Fire and Rescue Training Institute, MU Extension
1110 S. College Ave., Room 225
Columbia, MO 65211-
Erin McGruder serves as the Curriculum Specialist for MU FRTI. She is responsible for creating, reviewing, and updating courses. McGruder designs, administers, and provides technical support for MU FRTI online learning programs. Since 2017, McGruder also coordinates the annual Missouri Emergency Services Instructor Conference.
In addition to her role with MU FRTI, McGruder has been a volunteer firefighter/EMT-B with Boone County Fire Protection District since 2003 and a planning team member with (FEMA) Missouri Task Force Once since 2009. She maintains two Type I Disaster Live Find certified search canines and has been rostered as a handler with Kansas Task Force since 2012. She holds a Masters of Public Affairs from the University of Missouri. Furthermore, she is certified as a Project Management Professional, an FAA Part 107 sUAV pilot, and holds numerous IFSAC and ProBoard certifications.