Empowering Our Members By Affecting Public Policy Through Political Action, Community Service, Research and Education
The Missouri State Council of Fire Fighters was chartered by our parent organization, the International Association of Fire Fighters, as the exclusive statewide Fire Fighter Organization in Missouri on September 15, 1943 . Our presence in the halls of the State Capitol in Jefferson City has been very effective, and as a result, we have guided through to passage over 230 pieces of legislation beneficial to our affiliates.
Our membership totals over 6000 employees and retirees throughout Missouri and we are the exclusive legislative voice representing this group of united and courageous Brothers and Sisters of the Fire, Prosecuting Attorney, and EMS Service.. Some of the major legislative gains the Council has worked on include: · The Heart and Lung Bill, · The Fire Department Anti-Privatization Act, · The Quarter Cent Sales Tax for fire districts and fire departments, · The Infectious Disease Testing Act, · The addition of cancer into the workers compensation statutes for paid firefighters · The passage of firefighter collective bargaining legislation o (which was vetoed by then Governor Ashcroft in 1990). · The passage of protective clothing standards · The passage of DROP plan pension language · The passage of pension protections for all departments.
Whenever an affiliate has a problem that requires legislative remedy, the Council is always on the job in Jefferson City to serve our membership and bring relief to that local. In addition to legislative work, the Council is there to service locals in contract negotiations and whatever problems may arise in the course of doing union business. We work hand in hand with the International Association of Fire Fighters to assure that quality service is provided to our membership.
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