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80th Annual Summer Fire School

Join Us for Summer Fire School and the
Midwest Wildfire Training Academy 2012

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 and 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.

Register Now for the Following Classes

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.

206 Outdoor Search and Rescue Practices

This course will build skills related to organizing and implementing a search and rescue for missing persons in an outdoor setting. This course will include a brief overview of the aspects of the search operation and will culminate with a practical field exercise of a mock search and rescue.

Midwest Wildfire Training Academy

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.

S-390 Introduction to Wildland Fire Behavior Calculations

This course is designed to introduce fire behavior calculations by manual methods, using nomograms and the Fire Behavior Handbook, Appendix B. Participants will gain an understanding of the determinants of fire behavior though studying inputs (weather, slope, fuels, and fuel moisture). Participants will also learn how to interpret fire behavior outputs, the documentation processes, and fire behavior briefing components.

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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