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MU FRTI

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

You Have Read Their Books and Watched Their Videos, Now See Them In Person!

This year at Winter Fire School, the University of Missouri, Fire and Rescue Training Institute, offers you the opportunity to see the following national speakers in person. Many of these speakers are nationally recognized and have written books about the fire service or perhaps you have used training drills from their web sites. This is your chance to see them in person at a reasonable price and expand your knowledge and improve your skills.

 

402 – Added Value Leadership — NEW

Alan Brunacini, Fire Chief, Retired, Phoenix FD, AZ

Booth

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The major reason a fire department is in business is to deliver service to Mrs. Smith, our customer. She remembers that we responded quickly and solved her problem, but most of all, she remembers that we were nice to her and her family. Adding value, mostly being nice, is what made the biggest difference to her. Fire department bosses must understand that the way they treat their firefighter is passed along to the customers. Chief's must extend any behavior on the inside to Firefighters that they expect those Firefighters to extend to Mrs. Smith on the outside. What we will discuss in this session is very simple and very important……added value service, requires added value leadership.

 

404 – Apparatus Architect

Michael Wilbur, Lieutenant, FDNY

Booth

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Saturday Only

The Apparatus Architect workshop evolved around the concept that a fire department would not think of building a $500,000 fire station addition without the services of a qualified architect. Yet that same fire department would think nothing of spending $800,000 on a Tower Ladder without anyone's help or expertise, and be at the mercy of the apparatus salesmen. Let me share my knowledge and expertise to create a variety of functional and cost effective fire apparatus solutions for a variety of fire departments. We will discuss fire service issues which include, but are not limited to; fire protection master planning, fire station site location, analysis apparatus maintenance and testing procedures, apparatus deployment and staffing fire apparatus, fleet replacement, analysis staffing, and training needs assessment.

 

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

Billy Goldfeder, Deputy Fire Chief, Loveland-Symmes FD (Ohio)

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!

 

433 – Reading Smoke 2012: Tactical Solutions

Dave Dodson, Battalion Chief (Ret.)

Booth

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Fire officers must adjust to the changes in fire behavior that have occurred in recent years or more firefighters will die or be injured. Being able to read smoke on arrival is the key to predicting fire behavior. It helps you discover the specific location and intensity of a fire, building collapse potential, and the likelihood of hostile fire events such as flashover. This year's program is updated with new videos and attendees will leave with street smart tips that will help fire due decision makers.

 

415 – Fire Behavior and Firefighter Survival - Keeping Your Firefighters From Killing Themselves – NEW

John W. Norman, Deputy Assistant Chief (Ret.), FDNY

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Available as a Webcast! Click Here

Saturday Only

This class is intended to keep firefighters from repeating the same deadly mistakes others have made, so they can avoid the tragedies that others have suffered. It focuses heavily on the changes occurring in today's modern fire environment, and includes segments on the following: changing causes of firefighter deaths and injuries, the changing fire environment and its effect on firefighters, warning signs of impending firefighter casualties, and prevention of catastrophes.

 

439 – The Chiefs Role at Structural Fires – NEW

John W. Norman, Deputy Assistant Chief (Ret.), FDNY

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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.

 

442 – Today's Training Officer; The Fire Department Survival Officer – NEW

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

Booth

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Sunday Only

Designing a training program and delivering it with impact requires understanding the true mission and job description of the training officer. You are the department's survival officer and you must be ready to hit the ground running. Existing and new training officers, and instructors alike, will be challenged to develop a training needs assessment based on their actual fire ground experiences and observations to determine what topics and skills are needed. New training techniques, mandates, and training division leadership will be covered in this interactive, and case based workshop. Come ready to tune-up or jump start your program and gain valuable resources that will allow you to get to work on making a difference, and will surely allow you to work smarter and more efficiently in managing your program. All types of departments will benefit from this course. (DFS CEUs 4-Instructor)

 

440 – The Company Survival Officer – NEW

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

Booth

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Saturday Afternoon Only

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.

 

435 – Safety Officer Workshop – NEW

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

Booth

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Saturday Morning Only

The incident safety officer must constantly update their information on incident evaluation and hazard zone operations. This workshop will emphasize the action steps necessary to improve fireground safety through hazard prevention and control.

 

 


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

Get additional information at our website – http://mufrti.org/winterfs12/

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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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:
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Columbia, MO 65211-3410

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