The University of Missouri Fire and Rescue Training Institute (MU FRTI) conducted the 85th Annual Summer Fire School (SFS) in Jefferson City on June 7–11, 2017. There were 266 students participating in this year’s training event that provided over 6,700 instructional hours of training. MU FRTI extends sincere appreciation to Lincoln University, Jefferson City, Jefferson City Fire Department, Missouri Department of Conservation, and the many individuals whose contributions helped provide this training opportunity. The Institute faculty and staff also express our deepest appreciation to our students and participants, who continue to support this historic training event.
The fire school was visited by a number of officials and dignitaries. University of Missouri Vice Chancellor for Extension and Engagement, Dr. Marshall Stewart, toured SFS and got a first hand look at the Boat Rescue Operations class on the Missouri River.
Also visiting at SFS, MU FRTI was honored to have representatives from Missouri State Government. Missouri State Emergency Management Agency (SEMA) Director Ernie Rhodes visited with a number of classes. In addition the State Fire Marshal, Tim Bean, and Division of Fire Safety staff visited on Friday during the event touring and speaking with students.