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80th Annual Summer Fire School

Earn Professional Certificates at Summer Fire School

Certificate programs provide structured curriculum delivery with high academic rigor. These courses are aimed at individuals who wish to further their professional development and bypass the additional expense of college credit. Each MU FRTI certificate program has been evaluated by a panel of field experts in the particular subject matter. The majority of these courses will also be reviewed by the American Council on Education and if appropriate, provide college credit hour recommendations.

Individuals must sign up for the certificate program, through MU FRTI. Students will be given four years to complete their certificate program field. A limited number of hours will be accepted based on prior experience and knowledge.

Click Here for information on the Fire Officer Certificate Program

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

A Few Fire Officer Program Classes Available at Summer Fire School 2012

302 Fire Officer I

This course is designed to meet NFPA 1021, 2003 edition for Fire Officer I. Throughout this course participants will engage in various classroom activities and exercises to reinforce the presented material. Topics include: the company officer's role, effective communications, the company officer's role in the organization, management and managing of resources, leadership, personnel safety, fire prevention and investigation and preplanning. Participants will be required to complete a class project due within 2 months after the conclusion of the course.

303 Fire Officer II

This course is designed to meet NFPA 1021, 2008 edition for Fire Officer II. Throughout this course students will participate in various classroom activities, case studies, and exercises to reinforce the presented material. Topics include: the making of laws, a look at Missouri fire statutes, human resource management, budget preparation, employee appraisal, media release information, handling multiagency incidents, fire protection systems, occupancy classifications, the process for conducting fire investigations, identifying unsafe work practices, and taking appropriate actions to prevent reoccurrence. Students will be required to complete a class project due within 2 months after the conclusion of the course, as well as a pre-course assignment.

101 Principles of Building Construction: Cumbustible

This course provides an introduction to basic construction principles and the special characteristics of wood and ordinary construction as they concern the fire service. The primary emphasis is on improving firefighter's abilities to ensure firefighter safety by recognizing common causes and indicators of failure and other hazards related to wood and ordinary construction and it's contents.

207 Principles of Building Construction: Noncumbustible

This course addresses the importance for any fire service personnel to fully understand building construction, methods of construction, materials used in building construction, and fire-resistance requirements in order to conduct fire scene operations safely and make sound strategic decisions. Participants should be able to identify a building and correctly apply the classification system for the building in accordance with NFPA 220, Standard on Types of Building Construction, as well as identify the important structural feature of a building and use this information in the formation of the Incident Action Plan. Other skills covered will include; identifying critical size-up issues such as smoke, heat, and fire travel inside a structure, and predicting the path or method of travel based upon the building construction features, identifying critical safety issues that affect firefighter safety for each classification of construction, and identifying the appropriate measures to enhance the safety of emergency responders.

2012 Midwest Wildfire Training Academy Courses

The Big Rivers Forest Fire Management Compact is a partnership between the Missouri Department of Conservation, the Illinois, Indiana, and Iowa Departments of Natural Resources, and the USDA Forest Service's Northeastern Area State and Private Forestry. A USDA Forest Service National Fire Plan Grant for the Wildland Academy will minimize the cost for students to attend the National Wildfire Coordinating Group (NWCG) courses being offered. The grant accounts for the difference in registration costs between standard MU FRTI and MWTA courses.

All NWCG courses offered during the Wildland Academy will be taught to NWCG standards. MWTA faculty meet the instructor prerequisites as outlined in NWCG Wildland and Prescribed Fire Qualification System Guide (310-1). These courses are open to all students that meet the qualification requirements as outlined in the course description.

M-410 Facilitative Instructor

This training course is designed to help students become effective facilitative instructors. The purpose of this course is to improve training quality by presenting instructional methods with an emphasis on student-oriented adult training techniques. This course is designed for students to meet NWCG instructor requirements.

L-280 Followership to Leadership

This course is designed as a self-assessment opportunity for individuals preparing to step into a leadership role. It will combine one day of classroom instruction followed by a second day of exercises with participants, working through a series of problem solving events in small teams (Field Leadership Assessment Course). Topics include; leadership values and principles, transition challenges for new leaders, situational leadership, team cohesion factors, and ethical decision-making.

S133/L180 Look Up, Look Down, Look Around and Human Factors on the Fire Line

Look Up, Look Down, Look Around, focuses on seven environmental factors and their respective indicators that fire line personnel should recognize to predict hazardous fire behavior. This course also addresses how to use these indicators when applying the Risk Management Process. Human Factors on the Fire Line establishes an awareness of human performance issues and how these issues impact fire line job performance. It addresses human performance that relates to the individual, including situational awareness, communication, decision making, risk management, and teamwork skills.

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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