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229 – Introduction to Emergency Management for Fire Service

Instructor:

Conne Burnham,
Emergency Management Specialist,
University of Missouri Fire and Rescue Training Institute
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Bonnie Martin,
Emergency Response Planner,
Kansas City Health Department

Class Time:

Saturday: 8:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.
through
Sunday: 8:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.

ACE Credit Recommendation:

In the lower-division baccalaureate/associate degree category, 1 semester hour in fire science, fire administration, fire protection, emergency management, or emergency medical services (7/14).

This course is designed to identify basic definitions, concepts and systems utilized within the emergency management discipline. It includes identification of hazards and risks, and activities found within the four phases of emergency management. It addresses federal, state and local roles and responsibilities in a major disaster, with an emphasis on government coordination and the solutions to complicated problems that frequently arise in disasters. This course is designed for fire fighters, local jurisdiction officials, emergency managers, volunteers and other emergency service personnel.


This class is part of the MU FRTI Fire Officer Certificate Program.

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230 – Managing in a Changing Environment

Instructor:

Jon Trent,
Chief,
Nixa Fire Department
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Class Time:

Saturday: 8:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.
through
Sunday: 8:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.

ACE Credit Recommendation:

In the lower-division baccalaureate/associate degree category, 1 semester hour in fire science, economics, sociology, management, or business (7/14).

This course will focus on the four major areas that impact the future of the fire service. Economic, social, political, and technological influences on the world, nation, and community in which the fire service operates will be identified and their impacts on the fire service will be discussed. Participants will identify the specific impacts, both for them personally and for their own organization. Finally, participants will discuss and then practice strategies for managing the changes brought about by those influences.


This class is part of the MU FRTI Fire Officer Certificate Program.

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231 – Shaping the Future

Instructor:

Bryan Newberry,
Chief,
Battlefield Fire Protection District

Class Time:

Saturday: 8:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.
through
Sunday: 8:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.

ACE Credit Recommendation:

In the lower-division baccalaureate/associate degree category, 1 semester hour in fire science, fire administration, emergency management, or public administration (7/14).

This course will focus on the skills and techniques that mid-level mangers need in order to provide effective leadership and direction for their fire departments. Participants will focus on identifying opportunities, including methods to re-frame problems accurately. Participants will solve problems as groups, rather than using the traditional fire service groups. Other topics discussed will include brain writing and whole-brain thinking, problem solving strategies, benchmarks, and the need to use resources outside the fire department and government. Finally, participants will focus on how and why it is important to quantify, justify, and communicate decisions in order to implement them effectively.


This class is part of the MU FRTI Fire Officer Certificate Program.

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