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Missouri Firefighter Funeral Assistance Team

Funeral Team

The Missouri Fire Service Funeral Assistance Team is a resource team that makes themselves available to departments who have been stricken with a loss. Team members are trained in many aspects. One of the main focuses our group takes is in relationship to a Line Of Duty loss.

In the case of a LODD, there are many necessary notifications on a Federal and State level that are required to be made. Team members are trained to assist departments with the proper notifications as well as the Federal paperwork process that will follow in the weeks and months to come.

Several team members serve as coordinators to the National Fallen Firefighters Foundation and the Bureau of Justice, and have received additional training on proper procedures and filing of federal benefit paperwork. This relationship facilitates ongoing training necessary to be proficient when dealing with Line Of Duty Deaths, and allows for a prompt response to agencies suffering a loss.

To Activate The Team For A Prompt or Immediate Response, call 1-888-4911HELP. Your call will be answered 24 hours a day by a dispatch agency who will page the response team members. Just tell the dispatcher you are requesting the Funeral Assistance Team to be paged. They will ask a few general questions, and promptly page team members with the nature of your request.

To contact us for non-urgent or routine items, please email, or call 314-973-0685.