2016 News Archive

MU FRTI Fire Service Instructor of the Year Awarded

The University of Missouri’s Fire & Rescue Training Institute (MU FRTI) presented the Fire Service Instructor of the Year award for 2015-2016 at the annual Instructor’s Conference on November 5, 2016. The conference and awards ceremony were held at the Camden on the Lake Resort in Lake Ozarks, MO.

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MU FRTI Receives a New Specialized Mobile Fire Training Simulator

The University of Missouri Fire and Rescue Training Institute (MU FRTI) recently took delivery on a new Specialized Mobile Fire Training Simulator System. The simulator is designed to provide specialized training in fire scenarios involving vehicles, dumpsters/trash receptacles, liquid spills, and gas cylinder fires.

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Fire Prevention Week is October 9-15, 2016

This year’s Fire Prevention Week campaign, “Don’t Wait – Check the Date! Replace Smoke Alarms Every 10 Years,” represents the final year of our three-year effort to educate the public about basic but essential elements of smoke alarm safety.

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Join a Nationwide Tribute for Fallen Firefighters

Since the early days of the fire service, bells have been used as a way to summon firefighters to a station, communicate the type of emergency or announce the end of a shift. When a firefighter died in the line of duty, a special sequence of five bells was tapped.

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MU FRTI Receives Gift from State Farm

The Curators of the University of Missouri, on behalf of the University of Missouri Fire & Rescue Training Institute (MU FRTI), recently received a 2016 State Farm Good Neighbor Citizenship Grant. The State Farm gift to MU FRTI will support specialized training for Missouri emergency responders to highway incidents.

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Dr. Marshall Stewart named MU Vice Chancellor of Extension and Engagement

The University of Missouri’s Interim Chancellor, Hank Foley, announced in May that Marshall Stewart, Director of college leadership and strategy at the North Carolina State University (NCSU) College of Agriculture and Life Sciences, has been named Vice Chancellor of Extension and Engagement at MU, effective August 15, 2016.

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New Regional Training Coordinator

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 I: Mr. Bruce Parton of St. James, Missouri.

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