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

Last Chance for the Reduced Rate!

If you have not yet registered for Winter Fire School 2012, you only have a few days left to take advantage of the reduce rate. After Saturday, January 14th, rates for Winter Fire School will increase, but you will still be able to register. Register now and take advantage of the lower cost.

The University of Missouri Fire and Rescue Training Institute's (MU FRTI) Winter Fire School is the premier annual fire service event and plays host to the largest gathering of emergency professionals in Missouri. Addressing the issues and challenges that are critical to all emergency services, Winter Fire School provides in-depth workshops and courses for individuals in their profession.

MU FRTI's Winter Fire School, world-class Equipment Exposition 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.

805 Street Smart Safety for the Fire Investigator – NEW

Mike Callan, Callan and Co. Ltd

One of the most important functions in any hazmat or fire emergency response is safety of personnel at the scene. Fire scenes and the subsequent investigation have very hazardous conditions. There are many conditions that could endanger fire investigators during the course of their investigation. Fire investigators have a duty to themselves and to others at the scene to protect themselves. Sadly, too often safety is considered late in the incident, or overlooked completely in the frenzy of the emergency response operation. Safety should be the primary focus of the response effort and subsequent investigation. Safety is everyone's responsibility from suppression activities to the fire investigation. This training will provide the fire investigator with important information and techniques to remain safe at the scene. This workshop will examine the hazards at a fire scene and provide students with practical "street smart" tips to evaluate the risk they present. When appropriate the program will identify precautions to reduce the risk for the investigator, such as modifying the conditions and hazards using tactical methods, PPE, and other safety techniques. (DFS CEUs 8-Investigator)

414 Factors of Command

Gary Wilson, Training Chief, Overland Park FD (KS)
(Click here for biography)

This workshop will take a look at various factors that can lead to a successfully managed incident. Throughout the workshop, activities will be used to reinforce the learning material. Topics include but are not limited to; integration of risk management; incident priorities and strategic goals; the need to develop a plan; factors to consider upon arrival; progress reports that include air management considerations and communicating tactical benchmarks. This workshop is focused around the new or acting officer, but can also serve as a good review for experienced officers.


418 Firefighter Survival: The Realities and the Myths: The Beat Goes On – NEW

Billy Goldfeder, Deputy Fire Chief, Loveland-Symmes FD (Ohio)
(Click here for biography)

Saturday Only

Firefighters are heroic but also do many non-heroic things that may result in injury and death. Deputy Chief, Billy Goldfeder, rallies the troops to fight smarter and safer by refusing to make common mistakes that can have fatal consequences; failing to wear a seat-belt, entering a building where there is no human life at risk, and failing to wear SCBA and all protective gear at every call. Chief Goldfeder challenges chiefs to make sure everyone goes home and reminds firefighters why they must avoid unnecessary risks: the family and friends that are left behind when they are gone!


426 Introduction to Fire Protection Systems – NEW

Mike Walker, Fire Systems Specialist, C&C Group Springfield MO

Buster White, Fire Marshall, Nixa FPD

You have seen them during building inspections and pre-planning. Fire alarm panels, sprinkler risers, portable extinguishers, kitchen hood systems... but do you really know how they can help you protect lives and property? Are they in operating condition? Have they been serviced, inspected and maintained according to standard? This workshop will give the participant a basic knowledge of these common fire protection systems. Designed to address the needs of the company officer and inspector, this class will give an overview of the requirements for operation, inspecting and testing of these important building systems. (DFS CEUs 4-Inspector, 4-Investigator)

427 ISO From the Chief's Perspective – NEW

Dennis Jones, Division Chief, Camdenton FD

It can be very nerve racking to receive a letter from an ISO, stating that they will be there in two weeks to conduct a town class rating review. This 4 hour presentation assists Fire Chiefs and others within the service's organization on how to plan and prepare for an ISO Fire Suppression Survey. Pre-planning is the basis for this workshop and forms will be supplied that have been recognized as a means of recording and keeping within the Master Plan process. This presentation reviews the ISO Fire Suppression Rating Schedule in a master planning format of all areas concerned, beginning with "Receiving and Handling Alarms" to "Fire Department and Water Supply." This workshop has been completely reworked from a Master Planning view point. (DFS CEUs 4-Inspector)

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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