How to Enhance Your Department’s Training with Live Fire Props

Winter Fire School

Bruce Bjorge

Western Taney County Fire Protection District

Bruce Bjorge a twenty four year veteran of the fire service began as a Public Safety Explorer in Verona, Wisconsin. He served as a fire fighter in the USAF based in Minot, ND, and was deployed as part of Desert Shield/Storm. After the service he moved to Springfield, MO in March of 1992 and has served with the Logan-Rogersville Fire Protection District, Springfield-Branson Regional Airport and Springfield Fire Department, and Ozark Fire Protection District. Currently he is the Assistant Chief of the Training Division with Western Taney County Fire Protection District and lives in Branson, MO. Bruce also has worked as a consultant for Railroad Emergency Response primarily working as liaison between local communities and the railroad industry and also working with communities on emergency preparedness and response issues in the event of a train derailment. He has worked with several railroad companies including BNSF Railroad Co, Union Pacific Railroad, Norfolk Southern, and Missouri & Northern Arkansas Railroads. Bruce is an Adjunct Instructor with MU FRTI in both the Haz-Mat and Aerospace programs.

Lynn Morgan

Republic Fire Department

Lynn Morgan is a Captain with Republic Fire Department and the Training Officer for the Greene County Regional Training Association. Captain Morgan has 30 years experience as a volunteer and career firefighter, which includes ranks at all levels. Captain Morgan is a Adjunct Instructor for MUFRTI. He currently is a certified EMT, Fire Service Instructor 2, Fire Officer 2, Fire Investigator, Fire Inspector, Evaluator, amongst many other fire service certifications. Captain Morgan also is a certified Drager Instructor for their burn facilities.

  • SAT AM
  • Start: 8:00 A.M., Saturday, February 3, 2018
  • End: 12:00 P.M., Saturday, February 3, 2018
  • Repeat Delivery
  • SAT PM
  • Start: 1:30 P.M., Saturday, February 3, 2018
  • End: 5:30 P.M., Saturday, February 3, 2018
  • Repeat Delivery
  • SUN AM
  • Start: 8:00 A.M., Sunday, February 4, 2018
  • End: 12:00 P.M., Sunday, February 4, 2018
  • DFS 4-Instructor
  • DFS 4-NFPA 1403

Continuing Education Unit (CEU)

This workshop will describe fire training props and the different types that are made. We will discuss homemade versus commercially manufactured props as well as mobile and fixed facilities. There will be discussions about the advantages and disadvantages of Class A burn materials versus liquid propane gas burns. As well as the advantages for Insurance Services Office (ISO) points to benefit your department.