Amusement Ride Safety Board

P. O. Box 844
Jefferson City, MO 65102

Phone: (573)-751-2930
Phone 2: (800)-877-5688
Fax: (573)-751-5399

Email: firesafe@dfs.dps.mo.gov
Website: http://www.dfs.dps.mo.gov/programs/amusement/

Director: Grey Carrell

Details on Board or Commission

Authority: RSMo 316.204

Department: Public Safety

Mission: The Missouri Amusement Ride Safety Board works to ensure that amusement rides throughout Missouri are properly inspected and safely operated.

Function: The Missouri Amusement Ride Safety Board reviews and approves the operation of amusement rides in Missouri to make certain that amusement rides are safe and working properly before being used by the public.

SubCommittees: Designated as needed

Details on Meetings

Number of meetings: Three

Location of meetings: Division of Fire Safety-205 Jefferson Street – 13th Floor, Jefferson City, MO

Duration of meetings: Average two hours

Preparation time for meetings: N/A

Total time commitment: Approximately four to five hours per meeting, including time to travel, prepare and meet.

Details on Members

Total members: 9

Appointed members: 8

Term length: 5 years

Compensation: None

Member Requirements: Three members represent small amusement ride businesses that operate in Missouri, three members represent Missouri’s fixed amusement ride parks, one member represents the general public, one member must be a mechanical engineer knowledgeable of amusement rides, and one member being the State Fire Marshal.

Political Requirements: Yes, no more than four members shall be members of the same political party.

Geographic Requirements: Missouri residents

Senate Consent Required: Yes

Members

Mr. David J. Bywater(D)
Fixed Amusement Ride Park Representative 1
Kansas City
Term begins: Feb 1, 2008
Term expires: Apr 17, 2010

Mr. David Chris Dwyer
Fixed Amusement Ride Park Representative 2
Wildwood
Term begins: Dec 6, 2013
Term expires: Apr 17, 2014

Mr. Dave Edwards(R)
Fixed Amusement Ride Park Representative 3
Crane
Term begins: Jun 7, 2007
Term expires: Apr 17, 2010

Dr. J. Nisbett(D)
Mechanical Engineer Knowledgeable of Amusement Rides
Saint James
Term begins: Apr 18, 2008
Term expires: Apr 17, 2013

Mr. Timothy Viox(I)
Resident of the State of Missouri
Columbia
Term begins: Dec 6, 2013
Term expires: Apr 17, 2016

Mr. John L. Evans(R)
Small Amusement Ride Business Representative 1
Lathrop
Term begins: Feb 19, 2008
Term expires: Apr 17, 2009

Mr. James E. Burlingame(R)
Small Amusement Ride Business Representative 2
Joplin
Term begins: Jul 12, 2007
Term expires: Apr 17, 2012

Vacant Slot
Small Amusement Ride Business Representative 3

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State Fire Marshall