Fire and rescue
Flashovers are some of the most dangerous situations for firefighters. At FRTI, firefighters are taught to recognize the signs and symptoms of rollovers and flashovers and to avoid backdrafts.
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Event date: Oct. 6, 2023 - Oct. 7, 2023
Hours: 12 | Prerequisites: Yes | Students: 15–30 | Host requirements: YesMultiple casualty incidents tax most departments equipment and personnel resources. Is your agency prepared? This course is designed to introduce participants to the difficult ...
Event date: Oct. 7, 2023
Event time: | 8:00 am - 5:00 pm
Description:Hours: 8 | Prerequisites: None | Students: 15–30 | Host requirements: None | POST: YesThis workshop will provide the necessary training and education required for newly appointed fire district board members under Missouri state law. ...
Event date: Oct. 15, 2023
Event time: | 8:00 am - 5:00 pm
Hours: 8 | Prerequisites: Yes | Students: 15–30 | Host requirements: YesOne of the least recognized aspects of fire threat is the vehicle fire. Due to recent changes in vehicle design and construction firefighters are forced to change the way ...
Event date: Oct. 20, 2023 - Oct. 21, 2023
Description:Hours: 16 | Prerequisites: Yes | Students: 15–30 | Host requirements: Yes | POST: Yes | CEU: YesThe learning objective of this course is to reduce the risk of accidents involving responders and citizens by making sure new and existing ...
News & articles
- Published: Wednesday, Aug. 10, 2022
Kevin Zumwalt, left, and David Hedrick, right.COLUMBIA, Mo. – Kevin Zumwalt and David Hedrick, former directors of the MU Fire and Rescue Training Institute, have been awarded the 2022 Benjamin Franklin Writer's Silver Award from the National Fire ...
- Published: Thursday, May 14, 2020
COLUMBIA, Mo. – Kevin D. Zumwalt, director of the University of Missouri Fire and Rescue Training Institute (MU FRTI), will retire this August.“After a distinguished career, Kevin Zumwalt leaves us with the legacy of a safer Missouri and a ...
- Published: Wednesday, Feb. 5, 2020
Director Kevin D. Zumwalt of the University of Missouri’s Fire & Rescue Training Institute (MU FRTI) has announced the appointment of a new Aircraft Rescue Fire Fighting (ARFF) Specialist for the Institute, Mr. Michael Lloyd of York, Nebraska. The ...
- Published: Thursday, Sept. 19, 2019
MFA Incorporated representatives Craig Childs and Pam Hiller present checks to MU FRTI Director Kevin Zumwalt and staff.The University of Missouri Fire and Rescue Training Institute (MU FRTI) in partnership with MFA Incorporated and CoBank, recently ...
Publication date: Jan. 1, 2022
Greetings from Columbia and the University of Missouri. As the interim director for the MU Fire and Rescue Training Institute (MU FRTI), I hope that you find our annual report informational and it provides a better understanding of the breadth of the ...
Publication date: Jan. 1, 2021
As the fiscal year began on July 1, 2019, the future looked great for fire service training in the state. Funding levels looked to increase to allow more training opportunities for first responders throughout Missouri, which in turn would provide for ...
Publication date: May 1, 2020
Monte OlsonBallard Local Government SeriesAcknowledgmentsThe purpose of this manual is to help fire protection district officials understand and comply with the state’s requirements. It is, first and foremost, the work of the late John Ballard. ...
Publication date: Jan. 1, 2020
As the fiscal year began, faculty and staff of the Institute felt this year was going to be a great year for the fire service in the state. Funding levels were forecasted to increase which would allow more training opportunities for first responders ...
Publication date: Dec. 1, 2019
The Fire and Emergency Services Company Officer, 6th Edition Curriculum builds upon the excellence of IFSTA instructional materials. Instructors know they can count on IFSTA to provide accurate, customizable, and complete curriculum. IFSTA’s ...
Publication date: Dec. 1, 2019
The Instructor Resource Kit (IRK) provides teaching materials in an all-inclusive and discounted kit for instructors. The IRK provides easy storage and all the instructional materials needed throughout a course based on Chief Officer, 4th Edition. ...
CEU Hazardous Materials/Weapons of Mass Destruction Incident Response Awareness
This awareness-level course is the first level of first responder certification. A first responder must be properly trained and mentally prepared when called upon to respond to a hazardous material or weapons of mass destruction (WMD) incident. This ...
CEU Principles of Emergency Services, Safety and Survival (CO24104)
Oct. 1, 2023 - Jan. 6, 2024
The course is designed to provide information about the fire service's history, modern components of fire and emergency services, and careers with in the industries. Upon completion of this course, students will be able to explain the benefits of ...
Use this form to request a transcript of the training you have received from the MU Fire and Rescue Training Institute.
This document reports on a 2017 statewide survey of the current and unaddressed training needs of Missouri’s fire service.
This document details characteristics of Missouri fire departments based on a statewide survey of Missouri fire services conducted in 2003.
Designed to aid emergency response teams in the use of ICS and related documentation during incident operations, these forms (for use in ICS but not area command or multiagency coordination systems) complement existing incident management programs.
Use this form to register for an in-person training course offered by the MU Fire and Rescue Training Institute.
Meet the experts
- John Worden PROGRAM DIRECTOR OF FIRST RESPONDER EDUCATION View Profile
- Bruce Bjorge INSTRUCTOR, ADJUNCT View Profile
- Conne Burnham EMERGENCY MANAGEMENT COORDINATOR/STATE SPECIALIST, EXTENSION DISASTER EDUCATION NETWORK View Profile
- Gail Hagans-Reynolds EDUCATIONAL PGM COOR III View Profile
- Michael Lloyd AARF Specialist View Profile