Missouri Fire Service Funeral Assistance Team

As the city of Marshfield works to cope with the death of a firefighter, a state organization has stepped in to offer assistance to the department and family of Lt. Matthew Blankenship. KSMU’s Scott Harvey has more.

When a line of duty death occurs, the agency sustaining the loss has the option to request support from the Missouri Fire Service Funeral Assistance Team, which has five response teams statewide.

Bryan Zinanni is the organization’s state coordinator.