I want to give a quick introduction to readers that have never heard of our department. The Missouri State Fair Volunteer Fire Department is one of a kind in the nation. We are the only fully functional fire department that operates for just 11 days a year. The Missouri State Fair Volunteer Fire Department provides 24-hour coverage of EMS, fire suppression and first aid. We responded to 161 calls for service in 2022.
If you like to see what the Missouri State Fair Volunteer Fire Department is all about, it’s easy! Your department or district needs to be a member of the FFAM. You need to be a member in good standing with your department. You must be a member of the FFAM. This is a reminder that applications are due June 1st. Go online to the FFAM website, look on the committee’s tab and select state fair. There is a link to the application on that page.
To get ready for the fair, we have work details planned to get the station ready for operations. This year will be a little different. We are adding a meet and greet for the new members and orientation. I hope to see all the regulars and the new members on the work detail days. The work detail days are June 23-25, July 7-9, July 21-23, and August 4-6.
When I was writing this, the Missouri State Fair was only 175 days away. For more information go to the Missouri State Fair Volunteer Fire Department Facebook page. Have a safe great spring and I will see you in Springfield for the convention on June 2-4.