MU FRTI Programs


MU FRTI offers a full-range of programs from beginning firefighting through executive leadership programs for chief officers. As you review the list of courses, you will notice programs in apparatus driving and pumping, live firefighting, a complete series of incident command, hazardous materials and technical rescue training programs as well EMS programs for first responders, EMT's and paramedics. You will also notice that the Institute has a wide variety of programs for company and chief officers as well as instructor development. Finally, our aircraft rescue firefighting program and mobile prop allow local airports to train at their site using their own equipment while saving hundreds of dollars per person in travel costs.

The Institute is one, if not the only, state fire training program in the country that includes an emergency management and exercise and evaluation program. With the events since 9/11 the integration of fire service functions and emergency management is imperative.

Throughout the years one of the hallmarks of MU FRTI has been non bias, qualified faculty. Each of the program areas at MU FRTI is managed by specialists with expertise in their certain field. These individuals have also been active practioners in their subject area and maintain their professional certifications at various levels.

Curriculum developed by MU FRTI meets national and state standards, federal laws, if applicable and includes a stringent review process by appointed technical expert committees as well as an academic review of adult learning principles using curriculum specialists from the Center for Distance and Independent Study at the University of Missouri. These programs are then externally evaluated by several different organizations throughout the country. These organizations include the Peace Officers and Standards Training (POST), Bureau of EMS, American Council on Education (ACE), National Fire Academy Endorsement Committee and the Office of Domestic Preparedness (ODP).

If you do not see a program that meets your need, MU FRTI can design a site specific program or assist in finding national speakers to meet your need. With all of the programs we have available, we are as close as one organization can be to one- stop-shopping for emergency response training in Missouri.

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