FOOLS of OZ
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About the FOOLS

The Fraternal Order of Leatherheads Society is an organization that was started in 1995 by a group of Central Florida Firemen. This group, known today as the Founding Fools, had a passion for not only the camaraderie and brotherhood that is forged between firefighters, but the rich tradition and heritage of the Fire Service. Since 1995, this brotherhood has grown to over seven thousand strong. There are chapters all over the world, with new chapters starting every year.

The FOOLS believe in providing real fire training for real firefighters. We believe that it is our duty to be as well trained as we possibly can. This can only keep us, and our brothers and sisters safe on the fire ground. We owe it to ourselves, our families, and to the citizens we protect. We believe in pride: In our profession, in our departments, in our stations, in our apparatus, and in ourselves.

The Wichita Metro Area Chapter of the FOOLS (known as the FOOLS of OZ) stands in unity with the other chapters throughout the world in these core virtues. We are seeking to meet with volunteer, combination, and career departments to spread the word - TRAIN!

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Membership

Board Members

Keith Niemann - President
Chad Cox - Vice President
Michael Crosby - Treasurer
Mark Misek - Trustee
Dave Hersh - Trustee

Members

Current members list...

Joining the FOOLS

Information on joining, link to application.

Available Training

In Remembrance

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Urban Eck

1/2/2010 - Suffered a heart attack after battling a two-alarm apartment fire.
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Adrian D. Montgomery

2/9/1979 - Lost his life fighting a house fire after becoming trapped.
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George Tompkins

3/30/1887 - Lost his life after being killed while responding to a house fire.
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Gail F. Braden

4/6/1944 - Was shot and killed while performing a building inspection.
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Charles A. Messer

4/25/1925 - Lost his life after being burned during the Golden Rule Refinery fire.
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Tom Sladek

4/27/1927 - Perished after falling from an engine while responding to a fire.
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Gary L. Barrow

6/2/1965 - Was killed by an explosion at the Red Bud Supermarket fire.
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Gerald Lloyd

6/13/1973 - Perished after his apparatus rolled over responding to a fire.
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Todd D. Colton

9/6/1990 - Died after suffering heat stroke fighting a brush fire.
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Bryon Johnson

9/24/2007 - Was killed after coming into contact with a downed powerline.
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W.C. McFall

9/27/1911 - Was killed by a wall collapse while fighting a building fire.
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Donald H. Kersting

11/15/2004 - Suffered a heart attack performing administrative work.
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Keith Fulton

11/18/1943 - Was killed after being electrocuted at a building fire.
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Clint Grovsener

11/18/1943 - Was killed after being electrocuted at a building fire.
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Jimmy L. Austin

11/21/1968 - Was killed by a collapse while fighting the Yingling Chevrolet fire.
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Tom A. McGaughey

11/21/1968 - Was killed by a collapse while fighting the Yingling Chevrolet fire.
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Dale J. Mishler

11/21/1968 - Was killed by a collapse while fighting the Yingling Chevrolet fire.
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Merle O. Wells

11/21/1968 - Was killed by a collapse while fighting the Yingling Chevrolet fire.
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Claud C. Killingsworth

12/31/1988 - Lost his life after becoming trapped during a house fire.

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