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

Learn Life Saving Skills at Winter Fire School 2012!

The University of Missouri, Fire and Rescue Training Institute takes pride in offering firefighters the opportunity to learn vital skills that assist them in their profession. This year at Winter Fire School we are presenting many classes that will expand your knowledge and skills as well as keep you safe while on the job. Don't miss out on the opportunity to learn how to avoid some of the dangers that can come your way on a daily basis.


403 Advanced Airway Management and Trauma Techniques NEW

Paul Harris, BA, RN, Lake Regional Health System

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This workshop is designed to acquaint the Advanced Life Support (ALS) provider with optional airway techniques that are uncommonly used. Although this class was designed for the ALS provider, Basic Life Support providers that are familiarized with these techniques, would make a valuable asset as an assistant in performing these procedures. (EMS CEUs-Division II-4)


405 Bars and Nightclub Fires

David A. Hall, Chief, Springfield FD

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While there are nearly 31,000 nightclubs in the United States, the likelihood of having a fire in a nightclub is relatively small. However, the severity of such an incident when one occurs can be devastating. Frequently, these occupancies are at or over their capacity; they include high risk behaviors such as smoking and drinking; and they are plagued by locked or blocked exits. In this workshop, the participant will learn about the hazards and prevention principles for these occupancies. Participants will also cover normal construction methods and basic firefighting strategies for those facilities as well as conducting in-class scenarios to develop their skills.



412 EMS Response to Agricultural Hazardous Materials NEW

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

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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)


413 Escaping Violent Encounters for EMS/Fire

Mike Novak, Battalion Chief, Branson FD

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Kip Teitsort, Founder Defensive Tactics for EMS/Fire

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Have you or your staff ever been threatened, yelled at or physically assaulted by a patient, upset family member or bystander? According to several studies, injuries from assaults are the number one cause for lost work hours in EMS. Have you ever been concerned about the response you or your provider would use in these particularly stressful incidents? Most EMS providers can answer yes to at least one of these questions. If you are among them, our Defensive Tactics for Emergency Medical Services/Fire (DT4EMS) courses can help keep you and your staff safe. Our training is based on using good customer service at the root of all course content. We train in using proven verbal skills before, during and after an incident. Our courses also teach the use of physical force as a last resort, but use real-world skills to free you or your staff from actual physical assaults should they occur. (EMS CEUs-Module IV-Division IV)


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.

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
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
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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:
MU Fire and Rescue Training Institute
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Columbia, MO 65211-3410

Our telephone:
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