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The Missouri Summer Fire School started in 1933 as the “Summer Fire College.” It was started when it was determined that training was needed for “firemen” to perform their duties safely and efficiently. While many things have changed, this basic premise of the Summer Fire School has not. This school is definitely unique in its ability to provide practical skills that cannot always be accomplished through traditional field programs.

You will see several new courses this year and some courses that have been revised to meet NFPA standards for professional certification. The majority of courses offer Continuing Education Units (CEUs) applicable toward Missouri Division of Fire Safety recertification, Missouri Bureau of EMS licensure, or Peace Officer Standards and Training (POST). Several courses also meet the American Council on Education recommendations for college credit.

MU FRTI is sure you will find the selection of courses this year that meet your training needs. The value added bonus of networking opportunities will make attending this years Summer Fire School a wise choice for your training dollar!

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Wildland Classes



301 — Boat Rescue Operations: Technician



Instructors:

Mark Cado
Captain, Kansas City Fire Department

Jared Weaver
Captain, Kansas City Fire Department

Larry Young
Battalion Chief, Kansas City Fire Department

Start:

Thursday, June 8, 2017
8:00 a.m.

End:

Sunday, June 11, 2017
5:00 p.m.

Prerequisites:

Surface Water Rescue is recommended. Strong swimming skills are required.

CEU:

EMS Non-Core 32

Hours:

32

Fees:

$450 — $500 after May 12, 2017

Many agencies have boats, but do not have the specific skills to recognize their operating limitations. A number of recent high-profile failed boat operations, which endangered the crews, and in some instances lead to the deaths of crew members and civilians, highlighting the need for such training. This course, adapted from surf rescue and whitewater rafting skills, has been taught to fire personnel internationally. The class includes trailering and launching procedures, boat design and specification, equipment placement, motor maintenance, flips, re-righting, emergency starts, rescue equipment, hydrology, boat performance, recovery and rescue skills, high-speed turns, and pick-ups. Participants will train on the water and leave the course with an understanding of rescue equipment, team organization, standard operating guidelines, and victim physiology and water dynamics. The class is designed to meet the technician certification level of the International Rescue Instructors Association (IRIA) to include a special night drill, and final day written and practical testing competencies. Satisfactory completion requires an 80% cumulative score of six skill stations and a written test score of at least 80%.


NOTES:

  • Participants must provide a full wet suit or surface dry suit, tennis shoes or booties, a lightweight rescue or /whitewater type helmet, gloves (ski gloves preferred), and an acceptable personal flotation device with rescue harness and personal rescue throw bag.
  • It is not required that you provide your own boat, however, if your department has a rescue boat and are interested in using it during class, we encourage that you bring it. No more than four personnel per boat.
  • This course requires significant physical exertion and stamina. See Health Warning
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302 — Fire Apparatus Driver/Operator: Core

Instructors:

Olan Morelan
Battalion Chief, Springfield Fire Department

Mike Novak
Battalion Chief, Branson Fire and Rescue

Start:

Thursday, June 8, 2017
8:00 a.m.

End:

Saturday, June 10, 2017
5:00 p.m.

Hours:

24

Fees:

$395 — $445 after May 12, 2017

This course is designed for individuals who are new to the position of driver/operator, anticipate future promotion to that position or are preparing to sit for the State of Missouri driver/operator certification exam. In this class, students will discuss duties and responsibilities of the driver/operator, apparatus maintenance, apparatus operation and positioning. Participants will operate fire apparatus in various situations and have an opportunity to complete their certification skill sheets. The requirements for this course are based on the Standard for Fire Apparatus Driver/Operator Professional Qualifications, NFPA 1002, Chapter 4; 2014 Edition.


NOTES:

  • A skills booklet will be sent to all participants prior to class.
  • The following skills will need to be completed by the start of class.
    • 4.2.1 Perform routine tests, inspections, and servicing functions on the systems and components – Skills Sheet #1
    • 4.3.1 Operate a fire department vehicle – Skills Sheet #2
    • 4.3.6 Operate a vehicle using defensive driving techniques – Skills Sheet #9
  • Participants are required to be licensed and insured to operate motor vehicles.
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303 — Fire Combat: Engine Company Operations

Instructors:

Mike Cherry
Chief, Lincoln County Fire Protection District

Robert Shramek
Assistant Chief, Lincoln County Fire Protection District

Start:

Saturday, June 10, 2017
8:00 a.m.

End:

Sunday, June 11, 2017
12:00 p.m.

Hours:

12

Fees:

$250 — $300 after May 12, 2017

One of the key components to an engine company’s success at the scene of a fire is a coordinated and consistent effort. You must have a plan of attack and be trained and prepared to carry out the plan every time you hit the street. This class is an intensive hands-on program that teaches new and efficient skills for the all-important task of getting water on the fire. Subjects covered will include; initial on-scene reports, apparatus placement, advancing hose lines into structures, fire extinguishment and tactics, duties by position, stretching “big” lines, basement fire tactics, and ascending stairs with charged lines. Safe and efficient fireground operations don’t happen by luck or chance, they happen when we provide clear expectations and accountability.


NOTES:

  • Full PPE, SCBA and a spare, full air cylinder is required. Please bring gear with you the first day of class. All air cylinders must be within hydrostatic date or will not be refilled. Please ensure that you bring one spare cylinder and that all equipment is sufficiently marked for ownership. See Requirement Details
  • This course requires significant physical exertion and stamina. See Health Warning
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304 — Fire Officer II

Instructor:

Michael Arnhart
Chief, Antonia Fire Protection District

Start:

Thursday, June 8, 2017
8:00 a.m.

End:

Thursday, June 8, 2017
5:00 p.m.

Online Ends:

Thursday, July 27, 2017

Prerequisites:

Fire Officer I is required, ICS 300 is recommended.

ACE Credit Recommendation:

In the upper-division baccalaureate degree category, 3 semester hours in fire science, fire administration, fire protection, emergency management, or emergency medical services (7/14).

Hours:

8/40

Fees:

$295 — $345 after May 12, 2017

Fire Officer II is designed to provide individuals with the ability to perform as a supervisor/manager in a fire service organization. Following the requirements of NFPA 1021, Standard for Fire Officer Professional Qualifications, Chapter 5, 2014 edition, this class examines the fire officer level two role in human resources management, community and government relations, inspection and investigation, emergency services delivery, and health and safety.


NOTES:

  • Blended Class
    This is a blended delivery course. Participants will meet in-person for the first day of class and to receive their online login credentials. The remainder of the class will be instructor-led through an online portal during the seven weeks that follow. This course requires a computer, and internet access.
  • Scheduled for completion on July 27, 2017.
  • MU FRTI Fire Officer Certificate Program qualifying course.
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305 — Fire Service Instructor II

Instructor:

Michael Arnhart
Chief, Antonia Fire Protection District

Start:

Friday, June 9, 2017
8:00 a.m.

End:

Friday, June 9, 2017
5:00 p.m.

Online Ends:

Wednesday, August 9, 2017

POST:

16 hours Technical, 4 hours Interpersonal, 12 hours Skill

ACE Credit Recommendation:

In the lower-division baccalaureate/associate degree category, 3 semester hours in fire science, fire service, fire administration, emergency management, emergency services management, or criminal justice (7/14).

Hours:

8/40

Fees:

$295 — $345 after May 12, 2017

Fire Service Instructor II addresses NFPA 1041, Standard for Fire Instructor Professional Qualifications, Chapter 4, 2012 edition competencies at the fire service instructor two level. At the conclusion of this class participants should be able to: develop individual lesson plans for a specific topic including learning objectives, instructional aids, and evaluation instruments; schedule training sessions based on the overall training plan of their organization; and supervise and coordinate the activities of other instructors. Participants will be required to complete a class project due within 3 months after the conclusion of the course.


NOTES:

  • Blended Class
    This is a blended delivery course. Students will meet in-person for the first day of class and to receive their online login credentials. The remainder of the class will be instructor-led through an online portal during the twelve weeks that follow. This course requires a computer, and internet access.
  • Scheduled for completion on August 9, 2017.
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306 — Firefighter Training: Responding to Vehicle, Dumpster and Pressurized Vessel Fires

Instructors:

Bruce Bjorge
Captain, Western Taney County Fire Protection District

Jeff Duckworth
Engineer, Branson Fire and Rescue

Travis Trent
Deputy Chief, Logan-Rogersville Fire Protection District

Start:

Saturday, June 10, 2017
8:00 a.m.

End:

Sunday, June 11, 2017
12:00 p.m.

Hours:

12

Fees:

$250 — $300 after May 12, 2017

During this hands-on class, participants will extinguish vehicle, dumpster, pressure vessel, and ignitable liquid fires. Although these incidents may seem routine and do not require structural entry, safe proficient deployment is required as they have a high potential for containing hazardous materials. This class will share best-practice tactics in the classroom before participants practice safe, incident-specific mitigation tactics.


NOTES:

  • Full PPE, SCBA and a spare, full air cylinder is required. Please bring gear with you the first day of class. All air cylinders must be within hydrostatic date or will not be refilled. Please ensure that you bring one spare cylinder and that all equipment is sufficiently marked for ownership. See Requirement Details
  • This course requires significant physical exertion and stamina. See Health Warning
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307 — Fireground Tactics: Master the Basics

Instructors:

Jerry Jenkins
Division Chief, Columbia Fire Department

Lynn Morgan
Captain, Republic Fire Department

Bruce Parton
Chief, St. James Fire Department

Start:

Saturday, June 10, 2017
8:00 a.m.

End:

Sunday, June 11, 2017
12:00 p.m.

Hours:

12

Fees:

$250 — $300 after May 12, 2017

Fireground Tactics: Master the Basics is designed for firefighters seeking mastery of basic fireground skills and tactics. When responding to alarms we start with our personal protective equipment (PPE) and self-contained breathing apparatus (SCBA), exit the rig and deploy hand lines, and throw ground ladders. If someone does not have good nozzle, or any other basic item skills, how can they move on to the more advanced tactics? Attendees will focus on the ins and outs of hand lines, nozzles, hand tools, ground ladders, SCBA, PPE, and all the basic items needed during a tour of duty. It’s common sense to know the basics of whatever you do, and everything we do in this class starts with the basics.


NOTES:

  • Full PPE, SCBA and a spare, full air cylinder is required. Please bring gear with you the first day of class. All air cylinders must be within hydrostatic date or will not be refilled. Please ensure that you bring one spare cylinder and that all equipment is sufficiently marked for ownership. See Requirement Details
  • This course requires significant physical exertion and stamina. See Health Warning
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308 — Structural Collapse Rescue: Initial Response

Instructors:

Matt Black
Captain, Kansas City Fire Department

Bob Little
Captain, Central Jackson Fire Protection District

Mike Shafferkoetter
Firefighter, Rock Community Fire Protection District

Start:

Friday, June 9, 2017,
8:00 a.m.

End:

Saturday, June 10, 2017,
5:00 p.m.

Hours:

16

Fees:

$295 — $345 after May 12, 2017

Structural Collapse Rescue: Initial Response is designed to prepare emergency response personnel with basic knowledge of shoring principals, and equipment usage to initiate rescue operations when dealing with light frame construction collapse. Topics include recognition of hazards associated with structure collapse and how to safely mitigate them, size-up and scene safety, first-in officer’s responsibilities, identification of structure collapse patterns, dynamics of the collapse and secondary collapse, recognition and implementation of the FEMA search and rescue marking system, and victim management and extrication. Attendees will participate in several exercises using both wood and mechanical shoring systems. This class meets NFPA 1670, Standard on Operations and Training for Technical Search and Rescue Incidents, 2009 Edition, Chapter 6.2 Awareness.


NOTES:

  • Participants shall provide NFPA 1951 compliant garments, helmet, gloves, eye protection and footwear.
  • This course requires significant physical exertion and stamina. See Health Warning
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309/310 — Technical Rescuer: Core



Instructors:

Rick Miller
Captain, O'Fallon Fire Protection District

Ariel Seelig
Firefighter, Kansas City Fire Department

Kenneth Vomund
Assistant Chief, O'Fallon Fire Protection District

Jim Weaver
Special Operations Coordinator, University of Missouri Fire and Rescue Training Institute

309:

Start:

Wednesday, June 7, 2017,
8:00 a.m.

End:

Friday, June 9, 2017,
5:00 p.m.

310 (Repeat Delivery):

Start:

Friday, June 9, 2017
8:00 a.m.

End:

Sunday, June 11, 2017,
5:00 p.m.

CEU:

EMS Non-Core 24

Hours:

24

Fees:

$395 — $445 after May 12, 2017

Technical Rescuer: Core is designed for individuals who are new to technical rescue or are preparing to sit for the State of Missouri Technical Rescuer Certification exam. Participants will discuss, develop and apply basic proficiencies in technical search and rescue. The requirements for this class are based on the Standard for Technical Rescuer Professional Qualifications, NFPA 1006, Chapter 5, Sections 2-5; 2013 Edition.


NOTES:

  • Blended Class
    This is a blended delivery course. Participants must register for the course by May 1, and complete the self-paced online instructional modules and final exam before May 31. At Summer Fire School, participants attend the in-person skills practical followed by state skills evaluations. This class requires a computer, and internet access.
  • Participants shall provide NFPA 1951 compliant garments, helmet, gloves, eye protection and footwear.
  • This course requires significant physical exertion and stamina. See Health Warning
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311 — Trench Rescue: Operations - Technician

Instructors:

Chris Berndt
Chief, Western Taney County Fire Protection District

Steve Holtmeier
Captain, Jefferson City Fire Department

Matt Schofield
Chief, Jefferson City Fire Department

Start:

Wednesday, June 7, 2017,
8:00 a.m.

End:

Saturday, June 10, 2017,
5:00 p.m.

CEU:

EMS Non-Core 32

Hours:

32

Fees:

$450 — $500 after May 12, 2017

Trench Rescue: Operations – Technician combines the operations and technician courses to prepare emergency responders for trench and excavation emergencies of depths greater than eight feet. Topics include: identifying the construction, application, limitations, and removal of supplemental sheeting and shoring systems; manufactured trench boxes and isolation devices; adjusting protective systems based on digging operations and environmental conditions; evaluating existing and potential conditions; coordinating the use of heavy equipment; and patient management. This class is designed to meet the requirements of 29 CFR 1926 Subpart P, and also meets Chapter 11.4, Technician Level, of NFPA 1670, Standard Operations and Training for Technical Rescue Incidents, as well as, Chapter 11, Trench Rescue of NFPA 1006, Rescue Technician Professional Qualifications.


NOTES:

  • Participants shall provide NFPA 1951 compliant garments, helmet, gloves, eye protection and footwear.
  • This course requires significant physical exertion and stamina. See Health Warning
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Wildland Classes

312 — S-130, S-190, L-180: Review and Field Practical, Firefighter Training and Wildland Fire Behavior

Instructor:

Ben Webster
Missouri Department of Conservation

Start:

Wednesday, June 7, 2017
8:00 a.m.

End:

Thursday, June 8, 2017
5:00 p.m.

Prerequisites:

Completion by self-study of IS.B-100 (ICS 100) Introduction to the Incident Command System (3 hours), L-180/S-130 Firefighter Training (30-35 hours) and S-190 Introduction to Wildland Fire Behavior (6-8 hours). Make sure you print and bring to the Review and Field Practical the course completion certificate for IS.B-100 (ICS 100) and all module certificates upon completing all the L-180/S-130 and S-190 course modules. Admission to the Review and Field Practical will not be allowed unless the IS.B-100 (ICS 100) certificate and all module certificates for L-180/S-130 and S-190 are presented to the instructor at the start of the Review and Field Practical.

Hours:

16

Fees:

$175 — $225 after May 12, 2017

Description:

This is a combination of introductory courses designed to train the entry-level firefighter, as well as refresh the structural and wildland firefighter. Participants will be introduced to and gain knowledge of basic incident management organization, fire-fighting techniques, suppression equipment, safety, strategy and tactics along with fire behavior, and establish an awareness of human performance issues that impact fireline job performance.


NOTES:

  • The full course involves completion by self-study of an on-line version of IS.B-100 (ICS 100), and self-study online or by download of L-180/S-130 and S-190 and the completion of this Review and Field Practical. The L-180/S-130 and S-190 self-study materials will be provided upon registration to participants April 3. Successful completion of the field practical is required for final certification of the L-180/S-130/S-190 courses.
  • Participants will need to bring field work clothing, leather lace-up boots, work gloves and a hard hat to this class.
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313 — S-131: Firefighter Type 1 Training

Instructor:

Danny Hartwig,
Missouri Department of Conservation

Start:

Friday, June 9, 2017
8:00 a.m.

End:

Saturday, June 10, 2017
5:00 p.m.

Prerequisites:

S-130/S-190 and qualified as a Wildland Firefighter Type 2

Hours:

16

Fees:

$175 — $225 after May 12, 2017

Description:

This course is designed to meet the training needs of the Firefighter Type 1 (FFT1). Developed to be interactive in nature it contains several tactical decision games designed to facilitate learning the objectives and class discussion. Topics will include fireline reference materials, communications, and tactical decision making.


NOTES:

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314 — S-215: Fire Operations in the Wildland/Urban Interface

Instructor:

Jim Krizman,
United States Fish and Wildlife Service

Start:

Thursday, June 8, 2017
8:00 a.m.

End:

Saturday, June 10, 2017
5:00 p.m.

Prerequisites:

Wildland Firefighter Type 1 (FFT1) qualified.

Hours:

24

Fees:

$295 — $345 after May 12, 2017

This is an instructor-led course intended to be presented at the local level. Instructional units include firefighter safety in the interface, managing human factors in the interface, pre-incident planning, size-up and initial strategy, structure triage, structure protection overview, tactics in the interface, tactical operations and resource use in the interface, action assessment, plan update, and after action review.


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315 — WCT: Work Capacity Test

Instructors:

Ben Webster,
Missouri Department of Conservation

Start:

Wednesday, June 7, 2017
6:00 p.m.

End:

Wednesday, June 7, 2017
7:00 p.m.

Prerequisites:

Participants will be required to complete a Health Screening Questionnaire and provide base line physical information prior to having the test administered. Base line physical information will be taken at the academy.

Hours:

1

Fees:

$40 — $40 after May 12, 2017

The Work Capacity Test (WCT) is required annually of all personnel who will be serving in wildland or prescribed fire positions that require a fitness level. The currency for the WCT is 12 months. The WCT will be administered for the “arduous” work category; which requires carrying a 45-pound pack three (3) miles in 45 minutes or less. Forty-five pound packs will be provided by the Academy.


NOTES:

  • Participants in the Work Capacity Test must be pursuing a “Red Card” for the 2017 fire season.
  • Individuals who have not been involved in regular physical activity are at an elevated risk for cardiovascular complications during exertion. They should not begin training for a work capacity test until they have participated in a gradual transition from inactivity to regular physical activity. Previously sedentary individuals should engage in 4 or more weeks of moderate activity (walking 30 to 60 minutes, 3 to 5 days per week) before they begin more vigorous training for a test.
  • Arrive at the track just west of Soldiers Hall/ROTC at 903 Lafayette Street at 1800 hours to prepare to take the test and receive a pre-test briefing.
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