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

Interim Director, MU Fire and Rescue Training Institute


Kevin Coffelt

Fire Chief, Fulton Fire Department

Erin McGruder

Curriculum Specialist, MU Fire and Rescue Training Institute


Jerry Jenkins 

Assistant Chief, Columbia Fire Department

Tim Bean 

Fire Marshal, State of Missouri


Mike Cherry 

Fire Chief, Lincoln County Fire Protection District

Bill Hilden

Firefighter,  Boonville Fire Department