Tom Yates, Executive Director: (660) 670-1469
George "Greg" Wright, State Commander: (660) 415-7990
Ed Angle Deputy State Commander; (660) 822-6151
Bill Breshears Deputy State Commander; (417) 207-3623
The Missouri EMS Funeral Response Team is looking for First Responders, EMT's and Paramedics to become a part of our team all over the state!
If you would like to be a part of honoring our EMS brothers and sisters in these regions, in any of our 9 regions, click on the "Join the Team" above or for more information e-mail George @ firstname.lastname@example.org.
SPECIAL REQUEST--LOOKING FOR MEMBERS TO BE A PART OF REGION 1, NORTHWEST MISSOURI & REGION 7 SOUTH CENTRAL MISSOURI
The mission of the Missouri EMS Funeral Response Team is to provide profession funeral support and services to agencies and survivors of Missouri EMS Providers who have given their life in the line of duty, have died while still actively serving, or have served as a EMS provider or administrator.
Starting out in late 2009, the Missouri EMS Funeral Response Team has grown to over 90 members strong all over the state of Missouri. They are a dedicated group of EMS individuals that volunteers to respond to your department when requested. We are pre-hospital medical providers who are serving, have retired, or volunteer right here in Missouri. Our goal is that every pre-hospital provider who gives the ultimate sacrifice receives the honors that they deserve. Our goal is also to be there to honor those that pass away either Non-LODD or you wish to honor those that have retired and have now past away.
We provide professional honor guard services and logistics. These can include visitation and funeral procedures. or pre-planning & guidance for either Line of Duty Deaths, Non-LODD, or you wish to honor a retiree that has passed away. Our goal is to represent all members of the EMS profession with honor, dignity, consistency and respect. Additionally, we strive to provide compassion, support, and assistance to the families, colleagues, and departments of fallen EMS personnel. See more by clicking on the funeral team guidelines on the left side of the home page.
As of December 1, 2022, the team has responded to 197 request out of 200. The team has been requested to respond, and have been able to do so, to Iowa, Illinois, Kansas, & Arkansas. The team has been a part of the National EMS Weekend of Honor in Colorado and Virginia nearly every year since 2011. The team is also proud to be a part of the Supporting Heroes Gala weekend in Kentucky. All EMS providers deserve to be honored for their services, and the team will do their best if ask to respond outside of Missouri.
The team never charges a family or organization for responding. The team operates on fundraisers, donations, and sponsorships. For more information about the team, uniforms and more, contact the Executive Director or the state commander at the phone numbers above.
The Missouri EMS Funeral Response Team can provide the following services:
1. Professional honor guard and logistic support services-Trained to the National Honor Guard Academy standards
2. Logistic assistance and guidance to departments with the funeral process from death notification through burial.
3. Assistance recognizing and filing for LODD benefits on the federal, state, and local levels for surviving families.
4. Creating SOG's for departments for LODD, Non-LODD, and retiree's events
Dates available to hold this program at your location
Losing One of Our Own--Preparing to Honor our Public Safety Family
No single event is more devastating to an organization and their leaders than a Line of Duty death. And it’s better to develop policies when it is not emotional – It will provide guidance when it is emotional”.
Do you know the difference--Line of Duty versus On Duty?
What honors are out there for you and to what level?
COVID-What do we need to prepare for the future?
Who gets PSOB Benefits, how and are my people covered?
This program provides basic information on assisting organization in preparing their organization if they have a member pass away, whether it is a Line of Duty, Non-Line of Duty, or they wish to honor a retiree. It will provide information so organizations can develop a policy / guideline and have it in place, so that "Emotions" do not take over.
This program, approximately 2 hours in length, is for board members, administrators, supervisors, and anyone that might be involved in preparing their organization before something happens. And to understand what honors are available. The Missouri Bureau of EMS has approved this program for CEU’s in elective under preparation. This program is provided Free of Charge.
For more information or to set up this program in your area contact George Wright @ (660) 415-7990 Or e-mail George @ email@example.com
Title: Are you Prepared? Introduction to LODD and PSOB
This 6 hour Free program shares information on how to prepare your organization if you would lose a member of your organization in the line of duty. And do not let the word "Introduction" fool you. We dive into myths and other items that most individuals do not know. The program shares information on what is a "Line of Duty" and what is not. Information in the program will help you set policies for your organizations. Plus it also cover Public Safety Officers Benefits and you is covered and who is not.
Would you like a class set in your area?
For more information contact George Wright @ (660) 415-7990 or Brian Zinanni @ (314) 973-0685
EMS FUNERAL TEAM CHALLANGE COINS FUNDRAISER
GO TO THE STORE TO SEE HOW YOU CAN GET ONE OF ONLY 300 COINS SOLD AND HAVE IT SHIPPED RIGHT TO YOU
Statewide Annual EMS Funeral Team Raffle
The 2023 Annual Raffle starts April 1 2023!
Grand prize-Omaha Steaks other prizes include Bass Pro, Menards, and cash
The drawing will be help at the Missouri EMS & Fire Funeral Team Conference on October 14, 2023 in Lake Ozark Missouri.
4 Prizes to be had
Tickets are $5/each, 3/$10 or 10/$20
2023 11TH ANNUAL FUNERAL TEAM WEEKEND
"From First Call to Last Call-Behind the scenes of a visitation and funeral"
Date: October 13-15, 2023
Location: Inn at Grand Glaize, Lake Ozark Missouri
Registration starts April 1 Open till October 5, 2022
Pre-conference Corn Hole get together Friday night 7pm $10 per team Saturday 8am-4pm, Sunday 8-12 noon
Banquet Saturday night honoring those that have given the ultimate sacrifice and to honor those that served and has since past away.
Special guest speaker, TBA
Details: This event is open to the public, public safety honor guards and funeral team members
WISH TO BE A SPONSOR FOR THIS EVENT? CLICK ON THE STORE AND SELECT A SPONSORSHIP. LEVEL STARTING AT JUST $100
FOR MORE INFORMATION OR TO REGISTER: Contact George at firstname.lastname@example.org