To reduce the risk of identity theft, MU Fire and Rescue Training Institute will be eliminating the use of the Social Security Number (SSN) as a student identification number in its data systems.
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.
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.
On Sunday, October 9, 2016, the U.S. Fire Service will honor the memory of 79 firefighters who died in the line of duty in 2015 and 33 firefighters who died in previous years. The 35th National Fallen Firefighters Memorial Service begins at 10:00 a.m. (ET) at the National Fire Academy in Emmitsburg, Maryland.
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.
University of Missouri Extension approved the University of Missouri Fire and Rescue Training Institute (MU FRTI) to establish an Advisory Council for the Institute. In general, the purpose of the Advisory Council is to provide input and guidance on strategic planning and training initiatives.
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.
The University of Missouri Fire and Rescue Training Institute (MU FRTI) was recently awarded funding through the Division of Fire Safety (DFS) and the Missouri Fire Safety Education/Advisory Commission to deliver training courses in fiscal year 2017 (FY17).
The University of Missouri Fire & Rescue Training Institute (MU FRTI), recently received an equipment donation from Utilimap Corporation to support fire service training initiatives. Utilimap donated twenty-five industrial grade Thermal Imaging Cameras to the Institute.
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.
MFA Incorporated Charitable Foundation Provides Grant to MU FRTI to Support Rescue Training for Grain Entrapment Incidents
The University of Missouri Extension, on behalf of the University of Missouri Fire & Rescue Training Institute (MU FRTI), recently received a funding grant from the MFA Incorporated Charitable Foundation to support the MU FRTI’s Grain Engulfment Rescue Training Program.
The University of Missouri Extension has received a $3,500 fire prevention grant from FM Global, one of the world’s largest commercial property insurers.