri State Fair fairgrounds! Be sure to stop by the station around 10am and see our crews in action! 🔥🚒
Cleaning up after the concert and getting ready for Saturday.
Great partners at Missouri State Fair
Good tips at the start of the school year.
Would your child know what to do if their school bus encountered a downed power line? According to Safe Electricity, passengers should stay seated inside the vehicle and call 911. They should not exit the vehicle until first responders deem it safe to do so. However, if the vehicle is on fire, passengers should jump out with their feet together, then “bunny hop” to safety.
Learn more at https://safeelectricity.org/public-education/videos-library/tlc-safe-bus/.
Pay attention to those working on the roads. We all are wanting to return home.
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Firetrucks are crucial to society for several reasons due to their role in firefighting and emergency response. 🚒 Here are some key reasons why firetrucks are so important:
🔥 Fire Suppression
🔥 Emergency Response
🔥 Search & Rescue
🔥 Medical Assistance
🔥 Prevention & Education
🔥 Public Safety
🔥 Disaster Response
🔥 Community Support
🔥 Mitigation of Hazards
🔥 Collaboration with Other Agencies
Firetrucks enable prompt and effective responses to a wide range of emergencies! 🚨
Learn more about the capabilities of our emergency response vehicles here: www.efpd.org/firetrucks
Come out to the MEC Building on the south end of the grandstands at Missouri State Fair at 2 to watch demonstration of electrical safety. Missouri Division of Fire Safety Fire Fighters Association of Missouri Missouri State Fair Fire Department
We couldn't run this department without the help of our brothers and sisters statewide!
Standby at the Monster Trucks... BIG AIR! 😱
On Monday, our crews participated in a Dumpster Fire simulation courtesy of Southern Stone County Fire Protection District! Training is SO important in our line of work. Thank you Southern Stone for allowing our volunteers this training opportunity!
Our crews LOVED MU Air Medical Services's Landing Zone + Trauma Scenario training yesterday. 🚁 We are very grateful for their partnership and willingness to provide education to our volunteers. Only a couple days left of the Missouri State Fair! Be sure to stop in and see what our volunteers are up to.
Donna Rorie 86 years young attending her first Missouri State Fair, where traditions grow. Donna is from the SW MISSOURI town of Stella. We gave her a tour and visited about our Missouri State Fair Fire Department . She received a few goodies and loved her visit. Thanks to Good Samaritan Care Center of Cole Camp for getting Donna to the fair. Missouri Division of Fire Safety Fire Fighters Association of Missouri
Past members stop in to visit and share memories with our members and officials. Thanks Keith and Charlie. Missouri State Fair Missouri Division of Fire Safety Fire Fighters Association of Missouri
Missouri Attorney General Andrew Bailey stopped in at the firehouse to visit, learn about our Department, tour the facilities and check out the equipment, and say Thanks! Missouri State Fair Missouri Division of Fire Safety Johnson County Fire Protection District Fire Fighters Association of Missouri
Great day at the Fair.
Side by side sprinkler trailer live burn 8/17/2023
Live-fire sprinkler side by side burn demonstration 8/17/2023
Continued EMS Training
EMS Training - Trauma Patient with MU Air Medical Services
Keep your eyes to the sky today 👀🚁
Our crews will be in an exercise training with MU Air Medical Services. Their helicopter will be flying around and landing on the Missouri State Fair fairgrounds! If you see them flying around today, give them a “wave”! 👋🏼
We will add pictures of our training later but wanted to give all fairgoers notice of today’s training and why you might see them close by! 😊
Smokey and Sparky and guests at the firehouse. Invaders from the sky!
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He grew up in Omaha, earning his Eagle Scout rank in 1991, and has been active with the Boy Scouts throughout his life. John is the Scoutmaster of Troop 66 in Plattsburg, MO and active with the Tribe of Mic-O-Say at Camp Geiger in St. Joseph & holds the paint station of Sachem.
John has worked in the funeral industry since 1997, and joined the Dignity Memorial team here at White Chapel in March 2008.
After moving to Plattsburg, MO in 2001, John joined the Plattsburg Fire Protection District and has served several roles, currently a Captain and part time paid firefighter. He joined the Gower Fire Protection District in 2009 and currently serves as the Assistant Chief.
John is also the Team Leader of the Missouri Fire Service Funeral Assistance Team (NW MO/KC Area Trailer), which assists Fire Departments when they experience a death within the department. The funeral team assisted with the Line Of Duty Funeral Honors at the individual funerals for the 19 Granite Mountain Hotshots in Prescott, AZ in 2013. He has participated in three Memorial Stair Climbs – which involves climbing 110 flights of stairs (honoring the fallen FDNY FF’s who climbed the World Trade Center on Sept 11th).
He is a MO Licensed Substitute Teacher and works for Kansas Speedway on the Fire & Rescue Team (Pit Road Firefighter). John is a member of the National Fallen Firefighters Foundation, the FFAM (Fire Fighters Association of Missouri), former member of the Missouri State Fair Fire Department and the Missouri Region H Homeland Security Response Team.
He is also a 4th Degree Member of the Knights of Columbus, a 3rd Degree Mason, and a member of the Eastern Star.
John and Beth A. (Perry) Hesson were married in 2000 and they have two sons, Preston-17 (Junior at Plattsburg HS) & Alec-16 (Sophomore at East Buchanan HS). Both are active with sports, technology, & Boy Scouts (working on earning their Eagle Scout Rank). John enjoys mountain biking, RV Camping and is an avid University of Illinois-Fighting Illini fan.
First Impact offers a FREE 90-minute evidence-based traffic safety program that educates parents and teen drivers about Missouri’s Graduated Driver License law. First Impact ZOOM Kansas City Region is scheduled for January 12, 2021, from 6:00 p.m. – 7:30 p.m.