About Missouri EMS Funeral Response Team
The Missouri EMS 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 Funeral Response team can provide the following services to EMS agencies who have suffered an EMS providers serious injury or death: Professional Honor Guard services. Assistance and guidance to your department with the funeral process beginning with death notifications to burial. Assistance with recognizing and filing for Line of Duty Death benefits on the federal, state, and local levels for surviving families. Prompt response from our team with years of experience managing EMS providers funerals.
_________ Operations: Operational members are a part of the logistics and
honor guard procedures. Members are to attend training and the annual
conference. Operational members are ask to travel to visitations and funerals.
Members are ask to purchase a uniform within one year. If a member’s
organization has a class A uniform, the member does not need to purchase the
funeral team uniform. It is requested that the members have a hat that matches
the funeral teams. Members are asked to participate in fundraising at their
regional level as well as the state fundraisers.
________ Support; Support team members are support. Support team members,
when possible, are asked to respond to visitations and funerals to assist families
and assist the team in logistics and other areas as needed. Support team
members do not have to purchase a class A uniform. But are asked to purchase a
team polo. Support team members do not have to attend training, as they do not
take part in honor guard procedures. It Is highly recommended support team
members attend training and the annual conference, so members understand
what procedures are going on. Support team members are vital in fundraising for
the team as well.