There were over 80 attendees at the Fire Marshals Association of Missouri Annual Conference held at Tan-Tar-A Resort & Conference Center at the Lake of the Ozarks July 25 – 27, 2016. Classes included the International Existing Building Code and Fire Code presented by Jeff Hugo from NFSA, NFPA’s Remembering When Fire and Fall Prevention Program for Older Adults, Jason Webb’s NFPA 25/72 class on coordinating ITM and Art Black’s NFPA 72 Updates.
By-Laws changes were enacted including a re-alignment of regions and allowing electronic Board Meetings. New officers were elected. Jeff DeLapp is the Vice-President. Robert Romesberg is North Director. Josiah Brant is South Director. Keith Payne is the Kansas City Metro Director. Mark Morrison is the St. Louis Metro Director and Jim Ludden is the Springfiels/Branson Metro Director.
NFSA Missouri State Coordinator Randy Cole presented Retired Creve Coeur Fire Marshal Art Oesteriech with the Ed Vineyard Award for his service and dedication to Fire Safety. The Branson Fire Department received the Ed Vineyard Department Award.
Next years conference is scheduled for July 10 – 12, 2017 at Tan-Tar-A.