General Information

Winter Fire School


February 1-3, 2019


Winter Fire School courses and workshops will be conducted on the University of Missouri campus. The Equipment Exposition will be located at the Columbia Expo Center in the Holiday Inn Executive Center.

Class Selection

Participants of the 2019 Winter Fire School may select any three (3) 4-hour workshops, or any one (1) 8-hour workshop or 40-hour blended learning course and any one (1) 4-hour workshop. We will make every effort to enroll you in your first choice selections. However, in the event that your primary choices are full, please choose alternate selections for each course or workshop selected. Changes in class selection must be made immediately upon receipt of confirmation and are subject to availability.


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

Full Conference Registration — Before 01/11/19

Preregistration is required for the Winter Fire School.

Full Conference Registration — After 01/11/19

Preregistration is required for the Winter Fire School.



Webcast requirements include: high speed internet connection and Windows Media Player. Fees will consist of a per class single user fee, or a per class site fee that covers up to 10 seats. All registered participants will receive certificates.


Webcast Fees

Two License Types Are Available for Webcasts
Single User

One Participant Per Webcast, Includes Certificate

Department Site

All Participants From Deparment Per Webcast, Includes Certificates


Blended Learning

Participants will meet in-person with their laptop for the first day of class to receive an orientation and login credentials. The remainder of the class will be instructor-led online during the weeks that follow.


Blended Learning Fees

Blended Learning Tuition — Before 01/11/19

Preregistration is required for the Winter Fire School.

Blended Learning Tuition — After 01/11/19

Preregistration is required for the Winter Fire School.


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

  • Full refunds will be honored upon written request received prior to January 11, 2019.
  • No refunds will be given after January 11, 2019.



All participants will receive an email confirmation upon registering. A full conference packet will be sent two weeks prior to the conference. Please check all personal and class information carefully. If there are any errors, contact MU FRTI as soon as possible. If all information is correct, bring your packet with you and report directly to your scheduled class. If you have not received a packet one week prior to the conference, please contact (573) 882-4735 or (800) 869-3476.

Age Disclaimer

Individuals under the age of 16 may not participate in the Winter Fire School. Those 16 to 17 years of age may participate with a written statement of responsibility by an accompanying adult member of the sponsoring organization who will participate in the same class(es). This must be filed with our office prior to the school. Contact MU FRTI for more information.

Dress Code

It is each student’s responsibility to use good judgment in selecting attire that projects a professional image while remaining appropriate for climate differences and classroom activities. Acceptable attire at the fire school is business casual or official department uniform.


Parking at Winter Fire School is limited to designated lots on the University of Missouri campus. Failure to park in the designated areas may result in a ticket or having your vehicle towed. Please use the lots designated in this detailed map of the University of Missouri campus approved parking areas.

Winter Fire School Campus Map

Parking Map - PDF

Parking Map

Parking Map - Google

Google Map

Dining Options

The MU Student Center will be open during Winter Fire School. There will be a variety of dining options available and many restaurants within walking distance of campus as well. You can see more at the website for the new MU Student Center.

MU Student Center

Student Center

MU Student Center

Local Dining Options

The District

Local Dining in the District

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 Winter Fire School will polish, not tarnish, the fire service’s image in the General Assembly’s home away from home.

Alcohol and Smoking Policy

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

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 MU 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 Service Desk during the following times:


Questions regarding Winter Fire School registration contact:

MU Fire and Rescue Training Institute