The Joplin Professional
Firefighters Local 59 started the Joplin Area Firefighters
Christmas for Kids program more than 32 years ago to help buy toys for our
Military veterans and active duty personnel’s kids in the Joplin area. The program is done under the Charitable Foundation and in conjunction with the
City of Joplin Fire Department, Webb City Fire Department, Carl Junction Fire
Protection District, Duenweg Fire Protection District and Redings Mill Fire
Protection District, Oronogo Fire Department and the Carterville Fire
The program has been a great
success due to the generous donations of the community. We have been able to help 1,000’s of underprivileged
kids in the Joplin area have a brighter Christmas each year. We have expanded the program to include:
Joplin Area Firefighters Disaster
Fund for Kids - Assistance to kids affected by fire, flood, tornados and any
other natural disaster. We provide toys
and basic necessities after these events.
Many of the local fire departments are on scene and will notify us to
help families/kids recover faster.
Operation Warm/Coats for Kids -
Assistance to kids that need a warm coat for the winter. All coats purchased are made in the USA and brand
All proceeds will go to the Joplin Professional Firefighters Charitable Foundation
Fireman’s Ball Sponsorship
2018 Twin Hills Country Club 5pm
Individual Tickets $75 ea
Chief Level $5000 (8 Tickets
one table) Primary Event Sponsor
Asst. Chief Level $2500 (4
Tickets 1/2 table) Entertainment sponsor
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Fire fighting is a science and having the right number of people respond when you call 911 shouldn’t be based on guesswork, politicians’ opinions or budget number crunchers. Watch and learn what the science has to say about keeping you and your family safe.
Nothing else gives our elected officials a taste of the fire service like experiencing the Joplin Fire Ops 101. This day will show them the smoke, the sweat, the adrenaline rush and the physical stress and strain our fire fighters face on a daily basis, all while exposing them to the complex issues of the fire service, like staffing, adequate equipment, and presumptive health. Spending a hands-on day as a first responder is one of the most effective ways for our elected officials and our local media to learn about our job.
You can make a difference in the lives of children by supporting the Joplin Professional Firefighters "Operation Warm" program.
Children will be able to go to school on cold winter days. They will feel special in their very own brand new coat...maybe their first new coat ever. And with our American-Made coats, you'll be supporting American jobs too.
Without this program, many local children will be left out in the cold. With your support, many will be happy and warm. Please help a child in need!
Your Joplin Firefighters work hard to protect you and your property 24 hours a day since 1882. We know how important you and your property is, that is why we serve you with honor and pride. We want you to be proud of the service we provide for you, you are who we work for, you decide on the tools we have to accomplish the job, you decide where your fire stations are to be located, and many other important issues, for that we Thank You!
Did you know how dangerous our job is?
Unique to the firefighter is his work environment. The dangers at a fire scene are obvious: fire, smoke, building collapse, explosions, and so forth. Firefighters can see and study these dangers and, thus, prepare for them. However, there is a big unseen danger—cancer.
Today’s fires involve plastics, which are in everything—carpeting, furniture, TVs, appliances, combs, bottles, and even pipes and other building materials. When plastics burn, they typically produce much more smoke and heat than comparable wood products. Plastic smoke is also more deadly and may include carbon monoxide, formaldehyde, nitrogen oxides, ammonia, phenol, benzene, hydrogen chloride, hydrochloric acid, methane, and even hydrogen cyanide. If breathed in large enough doses, these gases can lead to immediate death and even in the smallest of doses can lead to cancer.
Some important facts about the unknown risks we face.
Firefighters are more likely to have:
•Brain cancer: 3.5 times more likely in firefighters
•Leukemia/lymphoma: three times more likely.
•Non-Hodgkin’s lymphoma: two times more likely.
•Multiple myeloma: 2.25 times more likely; after 30 years, 10 times.
•Bladder cancer: three times more likely.
•Kidney cancer: four times more likely.
•Prostate cancer: two times more likely.
•Testicular cancer: 2.5 times more likely.
•Colorectal cancer (large intestine): two times more likely.
•Liver cancer: two times more likely.
•Skin cancer: two times more likely.
Support your Local Firefighters and Cancer Awareness in our community.
All Joplin members and retirees are invited to register for an account with the IAFF Local 2618. From here, you will get access to schedules, trades, online voting access, and much more. Keep up to date with your Local.