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Phil Sayer Memorial Scholarship Fund

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Philip Sayer, founder of the Galt Fire Department, later to be renamed the Galt Fire Protection District, dedicated his time and resources for the improvement of funding and training for volunteer fire departments nationwide. During his fire service career, he was the FFAM and Missouriís representative to the National Volunteer Fire Council. He also served as a member of the Executive Board of the NVFC. While on the NVFC board, he sat on numerous committees that shaped the standards that are used to evaluate fire department and officer requirements. He was instrumental in the Fire ACT grants and keeping them funded when efforts arose to cut them. He also served as FFAMís Legislative Committee Chairman and in 1995 was credited with helping to pass a state law which created the Fire Education Commission. Phil chaired the Commission until he passed away on December 14, 2007.


The Scholarship

This Scholarship provides Missouri volunteer fire fighters and volunteer fire officers the opportunity to further their skills and education to attend Summer Fire School in Jefferson City.

We are sorry to announce that the Phil Sayer Memorial Scholarship will NOT be taking applications or providing tuition for the 2017 Summer Fire School. It is our hope that the scholarship will be available in the future.


If you would like to donate money to the Phil Sayer Memorial Scholarship Fund please contact the Missouri Department of Public Safety

Donations may be sent to:
Sherry Hoelscher - Phil Sayer Scholarship
c/o Missouri Division of Fire Safety
PO Box 844
Jefferson City, MO 65102

9th Annual 5K Benefit Run/Walk


Saturday, June 10, 2017, 6:00 p.m.

Registration Form


Start Time

6:00 p.m., Saturday, June 10, 2017


Greenway Bike Trail, West Dunklin Street Entrance, near Missouri Blvd, Jefferson City, MO



All entrants received before May 10, will receive a commemorative short sleeve t-shirt. Awards will be given to the top three overall male/female finishers. For anyone who prefers not to participate, a t-shirt is available with a $25 donation, in this case please fill out the application and note t-shirt only.


$25 if your entry fee is postmarked by May 28, 2017.
$30 if your entry fee is postmarked after May 28, 2017.

Make checks payable to: MU FRTI 5K.


Registration Form


Please mail your entry fee and registration form to:

Phil Sayer 5K
MU Fire and Rescue Training Institute
1110 South College Avenue, Room 232
Columbia, MO 65211-3410

Phone: 1-800-869-3476
Fax: 573-882-0678

Run Packets

Run Packets may be picked up at the starting point.
On June 10, 2017, from 5:15 p.m. to 5:55 p.m.

Starting Point:
Greenway Bike Trail
West Dunklin Street Entrance, near Missouri Blvd.,
Jefferson City, MO

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