About Us

The Missouri Emergency Medical Services Line of Duty Death Funeral Response Team is a trained and dedicated Corps of EMS Volunteers that will respond to your department when requested. We are First Responders, EMT's and Paramedics that work and volunteer right here in Missouri. Our goal is that every EMS/Pre-hospital provider that pays the ultimate price receives the honors they deserve during the funeral process.

We provide Honor Guard services and we specialize in assistance with serious injury events and funeral procedures including planning for both Line of Duty and non Line of Duty deaths. It is our mission to represent all members of the EMS profession with honor, dignity, and respect. Additionally, we will also strive to provide compassion, support, and assistance to the families and colleagues of fallen EMS personnel and their departments.

The Missouri EMS LODD Funeral Response team can provide the following services to EMS agencies who have suffered an EMS providers serious injury or death:

  1. Professional Honor Guard services.
  2. Assistance and guidance to your department with the funeral process beginning with death notifications to burial.
  3. Assistance with recognizing and filing for Line of Duty Death benefits on the federal, state, and local levels for surviving families.
  4. Prompt response from our team with years of experience managing EMS providers funerals.

 

For more information or to activate the Missouri EMS Funeral Response Team please call

1 (800) 274-6914 

Executive Director Tom Yates - (660) 670-1469

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

 

Mo. Public Safety Weekend

The Missouri Public Safety Weekend will be held the weekend of October 21-23, 2016.  It will be held at the Lodge of Four Seasons in Osage Beach Mo. We will also be welcoming the expansion of Supporting Heroes to Missouri.

As you know everyday in Missouri and around the country public safety individuals put their lives on the line. They do so to serve and protect, save lives, and to save property.  This weekend we will celebrate and honor the lives and service of those in Missouri public safety that have given the ultimate sacrifice.

Friday we will be holding training starting at 8:30 am and run to about 4:30pm.  This program will be free to anyone that wishes to attend. The training will be on PSOB benefits for our public safety families and to introduce the expansion of Supporting Heroes to Missouri.

Saturday afternoon starting at 3pm. A gift shop from Supporting Heroes will open. The silent auction will start also at 3pm and that will run till 6pm. 

Saturday evening starts at 4pm with a reception and cash bar, gift shop, and silent auction will be held at the Lodge.  Seating for the Gala/Banquet will start at 5:30pm with the banquet starting at 6pm. Our key note speaker is Mrs. Rose Mary McCormick from Staten island NY. Mrs McCormick is the mother of EMT Timothy McCormick from Indianapolis EMS. Tim gave the ultimate sacrifice in February, 2013.

Sunday morning the EMS Funeral team will be holding a breakfast from 8am-8:30am and they will have a program where they will award their region of the year, member of the year, along with a possible survivor to be there to speak.

Come join us for this very special weekend and we welcome Supporting Heroes to Missouri and we honor our Missouri Public safety individuals that gave the ultimate sacrifice.

Want to help sponsor this event? Go to our online store and help sponsor this event. Sponsorships start at just $25.

For more information you can contact George Wright, state commander @ 660-415-7990 or e-mail @ gwright000@gmail.com
 

Links
Missouri Law Enforcement Funeral Assistance Team
Brief video of what Backstoppers can do for families of the fallen.
Missouri Fire Funeral Assistance Team