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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: Feb. 10, 2023 - Feb. 11, 2023
Hours: 12 | Prerequisites: Yes | Students: 15–30 | Host requirements: None | NFA: YesThe course is designed to develop the decision making skills needed by Company Officers to accomplish assigned tactics at structure fires. All activities and ...
Event date: Feb. 13, 2023
Event time: | 8:00 am - 5:00 pm
Description:Hours: 8 | Prerequisites: Yes | Students: 10–20 | Host requirements: None | CEU: YesOfficers first arriving on single- and multi-family residential structure fires are faces with many challenges and often fewer resources than needed for ...
Event date: Feb. 21, 2023
Event time: | 8:00 am - 12:00 pm
Description:Hours: 4 | Prerequisites: None | Students: 15–25 | Host requirements: None | CEU: YesThe various generations such as veterans, baby boomer’s, xer’s and the nexter’s are examined in this course. The characteristics of these ...
News & articles
- 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 ...
- 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 ...
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
Save up to 10% when you buy this package containing:Fire and Emergency Services Company Officer, 6th Edition ManualFire and Emergency Services Company Officer, 6th Edition Exam PrepPublisher: Fire Protection Publications, International Fire Service ...
CEU Principles of Emergency Services, Safety, and Survival (CO23106)
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 ...
Fire Service Science CO23103
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 Hazardous Materials and Weapons of Mass Destruction Incident Response Awareness
July 1, 2022 - June 30, 2023
Welcome to Hazardous Materials and 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 ...
CEU Principles of Fire Prevention & Protection Services
July 1, 2022 - Sept. 30, 2022
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 describe the procedures of ...
CEU Company Officer Strategies and Tactics (CO23105)
The course is designed to prepare students to assess emergency incident scenes and devise appropriate strategies and tactics. Upon completion of this course, students will be able to develop an initial action plan, given size-up information for an ...
CEU Emergency Services Leadership CO23104
Sept. 26, 2022 - Dec. 31, 2022
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 ...
MU FRTI’s continuing education directive is to provide training and education that meets the needs of fire and emergency response personnel so that they can better protect lives and property within their communities. In fulfilling this mission, MU ...
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.
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