Conferences & Seminars
MU Fire and Rescue Training Institute conducts statewide conferences and seminars throughout the year. Annual events include:
MU FRTI Winter Fire School
Held in Columbia each February, the event offers over 100 classes to choose from in a weekend format of 4 or 12 hour classes. Topics are geared for all levels of response from fire, EMS, emergency management and more. In addition, the Midwest’s largest Equipment Exposition provides an excellent opportunity for learning and networking. The dates for 2014 will be February 7-9.
MU FRTI Summer Fire School and Midwest Wildfire Training Academy
Jefferson City is the host location for the Summer Fire School and Midwest Wildfire Training Academy (MWTA) focusing on the practical skills training necessary for today's emergency responders and wildland firefighters. The (MWTA) is made possible through a grant with the USDA Forest Service and is co-located with MU FRTI's Summer Fire School. This annual event has grown from a weekend program to a 5 day event each June. The dates for 2014 will be June 4-8.
Online Request For Class Presentation at the Next Fire School
Held annually this conference allows state certified instructors an opportunity to obtain CEUs for recertification on a variety of instructor development topics. The upcoming Instructor Conference is scheduled for October 11-13, 2013 in Lake of the Ozarks, Missouri.
Regional Fire Schools and Seminars
In addition to conferences, MU FRTI supports several Regional Fire Schools and special Seminars throughout the state.