Lee's Summit Tribune

Home
CATEGORIES
Welcome
News
Community
Health
Downtown Lee's Summit
R-7 School News
Greenwood,MO
Lake Lotawana, MO
Women in Business
Contact Us
Obituaries
Opinion
Sports
Mavericks
Scouting News
VFW News
Lee's Summit City Updates
Council Minutes
Charter Review 2016-17
Police Blotter
Election-Legals
Classifieds

Welcome to the new home of Lee's Summit Tribune. We are dedicated to providing you the most current and accurate news and events in Lee's Summit
Home » News » Missouri Firefighters ‘whose sacrifices keep...

Missouri Firefighters ‘whose sacrifices keep our families safe’ Meet with McCaskill

Missouri Firefighters ‘whose sacrifices keep our families safe’ Meet with McCaskill

March 8, 2017 

Senator, who spoke to International Association of Firefighters conference this week, meets with Missouri firefighters to discuss public safety, funding challenges

Missouri’s State Council of Firefighters today met with U.S. Senator Claire McCaskill to discuss their commitment to public safety and the funding challenges they face. McCaskill yesterday addressed the International Association of Firefighters, of which the Missouri group is a member.

“There’s truly no better friend to have than a firefighter,” said McCaskill, a former Kansas City arson prosecutor. “That’s not just because they can rescue you from a burning building, but because they’re the folks whose sacrifices make our communities great and keep our families safe. So we’ve got to do our part to make sure their government’s priorities reflect the lifesaving value firefighters provide in every city and town across Missouri.” 

As a young Jackson County prosecutor, McCaskill was tasked with prosecuting arson cases in the city, and spoke to today’s group about her experience learning the ropes from Kansas City Local 42.

McCaskill also discussed the importance of renewing all of the Assistance to Firefighters Grants grant programs, including the Staffing for Adequate Fire & Emergency Response Grants, or SAFER grants, and FIRE grants, to assist local fire departments with staffing and training resources, and ensure communities have adequate protection from fire hazards.


McCaskill is a longtime supporter of grant funding for local law enforcement in Missouri through the Justice Department’s Edward Byrne Memorial Justice Assistance Grant Program, which allows state and local governments to support a broad range of activities to prevent and control crime.


Aiming to help Missouri families of fallen public safety officers, McCaskill has also urged an expedited process for families facing backlogged claim benefits awaiting resolution of their Public Safety Officer Benefits claims.


Bookmark and Share

Leave a reply

*Your name:
*Your email: (email won't be published)
Your website: (optional)
*Comment:
*CAPTCHA: CAPTCHA

Other Recent Articles from the News Category:

SEARCH

PAST WEEK'S TOP 5
Page Views: 4,460
Lee’s Summit Resident Receives Kindest Kansas Citian Award
Page Views: 2,617
Man charged in I-70 crash previously sued City of Lee's Summit
Page Views: 1,959
Auditor Galloway raises concerns with unaccountable taxing districts in city of Harrisonville
Page Views: 1,158
Fringe Beerworks, A Unique Experience in Lee's Summit's Historic Downtown
Page Views: 772
Orchestra Members to Perform at Carnegie Hall
CITY LINKS
City of Lee's Summit
LS R7
LS Economic Dev Council
LS Tourism
LS Chamber
LS Parks & Rec

SCHOOL LINKS
LSCCS
RANDOM PICK
History of the Liberty Belle B-17 Coming to Kansas City May 21 and 22
History of the Liberty Belle B-17 Coming to Kansas City May 21 and 22
Home  | 
Copyright © 2009 Lee's Summit Tribune
Developed by Gaxio