General Information

Summer Fire School


May 29 - June 2, 2019


Summer Fire School will be held at the University of Missouri and various sites in Columbia, Missouri.

Class Selection

Participants of Summer Fire School may select any classes that do not have a conflict in scheduling. We will make every effort to enroll you in your first choice selection(s). However, in the event that your primary choice(s) is full, please choose alternate selections for each class selected. Changes in class selection must be made immediately upon receipt of confirmation and are subject to availability.


Several courses will require prerequisite knowledge or coursework. If you have not completed a course prerequisite through the University of Missouri Fire and Rescue Training Institute, but have equivalent training or qualifications, proof of completion will be required to register. Please provide documentation of the course(s) you wish to have considered, including the date and location, with your registration form.


Payment must accompany your registration. Accepted payment methods include department purchase order, letter of billing authorization on official letterhead, personal check made payable to University of Missouri, and VISA, MasterCard, American Express or Discover credit cards.


Tuition Fees

Preregistration is required for Summer Fire School. Registration fees for classes vary. Please check the registration form or specific class webpages for correct class fees. A reduced tution rate is available if your registration is postmarked or received by the early registration deadline. Registrations postmarked or received after the early registration deadline, will be charged the regular tuition rate. All registrations must be received no later than the registration cutoff deadline.


Note: Your expenditure for this conference may qualify you for a Lifetime Learning federal tax credit. Please consult with your tax adviser on how this new credit may benefit you.

Billing and Refunds

Invoices will not be sent to individuals. Organizations may be billed for fees if the registration form is accompanied by a purchase order or authorization letter signed by an organization administrator on official letterhead. Billing for all registered participants will be done regardless of attendance.


Cancellation Policy

  • Cancellations must be made in writing for consideration of any reimbursement or credit.
  • Full refunds will be honored when received prior to May 10, 2019.
  • Cancellations after May 10, 2019 will be charged a $50.00 processing fee.
  • No refunds will be given after 5:00 p.m., May 17, 2019.


All participants will receive a confirmation email. If a class that you registered for has a pre-course assignment, it will be mailed to you prior to the required start date.

Please check all personal and class information carefully. If there are any errors, contact the University of Missouri Fire and Rescue Training Institute as soon as possible. If all information is correct, bring your confirmation with you and report directly to your scheduled class. If you have not received confirmation within two weeks of registering, please contact (573) 882-4735 or (800) 869-3476.


Lunch will be provided for all participants for each full day that they are in class.

Breakfast and dinner arrangements are not provided and are the responsibility of each individual.

Parking and Transportation

Parking will be provided with enrollment for each day in attendance. Participants will receive instructions in their conference packet to register their automobile online with the University of Missouri Parking and Transportation. Designated lots will be assigned on campus. Parking in lots that are not approved may result in a ticket or towed vehicle. Participants attending are required to provide their own transportation.

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Alcohol and Smoking Policy

The University of Missouri is an alcohol and smoke free campus.

Dress Code

It is each student’s responsibility to select attire that projects a professional image while remaining appropriate for climate differences and safety for in class activities. The University of Missouri Fire and Rescue Training Institute staff have the authority to make a determination that a participant’s attire may be inappropriate. When required, participants must provide their own PPE. Inappropriate or sleeveless shirts, etc., will not be permitted in the classroom or on the practical site. In addition, shorts or open-toe sandals will not be permitted on the practical site.

Code of Conduct

Your conduct while attending out-of-town educational programs or other fire service events should be no different than it would be at home or in front of your families. Wherever you travel, the FD license plate, the blue light, the window decal, or the Maltese cross on your jacket or t-shirt identifies you as a member of an honorable and proud profession. Your actions reflect upon not only you as an individual, but your agency department and the fire service as a whole. The public expects our actions to be above reproach — on and off the emergency. We hope that your actions while at Summer Fire School will polish, not tarnish, the fire service’s image.

Age Disclaimer

Individuals under the age of 16 may not participate in Summer Fire School. Those 16 and 17 years of age may participate only in lecture classes if accompanied by a registered adult department member. The adult department member must submit a written statement of responsibility to be approved by our office prior to confirmation of the participant.

This must be filed with our office prior to the school. Contact the University of Missouri Fire and Rescue Training Institute for more information.

Liability Waiver and Release

The University of Missouri Fire and Rescue Training Institute will provide instruction in the courses the participant selects under the supervision of competent instructors. Some of the courses involve “hands-on” training that may subject participants to risk of injury. In consideration of being permitted to enroll in such courses, the participant acknowledges that he/she is aware of the risks associated with participation in such courses and is voluntarily agreeing to assume such risks. He/she further agrees that he/she hereby waives and releases from liability for any such injury the University of Missouri Fire and Rescue Training Institute, the University of Missouri Extension Division and the Curators of the University of Missouri, and all employees of such entity or entities, even if the negligence of one or more of the released entities or persons contributes, in whole or in part, to such injury. Participants are advised to purchase individual insurance if their employer does not provide coverage for injuries that occur during participation in the University of Missouri Fire and Rescue Training Institute's Summer Fire School.

Notice of Nondiscrimination

The University of Missouri does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, national origin, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, age, disability or status as a qualified protected veteran. For more information, call Human Resource Services at (573) 882-4256, the Director of MU Equity/Title IX Coordinator at (573) 882-9069 or the U.S. Department of Education, Office of Civil Rights. This publication is made available in accessible formats upon request. For assistance please call (800) 869-3476.

Americans with Disabilities

If you have special needs as addressed by the Americans with Disabilities Act, please contact the University of Missouri Fire and Rescue Training Institute at (800) 869-3476 immediately. Reasonable efforts will be made to accommodate your needs.

Customer Service

If you need assistance at the fire school you may stop by the customer service desk during the following times:

  • Wednesday, May 29 — Saturday, June 1
    • 7:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.
  • Sunday, June 2
    • 7:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.


For questions regarding Summer Fire School registration contact:

University of Missouri Fire and Rescue Training Institute