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101 – Introduction to Emergency Management for Fire Service

Instructor:

Conne Burnham,
Exercise and Evaluation Development Specialist,
MU Fire and Rescue Training Institute
(Click here for biography)

Class Time:

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

CEU's:

None

This course is designed to identify basic definitions, concepts and systems utilized within the emergency management discipline. It will include 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 firefighters, local jurisdiction officials, emergency managers, volunteers and other emergency service personnel.


This course is presented by the United States Fire Administration’s National Fire Academy.

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

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102 – Managing in a Changing Environment

Instructor:

David Hall,
Fire Chief,
Springfield Fire Department
(Click here for biography)

Class Time:

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

CEU's:

None

This course will focus on the four major areas having an impact on 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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103 – NIMS: Incident Command System for the Fire Service

Instructor:

TBA

Class Time:

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

CEU's:

EMS - 12-Non Core, POST 5-Technical, 3-Interpersonal, 2-Legal, 2-Skill

This course presents the skills needed by emergency response personnel who are responsible for implementing and or functioning within a departmental Incident Command System (ICS). This course will cover the need for ICS, an overview of the structure and expandable nature of ICS, the command skills needed by departmental officers to effectively use ICS guidelines, and an overview of the National Incident Management System (NIMS). In addition, participants will have an opportunity to practice applying an ICS to a scenario and will be given resource information about how to set up and implement an ICS.


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

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104 – Shaping the Future

Instructor:

Jon Trent,
Chief,
Nixa Fire Protection District
(Click here for biography)

Class Time:

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

CEU's:

None

This course will focus on the skills and techniques that a mid-level manger needs to provide leadership and direction for his or her fire department. Participants will focus on identifying opportunities, including methods to reframe problems accurately. Participants will solve problems as groups, rather than continually using the traditional fire service groups. Topics will include brain writing and whole brain thinking, problem solving strategies, and a discussion of benchmarks and the need to access resources outside the fire department and government. Finally individuals will focus the need 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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