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80th Annual Summer Fire School

A Great Value Summer Fire School and the Midwest Wildfire Training Academy 2012

When budgets are tight, you can count on the University of Missouri, Fire and Rescue Training Institute to provide the most comprehensive training available at a reasonable price.

Summer Fire School and the Midwest Wildfire Training Academy is the premier annual fire service event and plays host to the largest gathering of fire professionals in Missouri. Covering the issues and challenges that face the fire service, Summer Fire School and the Midwest Wildfire Training Academy provides unparalleled hands-on training evolutions, in-depth workshops and a comprehensive multi-day curriculum of conference sessions. Topics range from Skills & Drills for rookie firefighters to Advanced Extrication Tactics, designed to challenge even the most experienced veterans.

We look forward to seeing you in Jefferson City, June 5-10, 2012.

A Few Classes Available at Summer Fire School 2012

201 Advanced SCBA Survival Training – NEW

A physically and mentally challenging course designed for personnel who are experienced in the use of SCBA. Emphasis will be placed on air conservation and management through increasing levels of stress including confined spaces, entanglement, and disorientation. Students are strongly encouraged to bring the actual type of SCBA that they would be expected to use on the fire ground. Upon completion of this course, students will be equipped with the basic information needed to assist their departments in establishing an air management training program. This course is currently being reviewed for compliance with the NFPA 1404, Standard for Fire Service Respiratory Protection Training.

301 Confined Space Rescue: Technician

This course is designed to give participants working knowledge of the OSHA standard to facilitate operations with industry and other agencies involved in confined space rescues. Participants can expect to learn concepts and practical applications that will affect safe rescues in this unique and potentially hazardous situation. Class meets29 CFR 1910.146 requirements, as well as, NFPA 1006, Standard for Rescue Technician Professional Qualifications, 2003 Edition. (EMS CEUs- Non Core-24)

202 Establishing Fireground Water Supply – NEW

The purpose of this course is to have a practical working knowledge of how to establish a water supply to meet the needs of any situation. This course will cover basic pump operations and water supply establishment. During this course participants will review basic pumping procedures and determine the water supply needed. The course will cover possible water supply locations and scene set up to supply the required amount of water. Participants will get a hands-on experience with operating pumpers, tankers, folding tanks, hoses, and hose appliances. This course is very heavily practical oriented, and will require significant physical exertion. Helmets, eye protection, leather gloves, steel toe shoes and long pants or bunker gear are required.

Midwest Wildfire Training Academy

L-180/S-130/S-190 Review and Field Practical Firefighter Training and Wildland Fire Behavior

This is a combination of introductory courses designed to train the entry-level firefighter. You will be introduced to and gain knowledge of the basic incident management organization, firefighting techniques, suppression equipment, safety, strategy/tactics along with fire behavior, and establish an awareness of human performance issues that impact fireline job performance.

S-131 Firefighter Type 1 Training

This is an entry-level course providing training in the functional roles and responsibilities connected with firing operations. The course covers planning, ignition procedures and techniques, and equipment applicable to wildland and prescribed fire. It also addresses the role of the ignition specialist or firing boss as the organization manages escalation from a non-complex to a complex fire situation.

S-211 Portable Pumps and Water Use

This course is presented in a combined classroom/field exercise format providing training for a portable water pump operator. This course consists of three skill areas: supply, delivery, and application of water. Participants will be required to demonstrate their knowledge of correct water use, basic hydraulics, and equipment care. The field exercise requires set-up, operation, and maintenance of pump equipment.

Mark Your Calendars

Summer Fire School and Midwest Wildfire Training Academy
June 5-10, 2012
Jefferson City, MO

Get additional information at our website –

Easy Ways To Register

1. Internet: click here
(Credit cards only please.)

2. Phone: (866) 682-6663 or (573) 882-8320
Have all information on the registration form available to expedite the process. Hours are 8:00 a.m.5:00 p.m. Monday through Friday, except holidays. (Credit cards only please.)

3. Fax: (573) 882-1953
Include your completed registration form with purchase order, billing authorization, or credit card number. (No checks please.)

4. Mail:
Mail your completed form with payment to:
SFS 2012
MU Conference Office
University of MO-Columbia
348 Hearnes Center
Columbia, MO 65211

University of Missouri Extension,
Fire and Rescue Training Institute

Our mailing address is:
MU Fire and Rescue Trainig Institute
1110 South College Avenue, Room 232
Columbia, MO 65211-3410

Our telephone:
1-800-869-3476 or (573) 882-4735

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