Director David E. Hedrick of the University of Missouri's Fire & Rescue Training Institute (MU FRTI) has announced the appointment of a new Regional Training Coordinator for the Institute for Region C. Mr. Jeffrey L. Broombaugh of DeSoto, Missouri is the new Training Coordinator in Region C and will share responsibilities for the region with the other Region C Coordinator Mike Cherry. Regional Training Coordinator positions are part-time positions within the Institute. MU FRTI is a unit within the Division of Extension at the University and is charged with the responsibility for providing comprehensive continuing education training to Missouri's fire service and emergency response personnel. MU FRTI delivers approximately 300,000 student instructional hours of training each year to firefighters and emergency responders.
Mr. Broombaugh is a Captain with the Rock Community Fire Protection District, and former Training Officer. He has been an Adjunct Instructor with MU FRTI for 12 years. Mr. Broombaugh will be responsible for coordinating training courses in the southern part of Region C (east-central Missouri) which includes the counties of Jefferson, Perry, St. Francois, St. Louis, Ste. Genevieve, and Washington. Regarding Broombaugh's appointment as a Regional Training Coordinator, MU FRTI Director Hedrick said, "Jeff has been a long time Adjunct Instructor for the Institute and has a proven record of excellence in field extension training. I look forward to Jeff's continued work with the Institute in this new job position."
Coordinator Broombaugh fills the vacancy left due to the resignation of MU FRTI Regional Training Coordinator Roger Ellison of O'Fallon, Missouri. In addition to Mr. Ellison's service with MU FRTI as a Regional Training Coordinator, he has served as an Adjunct Instructor for 19 years. Director Hedrick said, "The Institute appreciates Coordinator Ellison's dedicated years of service to MU FRTI and our state firefighters by coordinating and enabling needed training for Region C." Ellison will continue to teach as an Adjunct Instructor for the Institute.