The Mission

The Muddy River FOOLS is a brotherhood of firefighters from Illinois and Missouri founded in 2006 by a group of Alton firemen. We believe in Pride: In our departments, in our stations, in our apparatus, and pride in ourselves. We believe in Training: To make ourselves and our brothers better firefighters every day of our careers. It is us who will uphold the rich heritage and traditions that have been passed on, and see that they never fail.

WE FURTHER DEFINE OUR CALLING BY ADOPTING THE MISSION STATEMENT OF THE FOOLS INTERNATIONAL.

The F.O.O.L.S. exemplify the true meaning of the Brotherhood by providing training opportunities to Brother and Sister firefighters worldwide. We organize benefits to assist not only a firefighter and their families in need, but our communities as well. The F.O.O.L.S. exist to strengthen the brotherhood of our chosen profession and fuel the flame of passion we have for our calling..



Becoming A Member

“Candidates who are eligible to become a member of the Muddy River FOOLS shall need to be sponsored by a current member of the Muddy River FOOLS who is an Active Member in Good Standing. Feel free to contact any member of the Muddy River FOOLS or email us at muddy_river_fools@yahoo.com for information on becoming a FOOL.”



Our Bi-Laws



F.O.O.L.S. Acronymns

  • FTM-PTB - For The Men - Protect The Brothers
  • EGH - Everybody Goes Home
  • RFB - Remember Fallen Brothers
  • KTF - Keep The Faith
  • DTRT - Do The Right Thing