Division of Fire Safety News Release
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
April 04, 2017
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