Director David E. Hedrick of the University of Missouri's Fire & Rescue Training Institute (MU FRTI) has announced that on May 2, 2009 during the Fire Fighters Association of Missouri (FFAM) 54th Annual Convention held in Warrenton, MO, one of the University of Missouri Fire & Rescue Training Institute's (MU FRTI) personnel received a recognition award for their dedication and commitment to the fire service.
Jeffrey L. Broombaugh, Regional Training Coordinator in Region C, received the FFAM Fire Fighter of the Year Award for 2009. Coordinator Broombaugh works for the Rock Community Fire Protection District in Arnold, MO where he holds the rank of Captain, and volunteers as a Lieutenant with the Desoto Rural Fire Protection District. His dedicated work to his fire departments, region, and the training of fire fighters statewide led to his receiving the award.
MU FRTI Director David Hedrick said that: "Regional Coordinator Broombaugh leads by example. His continued commitment to the education and training of firefighters is evident by the countless hours of instruction he has provided the state's fire service. Broombaugh's dedication to his fire department and community along with his willingness to share his knowledge and expertise with other emergency service responders exemplifies the true profession of firefighter."
Coordinator Broombaugh began his fire service career the 1980s and has progressed through the ranks to the current position of Captain with the Rock Community Fire Department. He is a certified Fire Service Instructor II by the Missouri Division of Fire Safety, and has a Masters Degree in Fire Service Administration. Broombaugh began teaching for MU FRTI in 1996 and was appointed as a Regional Training Coordinator in Region C (St. Louis area) in 2008.
Hedrick said that: "the Institute is proud of the outstanding work of its faculty and staff, and Coordinator Broombaugh's dedicated work exemplifies the Institute's commitment to provide the very best in training the fire service of Missouri."
The MU FRTI is charged with the responsibility of providing comprehensive continuing professional education training to Missouri's fire service and emergency response personnel. Last year over 311,000 student instructional hours were delivered in training emergency first responders.
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