Winter Weather Preparedness Week is a reminder to prepare in advance for winter’s hazards
November 13, 2020
End of daylight saving time is chance to test smoke alarms, change batteries or install new smoke alarms in your home
State fire marshal urges Missourians without working smoke alarms to contact local fire departments or American Red Cross to obtain smoke alarms at no cost
October 28, 2020
New training standards for Missouri law enforcement officers approved on emergency basis and take effect Jan. 1, 2021
Beginning in 2021, all officers will be required to take one hour each of de-escalation and implicit bias training annually to maintain their licenses
October 20, 2020
Gov. Parson awards Missouri Public Safety Medals to first responders and civilians for heroic actions in 2019
11 First Responders and 6 Civilians Receive Missouri’s Highest Public Safety Honors
October 13, 2020
State Fire Marshal urges Missourians refrain from outdoor burning until conditions improve
Portions of southwest Missouri are experiencing extreme drought conditions
October 13, 2020
Missouri to honor state’s fallen firefighters in virtual service on Sunday, October 11
Governor Parson has proclaimed Sunday, Oct. 11 as Missouri Fire Service Memorial Day
October 08, 2020
More than 325,000 Missourians already registered for annual statewide ‘ShakeOut’ earthquake drill Oct. 15
Sign up now to participate in this year’s ‘Drop, Cover, Hold On’ drill
October 07, 2020
Over 100 to participate Saturday in fourth annual State Fire Marshal’s 9/11 Memorial Stair Climb
Last year’s event commemorating firefighters killed on 9/11 raised over $16,000 for the National Fallen Firefighters Foundation, which supports firefighters’ survivors
October 07, 2020
POST Commission Votes to Require Annual De-escalation and Implicit Bias Training for Law Enforcement Officers
Commission Also Grants Preliminary Approval for Lincoln University to Establish Nation’s First Law Enforcement Basic Training Academy at a Historically Black College and University
October 06, 2020
Advisory: Peace Officer Standards and Training Commission to meet Monday following its review of law enforcement training in Missouri and comments from hundreds of Missourians
October 02, 2020
Fire Prevention Week 2020 focuses on kitchen fires, the leading cause of residential fires in the U.S.
National Fire Prevention Week, Oct. 4 – 10, calls attention to simple, preventive steps to reduce fires in the kitchen
September 24, 2020
More Than $9 Million in Grants Approved for Six Missouri School Districts to Provide Protection Against Tornadoes
Federal Emergency Management Agency approves plans for schools in six Missouri counties to shelter total of more than 4,500 students, staff, and residents during severe storms
September 22, 2020
Governor Parson Signs Executive Order 20-16 Extending Mobilization of Missouri National Guard
September 16, 2020
POST Commission to hold final Listening Session Wednesday, Sept. 2, to discuss comments received in public survey on law enforcement training and discipline
More than 1,600 Missourians responded to the survey of their interactions with law enforcement officers; public invited to listen to discussion, send final comments
September 01, 2020
Missouri’s statewide ‘ShakeOut’ earthquake drill set for Oct. 15
Hundreds of thousands of Missourians expected to participate in ‘Drop, Cover, Hold On’ exercise
August 31, 2020
POST Commission and Department of Public Safety to discuss comments received in public surveys on law enforcement training and discipline in Missouri
Peace Officer Standards and Training Commission will conduct public listening session on Aug. 26 to discuss survey of law enforcement officers; listening sessions on Aug. 31 and Sept. 2 will focus on citizen responses to survey
August 25, 2020
Missouri POST Commission and Department of Public Safety invite public to comment on law enforcement training and discipline in Missouri
Peace Officer Standards and Training Commission will also conduct public listening sessions to discuss comments received from citizens and law enforcement officers
August 18, 2020
Governor Parson Meets with Dr. Deborah Birx, Cabinet Members, State Health Officials, and Community Stakeholders to Discuss COVID-19 in Missouri
August 18, 2020
Governor Parson Meets with K-12 Administrators, Educators Across the State to Discuss School Reopening Plans and State Support
August 04, 2020
President Trump Approves Governor Parson’s Request for Major Disaster Declaration Due to May Severe Storms
July 10, 2020
State Fire Marshal urges caution for those who use consumer fireworks this July 4th, as some public fireworks displays are canceled
Sales at seasonal retailers are legal in Missouri from June 20 to July 10
June 23, 2020
Governor Parson Requests Federal Disaster Declaration for 19 Missouri Counties Due to May Severe Storms
June 17, 2020
Governor Parson Announces Missouri Will Fully Reopen, Enter Phase 2 of Recovery Plan on June 16
June 11, 2020
Missouri Summer Safety Day, June 3, is a reminder of the serious hazards posed by lightning and excessive heat
June 01, 2020
Governor Parson Activates Missouri National Guard to Assist Local Authorities and Protect Citizens from Violence and Property Destruction
May 30, 2020
Governor Parson Extends Phase 1 of “Show Me Strong Recovery” Plan Through June 15
May 28, 2020
Governor Parson Announces Plan to Rapidly Increase COVID-19 Testing Volume in Missouri
May 21, 2020
Governor Parson Announces Launch of New COVID-19 Dashboard
May 20, 2020
Governor Parson Begins Process to Obtain Federal Disaster Assistance for Severe Storms in Missouri on May 3 - 4
Governor Parson Requests Damage Assessments for 19 Missouri Counties
May 14, 2020
Governor Parson Announces Priorities for Expanded Access to Testing
May 13, 2020
Governor Parson Highlights Data Supporting “Show Me Strong Recovery” Plan
May 07, 2020
Governor Parson Orders Capitol Dome Lighted Blue in Honor of Fallen Law Enforcement Officers
May 01, 2020
Governor Parson Highlights “Show Me Strong Recovery” Pillars as Missouri Prepares to Reopen Monday
May 01, 2020
Governor Parson Announces First Phase of “Show Me Strong Recovery” Plan to Begin May 4
April 27, 2020
Governor Parson Signs Executive Order 20-09 Extending State of Emergency in Missouri
April 24, 2020
Governor Parson Announces Deployment of Decontamination System in Missouri to Assist with N95 Mask Shortage
April 22, 2020
Department of Public Safety and vendor resolve KN95 mask issue after vendor refunds state funds
April 20, 2020
Governor Parson Highlights “Show Me Strong” Recovery Plan
April 17, 2020
Governor Parson Extends Statewide “Stay Home Missouri” Order Through May 3, Announces Initial COVID-19 Recovery Plan
April 16, 2020
For National Crime Victims’ Rights Week, Missouri calls attention to need to support victims of crime as state battles COVID-19
Coronavirus may be reducing crime overall, but law enforcement agencies across nation report rise in domestic violence cases, drop in reports of child abuse and neglect
April 16, 2020
Division of Alcohol and Tobacco Control temporarily waives restriction on some ‘to-go’ alcohol sales in Missouri
Move is to assist businesses facing severe challenges accompanying coronavirus pandemic
April 14, 2020
Governor Parson announces State of Missouri is moving forward with first Alternate Care Site in St. Louis region
Florissant Hotel Being Converted to Care for Missourians with Mild COVID-19 Symptoms and Those Recovering after Hospitalization
April 08, 2020
State of Missouri Recruiting Medical Personnel to Boost COVID-19 Response Across State
Health Care Students, Retired Doctors, and Nurses Urged to Consider Joining Missouri Disaster Medical Assistance Team
April 06, 2020
Governor Parson Issues Statewide “Stay Home Missouri” Order to Control, Contain, and Combat COVID-19
April 03, 2020
SEMA adapts Applicant Briefing to online presentation in support of local governments, nonprofits statewide involved in COVID-19 response
Normal in-person presentation about FEMA program rules and application process shift to online video format for local governments and eligible agencies included in federal Public Assistance disaster declaration
April 02, 2020
President Trump Approves Governor Parson’s Request for Major Disaster Declaration to Support Missouri’s Coronavirus Response
March 26, 2020
Governor Parson Requests Federal Major Disaster Declaration for Missouri in Response to COVID-19
March 25, 2020
Governor Parson Signs Executive Order 20-02 Declaring a State of Emergency in Missouri
March 13, 2020
Grant Funding Opportunity for Missouri 911 Centers for Next Generation 911 Equipment Upgrades
Application Deadline is Now April 30, 2020 for Grants Available to Missouri Public Safety Answering Points
March 03, 2020
Homeland Security Grant Funding Opportunity for Missouri Nonprofit Organizations at Risk of Terrorist Attack
Application Deadline is March 20, 2020 for Individual Grants of up to $100,000
March 02, 2020
State fire marshal recommends changing smoke alarm batteries when clocks ‘spring ahead’ on March 8
American Red Cross and many local fire departments provide smoke alarms at no cost, yet 3 of 5 home fire deaths occur in residences without working smoke alarms
February 28, 2020
Severe Weather Preparedness Week and Statewide Tornado Drill help prepare Missourians for severe weather threats
From March 2 to 6 Missourians are encouraged to take action to respond to deadly hazards posed by tornadoes, severe storms, flooding and lightning
February 24, 2020
Missouri Department of Public Safety awards grants to more than 100 law enforcement agencies
Over $700,000 in grants will buy ballistic vests, police radios, light bars, sirens, and other equipment to protect officers and increase public safety
February 06, 2020
State Emergency Management Agency Director Ron Walker to retire after 42 years of service to Missouri
February 05, 2020
Missouri Earthquake Awareness Month emphasizes taking action to reduce risks in New Madrid Seismic Zone
SEMA to host earthquake events to bolster preparedness
January 31, 2020
Missourians urged to put safety first as powerful multi-faceted storm system moves across state
Flooding, severe storms, freezing rain and snow are forecast to threaten parts of Missouri over next 36 hours
January 10, 2020
REMINDER: Nomination deadline is Feb. 29, 2020 for Missouri Public Safety Medals honoring heroic first responders and civilians
New nomination deadline for Medal of Valor, Governor’s Medal and Public Safety Civilian Partnership Award will allow awards to be presented sooner
January 06, 2020