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: May 22, 2022 - May 25, 2022
These two courses are designed to prepare emergency response personnel to perform rescue operations in moving water emergencies. Topics include pre-planning, personal protective equipment, search parameters, incident action plans, surface rescue ...
Event date: May 26, 2022 - May 27, 2022
Hours: 16 | Prerequisites: Yes | Host requirements: None | NFA: YesThis course provides the supervisor with the conceptual foundation and framework for success in leadership roles by exploring creative, analytical, political and critical thinking ...
Event date: June 4, 2022
Event time: | 8:00 am - 5:00 pm
Hours: 8 | Prerequisites: Yes | Host requirements: Contact MU FRTI for DetailsOne 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: June 10, 2022 - June 12, 2022
Hours: 16 | Prerequisites: Yes | Host requirements: Contact MU FRTI for details. | 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: 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 ...
- Published: Thursday, July 11, 2019
Region C Training Coordinator: Aaron Bockhorst of Union, Missouri.Director Kevin D. Zumwalt of the University of Missouri Fire and Rescue Training Institute (MU FRTI) is pleased to announce the appointment of a new Regional Training Coordinator for ...
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
Ballard 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. This edition ...
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
IFSTA offers high-quality teaching materials in all-inclusive kits and the ability to easily customize the curriculum at any time — all at an affordable price.This Instructor Resource Kit (IRK) provides easy storage and all the instructional ...
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 ...
CEU Principles of Emergency Services, Safety and Survival 04012022
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 ...
Emergency Services Leadership
Nov. 19, 2020 - Feb. 1, 2021
The self-paced course is designed to prepare students to address the always-changing issues that leaders face within the fire service. Upon completion of this course, the student will be able to apply policies and procedures; recommend action for ...
Autism Spectrum Disorder Training for Public Safety 2002
This course is to help members of public safety recognize and respond appropriately to persons with Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD), the fastest growing developmental disability in America. Designed in three online, self-paced modules, this course ...
Autism Spectrum Disorder Training for Public Safety POST 2002
This for-credit course is to help members of public safety recognize and respond appropriately to persons with Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD), the fastest growing developmental disability in America. Designed in three online, self-paced modules, this ...
The MU Fire and Rescue Training Institute, recognized by the State Emergency Management Agency as a training provider for NIMS ICS, created this matrix to show training needed to comply with the NIMS Integration Center 2016 guidance document.
This document details characteristics of Missouri fire departments based on a statewide survey of Missouri fire services conducted in 2003.
This document reports on a 2017 statewide survey of the current and unaddressed training needs of Missouri’s fire service.
Use this form to register for an in-person training course offered by the MU Fire and Rescue Training Institute.
Use this form to submit a list of personnel registered for an in-person training course offered by the MU Fire and Rescue Training Institute.
Meet the experts
- John Worden DIRECTOR OF FIRST RESPONDER EDUCATION AND COORDINATOR OF LETI View Profile
- Bruce Bjorge INSTRUCTOR, ADJUNCT View Profile
- Connie Burnham COORDINATOR OF COMMUNITY EMERGENCY MANAGEMENT View Profile
- Gail Hagans-Reynolds EDUCATIONAL PGM COOR III View Profile
- Michael Lloyd AARF Specialist View Profile