Region A Training Coordinator
University of Missouri Fire and Rescue Training Institute
Michael Booth is a 20-year member of the Kansas City FD, where he currently serves in the Special Operations Bureau. Mike assists with equipment purchases, training, and regional initiatives for the Hazmat division. Mike is an EMT, Hazmat Technician, and Instructor II. He has been awarded a medal of bravery, unit citations, and the 1993 Firefighter of the Year award. Mike has been an adjunct faculty member of MU FRTI for 12 years and the Region A coordinator for the past 7 years. Mike has delivered health and safety courses throughout Missouri.
- DFS 4-Hazmat
- DFS 4-Technical Rescue
Continuing Education Unit (CEU)
As emergency service professionals we know about alternative fuel vehicles. When we think about these, we typically think of electric or hybrid vehicles; however, there are now other alternative fuels that we come in contact with. In Missouri, they are more prevalently used by cities and private industry. These vehicles are powered by compressed natural gas (CNG) and liquefied natural gas (LNG), and they have become a new concern for first responders.