VR enhances fire and rescue training

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.

Wind, drought contribute to fires at harvest

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 Funkenbusch.

Former FRTI directors honored by National Fire Heritage Center

Kevin Zumwalt, left, and David Hedrick, right.COLUMBIA, Mo.

MU Fire and Rescue Training Institute director to retire

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 standard of excellence in the training of emergency service personnel,” said MU Vice Chancellor for Extension and Engagement Marshall Stewart.

Funding available through the MFA Volunteer Fire Grant

MFA Incorporated representatives Craig Childs and Pam Hiller present che

New Region C training coordinator appointed at MU FRTI

Region C Training Coordinator: Aaron Bockhorst of Union, Missouri.

New grain engulfment rescue training program

Grain Engulfment Rescue Training Unit

Appointment of new special operations coordinator at MU FRTI

Ryan Rascher, Special Operations Coordinator

MU FRTI receives gift from State Farm

State Farm folks pictured in the photo are (from left) Columbia State Farm Agents Greg Hill, Stephanie Wilmsmeyer, Brian Hazelrigg, Phyllis Miller, Sales Leader Ryan Kenney, MU FRTI Director David Hedrick, D.J.

Appointment of new curriculum specialist at MU FRTI

Erin McGruder, Curriculum Specialist

MU Fire and Rescue Training Institute to receive federal grant

Center for Domestic Preparedness Building

MU FRTI receives grant from Fireman’s Fund Insurance Company’s Heritage Program

Erin Vosbrink of Fireman’s Fund Insurance (center) presents a check to University of Missouri Extension’s Fire and Rescue Training Institute (MU FRTI) to support Basic Firefighter training.

New regional training coordinator at MU FRTI

Robert Creed will be responsible for coordinating training courses in Missouri State Highway Patrol Region B.

The University of Missouri Extension to bolster fire prevention efforts with FM Global grant

Engineering Specialist James Rauba (center) presents a certificate and check to the University of Missouri Fire and Rescue Training Institute from FM Global to support a fire prevention education and training project. Also pictured: Dr.

New regional training coordinator at MU FRTI

Regional Training Coordinator for Region I: Bruce Parton of St. James, Missouri

Fire Service Instructor of the Year awarded

Mark Arnold, Fire Chief, Thayer Fire Department, Instructor of the Year

MU Extension and FRTI establishes an advisory council for the Institute

MU FRTI Advisory Council members in a planning session meeting

MU FRTI receives gift from State Farm

State Farm partnership program with MU FRTI.

MU FRTI receives equipment donation from Utilimap Corporation

The used TICs donated were valued around $1,000.00 each and will become part of the Institute’s equipment that will be used in the Firefighter Friendly Thermal Imaging course.

New regional training coordinator appointed at MU FRTI

Region B Training Coordinator: Joseph Schilling of Kirksville, Missouri.

Appointment of new regional training coordinators at MU FRTI

Robert Little of Kansas City, Missouri, and Roger Meyers of Concordia, Missouri.