Updated April 2013
NON-PROFIT OR PRIVATE ORGANIZATIONS
Backstoppers (The Policemen and Firemen Fund of St. Louis, Inc.)
10411 Clayton Road, Suite A5
St. Louis, MO 63131
Phone: (314) 692-0200
Fax: (314) 692-0204
Within hours of the death of a police officer, firefighter, publicly funded paramedic or EMT, his or her family receives a check for $5,000 with assurance for additional help.
As funding permits, the organization assumes financial obligations (i.e. mortgage payments, automobile payments, credit card debt, taxes, insurance, etc.).
Health and dental insurance provided, if needed.
Elementary and secondary educational assistance for grades K-12 (per child: $2,000 per year for public education; $4,000 per year for private education).
College and vocational tuition assistance to spouse and survivors.
$1,000 payment to spouse at Christmas.
$1,000 US savings bonds to surviving children at Christmas time and on their birthday up to age 21.
Miscellaneous assistance as approved by the board of directors (i.e. Home repairs, unusual medical expenses, etc.).
Shield 24-7 (Mid-Missouri Law Enforcement, Firefighter & EMS Association, Inc.)
2291 Highway V
Rosebud, MO 63901
Phone: (573) 437-3248
Non-profit organization of individuals and business leaders who provide support to families of emergency service personnel after a line-of-duty death. Within 24 hours following a death, the family receives a financial contribution from Shield 24-7 and a representative is assigned as a mentor. Usually within 2-3 weeks, the organization will meet with the family to discuss the family’s financial situation.
Shield 24-7 has a presence in the following counties: Camden, Clark, Crawford, Franklin, Gasconade, Knox, Lewis, Macon, Maries, Miller, Osage, Perry, St. Francois, and St. Genevieve. It is working to expand statewide.
Disclaimer: The material contained in the National Fallen Firefighters Foundation Survivor Benefits website is not the result of legal research, but rather is based on a scan of public documents. We have made every effort to be accurate and timely, but errors may exist. The material on this website is advisory only and should not be cited as evidence or proof that a benefit exists or that our facts are accurate. Always consult the decedent’s fire department for benefits assistance, or a benefits’ attorney. If, in the course of your own research, you see errors of fact, or new benefit information, please pass this information along to the National Fallen Firefighters Foundation.