HomeLegislative ReportsMembers OnlyCertified Board Training2019 Conference
From The President
How To Join MAFPD
FPD Member Application
Associate Member Application
Fire District Information
FAQs about FPDs
How to Form a Fire District
Job Opportunities

Mailing address:
c/o Onda Viefhaus
4849 Highway 109
PO Box 97
Eureka, MO 63025
Phone: 636-549-0528 Email: info@mafpd.org

Click here to register!

Equipment Donation Request

Click here for information on the
Fire Fighters Historical Preservation Foundation of Missouri
The Museum Project

Thank you for visiting our website. As an up-to-date association, we want to give you the opportunity to stay in touch with issues relating to fire protection districts in the state of Missouri. A new content management system will enable us to always keep you up to date.

In the meantime you can reach us at 636-549-0528.  We are looking forward to hearing from you. You can also contact us at our e-mail address:  info@mafpd.org

If you are not familiar with the Missouri Association of Fire Protection Districts and your first contact with us is online: We would be pleased to hear from you! Please let us know what your needs and questions are, we will be more than happy to help.

The Missouri Association of Fire Protection Districts (MAFPD) was born of necessity to meet the unique needs of fire protection districts in the State of Missouri. The organization came into being on February 11, 1990 when a group of 35 individuals representing 26 separate fire districts met at the University of Missouri-Columbia Law School with one goal inmind--forming a professional organization to represent the needs of Missouri’s fire protection districts. From the beginning, the MAFPD was to be different. Many organizations then--and still--exist to serve the general needs of Missouri’s emergency services agencies, but no organizations specifically worked to help fire districts cope with their special problems as political subdivisions of the State of Missouri. No one was offering help on dealing with rural water supply districts, municipal annexation gobbling up prime sections of fire districts, alternative funding for fire districts, updates on state and federal regulations, group purchasing and training for newly electedboard members. More importantly, Missouri’s fire districts did not have a unified and strong voice in the state legislative process.Those 35 individuals meeting in Columbia saw the need. Now the question that faced them was--do we want an impact organization that can bring about change and service its membership or do we want a social group that is lots of fun but gets nothing accomplished? The answer was unanimous--we want something worthwhile!  Thus was created the MAFPD, a professional organization that provides for participation not only by chiefs and district managers, but elected board members and fire district attorneys, as well. Previously, no professional organization existed for fire district board members. Now, those citizens who have taken on the responsibility of overseeing districts in their communities have a foward-thinking organization for networking and legislative action.

Don't forget!  Submit Your Annual Fire Department Registration

State law RSMo. 320.271 became effective August 28, 2007, changing the date annual fire department registrations are to be filed with the State Fire Marshal's Office.  All fire protection districts, fire departments and all volunteer fire protection associations shall file such registration within sixty days after January 1, 2008, and ANNUALLY THEREAFTER, on a form provided by the state fire marshal.

For further information visit MO Division of Fire Safety at:  www.dfs.dps.mo.gov

MAFPD Legal Counsel

Joy McMillen
Lewis Rice LLC
600 Washington Ave., Suite 2500
St. Louis, MO 63101

Ms. Joy McMillen

If you are a  member of the Missouri Association of Fire Protection Districts and have questions for our retained attorney.  Please login to the "Members  Only" section.  Under MAFPD Attorney  Info. you will find further contact information for Joy McMillen. 

Thank you.