Welcome Our New Second Vice President

By Charlie Neubert

As I am sure most of you know, I have decided not to run for office for the FFAM. I have been a member of the association for the last 44 years and have had the honor of serving as a board member or officer for about 30 years. I have enjoyed every minute, month, and year, serving you the members, my friends, very dear friends, for all this time. I appreciate so much the support I have had with my fellow officers and directors over the years. I also wish to thank every member for the years of voting me into office and allowing me to work for you to make the fire service in Missouri and the Fire Fighters Association of Missouri the finest in the USA.

This is not good-bye, I am just moving aside to allow new ideas to come into play to help keep the organization growing and moving forward. I am and will continue to remain a member of this association as an active member, and will continue to support the leaders of the organization.

Please don’t forget the Fallen Firefighters Memorial, May 20 and 21, and of course the State Fair is coming up fast in August! Chief Rogers command staff has already been working on lining up equipment for this year. If any departments are wishing to donate any equipment please contact Chief Donnie Rogers or myself at 636-262-2408.

I also want to take this time and thank all the members of the State Fair Fire Department Committee for the awesome convention this year, it was remarkable and I believe everyone had a very good time. Great job gang!

By Grant Oetting

Greetings to the FFAM membership. First of all I would like to thank the membership in the election as your Second Vice President. I would like to hear from the membership on ideas how the FFAM can better serve you. I want ideas like what can we do as a organization to bring more members in, what is the FFAM doing well and what changes would you like to see, etc.? I want to hear from you, our members!

If you would like for me to attend an event or even attend a benefit of your department I will make every attempt to attend. Please feel free to email me your ideas and your events. Please contact me by email at grant_oetting@yahoo.com.

I look forward to hearing from you and serving you as your Second Vice President of the FFAM.