2024 Firefighter Memorial

October 5 & 6, 2024 • Kingdom City, Missouri

FFAM Convention

The F.F.A.M. membership meets annually to form one of the largest fire-related conventions in Missouri.

Educational and Historical Preservation Center

Interactive learning center for fire prevention education and preserving the fire service history of Missouri.

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Hello and greetings from District 7. I hope all has been well. It has been a while since I have had an article in the magazine and I hope it will continue. District 7 may be changing soon and with change comes...

Loss of a Leader

The DeKalb Fire Protection District mourns the loss of retired Fire Captain William Leon Reese, who passed away on February 11, 2024. He was 80 years old.  Leon retired from the DeKalb Fire Department in 2013 after...

Mission Statement

It is the mission of the Fire Fighters Association of Missouri to promote fraternal brotherhood between members of the Association throughout the State of Missouri. To encourage education and research related to the fire service. To disseminate reliable information, to promote mutual aid in the fire and rescue service, and cooperation with all law enforcement agencies pertaining to public safety. Furthermore this Association will promote the general welfare of the Fire Service and continue to improve the relationships of the fire service with the general public and to enlighten and educate the public as to the benefits and values of the services rendered by the Fire Fighters of the State of Missouri.

Our History

The Fire Fighters Association of Missouri (FFAM) is an organization for all fire departments, firefighters and emergency responders throughout the state. The FFAM was organized in the spring of 1954 through the efforts of Waldo Sherman, then Chief of the Herman Fire Department along with Joe Boeman of the Missouri Inspection Bureau and Joe Fetters of the University of Missouri Adult Education – Firemanship Training. During the first meeting of what was to become the Fire Fighters Association of Missouri, those participating decided to send a letter to all Missouri fire departments to see who might have interest in joining a statewide organization for fire departments. In response to the letter sent, representatives from over 100 fire departments throughout the state met in Jefferson City on October 17, 1954 for the purpose of forming a state-wide firemen’s association. On November 14, 1954, the first FFAM bylaws were approved and the first officers and directors of the FFAM were chosen. Since organizing in 1954, the organization has grown from 600 members to more than 7,000 members. Stay on top of what’s happening with the FFAM and unite with other emergency responders throughout Missouri. Join today!

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