“The Columbia Fire Department has enjoyed a strong relationship with the University of Missouri Fire and Rescue Training Institute for over eighty years. MUFRTI 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
“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.
“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
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