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

Hazardous Materials and EMS Training at Winter Fire School

If you are responsible for mitigating a Hazards Materials incident, The University of Missouri, Fire and Rescue Training Institute has the training you need. This year at the 31st Annual Winter Fire School, participants can take courses that will help them work with their Local Emergency Planning Committees to assist in planning and training for a hazardous materials response. They will also cover basic defensive and offensive mitigation techniques available to responders. Don't miss this opportunity to expand your knowledge and increase your skills.


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)


410 Emergency Response to Ammonia Incidents

Mike Booth, Regional Coordinator, MU FRTI


(Click here for biography)

Ammonia is one of the highest volume chemicals produced in the United States. It is used in the manufacturing of rocket fuels, synthetic fibers, yeast and explosives, with the most common use as fertilizer and as a refrigerant. With the current problem of theft of ammonia for drug production, this workshop will familiarize you with nurse tanks, transport containers and storage facilities where releases might occur. Other topics include, chemical and physical properties, patient assessment, treatment and triaging multiple patients, hazard and risk assessment, public protection options, and emergency response options to safely mitigate an anhydrous ammonia incident. (EMS CEUs-Module III, Division IV)


412 EMS Response to Agricultural Hazardous Materials NEW

Mike Jenkins, Chief of Special Operation, North Kansas City FD

This workshop will look at the hazardous chemicals and products used in today's agriculture from an EMS perspective. We will look at chemicals typically found in agriculture, identify signs and symptoms of exposure to these chemicals and discuss treatment actions. (EMS CEUs-Module III-Division IV)


422 HAZMAT with a Twist NEW

Steve Arnold, Chief (RET)

Sunday Only

This multi-media workshop covers Hazmat/WMD response procedures for the initial engine company response. Topics covered include how to quickly determine if you have a WMD or Hazmat event, basic standard operating guidelines for WMD response, mass gross decontamination procedures and scene safety precautions. Various scenarios through video clips and pictures are used to emphasize the lesson objectives.


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.

Imagine the impact on you, your crew, and your community!

We look forward to seeing you in Columbia, Missouri, February 10-12, 2012.

What are the Benefits of Attending Winter Fire School 2012

  • Nationally Recognized Speakers
  • 31 New Courses
  • Flexible Workshops to Meet your Schedule
  • One of the Midwest’s Largest Equipment Expositions
  • Live Online Webcasts

Mark Your Calendars

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

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Four Easy Ways To Register

1. Internet: click here
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2. Phone: (866) 682-6663 or (573) 882-8320
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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 Trainig Institute
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Columbia, MO 65211-3410

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