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80th Annual Summer Fire School

Phil Sayer Memorial Scholarship Fund

The Phil Sayer Memorial Scholarship provides funding for volunteer fire fighters and fire officers. Take advantage of this opportunity to further your skills and education while attending Summer Fire School, held in Jefferson City, Missouri, June 5th – 10th, 2012.

The Fire Education Commission has earmarked a total of $3,000 in scholarships to be awarded. Each awarded scholarship will include up to 12 hours of course tuition. In addition, the University of Missouri Extension, Fire and Rescue Training Institute is offering lodging during Summer Fire School to scholarship recipients residing beyond a 50 mile radius of Jefferson City, Missouri.

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4th Annual 5K Benefit Run/Walk

This will be the 4th year that the University of Missouri Extension, Fire and Rescue Training Institute has hosted the Phil Sayer 5k Benefit Run/Walk. All proceeds will be used toward providing funding for fire education scholorships. Join us this year and support fire education and training.

Saturday, June 9th, 2012

Registration Form - PDF [320 KB]

Start Time:
7:00 a.m., Saturday, June 9th, 2012

North Jeff Pavilion, Jefferson City, MO

The course will begin in a direct line with the east fence surrounding the North Jefferson Pavilion parking lot. North to Oilwell Road, follow Oilwell Road to Katy Trail, go east on Katy Trail to Katy Road, south on Katy Road to Katy Trail Spur, Finish is the gate at Katy Trail spur at North Jefferson City Pavilion.

Registration Now for the Following Classes

203 Fire Cause Determination and Arson Awareness/Prevention – NEW

This course is designed to provide the basic knowledge and skills necessary for senior firefighters and fire officers to conduct initial fire cause determinations at structural fire scenes. Improved determination of fire cause helps identify a community's fire problem that can enable the development of effective fire prevention strategies to improve public safety. Upon successful completion of this course, participants will be able to make observations and gather information that will assist in identifying the area(s) of origin, and assess the need for additional assistance to accurately determine the cause of a fire. Subjects include, but are not limited to; fire behavior, determining area of origin, accidental and incendiary fire cause determination, fire scene examinations, documentation, and handling/ preservation of evidence. This course includes classroom presentations along with a hands-on realistic fire cause determination module, utilizing a mobile fire cause simulation trainer.

204 Firefighter Safety and Survival on the Fire Ground

This firefighter safety and survival class will offer firefighters the opportunity to learn skills to assist them in the event that they get into trouble and to provide information and skills to hopefully keep them from becoming trapped or incapacitated. We will touch on "Mayday" parameters and skills and methods to stay safe and survive when things go bad. Participants will perform numerous skills such as ladder bailouts, wall breaching, basement removal drills, RIT/firefighter rescue drills and additional hand on skills to develop firefighter's knowledge and competencies.

205 Handling LP Gas Emergencies - Bobtail Delivery Truck

A program presenting the problems and procedures for handling LP gas incidents. This class is a combination lecture and practical evolution in which participants make an attack on an actual LP bobtail tank fire.

This is a twelve hour, one day class with lunch provided. A dinner break will also be scheduled and participants are responsible for that meal.

Midwest Wildfire Training Academy

S-215 Fire Operations in the Wildland/Urban Interface

This course provides training for initial attack incident commanders and company officers confronting wildfire, which is presenting a threat to life, property, and improvements. The trainee will learn safe and effective strategies and tactics to minimize harm presented by the wildfire to the urban interface.



S-230 Crew Boss Single Resource

This classroom course is designed to produce student proficiency in the performance of duties associated with the single resource boss position from initial dispatch through demobilization to the home unit. Topics include operational leadership, preparation and mobilization, assignment preparation, risk management, entrapment avoidance, safety and tactics, offline duties, demobilization, and post incident responsibilities.

S-234 Ignition Operations

This is an entry-level course providing training in the functional roles and responsibilities connected with firing operations. This 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.

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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