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MU FRTI

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

2012 Winter Fire School

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.

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

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


438 Taking Care of Children with Special Needs

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Mike Day, Fire Medic/Fire Investigator, Overland Park FD

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As emergency responders, one of the things that cause us to feel uncomfortable is dealing with the unknown. A child in crisis often presents responders with issues that differ from our normal response. Dealing with children often creates anxiety for responders. We also do not typically respond to individuals with special needs who are having an emergency. When you couple these two things, the potential exists for a responder to experience anxiety while trying to mitigate the situation. This workshop will explore how to deal with these stressful situations. Topics include: the identification of common cognitive and medical disorders, the importance of effective communication with differently-abled individuals and their caregivers, and how you can take care of children with special needs before the emergency happens. In addition, the workshop will provide some examples of what fire departments can do to integrate their members with the special needs community, benefiting all in the process. (EMS CEUs-Module VI-Division V)


435 Safety Officer Workshop – NEW

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

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Saturday Only: 8:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.

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.

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434 Safety and Survival on the Fireground

Jason Hoevelmann, Deputy Chief, Sullivan FPD

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This safety and survival class will provide a basic knowledge for firefighters to know when and how to identify dangerous situations. From the minute we walk into the engine house to the time we pack up our equipment after an incident, we must know the hazards and be able to create good habits to prevent complacency and making poor decisions. We will discuss very simple concepts and decision making skills along with fire ground awareness, that actually starts at the fire house prior to the event happening. Firefighters will be able to identify and have a basic knowledge of rapid intervention techniques and methods in accordance with NFPA 1407, Standard for Fire Service Rapid Intervention Crews, to prepare them for practical training in the same discipline. Ultimately, this class will provide ways for firefighters to prepare and operate as safe as possible in order to prevent the need for maydays and rapid intervention crews. We must be battle ready every second and this class will assist in keeping the firefighter in a constant state of readiness.


A Complete Class List is Available at: www.mufrti.org


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 – http://mufrti.org/winterfs12/

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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