To request activation of the

Missouri EMS Funeral Response Team

please call 1-800-274-6914


For information please contact:

Tom Yates, Executive Director: (660) 670-1469

George "Greg" Wright, State Commander:  (660) 415-7990


The Missouri EMS Funeral Response Team is looking for First Responders, EMT's and Paramedics to become a part of our team!

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.

Our Mission


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. 



About Us

The Missouri EMS Funeral Response Team is a trained and dedicated corps of EMS volunteers who will respond to you department when requested. We are pre-hospital medical providers who volunteer right here in Missouri. Our goal is that every pre-hospital provider who gives the ultimate sacrifice receives final honors and last rights. 

We provide professional honor guard services and specialize in assistance of serious injury events. These can include funeral procedures post-event, or pre-planning  and SOG guidance for either Line of Duty Deaths, or Non-LODD. Our goal is to represent all members of the EMS profession with honor, dignity, and respect. Additionally, we strive to provide compassion, support, and assistance to the families, colleagues, and departments of fallen EMS personnel. 


The Missouri EMS Funeral Response Team can provide the following services:

1. Professional honor guard services

2. Assistance/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 and non-LODD events




Upcoming Events


Program; Losing One of Our Own, Preparing to Honor the EMS Provider

Monday May 5, 2022  Rock Township Ambulance District  10am

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 @




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



Statewide Annual EMS Funeral Team Raffle

 The 2022 Annual Raffle starts April 1 2022!

The drawing will be help at the Missouri EMS & Fire Funeral Team Conference on October 15, 2022 in Lake Ozark Missouri. 

5 Prizes to be had

Tickets are $5/each, or $20/6 tickets

GRAND PRIZE $1000 Bass Pro Gift Card

Other prizes include Amazon, Kohls, Omaha Steak gift cards and more







August 27, 2022 

La Plata Golf Course, La Plata Mo 

9am shoot gun start

For more information contact David Bryant@

To be a sponsor of the event go to the store and pick your sponsorship. Sponsorships start at $25



Date: October 14-16, 2022

Location: Camden on the Lake, Lake Ozark Missouri

Registration starts April 1, 2022

Pre-conference Friday night 7pm 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 all including public safety honor guards and funeral team members



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