April 04, 2017

Advisory: Fire Fighters Day at State Capitol calls attention to importance of fire service in keeping Missourians safe

On Wednesday, April 5, first responders from across the state will be in Jefferson City for Missouri’s annual Fire Fighters Day, which recognizes the importance of the fire service in keeping Missourians safe.

Missouri’s fire service includes more than 24,000 career and volunteer responders working across more than 850 departments. Members of Missouri’s fire service not only respond to fires and medical emergencies, but also play key roles in other emergencies, including complex technical rescues, hazardous materials incidents, natural disasters and homeland security special details. Fire fighters also perform many other critical tasks, including fire safety inspections and working to educate the public about fire safety and prevention.

Wednesday, April 5

WHAT:           Ceremony honoring Missouri fire fighters for contributions to public safety

WHO:             Gov. Eric Greitens

                        Department of Public Safety Director Drew Juden

                        Acting State Fire Marshal Tim Bean

                        Fire Fighters Association of Missouri President Ken Hoover 

                        Representative Shawn Rhoads

                        Firefighters from across Missouri             

WHERE:         Missouri State Capitol Rotunda

WHEN:           9:30 a.m. Wednesday, April 5