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31st Annual Winter Fire School - February 10 - 12, 2012

Don't Miss MU FRTI Winter Fire School 2012!

While we can provide 31 years of reasons why you should not miss Winter Fire School 2012, and as you're busy convincing yourself you simply can't miss another year, keep this one fact in the back of your mind. MU FRTI has brought some of the best speakers from the fire service to Missouri. You will receive more training opportunities, exposure to more exhibitors, and have all of this access for a quarter of what it would cost at other conferences.

441 The Status of America's Fire Service – NEW

Bobby Halton, Editor in Chief, Fire Engineer Magazine

William Markgraf, Chief Columbia FD (RET)

Saturday Only

Chief Markgraf and Chief Halton will review the current status of America's fire service as well as the theory of drift into failure. Common perceptions and realities surrounding the elements in firefighter fatalities will also be discussed along with, training wounds, training scars, how they are inflicted, and how they can become fatal.

  Bobby Halton

440 The Company Survival Officer – NEW

Forest Reeder, Division Chief of Training & Safety for DesPlaines (IL) Fire Department
(Click here for biography)

Saturday Only - 1:30 p.m. - 5:00 p.m.

Survival is job one. As company officer, your job description now reads that you are the survival officer who is charged with that responsibility. Learn how the company officer and crew members will work together to survive a fireground operation by focusing on four key elements of company survival; people, air, location, and situation (PALS). This strategy will work almost any time firefighter's enter a hostile fire environment to do their jobs. Many interior operations that have claimed firefighter's lives have common threads that need to be put into a action plan that will save future lives. Explore how the PALS process may help do that.


439 The Chiefs Role at Structural Fires – NEW

John W. Norman, Deputy Assistant Chief (Ret.), FDNY
(Click here for biography)

Sunday Only

This workshop is intended for those who may be in command of multiple fire companies at structural fires. Included are the following topics; the command role, assuming command, establishing accountability, protecting the troops, decision making, size-up, the thirteen point approach, firefighter survival survey, hidden dangers, and the four R's. There will be in-depth discussion with instructor and students.


A Complete Class List is Available at:

2012 Equipment Exposition

MU FRTI's Winter Fire School, world-class exhibition will be held at the Holiday Inn Select Expo Center. More than 100 exhibits of the latest emergency response products, services, technologies and solutions will be on display. Get your questions answered by professionals on apparatus, turnout gear, extrication tools and much more.

Mark Your Calendars

Summer Fire School
June 5-10, 2012
Jefferson City, MO

Get additional information at our website –

Four 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:
WFS 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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