MU Fire and Rescue Training Institute
Columbia, MO 65211-3410
“The University of Missouri Fire and Rescue Training Institute’s Winter Fire School and Expo is the best event we attend. I cannot say loudly or often enough how great it is to attend your Winter Fire School due to the way you manage and operate the event.”
— Robert Langguth, Owner, Eagle Engraving Inc.
“The Columbia Fire Department has enjoyed a strong relationship with the University of Missouri Fire and Rescue Training Institute for over eighty years. MU FRTI has provided the Columbia Fire Department with outstanding, affordable training critical to our mission that would otherwise not be available.”
— Charles P. Witt, Fire Chief, Retired, Columbia Fire Department
“MU FRTI is our primary source for outside training. We can count on them to have solid curriculum that has been tested over time, combined with instructors that are knowledgeable and passionate about the topic.”
— David A. Hall, Fire Chief, Retired, Springfield Fire Department
“The trainer that the university provided allows our ARFF personnel to practice their skills in a real world type event and this type of training is invaluable. Without the support of agencies like yours, events like this could not be successful.”
— Mark Duebner, Director, Dallas Love Field
“I absolutely love the opportunities I am given through MU FRTI. My name is Abbie Davis and I belong to the Eldridge Volunteer Fire Department in Eldridge, Missouri, and on behalf of our department I would like to extend our gratitude to MU FRTI for making it possible for us to better ourselves with the training courses we take thru MU FRTI. I myself absolutely love the classes I’ve attended so far and look forward to more to come!”
— Abbie Davis, Firefighter, Eldridge Volunteer Fire Department
“10 consecutive years of discrepancy-free FAA (Federal Aviation Administration) inspected performance by KCFD (Kansas City Fire Department) personnel at the Downtown Airport. MU FRTI has helped us remain current. They have been a valued partner.”
— Matt Mauer, Battalion Chief, Kansas City Fire Department
“On behalf of the St. James Fire Protection District, I would like to thank you for providing assistance for two of our firefighters at this year’s Winter Fire School. It was the first fire school that Sean or Joe attended and it made a lasting impression on them. They are already talking about and planning on attending next year’s school. Again, I want to thank you for the support you showed our firefighters and providing them the opportunity to attend the 2017 Winter Fire School.”
— Bruce Parton, Fire Chief, St. James Fire Protection District
“I would like to personally thank the Missouri Department of Public Safety and the Phil Sayer Scholarship Board for the opportunity to attend the Summer Fire School of 2016 through the University of Missouri Extension. Not only was I able to attend thanks to the generosity of the board for awarding me a Phil Sayer Scholarship, I was thankful to have excellent instructors and take away many things in which I can use at my department but also teach younger firefighters. I look forward to the coming years of fire school both summer and winter and the many classes that will be offered.”
— Matthew Marra, Mid County Fire Protection District
“The information and tools in the Animals in Emergencies and Basic Emergency Response Training for Veterinary Students are simply invaluable. A lot of knowledge, preparation, and skill goes into emergency and disaster relief which was not realized prior to the class. With the combination of these skills and a degree in veterinary medicine, it will allow each of us to better assist the community and their pets because we now have the knowledge to participate.”
— Alexandra Frost, Third Year Veterinary Student, MU College of Veterinary Medicine
“I attended Missouri Fire School this year. This is my third year in a row and the drive from Iowa is worth it. In my opinion it is one of the premier fire schools in the country. Everyone from registration to the instructors to the faculty that works within the college are top notch. The professional and efficient demeanor of everyone involved is unparalleled.”
— Jeff Price, Clive (Iowa) Fire Department
“We had our first call this morning as Medical First Responders. Everything went well… We are looking forward to getting another class set up soon.”
— Ricky Floyd, EHS Coordinator, Trinity Marine Products Inc.
“Your good training paid off. A truck ran through the side of a small church and came to rest on top of a 100 lb propane bottle that was leaking. My guys diverted traffic, opened doors and set fans back a safe distance to move the visible propane cloud near the floor. Nobody was hurt. Thanks!”
— Glen Whitener, Hayti Fire Department
“I had lots of fun at winter fire school hope to make it back next year.”
— Brian Biter, Volunteer Fireman, Jonesburg/High Hill Fire Prevention Department
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. 9, 2019 - Dec. 11, 2019
Event time: | 6:30 pm - 10:30 pm
Hours: 8 | Prerequisites: Yes | Students: 15–30 One 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 vehicle fires are fought. ...
Event date: Dec. 13, 2019 - Dec. 15, 2019
Event time: | 6:00 pm - 12:00 pm
Hours: 16 | Prerequisites: Yes | CEU: Yes Today vehicle extrication is as much a part of the fire service as firefighting. This class deals with tools and techniques required to remove an entrapped victim from a vehicle accident. Emphasis is on ...
Event date: Dec. 14, 2019
Event time: | 8:00 am - 5:00 pm
Hours: 8 | Students: 15–30 This workshop will provide the necessary training and education required for newly appointed fire district board members under Missouri state law. The Missouri Association of Fire Protection Districts has developed the ...
News & articles
- Published: Friday, Oct. 25, 2019
The University of Missouri Fire and Rescue Training Institute (MU FRTI) provides aircraft rescue and fire fighting training throughout Missouri and the country. The program services nearly forty airports nationally to provide required training to ...
- 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, ...
- 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 ...
- Published: Wednesday, May 29, 2019
On behalf of the University of Missouri Fire and Rescue Training Institute (MU FRTI), the University was awarded a 2019 State Farm Good Neighbor Citizenship Grant. MU FRTI is excited to announce we have received $60,000 from the total $165,000 that ...
Publication date: Sept. 4, 2015
This third edition of Fire Department Incident Safety Officer prepares aspiring and current safety officers to meet and exceed the specific job requirements outlined in Chapter 5 of NFPA 1521: Standard for Fire Department Safety Officer, 2015 ...
Publication date: Sept. 30, 2014
The National Fire Protection Association (NFPA) and the International Association of Fire Chiefs (IAFC) are pleased to bring you the Enhanced Third Edition of Fire Officer: Principles and Practice, the next step in the evolution of Fire Officer I and ...
Publication date: Sept. 1, 2019
Fire Fighter II training and certification is intended to be the basis for all future firefighter certification programs. Certification is issued to those individuals who meet the required qualifications and successfully complete the written and ...
Publication date: June 21, 2011
Ballard Local Government SeriesPatrick CronanFirst edition by John BallardSample Forms for Fire Protection DistrictsThe following forms are in order as they are referenced in the text.Real Estate and Equipment Inventory (PDF)Resolution for ...
Publication date: Jan. 1, 2019
This all new training text is designed to meet the training requirements for:Incipient Facility Fire Brigade MemberAdvanced Exterior Facility Fire Brigade MemberInterior Structural Fire Brigade MemberFacility Fire Brigade LeaderFacility Fire Brigade ...
Publication date: Jan. 1, 2018
All fire fighters need the safe and controlled “real life” training offered through live fire exercises in order to be fully prepared for the hazards of the fireground. Live Fire Training: Principles and Practice, Second Edition provides a ...
Hazardous Materials/WMD Incident Response Awareness 1908
Aug. 1, 2019 - Jan. 2, 2020
This course meets the objectives of NFPA 472, 2013 edition and OSHA 29 CFR1910.120. Topics include: Laws and standards of hazardous materials; identifying placards and containers; recognizing when there is a presence of hazardous material; ...
Autism Spectrum Disorder Training for Public Safety 1908
Aug. 1, 2019 - Dec. 16, 2019
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 1908
July 15, 2019 - Dec. 16, 2019
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 ...
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