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80th Annual Summer Fire School

New Classes for 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 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. We cover the issues and challenges that face the fire service. Summer Fire School and the Midwest Wildfire Training Academy provide 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. Do not miss out on this opportunity.

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.

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.

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.

309 Structural Collapse Rescue: Initial Response NEW

At the conclusion of this twenty hour Structural Collapse Rescue: Initial Response class, the participant will have an understanding and skill set to safely conduct basic search and rescue techniques when dealing with wood frame and light commercial collapsed structures. The class covers incident safety issues, building types, marking systems, as well as shoring techniques that can be performed on similar structures by their local fire department's initial response.

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.

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.

RX Fire for Private Landowners

This class is designed to give the private landowner an overall view and explanation of prescribed fire. The course work will explain the use of prescribed fire and its effects on timber, vegetation and wildlife. Participants will be introduced to the basic procedures required to have a successful prescribed burn, basic fire behavior to consider before, during, and after a burn, an explanation of equipment needed to carry out a safe and successful burn, and how to plan a burn to get the best results for the resource that is being managed for.

RT-130 Annual Fireline Safety Refresher Training

Annual Fireline Safety Refresher Training is designed to provide up to date fire line safety information to employees holding Incident Command System qualifications requiring this training per the 2006, PMS 310-1, Wildland Fire Qualification System Guide.

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 Training 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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