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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.
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.
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.
102 / 208 — Structural Firefighting Techniques
This class will focus on the importance of fire personnel readiness and of getting the initial attack hand line into proper position. During live fire evolutions participants will apply the proper amount of water using the correct method of application. Students will participate as operations and command, making tactical choices when things go right and when things go wrong. Firefighters will engage in RIT operations and fire ground incident management, learning how to overcome the obstacles making sure that "YOU ARE READY" for today's complex fire ground.
103 / 209 — Vehicle Rescue: Technician
Today vehicle extrication is as much a part of the fire service as firefighting. This class deals with tools and techniques required to remove an entrapped victim from a vehicle accident. Emphasis is on proper use of powered and manual rescue tools and air bags, coordination with EMS personnel, vehicle designs, IMS, and safety considerations. Participants will apply these techniques in practical applications. This course meets Chapter 8 of NFPA 1006, Vehicle and Machinery Rescue Technician, 2003 edition. (This course may meet the vehicle extrication requirements for Firefighter I certification through the Division of Fire Safety) (EMS CEUs-Non Core-16)
Midwest Wildfire Training Academy
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.
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.
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.
S-133 / L-180 — 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.
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Summer Fire School and Midwest Wildfire Training Academy
June 5-10, 2012
Jefferson City, MO
Get additional information at our website – http://mufrti.org/summerfireschool/