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MU Fire and Rescue Training Institute
When responding to a fire, rescue, hazardous materials incident, or other emergency event, emergency responders rely on the unsurpassed expertise and technical hands-on training they receive from our programs. We focus on providing effective, standards-based, quality training and education to fire and emergency service professionals. We help enable them to make a significant impact on the protection of lives and property of the citizens in our communities. MU FRTI provides:
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Event date: Dec. 8, 2023 - Dec. 9, 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: Dec. 9, 2023
Event time: | 9:00 am - 1:00 pm
Hours: 4 | Prerequisites: None | Students: 15–30 | CEUs: Yes | Host requirements: NoneThis course meets the objectives of NFPA 472, 2008 standard and OSHA 29 CFR1910.120. Topics include: Use of various identification clues, interpretation of the ...
Event date: Dec. 11, 2023 - Dec. 12, 2023
Hours:8 |Prerequisites:Yes|Students:15–30 |Host requirements:Yes Officers and first arriving units on single- and multi-family residential structure fires face many challenges and often fewer resources than needed for full incident mitigation. ...
News & articles
- Published: Tuesday, Aug. 15, 2023
COLUMBIA, Mo. – This summer, University of Missouri Extension’s Fire and Rescue Training Institute brought in 25 instructors for a train-the-trainer class on the institute’s new virtual reality system.Through a grant awarded by UM System ...
- Published: Wednesday, Nov. 16, 2022
COLUMBIA, Mo. – Roadway accidents and combine fires make harvest the most dangerous time of the year for those who work in America’s most dangerous occupation – farming, says University of Missouri Extension health and safety specialist Karen ...
- 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 ...
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 Company Officer Strategies and Tactics (CO24103)
Oct. 1, 2023 - Jan. 6, 2024
This course offers clear, systematic guidance on how to take control of the fire ground - even under the most adverse conditions. This course identifies best practices to safely and effectively manage fires in residential dwellings, commercial ...
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 ...
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 ...
Fire Service Science CO24101
The course is designed to provide information needed to interpret emergence scene conditions to implement appropriate strategies and tactics. Upon completion of this course, students will be able to apply the classification system for a building in ...
CEU Emergency Services Leadership CO24102
July 17, 2023 - Oct. 6, 2023
The 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 human resource policies and procedures; recommend action for ...
CEU Principles of Fire Prevention & Protection Services (CO23108)
April 3, 2023 - June 30, 2023
This course provides information about the fire service's history, modern components of fire and emergency services, and careers within the industry. Upon completion of this course, students will be able to describe the procedures for conducting fire ...
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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.
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