Command Team

Winter Fire School

The Fire and Rescue Training Institute utilizes an Incident Command System (ICS) model, which we call the Conference Management System, to run our fire schools and other special program deliveries. For many years, we have taught ICS to agencies throughout the state as a means to manage an emergency incident. We are proud to be "walking the walk and not just talking the talk!"

The Fire School Command Team augments MU FRTI's full-time staff and dedicates many hours to the planning and delivery of the Winter Fire School. The Fire and Rescue Training Institute would like to thank these individuals and their departments for their involvement.

Unified Command

Mike Arnhart

Fire Chief, Antonia Fire Protection District

Marc Jefferson

Battalion Chief, Kirksville Fire Department

Kevin Zumwalt

Director, MU Fire and Rescue Training Institute


Ron Macknight

Fire Chief, Wright City Fire Protection District

Ben Bonner

Division Chief, Branson Fire and Rescue


Jerry Jenkins 

Assistant Chief, Columbia Fire Department

Kevin Coffelt

Fire Chief, Fulton Fire Department


Mike Cherry

Assistant Chief of Training, Old Monroe Fire Department

Bill Hilden

Firefighter, Boonville Fire Department