Training Catalog

The Training Catalog reflects current courses offered by Missouri Division of Fire Safety, Training and Certification Unit. For each course, you may view a list of available training and request enrollment for any future events.
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All Written Testing Events
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Central Jackson County FPD 6-26-2024 at 1 p.m. Central Jackson County Fire Protection District/Training Center 06/26/2024 - 06/26/2024
Springfield Fire Training Center 7-18-2024 at 6 p.m. Springfield Fire Department Training Center 07/18/2024 - 07/18/2024
Springfield Fire Training Center 6-20-2024 at 6 p.m. Springfield Fire Department Training Center 06/20/2024 - 06/20/2024
Jefferson City 5-30-2024 at 1 pm Missouri Division of Fire Safety 05/30/2024 - 05/30/2024
Redings Mills Fire Department - Jasper/Newton County only 06-11-2024 at 9 am Redings Mill Fire Protection District 06/11/2024 - 06/11/2024
Rolla Technical Center - 7/13/2024 at 9 am Rolla Technical Center 07/13/2024 - 07/13/2024
Central Taney County FPD 7-13-24 at 9 am Central Taney County FPD 07/13/2024 - 07/13/2024
Central Jackson County FPD 6-26-2024 at 6 p.m. Central Jackson County Fire Protection District/Training Center 06/26/2024 - 06/26/2024
Fenton Fire Training Center 6-6-24 at 9 am Fenton Fire Training Center 06/06/2024 - 06/06/2024
Maplewood FD 6-11-2024 at 9 am Maplewood Fire Department 06/11/2024 - 06/11/2024
Jefferson City 7-18-2024 at 1 pm Missouri Division of Fire Safety 07/18/2024 - 07/18/2024
North Central Missouri College-Trenton Campus 7-17-2024 at 10 am North Central Missouri College 07/17/2024 - 07/17/2024
Columbia FD CLOSED Test 6-27-24 at 1 pm Columbia Fire Department 06/27/2024 - 06/27/2024
Sunrise Beach FPD CLOSED 7-9-24 at 9 am Sunrise Beach Fire Protection District 07/09/2024 - 07/09/2024
STLCFA CLOSED 6-13-2024 CLOSED FF1 & FF2 #122 at 8am St. Louis County Fire Academy 06/13/2024 - 06/13/2024
North Central Missouri College-Trenton Campus 6-26-2024 at 10 am North Central Missouri College 06/26/2024 - 06/26/2024
Jefferson City 6-20-2024 at 1 pm Missouri Division of Fire Safety 06/20/2024 - 06/20/2024
Jefferson City 7-11-2024 at 1 pm Missouri Division of Fire Safety 07/11/2024 - 07/11/2024
Jefferson City 6-6-2024 at 1 pm Missouri Division of Fire Safety 06/06/2024 - 06/06/2024
Pattonville FD (North County Trng Assn only) 6-4-24 at 1 pm Pattonville FD - Admin Building 06/04/2024 - 06/04/2024
Kearney High School 5/29/2024 at 6 pm Kearney High School 05/29/2024 - 05/29/2024
Jefferson City 6-13-2024 at 1 pm Missouri Division of Fire Safety 06/13/2024 - 06/13/2024
Pattonville FD (North County Trng Assn only) 7-2-24 at 1 pm Pattonville FD - Admin Building 07/02/2024 - 07/02/2024
Cottleville - Instructor 1 course ONLY 5-30-2024 at 9 am Wentzville Fire Protection District 05/30/2024 - 05/30/2024
Continuing Education (CE) Courses - 2018 IBC Nonstructural Plan Review This seminar addresses the requirements of the 2018 International Building Code® (IBC®) regarding the knowledge of performing a nonstructural plan review. When you complete this seminar, you will be able to determine whether a given set of building plans complies with the outlined requirements of the 2018 IBC. The topics covered in this course are not all-inclusive. Selected topics that mirror the plan review record are included and additional topics applicable to most construction projects are covered. Prior to performing any part of a nonstructural plan review, the plan reviewer should read all provisions of the required chapters and determine the applicability of the provisions on a project-by-project basis.
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Continuing Education (CE) Courses - Active Killer Table Top Class Vendor: This class is available for contracted delivery from MU Fire Rescue Training Institute - MUFRTI Contracted Price: $3900.

Lecture and table top exercises designed to familiarize responding organizations with the implementation of a Unified Command structure to effectively mitigate an Active Killer incident. FD/PD students will work together through all phases of the initial response and first operational period of an incident.

Course Objectives: Participants will review the ICS terminology used for an Active Shooter Event. Participants will review the roles and capabilities of other entities such as EOC, PIO, school/business liaisons, hospitals, public works, mass transit, etc. Participants will combine disciplines to establish a Unified Command post and work together to effectively mitigate the incident. Participants will develop incident objectives and tactical priorities to determine additional resources needed. Participants will implement the Active Killer SOG to effectively manage resources for an Active Killer tabletop exercise in a group exercise. Participants will manage the resources to treatment and transport of injured victims to appropriate facilities. Participants will conduct a second exercise utilizing portable radios to manage the event. Participants will discuss and evaluate possible adaptations of the Active Shooter SOG to better fit their resource allotment for these responses.

Student Pre-requisites: none
No Courses Available
Continuing Education (CE) Courses - Advanced Air Monitoring Techniques Class Vendor: This class is available for contracted delivery from Local Emergency Training Specialist (LETS). Contracted Price: $1200.

This four-hour course provides the student with a basic understanding of the current technology of air monitoring equipment.  At the conclusion of this course, the student will be familiar with current gas detection technology theory and have a basic knowledge of the practical application of gas detection technology.

Course Objectives: Instrument overview,  Review of basic chemical principles, Oxygen sensor technology, Combustible gas sensors, Electrochemical sensors, Photo ionization detector, Practical Skills  

Student Pre-requisites: None
No Courses Available
Continuing Education (CE) Courses - Advanced Hazmat Tech Refresher Class Vendor: This class is available for contracted delivery from Emergency Operational Services (EOS). Price: $5000.

A course intended to meet the OSHA requirements of  8 hours of refresher training for hazmat technicians annually.  This training will meet current 2022 NFPA 470 standards.  Focus will be placed on advanced monitoring and identification techniques to include FTIR and RAMAN spectroscopy, Radionuclide identification technology, and biological Identification technology.  This class can be tailored to meet the specific needs of the host department.

COURSE OBJECTIVES: The student, given hazmat scenarios, monitoring equipment,
advanced technology identification equipment, PPE, and repair kits, shall successfully demonstrate identifying, analyzing, planning, and implementing a response for a hazmat emergency.  

Student Pre-Requisites: Must have successfully completed a Hazardous Materials Technician course. Hazardous Materials Technician certification preferred.
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Continuing Education (CE) Courses - Advanced Self-Contained Breathing Apparatus (SCBA) Students will learn to remain oriented and familiarized with their environment while gaining awareness of their own physical/mental limitations and the limitations of their SCBA. Students will be working in simulated hazardous atmospheres and will be required to utilize SCBA orientation to navigate various obstacles/hazards. This course meets the standards set forth in NFPA 1001 and 1404. The curriculum is adapted with permission from Pennsylvania Fire Academy and Fire Engineering magazine.

NOTICE-This course is not intended to provide basic instruction on the use of SCBA but, instead, focuses students on gaining practical experience with the SCBA provided by their agency. A large portion of the skills activities within this course are physically/mentally challenging and should only be attempted by students in good physical condition. It is recommended that students have Firefighter I & II training, Basic Fire training, or be considered competent in the use of SCBA by their organization.
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Continuing Education (CE) Courses - Air Monitoring Techniques for Initial Company Operations Class Vendor: This class is available for contracted delivery from MU Fire Rescue Training Institute - MUFRTI. Contracted Price: $1700

This course is intended to teach emergency responders how to perform initial site characterization and air monitoring tasks on emergency scenes. This is a common task for fire department engine companies and other first arriving resources when responding to Carbon Monoxide alarms and other emergencies. Topics include: Discuss different types of hazardous materials detection and identification instruments; different survey techniques; advantages and disadvantages of different types of instruments; and includes hands-on practical skills using air monitoring simulators. This course also meets the objectives of NFPA 1072 2017 edition for Hazardous Materials Operations core and mission specific competencies and OSHA 2019 CFR 1910.120.

Course Objectives: Describe the steps to develop an analysis process for identifying an unknown atmosphere. Identify different types of air monitoring equipment. Describe the factors associated with the selection and use of monitoring equipment, demonstrate the proper technique to identify and quantify hazardous materials concentrations of a simulated release of hazardous materials, Demonstrate field maintenance and testing for different types of air monitoring equipment.

Student Pre-requisites: Hazardous Materials Awareness and Hazardous Materials Operations course completions
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Air Monitoring Techniques for Initial Co. Operations - Howell Co Rural FPD; 6 pm - 10 pm both days Howell County Rural Fire Protection District 06/10/2024 - 06/11/2024
Continuing Education (CE) Courses - Aircraft Rescue Fire Fighting Techniques for Emergency Responders Class Vendor: This class is available for contracted delivery from MU Fire Rescue Training Institute - MUFRTI. Contracted Price: $1500

This course will give emergency responders basic knowledge of aircraft incident/accident procedures. Anyone who may respond to an aircraft incident (on or off an airport site) will benefit from this course. Some of the agencies who will benefit from this course include police, Highway Patrol, Sheriff, fire fighters, EMT, Red Cross and city managers. The course will focus on the initial response to general, commercial, and military aircraft incidents/accidents. Some topics covered will include aircraft/airport familiarization, firefighting and rescue tactics, hazardous materials, preserving evidence and National Transportation Safety Board (NTSB) guidelines. Students will receive classroom training and then travel to the airport for onsite training on airport operations and aircraft.

Course Objectives: Explain the operation of major aircraft components and how it affects the rescue operation in an aircraft accident.
• Describe aircraft emergency entry and shut down procedures.
• Describe safe and proper aircraft firefighting techniques.
• Students will be able to explain the firefighting systems on aircraft rescue and firefighting apparatus.
• Describe proper use of aircraft rescue tools and equipment.
• Explain proper use of firefighting extinguishing agents on assorted training fires.
• Define procedures in the Aircraft Incident Management System to conduct aircraft rescue firefighting tactical operations.
• Operate during an emergency by following an Airport Emergency Plan.
• Identify the hazards associated with aircraft cargo and how to handle a simple aircraft hazardous materials incident.
• Explain the hazards related to handling an incident where Advanced Composites/Advanced Aerospace Materials (AC/AAM) are involved in an aircraft incident/accident.
• Explain their ability to manage an aircraft accident/incident.

Student Pre-requisites: none
No Courses Available
Continuing Education (CE) Courses - All Level Haz-Mat Refresher Class Vendor: This class is available for contracted delivery from Local Emergency Training Specialist (LETS). Contracted Price: $5500.

This 8-hour course is designed for responders who are required to refresh skills and knowledge relating to the response of a hazardous materials incident. This class will incorporate information and skills for the awareness responder, operations responder and technician responder base on the individual student's highest level of training. This class can be tailored to meet the host agency's needs.

Course Objectives: Recognize and identify using placards, container shapes, test equipment, test strips, reagents and location of incident. Perform defensive actions and decon activities to support entry operations. Demonstrate donning and doffing and working in level A protective clothing. Control a valve leak and plug a leak in a pressure vessel., Control a leak in a 55-gallon drum and over pack as needed.

Student Pre-requisites: Must have successfully completed a Hazardous Materials Awareness, Operations or Technician class.
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Continuing Education (CE) Courses - Avoiding Operational Pitfalls for the First Arriving Officer in Command Class Vendor: This class is available for contracted delivery from MU Fire Rescue Training Institute - MUFRTI. Contracted Price: $2500.

This course will identify operational pitfalls challenges that first due officers and commanders may face at working fires and rescue incidents. The class will offer ways to prevent these situations through training and preparedness and how to identify them during an incident. We will focus on preventing and quickly mitigating these instances through training and understanding how and why they happen. Using prior LODD reports and other class call reports, this class will create discussion for the class to walk through simulated events to identify potential red flags and pitfalls for crews. We will discuss single-family house fires, multi-family fires, and light commercial fires for demonstration. We will also touch on big-box fires.

Course Objectives: Be able to create operational benchmarks that will be translated into training and guidelines. Understand the core requirements for an effective size-up. Identify and understand common pitfalls encountered at single-family dwelling fires. Identify and understand common pitfalls encountered at multi-family building fires. Identify and understand common pitfalls encountered at commercial building fires. Explain the functions of command as the first IC.

Student Pre-requisites: none
No Courses Available
Continuing Education (CE) Courses - Basic Grain Engulfment Rescue Class Vendor: This class is available for contracted delivery from MU Fire Rescue Training Institute - MUFRTI. Contracted Price: $4200.

This class is designed to introduce participants to the hazards and issues associated with grain entrapment/engulfment emergencies and basic techniques to safely conduct initial rescue operations. The classroom portion of the training includes the types of grain handling/storage facilities, hazards, and associated rescue problems. Federal regulations and standards will be discussed as they apply to grain bins and technical rescue operations. Attendees will learn to assess potential grain bin emergencies that could occur in their area and plan for the necessary resources to handle those events. As part of the training, participants will apply selected rescue techniques to safely retrieve victims from grain engulfment in a simulated grain bin rescue operation. They will also experience the effects of grain entrapment and perform self-rescue procedures.

Course Objectives:
Understand the roles of responders and private facilities personnel in  preventing an incident and conducting a rescue.
Define a confined space and the applicable regulations.
Identify means of entrapment in grain.
Determine mechanisms of injury in grain entrapment/engulfment incidents.
Describe grain entrapment/engulfment rescue procedures and considerations.  

Student Pre-requisites: none
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Continuing Education (CE) Courses - Basic Pump Operations Class Vendor: This class is available for contracted delivery from MU Fire Rescue Training Institute - MUFRTI Contracted Price: $2500.

This course is designed to meet portions of NFPA 1002, Fire Apparatus Driver Operator Professional Qualifications. Topics will focus on the various types of pumps used on fire apparatus including shifting mechanisms, primers, relief valves and controls. Pump safety and operations will be covered, as well as, basic pump maintenance. The class is taught in a combination lecture, demonstration and hands-on format.

Course Objectives: The student, upon completion of this course, shall be able to:
describe the roles and responsibilities of a driver/operator;
describe the chapters within NFPA 1901;
describe the types of pumps;
describe pump performance ratings;
identify the various pump controls, given a pump panel;
position a fire apparatus with pump; and,
demonstrate pumping water through a fire service pump on an apparatus
so that all of the critical skills are achieved on the performance skills sheet.

Student Pre-requisites: none
No Courses Available
Continuing Education (CE) Courses - Beyond the Pre-Connect Class Vendor: This class is available for contracted delivery from MU Fire Rescue Training Institute - MUFRTI. Contracted Price: $5500.

This class will review the non-typical hose stretch for the initial engine company. We’ll review the many options you have when the standard pre-connect won’t reach, from a “modified skid-load” to a stairwell stretch.  We’ll also discuss setting yourself up for success through hose loads and training so you’re ready before the bells hit. We’ll also review another common obstacle, the short stretch.  When there isn’t room for your 200-feet of hose in the front yard how can you “dump” excess line to prevent kinking and snagging and to ensure a quick, efficient hose stretch? Remember, the fire goes as the first line goes.  Don’t let an unusual stretch slow down your engine company.  Get the line on the fire and most of your problems will go away!

Course Objectives: Determining what your lines are actually flowing. Understanding your equipment to and the capabilities to extend a line. Review of the set-up of your lines and engines to increase capabilities. Making a long stretch and assuring you have adequate g.p.m. Understanding how to pump extended lines to maintain an adequate g.p.m.

Student Pre-requisites: none
No Courses Available
Continuing Education (CE) Courses - Bridging the Gap, A Firefighter’s Role for the Active Killer Class Vendor: This class is available for contracted delivery from MU Fire Rescue Training Institute - MUFRTI. Contracted Price: $4500.

You have just been dispatched to a school in your still area for an active shooter, and you are going to be one of the first arriving companies.  What’s your plan of action?  In this course, students will learn the changes that law enforcement has made to improve outcomes and also learn how the role of fire and EMS have changed and how we integrate into the successful scene mitigation.  If you look at past events a lot has been learned on all aspects of fire and police working with each other.  This course is for all levels of the organization, from the fire chief running the command post to the line personnel working the scene and treating patients, as well as how law enforcement would be incorporated building unified command and working as a team.   Looking into NFPA 3000 key aspects include interoperability communications, staging locations, rescue team formation, treatment of victims and overall quick response.  Students will also look outside the normal first responder realm and see how agencies such as highway safety, hospital management, school leadership, and others can work to improve the overall response.

Course Objectives: Treating life threats. Command table tops. Working with law enforcement for Rescue Task Force. Drags and carries, moving victims. Setting up triage, ambulance exchange points, Level one staging.

Student Pre-requisites: none
No Courses Available
Continuing Education (CE) Courses - Company Officer Responsibility Incident Safety Class Vendor: This class is available for contracted delivery from MU Fire Rescue Training Institute - MUFRTI. Contracted Price: $1400.

This class addresses the role and responsibility that the company officer is expected to perform when responding to a structure involved in fire. Even if the organization you work for has a progressive administration, utilizes ICS and ISO, there are gaps that need to be addressed. Discussion includes: How much time has passed before you are dispatched, and arrive on scene; What critical decision must be made even before Incident Command is fully functional and Incident Safety Officer assignments has been made. While those functions are becoming active we must: Arrive alive, determine the building construction type and principal hazard, determine the rate at which the structure is burning, and determine task assignments and risk to personnel.

Course Objectives: This program will help improve firefighter safety and reduce firefighter fatality on the fireground. This program helps ensure that you have the knowledge, skill, ability and attitude to manage the initial stages of fire growth.

Student Pre-requisites: none
No Courses Available
Continuing Education (CE) Courses - Confined Space Entry & Rescue Class Vendor: This class is available for contracted delivery from Local Emergency Training Specialist (LETS). Contracted Price: $5500

After completing the Confine Space Rescue, students will be able to recognize potential hazards within a confine space. Students will also be given the needed information to determine whether the space is a permit required or a non-permit required space. Students will understand the Attendant, Entrant and Supervisor’s responsibilities during the program. Stations: air monitoring, LOTO, ventilation. Vertical & Horizontal rescue.  

Course Objectives: Understand Air monitoring, LOTO, Ventilation requirements. Perform confine space rescue  

Student Pre-requisites: Students must have successfully completed a Technical Rescue: Rope Core class
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Continuing Education (CE) Courses - Confined Space Rescue: Awareness Class Vendor: This class is available for contracted delivery from MU Fire Rescue Training Institute - MUFRTI. Contracted Price: $1600.

This course is designed to give participants working knowledge of the OSHA standard to facilitate operations with industry and other agencies involved with confined space rescues. This class meets Awareness Level requirements outlined in NFPA 1670, Standard for Operations and Training for Technical Rescue Incidents, 2014 Edition. Topics include: nonentry rescue operations, recognizing the need for confined space search and rescue, initiating contact and establishing communications with victims when possible, recognizing and identifying the hazards associated with nonentry confined space emergencies, recognizing confined spaces, performing nonentry retrieval, implementing the emergency response system, and implementing site control and scene management.

Course Objectives: This course shall prepare students to meet the requirements for operating at the awareness service levels as outlined in Chapter 7 of NFPA 1670, Standard on Operations for Technical Search and Rescue Incidents.

Student Pre-requisites: none
No Courses Available
Continuing Education (CE) Courses - Confined Space Rescue: Technician Class Vendor: This class is available for contracted delivery from MU Fire Rescue Training Institute - MUFRTI. Contracted Price: $8000.

This course is designed to give students working knowledge of the OSHA standard to facilitate operations with industry and other agencies involved with confined space rescues. Students can expect to learn concepts and practical applications that will affect safe rescues in this unique and potentially hazardous situation. Class meets 29 CFR 1910.146 requirements and NFPA 1006-2021, Standard for Rescue Technician Professional Qualifications.

Course Objectives: preplan a confined space incident so that a standard approach is used during a confined space rescue emergency, hazards are recognized and documented, isolation methods are identified and documented, all accesses to the location of the entry opening are identified and documented, all types of entry openings are identified and documented, and internal configurations and special resource needs are documented for future rescuer use; assess the incident, so that general area and space-specific hazards are identified, bystanders and victims are interviewed, immediate and ongoing monitoring of the space is performed, the victims' conditions and location are determined, a risk-benefit analysis is performed, methods of ingress and egress for rescuer and victims are identified, rescue systems for victim removal are determined, and an emergency means of retrieval for rescue entrants is established;  conduct monitoring of the environment, so that a representative sample of the space is obtained, accurate readings are made, readings are documented, and effects of ventilation in determining atmospheric conditions and the conditions of the space have been determined for exposures to existing or potential environmental hazards; control hazards, so that the rescue area is established; access to the incident scene is controlled; rescuers are protected from exposure to hazardous materials and atmospheres, all forms of harmful energy releases, and physical hazards; and victims are protected from further harm;  prepare for entry into the confined space, so that victim communication is established when possible, continuous atmospheric monitoring is initiated, rescuer readiness is verified, rescuers' limitations are identified and evaluated, rescuers unsuitable to entry operations are reassigned and replaced, route and methods of entry are determined, and rescuer evacuation is planned;  enter a confined space, so that the victim is contacted, controlled entry is established and maintained, atmosphere is continuously monitored, the victim's mental and physical condition is further assessed, patient care is initiated, the patient is packaged to restrictions of the space, and patient removal can be initiated;  package the victim for removal from a confined space, so that damage to the rescue/retrieval equipment is prevented, the victim is given the smallest possible profile, and further harm to the victim is minimized;  remove all entrants from a confined space, so that internal obstacles and hazards are negotiated, all persons are extricated from a space in the selected transfer device, the victim and rescuers are decontaminated as necessary, and the victim is delivered to the emergency medical services provider; and  terminate the confined space incident, so that all personnel are accounted for and removed from the space, injuries are avoided, further entry into the space is denied, and the scene is secure.

Student Pre-requisites: Students are required to have successfully completed the MU FRTI Technical Rescuer Level: Core, Rope I/II and the Confined Space Rescue: Awareness course.
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Continuing Education (CE) Courses - Courage To Be Safe So Everyone Goes Home Class Vendor: This class is available for contracted delivery from MU Fire Rescue Training Institute - MUFRTI. Contracted Price: $1400.

Developed by the Firefighter Life Safety Initiatives Team, this class is intended to influence the participants toward changing the attitude that firefighter deaths are a normal and acceptable outcome. The program promotes the courage to do the right thing in order to protect firefighters from illness, injury, or Line of Duty Death. The presentation examines Line of Duty Deaths both at the state and national level. Firefighters must have the courage to face a multitude of risks in order to save the lives and protect their communities. Their courage allows them to willingly risk their own lives so that others can be saved. A different type of courage is required to stay safe in potentially dangerous situations, avoiding needless risks and tragic consequences.

Course Objectives: Performance Objective:
Given information from discussion, handouts and reading materials, the participant will be able to develop an individual action plan towards prevention of firefighter line-of-duty injury and death.

Enabling Objectives
Understand and describe the key national and local causes of firefighter fatalities.
Recognize the impact of firefighter fatalities on associated groups of people.
Understand and describe the 16 Life Safety Initiatives.
Develop strategies for turning the 16 Initiatives into action steps.
Explain the importance of advocacy and implementation of the firefighter life safety initiatives.
List resources readily available to fire department personnel.
Develop a plan of action for implementation of a safety initiative(s).

Student Pre-requisites: none
No Courses Available
Continuing Education (CE) Courses - Dealing With Generation Differences Class Vendor: This class is available for contracted delivery from MU Fire Rescue Training Institute - MUFRTI. Contracted Price: $1400.

The various generations such as veterans, baby boomer’s xer’s and the nexter’s are examined in this course. The characteristics of these generations make them unique. Guided discussion of each generation will develop an understanding of why they react to situations the way they do. By identifying these characteristics, working relationships will be developed and improved because of an understanding of why generations are different. The course will include activities designed to help students understand generational characteristics and use appropriate strategies for a particular generation.

Course Objectives: Understanding behavior management with various generations to assist in human resource management.
Developing interpersonal skills within various generations in order to communicate effectively.
Various generations view aspects of customer services differently based upon their beliefs.
Company officers must understand how different generations view their aspects so a common goal can be established when developing policies regarding customer service.
Learn how each generation views health and safety. The company officer must effectively identify what each generation views as acceptable risks to health and safety.  

Student Pre-requisites: none
No Courses Available
Continuing Education (CE) Courses - Electric Vehicle Safety for First Responders Class Vendor: This class is available for contracted delivery from MU Fire Rescue Training Institute - MUFRTI. Contracted Price: $1400.  

The National Fire Protection Association's (NFPA) Electric Vehicle Safety Training Project is providing firefighters and first responders with the information and materials necessary to respond to emergency situations involving electric vehicles. This training will help first responders identify electric vehicles and respond to common hazards. Topics include: myths versus reality with regard to hybrid electric vehicles (HEV), plug-in hybrid electric (PHEV) and electric vehicle safety concerns (EV); basic electric concepts and hazards; vehicle systems and safety features; initial response procedures; and, emergency operations. The course provides for student interaction and scenarios to provide expand learning principles established in the course.

Course Objectives:
The student shall be able to:
differentiate between myths and reality with regard to hybrid electric vehicle (HEV), plug-in hybrid electric vehicle (PHEV) and electric vehicle (EV) safety concerns;
describe basic electric concepts that pertain to hybrid electric vehicles, plug-in hybrid electric vehicles and electric vehicles;
describe the operations of hybrid electric vehicles and electric vehicle systems;
demonstrate knowledge of initial response procedures for an incident involving hybrid electric vehicles and electric vehicles, including how to identify, immobilize and disable the vehicles; analyze simulated crash scenes to determine appropriate actions; and
describe the operation of hybrid electric vehicles, plug-in hybrid electric vehicles and electric vehicles systems and how to safely deal with them at the scene of an incident.

Student Pre-requisites: none
No Courses Available
Continuing Education (CE) Courses - Elevator Operations Class Vendor: This class is available for contracted delivery from MU Fire Rescue Training Institute - MUFRTI. Contracted Price: $5000.

The Elevator Operations is an 8-hour day filled with classroom and hands-on training. This course brings awareness to the rescuer on how to safely handle elevator emergencies. Most elevator incidents are not true “Emergencies” but a mere inconvenience. This course will help the Firefighter to identify the different between the two and then how to appropriately handle the incident. You will learn necessary procedures while performing an elevator emergency safely. You will understand step-by-step instructions to perform an elevator rescue of trapped occupants, prior to entering the hoistway. The hands-on portion, students will visit a site with a hydraulic, cable and MRL elevator. The class is designed to benefit all firefighter that will be involved with rescue.

Course Objectives: Proper procedures to handle incident.  Phase 1 & 2 operation, Securing power to the elevator, Proper selection and use of elevator key.

Student Pre-requisites: none
EventLocationDates
Elevator Operations - Sunrise Beach FPD; 8 am - 5 pm Sunrise Beach Fire Protection District 05/28/2024 - 05/28/2024
Continuing Education (CE) Courses - Emergency Response to Ammonia Incidents Class Vendor: This class is available for contracted delivery from MU Fire Rescue Training Institute - MUFRTI. Contracted Price: $1600.

Ammonia is one of the highest volume chemicals produced in the United States. It is used in the manufacturing of rocket fuels, synthetic fibers, yeast and explosives, with the most common use of fertilizer and as a refrigerant. With the current problem of theft of ammonia for drug production, this class will familiarize you with nurse tanks, transport containers and storage facilities where releases might occur. Other topics include chemical and physical properties, hazard and risk assessment, public protection options, and emergency response options to safely mitigate an anhydrous ammonia incident.

Course Objectives: Upon completion of this course the student will be able to:
Understand the properties of anhydrous ammonia.
Conduct a hazard and risk assessment at an anhydrous ammonia release
Understand the need for ICS at an anhydrous ammonia release
Understand the need for pre-incident planning
Determine the best practices for public protection at an anhydrous ammonia release
Determine the level of response at an anhydrous ammonia release

Student Pre-requisites: Participants are required to have successfully completed a Hazardous Materials Incident Response: Operations course.
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Continuing Education (CE) Courses - Emergency Services Trailer Operations and Safety Class Vendor: This class is available for contracted delivery from MU Fire Rescue Training Institute - MUFRTI. Contracted Price: $1600.  

As a result of many emergency service operational changes, equipment that was never considered is now being moved with increasing frequency. Often this equipment is needed, but cannot be carried on traditional vehicles. To meet these demands, emergency services organizations are purchasing trailers to transport equipment. Trailers can solve these organizational issues, yet many departments lack the expertise or training to hook up and move a trailer. This program was developed to teach the emergency vehicle operator the proper techniques and procedures for towing a trailer.

Course Objectives: Demonstrate the proper procedure for hooking a trailer to a towing vehicle.   distinguish if a two vehicle is sufficient for a trailer and given load. identify the components of trailer braking systems.  identify the components of the trailer hitch system.  ensure tow vehicle and trailer are in safe operating order.  determine an appropriate load distribution given a trailer and tow vehicle.  demonstrate driving a tow vehicle and trailer through a predesigned course.

Student Pre-requisites: none
No Courses Available
Continuing Education (CE) Courses - Emergency Services UTV/ATV Safety Class Vendor: This class is available for contracted delivery from MU Fire Rescue Training Institute - MUFRTI. Contracted Price: $2500.  

Utility Terrain Vehicles (UTV) and All Terrain Vehicles (ATV) have gained wider acceptance and use in both fire service and EMS. These vehicles can help responders take quicker action with less physical exhaustion of department members. These vehicles not only help the EMS providers or firefighters that use them, but also benefit the people served by the emergency service organization. Adding UTVs and ATVs to an Emergency Services Operations (ESO) fleet can provide great benefits but might also present safety issues if the vehicles have not been properly trained in the operation and maintenance. This safety program was developed to provide refresher training for ESOs that use these types of specialty vehicles.

Course Objectives: This program was developed as a refresher course for organizations that use UTV/ATVs. Please refer to the owner’s manual from the manufacturer for the specific type and model and always follow manufacturer’s recommended practices. VFIS strongly suggests that your organization require every operator to take a basic safety course. Contact your dealer or state agency for information about safety training. In addition to safety training, these courses will provide you with information about laws and regulations concerning the operation of UTV/ATVs in your area or state.

Student Pre-requisites: none
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Continuing Education (CE) Courses - Emergency Vehicle Driver Training Class Vendor: This class is available for contracted delivery from MU Fire Rescue Training Institute - MUFRTI. Contracted Price: $2000.

The learning objective of this course is to reduce the risk of accidents involving responders and citizens by making sure new and existing emergency vehicle drivers develop safe and competent driving skills. This course incorporates the major elements of a comprehensive driver training and safety program, including classroom instruction, competency course and testing. The intent of the Emergency Vehicle Driver Training course is to teach the students to better use their own thought process and make them aware of the tragedy, financial loss, and legal and moral responsibilities they have when operating emergency vehicles. The course includes emphasis on properly seated and secured emergency vehicle occupants (seatbelt usage).

Course Objectives: Within the context of presenting a comprehensive emergency vehicle driving training program this course is designed to present the necessary classroom, competency course training, and testing for new and existing emergency vehicle drivers. The program will verify proficiency in both the knowledge and understanding of, as well as, the practical application to emergency vehicle driving.

Student Pre-requisites: Participants are required to be licensed and insured to operate motor vehicles.  Verified day of class.
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Continuing Education (CE) Courses - Engine Company Operations Class Vendor: This class is available for contracted delivery from MU Fire Rescue Training Institute - MUFRTI. Contracted Price: $5500.

During this class, we will address the core responsibility of the first-due engine - getting a line to the fire, no matter how many firefighters you have on the rig.  We’ll spend the first part of the day with knowing your flow - what do your lines really flow?  Next we will head to the training ground to review hose loads that are easy to deploy, stretching techniques that minimize the number of firefighters needed to complete, and finally advancing the line to the seat of the fire.

Course Objectives: Determining what your lines are actually flowing. Hose Loads that set your short staffed crew up for success. Hose advancing techniques that work for a minimum number of firefighters. Making a long stretch and assuring you have adequate g.p.m.

Student Pre-requisites: none
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Continuing Education (CE) Courses - Essentials of Firefighting: Fire Behavior Class Vendor: This class is available for contracted delivery from MU Fire Rescue Training Institute - MUFRTI. Contracted Price: $1700.

This course is designed to teach knowledge and skill components of fire behavior. Students shall be able to explain the science of fire behavior as it relates to recognizing stages of fire development, rapid fire behavior, and fire fighting operational safety. This can be used to provide refresher training or to address specific needs.

Course Objectives: Upon successful completion of this lesson, the student shall be able to:
Explain the science of fire as it relates to energy, forms of ignition, and modes of combustion.
Describe the impact of thermal energy on heat, temperature, and heat transfer.
Recognize the physical states of fuel.
Explain the relationship between oxygen and life safety.
Identify the products of self-sustained chemical reactions.
Explain the factors that affect fire development.
Describe the stages of fire development.
Recognize signs, causes, and effects of rapid fire development.
Describe the methods through which fire fighting operations can influence fire behavior.

Student Pre-requisites: none
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Continuing Education (CE) Courses - Essentials of Firefighting: Natural Cover Fires Class Vendor: This class is available for contracted delivery from MU Fire Rescue Training Institute - MUFRTI. Contracted Price: $1700.

This course is designed to teach knowledge and skill components of fire control with emphasis on natural cover fires and possibly related structure fires. Students will learn and demonstrate methods to attack and suppress natural cover fires. Students will also discuss tactics to suppress structure and other exposure fires that may result from uncontrolled natural cover fires. This can be used to provide refresher training or to address specific needs.

Course Objectives: Summarize the main influences on ground cover fire behavior.  Compare types of ground cover fires.  Describe elements that influence ground cover fire behavior. Identify the parts of a ground cover fire.  Describe protective clothing and equipment used in fighting ground cover fires. Describe methods used to attack ground cover fires. Summarize safety principles and practices when fighting ground cover fires.

Student Pre-requisites: none
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Continuing Education (CE) Courses - Essentials of Firefighting: Portable Fire Extinguishers Class Vendor: This class is available for contracted delivery from MU Fire Rescue Training Institute - MUFRTI Contracted. Price: $1300.  

After completing this lesson, the student shall be able to recognize different classifications and types of portable fire extinguishers and select the appropriate fire extinguisher for the situation at hand.

Course Objectives: Upon successful completion of this lesson, the student shall be able to:
Distinguish among the five classifications of portable fire extinguishers.
Distinguish among the various types of portable fire extinguishers.
Describe the process of selecting and using a portable fire extinguisher

Student Pre-requisites: none
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Continuing Education (CE) Courses - Essentials of Firefighting: Ropes and Knots Class Vendor: This class is available for contracted delivery from MU Fire Rescue Training Institute - MUFRTI. Contracted Price: $1300.

After completing this lesson, the student shall be able to describe various uses for life safety and utility rope and differentiate among types of knots. The student shall also be able to describe the procedures for cleaning, inspecting, and maintaining rope.

Course Objectives: Upon successful completion of this lesson, the student shall be able to:
Differentiate between life safety rope and utility rope. [NFPA 1001, 4.3.20]
Describe the various materials and methods used to construct ropes.
Describe the procedures for inspecting, cleaning, and maintaining ropes.
Describe how webbing is used, inspected, maintained, and stored.
Identify types of knots.
Describe the procedure for hoisting various tools and equipment.
Explain how ropes and knots are used during rescues and at other emergencies.  

Student Pre-requisites: none
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Continuing Education (CE) Courses - Essentials of Firefighting: Self Contained Breathing Apparatus Class Vendor: This class is available for contracted delivery from MU Fire Rescue Training Institute - MUFRTI. Contracted Price: $1700.

This course is designed to teach knowledge and skill components of personal protective equipment (PPE) and self contained breathing apparatus (SCBA). Students will learn how to properly use and care for PPE as well as describe how it can protect firefighters. Students will also learn and demonstrate usage and emergency strategies for efficient SCBA usage. This can be used to provide refresher training or to address specific needs.

Course Objectives: Describe the purpose of personal protective equipment.  Describe characteristics of each type of personal protective equipment.  Summarize guidelines for the care of personal protective clothing.  Explain safety considerations for personal protective equipment.  Identify respiratory hazards.  Identify types of respiratory protection equipment. Describe the limitations of respiratory protection equipment. Explain methods for storing respiratory protection equipment.  Describe general donning and doffing considerations for protective breathing apparatus. Summarize general considerations for protective breathing apparatus inspections and care. Summarize safety precautions for refilling SCBA cylinders.  Explain procedures for replacing SCBA cylinders. Explain safety precautions for SCBA use. Describe nonemergency and emergency exit indicators. Describe nonemergency exit techniques.  Demonstrate the method for donning structural personal protective clothing for use at an emergency.  With structural personal protective clothing in place, demonstrate the over-the-head method of donning an SCBA.  With structural personal protective clothing in place, demonstrate the coat method of donning an SCBA. With structural personal protective clothing in place, demonstrate the method for donning an SCBA while seated.  Doff personal protective equipment, including respiratory protection, and prepare for reuse. Demonstrate the steps for inspecting an SCBA.  Demonstrate the steps for cleaning and sanitizing an SCBA.  Demonstrate the method for filling an SCBA cylinder from a cascade system, wearing appropriate PPE, including eye and ear protection. Demonstrate the method for filling an SCBA cylinder from a compressor/purifier system wearing appropriate PPE, including eye and ear protection.  Demonstrate the one-person method for replacing an SCBA cylinder. Demonstrate the two-person method for replacing an SCBA cylinder

Student Pre-requisites: none
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Continuing Education (CE) Courses - Essentials of Firefighting: Structural Search and Rescue Class Vendor: This class is available for contracted delivery from MU Fire Rescue Training Institute - MUFRTI Contracted. Price: $1500.  

After completing this lesson, the student shall be able to explain practices for firefighter survival during interior operations, describe search and rescue operations. Students shall also be able to describe MAYDAY protocols, evacuation, and rapid intervention operations.

Course Objectives: Upon successful completion of this lesson, the student shall be able to:
Explain best practices to ensure firefighter survival during interior operations.
Describe air-monitoring operations.
Describe structural search and rescue operations.
Describe victim removal methods.
Describe MAYDAY protocols.
Describe emergency evacuation methods.
Describe rapid intervention crew equipment and duties

Student Pre-requisites: none
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Continuing Education (CE) Courses - Essentials of Firefighting: Ventilation Class Vendor: This class is available for contracted delivery from MU Fire Rescue Training Institute - MUFRTI. Contracted Price: $1700.

This course is designed to teach the student to identify reasons and needs for various types of ventilation within a structure, distinguish which types of ventilation are most effective to varying situations, and perform duties related to ventilating a structure following the policies and procedures set forth by the authority having jurisdiction (AHJ). This can be used to provide refresher training or to address specific needs.

Course Objectives: Describe reasons for tactical ventilation. Identify considerations that affect the decision to ventilate. Explain the critical fire behavior indicators present during tactical ventilation. Define horizontal and vertical ventilation. Explain the means for achieving horizontal and vertical ventilation. Describe the types of horizontal ventilation. Describe the types of vertical ventilation. Recognize other types of ventilation situations. Explain the effects of building systems on tactical ventilation. Ventilate using mechanical negative pressure in a window. Ventilate using mechanical negative pressure in a doorway.  Ventilate using mechanical positive pressure. Perform horizontal hydraulic ventilation. Demonstrate the procedure for sounding a roof. Ventilate using a rotary saw to cut an opening. Ventilate using an axe to cut an opening. Demonstrate the procedure for opening a flat roof. Perform the steps for opening pitched roofs. Demonstrate the procedure for making a trench cut using a rotary saw.

Student Pre-requisites: none
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Continuing Education (CE) Courses - Exterior Live Fire Skills Class Vendor: This class is available for contracted delivery from MU Fire Rescue Training Institute - MUFRTI. Contracted Price: $3200.

This class utilizes classroom, demonstration, and hands-on skills training that enables students to safely and effectively attack common exterior fire situations. Topics include size-up, hose stream management, car fires, dumpster fires, gas cylinder and flammable liquid fires. This course is taught in a lecture/practical format, including “live” fire training evolutions using a mobile fire training simulator. This course provides basic “live” fire experience to new firefighters and will also serve as refresher training for experienced members.

Course Objectives: Upon the completion of this course the student will have gained the knowledge and skills necessary to respond to and operate safely and effectively at the Firefighter I level with respect to live exterior fire applications.

Student Pre-requisites: none
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Continuing Education (CE) Courses - Farm Machinery Rescue Class Vendor: This class is available for contracted delivery from MU Fire Rescue Training Institute - MUFRTI. Contracted Price: $2300.

This course starts with a quick review of Vehicle Rescue: Technician, specifically the types of extrication equipment. The remaining part of the course will define the classifications of industrial and agricultural vehicles, the anatomy of industrial and agricultural vehicles, size-up considerations when responding to agricultural incidents, proper procedure for stabilizing farm machinery, gaining access and extrication of farm machinery incidents. Participants will apply these techniques in practical applications.

Course Objectives: The Farm Machinery Rescue Student, upon successful completion of this course, shall be able to establish scene control and successfully implement mitigation procedures in handling a farm machinery incident.

Student Pre-requisites: Participants are required to have completed the MU FRTI Vehicle Rescue Technician course.
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Continuing Education (CE) Courses - Fire Department Medical First Responder Class Vendor: This class is available for contracted delivery from MU Fire Rescue Training Institute - MUFRTI. Contracted Price: $6700.

Fire Department Medical First Responder is a 40-hour program based on the U.S. Department of Transportation's First Responder: National Standard Curriculum. Topics include airway care and suctioning, patient assessment, bleeding control, stabilization of spinal and extremities injury, trauma emergencies, use of a limited medical care equipment and assisting other EMS providers. Successful completion of this course will require a 70% score or greater on a written exam and practical skill checklist.
  
This course can also be used to meet the emergency medical training requirements for Firefighter I certification from the Missouri Division of Fire Safety.

Course Objectives: Recognize the seriousness of the patient's condition or extent of injuries to assess requirements for emergency medical care;  Administer appropriate emergency medical care for life threatening injuries relative to airway, breathing and circulation; Perform safely and effectively the expectations of the job description.

Student Pre-requisites: Prerequisite: Participants should have successfully completed a recognized adult one and two person CPR and child one person and infant one person CPR training. Recognized CPR programs include those of the American Red Cross or the American Heart Association.

Participants must provide a copy of their current CPR card on the first session of class.
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Continuing Education (CE) Courses - Fire Response to Active Shooter - Rescue Task Force and Casualty Collection Point Class Vendor: This class is available for contracted delivery from MU Fire Rescue Training Institute - MUFRTI. Contracted Price: $3000.

This course is designed to enhance knowledge and practical skill application in aggressive trauma care management of casualties in mass casualty and active shooter events. Rescue Task Force Operations and Casualty Collection Point scenarios will allow first responders to be proficient and effective within their jurisdictions.

Course Objectives: Examine and address the unique and challenging requirements of administering point of wounding medical care by Fire/Rescue/EMS personnel to patients during a high-threat incident, Learn to distinguish between life-saving and secondary interventions, and when they should be applied based on the prevailing threat to responders and patients based on all three phases during integrated operations such as Rescue Task Force Proper application and interventions such as tourniquets, wound packing, pressure bandages, and other techniques to support tenants of damage control resuscitation.  

Student Pre-requisites: none
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Continuing Education (CE) Courses - Fire Response to Active Shooter Coordination and Support Class Vendor: This class is available for contracted delivery from MU Fire Rescue Training Institute - MUFRTI. Contracted Price: $2600.

This course is designed to enhance knowledge and practical skill application in aggressive trauma care management of casualties in mass casualty and active shooter events in a multi-disciplinary approach.                
The focus for this course is as a refresher to  departments who already have a baseline of active shooter response training.                                                                                                                                                                                                                     A heavier approach to Unified Command coordination and resource management is focused on.                                                     Pre-requisite preferred is above course or Tactical Emergency Casualty Care.

Course Objectives:
Students will gain a better understanding of aggressive trauma care.
Students will gain experience working with multiple different agencies and disciplines.                                                                                                                                               Students will gain a better knowledge of the Incident command system geared toward active shooter and working with the a unified command.

Student Pre-requisites: none
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Continuing Education (CE) Courses - Firefighter Friendly Thermal Imagining Class Vendor: This class is available for contracted delivery from MU Fire Rescue Training Institute - MUFRTI. Contracted Price: $3000.

Thermal imaging can be a misunderstood discipline. It is of immense value in functional mitigation, but is accompanied by inherent dangers. These dangers are most often associated with misinterpreting the display and deficient appreciation for the camera’s intrinsic limitations. This class evaluates the benefits afforded to the common fire-ground functions by imaging alongside the pitfalls of each that can lend themselves to an unsuccessful operation or risks to the company’s safety. This course will help the Firefighter understand the full use and limitations that are associated with a thermal imaging camera. By the end of class, the Fire Fighter will have gained knowledge about the different modes each TIC has and how to best use the TIC in every situation where a TIC is needed.

Course Objectives: Efficiently use and maintain thermal imaging camera (TIC)  Differentiate between passive, active and direct emitters using TIC, Identify when to, and when not to use a TIC, Perform both camera and hybrid searches.

Student Pre-requisites: Prior to being permitted to participate in the TI training program, students shall have received training to meet the JPRs for Fire Fighter I in NFPA 1001 or NFPA 1081.
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Firefighter Friendly Thermal Imaging - Metro West FPD; 8:30 am - 12:30 pm Metro West Fire Protection District 05/22/2024 - 05/22/2024
Continuing Education (CE) Courses - Flammable Gas Emergency Response 101 Class Vendor: This class is available for contracted delivery from Local Emergency Training Specialist (LETS). Contracted Price: $2800.

This course is about how to safely respond to propane emergencies. Propane is a flammable gas, which is sometimes generically referred to as LP-Gas, LPG or liquefied petroleum gas. These terms are often used interchangeably and while it is true they have similar fire hazards; propane is only one of several constituent gases which make up liquefied petroleum gas. For example, commercial grade LPG manufactured at a refinery is primarily made up of propane-butane mixtures, but might also contain small percentages of ethane, ethylene, propylene, isobutene, or butylene, all of which can cause slight variation in LPG's properties (e.g. flammable range, vapor pressure, etc.). So while it is true all LPG is primarily a mixture of flammable gasses, which includes propane, the majority of the LP-gas used in our homes and in the workplace primarily consists of propane or some combination of propane and butane mixtures.

Course Objectives: Introduction, Scope and Purpose, Physical Properties and Characteristics of Propane, Bulk Transportation Design and Construction Features, Tactical Response Guidelines for Propane, Emergencies: Product Removal, Transfer Operations

Student Pre-requisites: Must have successfully completed on of the following courses: Basic Fire Fighter Skills, Introduction to the Fire Service or Firefighter I certification. Equivalent programs will be considered with documentation of completion.
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Continuing Education (CE) Courses - Fluorine Free Firefighting Foams, the Good and Bad Class Vendor: This class is available for contracted delivery from Local Emergency Training Specialist (LETS). Contracted Price: $1200.

This Foam class discusses the new Fluorine Free Foam, the good and bad, and how it will effect extinguishments of flammable liquids.  

Course Objectives: Discuss drain time, foam knockdown, potential for reignition, application rates rediscovered.  

Student Pre-requisites: Must have successfully completed on of the following courses: Basic Fire Fighter Skills, Introduction to the Fire Service or Firefighter I class. Equivalent programs will be considered with documentation of completion.
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Continuing Education (CE) Courses - Gasoline Tanker Class Vendor: This class is available for contracted delivery from MU Fire Rescue Training Institute - MUFRTI. Contracted Price: $7500.

This course prepares the student to deal with gasoline tank truck emergencies by providing both lecture and hands-on activities specifically oriented to dealing with one of the most common haz-mat incidents encountered by emergency responders today. Students will learn about tank construction and features as well as mitigation options used during gasoline tank truck emergencies to include tapping and bonding/grounding.

Course Objectives: Understand tank construction for MC 306/406 transport containers. Understand features of MC 306/406 transport containers. Analyze the hazard and determine best mitigation options for incidents involving MC 306/406 transport containers. Preform repositioning of container and drilling operations of container. Identify and preform bonding and grounding operations. Preform offloading of product using stinger with vapor recovery. Preform application of Betts Emergency Offloading Fixture.

Student Pre-requisites: Participants are required to have completed the MU FRTI Hazardous Materials Incident Response: Operations course.
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Continuing Education (CE) Courses - Handling LP Gas Emergencies Class Vendor: This class is available for contracted delivery from MU Fire Rescue Training Institute - MUFRTI. Contracted Price: $4500.

LP gas is a potential hazard present in most communities and a complete understanding of its hazards is necessary to safely and efficiently handle such an incident. This class will present an overview of LP gas properties and characteristics, as well as provide the opportunity participate in an actual fire attack on an LP tank fire. Topics will include common storage containers in residential and commercial use, and the components of different types of transport vehicles.

Course Objectives: The student will identify equipment and devices used in the handling and storage of LP Gas. The student shall list the personal safety considerations involved with LP Gas emergencies. The student shall list the procedure for handling LP Gas leaks with or without fire.  The student shall identify the considerations for the hazards associated with LP Gas vessels exposed to fire.  The student, given various scenarios, shall list the considerations when deciding to attack, defend or evacuate a scene involving LP Gas.

Student Pre-requisites: Basic Fire Fighter Skills, Introduction to the Fire Service or Firefighter I certification. Equivalent programs will be considered with documentation of completion.
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Handling LP Gas Emergencies - Macon Fire; 8 am - 10 pm Macon Fire Department 06/08/2024 - 06/08/2024
Continuing Education (CE) Courses - Hazardous Materials Officer Class Vendor: This class is available for contracted delivery from MU Fire Rescue Training Institute - MUFRTI. Contracted Price: $11,000.

The Hazardous Materials Officer course covers the competencies in National Fire Protection Association (NFPA) 470, Competencies for Hazardous Materials Officers and Competencies for Hazardous Materials Safety Officers. The course will provide participants with the necessary skills, knowledge and tools to perform both the Hazardous Materials Officer and the Hazardous Materials Safety Officer functions within the incident command system at a hazardous materials incident.

Course Objectives: Prepare and train the regional hazardous materials response forces composed of regional fire departments personnel trained by STCI to function as hazardous materials officers for regional hazardous materials response teams. 

Student Pre-requisites: Successfully completed a Hazardous Materials Technician Course
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Continuing Education (CE) Courses - Hazardous Materials Safety Officer Class Vendor: This class is available for contracted delivery from MU Fire Rescue Training Institute - MUFRTI. Contracted Price: $9500.

This class is designed to refresh and update the skills of the hazardous materials technician.  Topics included:  Laws & Regulations update, PPE, case studies plus the hands on training of 6 customized stations focused on NFPA 1072 skills including two dress out opportunities (Class 1 and Class 2).  Topics include:  Donning and doffing PPE (Class 1 and class 2 ensembles); PPE review, update on laws and regulations, case studies as well as six skills stations focused on NFPA 1072 skills.

Course Objectives: Prepare and train the regional hazardous materials response forces composed of regional fire departments personnel trained by STCI to function as hazardous materials officers for regional hazardous materials response teams.

Student Pre-requisites: Successfully completed a Hazardous Materials Technician Course
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Continuing Education (CE) Courses - Hazmat Basic Life Safer Provider This eight hour course addresses the NFPA 470 competencies for a BLS level medical responder at a
hazardous materials incident. Class content includes: analyzing a hazmat incident; collecting hazard information; understanding chemical and physical Provider properties; identifying signs and symptoms of exposure; hazmat patient triage; decontamination methods for patients; hazmat monitoring; and identifying the proper information that needs to be relayed to a receiving hospital.
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Continuing Education (CE) Courses - Hazmat Sizeup "The first five minutes" Class Vendor: This class is available for contracted delivery from Emergency Operations Solutions - EOS. Contracted Price: $3200.

An initial rapid response hazmat size-up for company officers.  

Course Objectives:
The student, given various examples of different containers, shall identify each container by name and specification and identify the typical contents by name and hazard class.

The student, given various examples of different railcars, shall identify each by name and specification and identify the typical contents by name and hazard class.

The student, given various examples of different cargo tanks, shall identify each container by name and specification and identify the typical contents by name and hazard class.

The student, given a hazmat/WMD incident, shall collect, interpret, and communicate hazard and response information not available from the current edition of the ERG, or an SDS.

The student, shall identify and explain (relating to size-up) the types, advantages, and limitations, of hazard and response information available from each of the following resources:  Monitoring, databases, and reference manuals.  

Prerequisites: Minimum Hazardous Materials Awareness
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Continuing Education (CE) Courses - HazMat Tech Skills Refresher Class Vendor: This class is available for contracted delivery from MU Fire Rescue Training Institute - MUFRTI. Contracted Price: $8500.

This class is designed to refresh and update the skills of the hazardous materials technician.  Topics included:  Laws & Regulations update, PPE, case studies plus the hands on training of 6 customized stations focused on NFPA 1072 skills including two dress out opportunities (Class 1 and Class 2).  Topics include:  Donning and doffing PPE (Class 1 and class 2 ensembles); PPE review, update on laws and regulations, case studies as well as six skills stations focused on NFPA 1072 skills.

Course Objectives: Refresher practical skills in context of use while in PPE.


Must have successfully completed a Hazardous Materials Technician course. Hazardous Materials Technician certification preferred.
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Continuing Education (CE) Courses - Heavy Vehicle Rescue Class Vendor: This class is available for contracted delivery from Local Emergency Training Specialist (LETS). Contracted Price: $7500.

This course pertains to NFPA 1001 Standard on Fire Fighter Professional Qualifications and NFPA 1006 Standard for Technical Rescuer Professional Qualifications. This course is designed to provide responders with the information to stay safe while working around Tractor Trailer incidents. Tractor Trailers bring their own problems when involved in a accident. This course allows students the opportunity to work in a safe environment while developing skills for big rigs. Stabilization and lifting will be utilized during this class. Skills will be designed to work within the equipment limitations of the host area. This course is designed to provide responders with the information to stay safe while working around Tractor Trailer incidents. Tractor Trailers bring their own problems when involved in an accident. This course allows students the opportunity to work in a safe environment while developing skills for big rigs. Stabilization and lifting will be utilized during this class. Skills will be designed to work within the equipment limitations of the host area.

Course Objectives: Heavy Lifting and Stabilization; Extrication; Interior access; Patient protection and removal; Types of collisions; Scene safety

Student Pre-requisites: Student must have successfully completed a Vehicle Rescue Technician course or Fire Fighter II course.
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Continuing Education (CE) Courses - Hoseline Advancement and Water Application Hands on Training The Fenton Fire Protection District is proud to host the International Society of Fire Service Instructors two-day Water Mapping course. Funded by an AFG Fire Prevention and Safety Grant, there are only ten offerings of this course held throughout the US. The objective of this program is to improve the safety and effectiveness of structural firefighting and the survivability of potentially trapped occupants by preparing and providing hands-on training for suppression-based skills to be employed on the fireground.  This training goes above and beyond the very basics by providing a more in depth understanding as to the mechanics of interior, exterior and attic suppression along with hydraulic ventilation and the use of specialty nozzles.

                                The course is designed to meet the following objectives;
1. How to manage air entrainment and effectively distribute water and map the surfaces of a structure on the approach to – and into – various interior fire compartments.
2. Strategies for utilizing different stream types, application patterns, stream angles, and methods of deflection to assist in game-time decision-making during exterior suppression operations.
3. How coordinating ventilation post-suppression can quickly return the environment to tenable conditions and provide better visibility when conducting interior operations.
4. How to properly place a stream into the eave line to quickly coat the attic while limiting the ventilation into the space.
5. How different specialty nozzles can be utilized to create more effective water distribution for fires in void spaces, basements, cocklofts, and other structure features which create challenges for typical fire service suppression methods.

Instructors who attend this program will be provided the complete curriculum package for the program. Instructors will spend the first day learning the curriculum, and the second day instructing the curriculum to 40 students.

This is a unique opportunity to receive hands-on training from national Subject Matter Experts in the most up-to-date hose-stream mechanics.

Prerequisites:     Fire and Emergency Services Instructor 1 (or equivalent)

Fees:                    This program is free of charge, if traveling from out of town you will be
  responsible for your own food and lodging
Contact:    Deputy Chief of Training Tom Mueller, 314-920-1064, tmueller@fentonfire.org
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Continuing Education (CE) Courses - Hybrid Vehicle Firefighting Class Vendor: This class is available for contracted delivery from Local Emergency Training Specialist (LETS). Contracted Price: $2700.

Vehicle Fires/Accidents result in one of the most frequent responses by fire departments in Missouri. While firefighters may have a general understanding of the basic response to burning hybrid vehicles, this does not hold true with the features in todays high tech automobiles. The proper angle of approach, components used in safety devices, and the materials used to build vehicles are constantly changing. This makes the incident dangerous to unaware responders when involved in an accident scene.

Course Objectives: The student shall identify and describe three categories of Hybrid vehicle fires; The student shall identify and describe the dangers to firefighters of Hybrid vehicle fires; The student shall identify and define the elements of a hybrid vehicle fire suppression strategy; The student shall identify and explain the considerations for each element of hybrid vehicle fire suppression strategies; The student shall explain appropriate strategies and describe tactics for Hybrid vehicle fires.

Student Pre-requisites: Must have successfully completed on of the following courses: Basic Fire Fighter Skills, Introduction to the Fire Service or Firefighter I class. Equivalent programs will be considered with documentation of completion.
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Continuing Education (CE) Courses - Ignitable Liquids and Class B Foam Class Vendor: This class is available for contracted delivery from Local Emergency Training Specialist (LETS). Contracted Price: $3100.

Delivery of the Ignitable Liquids includes a classroom presentation to complete the course objectives as required. Following the classroom presentation the practical skills portion of the course is completed. LETS has a large array of emergency response training equipment. During the delivery of the Ignitable Liquids and Class B Foam, LETS will use all resources needed to ensure a positive learning experience for the students, relating to Ignitable Liquids and Class B Foam.

Course Objectives: Methods by which foam prevents or controls a hazard; principles by which foam is generated; causes for poor foam generation and corrective measures; difference between hydrocarbon and polar solvent fuels and the concentrates that work on each; the characteristics, uses, and limitations of fire-fighting foams; the advantages and disadvantages of using fog nozzles versus foam nozzles for foam application; foam stream application techniques; hazards associated with foam usage; and methods to reduce or avoid hazards.

Student Pre-requisites: Must have successfully completed on of the following courses: Basic Fire Fighter Skills, Introduction to the Fire Service or Firefighter I class. Equivalent programs will be considered with documentation of completion.
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Continuing Education (CE) Courses - Ignitable Liquids and Ethanol Blended Fuels Class Vendor: This class is available for contracted delivery from Local Emergency Training Specialist (LETS). Contracted Price: $3100.

This Ignitable Liquids and Ethanol Blended Fuels course outlines the basic characteristics and types of foam as well as application hardware and proper application techniques. Upon successful completion of this course, participants will have knowledge related to ethanol and ethanol-blended fuels, including their use, chemical and physical characteristics and transportation.

Course Objectives: After this course you will begin to recognize the advantages and limitations of the wide variety of foams and equipment available and, more importantly, make informed choices when responding to a particular situation.

Student Pre-requisites: Must have successfully completed on of the following courses: Basic Fire Fighter Skills, Introduction to the Fire Service or Firefighter I class. Equivalent programs will be considered with documentation of completion.
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Continuing Education (CE) Courses - Instructor 101's Class Vendor: This class is available for contracted delivery from Local Emergency Training Specialist (LETS). Contracted Price: $2400.

This course provides 8 hours of CEU's towards instructor certification. It will help instructors though the pitfalls of being a instructor, such as disruptions, unruly students and other issues. The class will also give guidance to instructors on their delivery of classes.  

Course Objectives: Students will give presentations, Students will develop a plan to deal with classroom issues that occur during presentations.  

Student Pre-requisites: Must have completed any type of Fire Instructor class (Instructor I, Instructor II or 1403/Live Fire Instructor)
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Continuing Education (CE) Courses - Introduction to the Fire Service Class Vendor: This class is available for contracted delivery from MU Fire Rescue Training Institute - MUFRTI. Contracted Price: $6700.

This introductory course for new fire service personnel acquaints participants with the basics of fire-ground duties. Discussions address fire service history, organization, fire-ground safety, and fire behavior. We will discuss and demonstrate basic hose practices, ground ladder practices, ventilation techniques and introduce proper procedures for using self-contained breathing apparatus and fire service hand tools. Practical evolutions designed to reinforce participants' skills are included. This class will meet all the prerequisites to participate in live-fire training evolutions.

Course Objectives: After completing this course the student will have a general introduction to the fire service, will have completed all the skills for the course, and a working knowledge of related sections in the NFPA 1001, 2019 edition, Standard for Fire Fighter Professional Qualifications.  

Additional Information: This class provides a pathway to Fire Fighter I certification. Additional classes are required to fully meet the NFPA 1001 standard.  All pre-requisites for Fire Fighter I must be obtained before a student would be eligible to seek certification.  For more information contact the Missouri Division of Fire Safety.

Student Pre-requisites: none
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Introduction to the Fire Service - Buffalo City FD; (see reporting instructions for dates and times) Buffalo City Fire Department 05/25/2024 - 06/09/2024
Intro to the Fire Service - Madison-West Monroe FD; (see reporting instructions for dates and times) Madison-West Monroe Fire Department 05/30/2024 - 06/29/2024
Continuing Education (CE) Courses - Large Area Search Team Training Class Vendor: This class is available for contracted delivery from MU Fire Rescue Training Institute - MUFRTI. Contracted Price: $8000.

Large Area Search Team Training (L.A.S.T.) covers searching large areas quickly and utilizing all of the latest technologies available. Participants will work as four person RIT teams using L.A.S.T. to search a large area for downed firefighters and remove them from the building. This course meets parts of NFPA 1407, Standard for Training Fire Service Rapid Intervention Crews, 2019 Edition.

Course Objectives: Large Area Search Team Training (L.A.S.T.) covers searching large areas quickly and utilizing all of the latest technologies available. Lessons include putting a face piece on a downed firefighter, trans-fill air to a downed firefighter, use of thermal imaging camera for quick searches of downed and lost firefighters, air conservation drills, and considerations for successful deployment of L.A.S.T.

Student Pre-requisites: none
No Courses Available
Continuing Education (CE) Courses - Large Machinery Rescue Class Vendor: This class is available for contracted delivery from Local Emergency Training Specialist (LETS). Contracted Price: $7500.

While Machinery incidents do not occur on a regular basis, first responders must be prepared to respond and assist in the extrication of victims as required. Large Machinery rescue is an essential part of extrication, but courses are difficult to obtain and require the acquisition of large machinery to perform rescue skills.

Course Objectives: Describe some common machine hazards; Identify significant hazards unique to a Large Machinery rescue; Describe patient care priorities; Describe anchor systems; Demonstrate machinery stabilizing large machinery; Demonstrate procedure for removing a victim; Demonstrate managing a victim caught in a machine.

Student Pre-requisites: None
No Courses Available
Continuing Education (CE) Courses - Large Vehicle Rescue Class Vendor: This class is available for contracted delivery from MU Fire Rescue Training Institute - MUFRTI. Contracted Price: $3000.

Accidents involving semi-trailers and other large vehicles call for specialized knowledge and skills on the part of emergency responders. This course is designed for emergency response personnel who have technician level training as well as prior experience in vehicle extrication. Large Vehicle Rescue will provide emergency responders with the extensive hands-on and classroom training needed to efficiently operate and use tow trucks, rescue struts, cribbing, and airbag systems that are used to lift and stabilize heavy vehicles during realistic vehicle extrication scenarios.

Course Objectives: Plan for a semi-trailer/large vehicle incident. Establish “scene” safety zones. Establish fire protection. Stabilize a semi-trailer/large vehicle. Isolate potentially harmful energy sources. Determine the vehicle access and egress points, Disentangle victim(s), given an extrication incident. As a member of a team, remove a packaged victim to a designated safe area given a victim transfer device, designated egress route, and personal protective equipment, so that the team effort is coordinated, the designated egress route is used, the victim is removed without compromising victim packaging, undue injury is prevented, and stabilization is maintained. Terminate a semi-trailer/large vehicle incident.

Student Pre-requisites:  Must have successfully completed a Vehicle Rescue: Technician class or a Fire Fighter II class.
No Courses Available
Continuing Education (CE) Courses - Leadership, Accountability, Culture and Knowledge Class Vendor: This class is available for contracted delivery from MU Fire Rescue Training Institute - MUFRTI. Contracted Price: $1400.

Is your department on the path to a LODD? This compelling presentation by the National Fallen Firefighter Foundations examines the root causes of LODD's and the role of Leadership, Accountability, Culture and Knowledge as it influences the end result. Many fire departments across the United States "LACK the Right Stuff" to prevent them from being on a path to a line of duty death, with Leadership, Accountability, Culture and Knowledge being the elements that need to be addressed and managed in those environments. Through education and training, those departments can improve their survivability by understanding the root causes of firefighter fatalities and tackling these four elements with special emphasis on understanding fire service culture.

Course Objectives: Upon completion of this class the student will be able to demonstrate causes of LODD within the Fire Service and why Leadership, Accountability, Culture and Knowledge will assist in reducing LODDs in the future.

Student Pre-requisites: none
No Courses Available
Continuing Education (CE) Courses - LETS Survive Class Vendor: This class is available for contracted delivery from Local Emergency Training Specialist (LETS). Contracted Price: $5800.

The purpose of this course is to develop strategies and tactics for self-rescue of trapped firefighters. There are times when fire fighters may find themselves alone, trapped or entangled in deteriorating conditions and it is paramount they possess the skills and techniques to self-rescue if necessary. This course teaches the skills and self-confidence to master different life saving strategies and techniques fire fighters should know and practice.

Course Objectives: Associating the amount of air in a bottle to the approximate time left in the bottle; Explain the procedure for skip breathing; Exercise the Mayday Drill; Understand the operation of PASS devices, integrated and nonintegrated; Develop skills to remove wire or other materials which entangle fire fighters; Perform tank shift and tank dump maneuvers, while in a confined space; Perform self-exit from a simulated collapse encasement; Perform self-rescue from a simulated window using ball up/out techniques.

Student Pre-requisites: Must have successfully completed on of the following courses: Basic Fire Fighter Skills, Introduction to the Fire Service or Firefighter I class. Equivalent programs will be considered with documentation of completion.
No Courses Available
Continuing Education (CE) Courses - Life on the Nozzle Class Vendor: This class is available for contracted delivery from Local Emergency Training Specialist (LETS). Contracted Price: $5800.

The Life on the Nozzle course begins with a classroom presentation describing fire behavior, thermal layering, fire attack methods, ventilation practices, RIT teams, and fire ground strategies and tactics. After the classroom portion of the course is presented, students will participate in controlled live fire evolutions. Proper fire control techniques using direct and indirect fire attack methods are performed in the evolutions. Students are provided with an opportunity to develop and practice proper fire control techniques, proper search techniques, as well as different ventilation practices.
search techniques, as well as different ventilation practices.

Course Objectives: Identify precautions to limit firefighter injuries/ Summarize the OSHA Two In-Two Out/ Demonstrate the Personal Accountability System/ Distinguish the stages of fire/ Detect the presence of thermal layering/ Indicate when a size-up is performed/ Recall the components of an arrival report/ Associate the elements of R.E.C.E.O. size-up/ Distinguish the primary and secondary search/ Indicate the equipment needed for interior attack/ Specify the proper
hose line for a fire/ Evaluate the need for an interior attack/ Give reasons for a direct attack.

Student Pre-requisites: Must have successfully completed on of the following courses: Basic Fire Fighter Skills, Introduction to the Fire Service or Firefighter I class. Equivalent programs will be considered with documentation of completion.
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Life on the Nozzle - Gerald-Rosebud FPD; 8 am - 5 pm Gerald-Rosebud Fire Protection District 09/21/2024 - 09/21/2024
Continuing Education (CE) Courses - LIVE Fire Instructor Refresher Class Vendor: This class is available for contracted delivery from Local Emergency Training Specialist (LETS). Contracted Price: $4200.

This course is designed to provide Continuing Education for 1403 certified instructors or 1041 Live Fire Instructor-Live Fire Instructor-in-Charge. Instructors holding the live fire instructor certification is required to perform in the role of their level of certification at a minimum of once per year. This class will provide an opportunity for the Live Fire Instructor and Live Fire Instructor-in-Charge to maintain their proficiency in their respective roles that could not accomplish this during their in-service training or during the Fire Control portions of a Fire Fighter I and II course.

Course Objectives: understand mechanical integrity of burn equipment,  determine the condition of burn equipment, inspect burn equipment, set up for a live burn using NFPA 1403 requirements.

Student Pre-requisites: Must Hold a valid MODFS certification for NFPA 1403 Live Fire Instructor or NFPA 1041 Live Fire Instructor/Live Fire Instructor-in-Charge
No Courses Available
Continuing Education (CE) Courses - Lost Person Search and Rescue Class Vendor: This class is available for contracted delivery from MU Fire Rescue Training Institute - MUFRTI. Contracted Price: $2000.

This course will assist first responders in appropriately organizing and managing a search and rescue response. Participants will build their skills in developing search strategies and resources. A brief overview of the aspects of the search operation; and the rescue operation will be culminated with a practical field exercise in a mock search and rescue. This course was designed for either initial instruction or as a continual education refresher.

Course Objectives: Describe the search management organizational structure.  Describe search management terminology. Develop a search management action plan. Describe the functional responsibilities of the search management organization. Describe lost person behavior. Conduct a lost persons interview. Understand the theory of search probabilities. Determine the best search methods based upon search area conditions and witness interview.

Student Pre-requisites: none
No Courses Available
Continuing Education (CE) Courses - Making the Grab - Residential Search Class Vendor: This class is available for contracted delivery from MU Fire Rescue Training Institute - MUFRTI. Contracted Price: $6000.

Almost 3,000 civilians die every year in fires.  That is still a staggering statistic and one we must do all we can to change.  Fires in homes are burning faster than ever before, leaving less time for occupants to safely escape.  This fact is the reason we must master the residential search!  This class will discuss not only effective and successful search techniques along with victim removal, but we will identify, based on statistics, where victims are most likely to be found.  This information will take into account the age of victims and other search profile indicators.  We will also learn how to identify priority areas for fast searches based on the search profile to give our victims the best chance at survival based on our initial actions and the speed and efficiency with which we must operate.  The days of hanging onto your partner’s boot as you snake your way on the outside walls is over—we must do better for THEM!

Course Objectives: Identify the difference in search profiling—not victim survivability. Understanding building characteristics, construction and interior benchmarks for safe search. Understand and demonstrate different search techniques-effective for any size company or crew. Being able to read the conditions and apply appropriate tactics.

Student Pre-requisites: none
No Courses Available
Continuing Education (CE) Courses - Marine Firefighting Class Vendor: This class is available for contracted delivery from Local Emergency Training Specialist (LETS). Contracted Price: $6500.

Boat fires are becoming a normal emergency response. Different tactics and operations are needed. This course will help prepare responders deal with floating boat fires.  

Course Objectives: Develop action plans for a floating vessel fire, extinguish a live fire on a floating vessel, board and search for victims on a floating vessel, board and search for hidden fires on a floating vessel.  

Student Pre-requisites: Must have successfully completed a Fire Fighter II class. Equivalent training will be considered.
No Courses Available
Continuing Education (CE) Courses - MC- 306 / 406 Fuel Tanker Incident Response Class Vendor: This class is available for contracted delivery from Local Emergency Training Specialist (LETS). Contracted Price: $7400.

This course is designed to give first responders the needed information and skills to respond safety to a MC-306/406 incident. While MC-306/406 incidents are becoming more prevalent due to the movement of fuel across the county, responders are still untrained and ill prepared. This course starts with a classroom presentation on the safety features of the MC-306/406 and the construction features of the cargo tank, then practical skills are performed on a rolled over MC-306. Several of the LETS instructors hold a Pro Board Cargo Tank Specialty Certification and will be utilized in this training.

Course Objectives: Describe the Safety Features of the MC-306; Identify the construction Features of the MC-306; Describe the hazards of the materials being transported. Practical Skills will be performed on a Rolled MC-306 Gasoline Tanker provided for the class., Cold tapping / material transfer, Plugging and patching / leak containment, Foam application, Dome clamp application / grounding and bonding, IC structure and safety operation.

Student Pre-requisites: Must have completed a Hazardous Materials Operations course
No Courses Available
Continuing Education (CE) Courses - Medical Helicopter Hazards and Firefighting Class Vendor: This class is available for contracted delivery from Local Emergency Training Specialist (LETS). Contracted Price: $5250.

Establishing a helicopter landing zone is one of the most frequent responses by fire departments in Missouri. Every rural area relies on air ambulance to transport critical patients. While firefighters may have a general understanding of the setting up the zone, the realism of a helicopter fire or emergency is not prepared for.  The proper angle of approach, fuel leaks with fire, safely removing the patient and crew, all important topics, never trained on.  Unaware responders have to be trained on the hazards.

Course Objectives: Discuss the role of responders in helicopter rescue operations; Identify and describe types of helicopter landings zones; Discuss the components of helicopter performance; Discuss basic helicopter safety; After completion of the classroom portion of the course, students will have an opportunity to practice live fire evolutions involving the Helo Firefighting Simulator; During this time students will use Dry Chemical, Firefighting foam and water to control or extinguisher the Helo fire.

Student Pre-requisites: Must have successfully completed on of the following courses: Basic Fire Fighter Skills, Introduction to the Fire Service or Firefighter I class. Equivalent programs will be considered with documentation of completion.
No Courses Available
Continuing Education (CE) Courses - Multi-Family Fire Tactics: Garden and Stand-Alone Apartment Buildings Class Vendor: This class is available for contracted delivery from MU Fire Rescue Training Institute - MUFRTI. Contracted Price: $2500.

We all have buildings in our jurisdictions that are considered multi-family occupancies. These structures create multiple challenges for us when they burn.  The focus of this class is the garden or stand-alone apartment buildings four stories or less. The class will cover important factors for firefighters and officers to consider when responding to fire in these structures.  Everything from pre-planning, construction considerations, how fire codes impact our operations at these fires, to size up and tactical deployment and incident command functions. We will use video, audio and pictures from fires that the instructor has been on as well as well known fires throughout the country that proved to be challenging and have valuable lessons attached to them. This class will not touch on high-rise apartment buildings. The focus is on the buildings that will found in just about every town throughout the country.

Course Objectives: Identifying construction characteristics that challenge fire operations. Pre-planning and creating operational IAPs for these buildings. How codes and ordinances can create unique challenges for these buildings. How to address the increased life-safety hazards presented; search and rescue. Discuss deployment options for fire attack and exposure protection. Understanding the need for additional resources. Discuss command functions and challenges.  

Student Pre-requisites: none
No Courses Available
Continuing Education (CE) Courses - No Exceptions Leadership - Leadership for the Real World Fire Officer Class Vendor: This class is available for contracted delivery from MU Fire Rescue Training Institute - MUFRTI. Contracted Price: $2500.

In the fire service we frequently discuss and encourage our members to continually train on and practice the basic, fundamental skills of our craft. We espouse the critical nature of mastering the most used skills for our success, the safety of victims and the safety of our members. Whether it’s moving a hose line, pumping a truck or forcing doors, the basics on a tactical level cannot be overlooked or minimized. For officers in the fire service the basics of leadership and officer development should be just as important to us. The company officers are the individuals that determine the success and failures of our members, not only on the fire ground, but also in the firehouse. The development of our officers must be equal to our tactical proficiency to handle the demands placed on them daily. From preparing and mentoring their members for promotion to establishing boundaries and expectations, this class will address several components of officer development and leadership that company officers can take and utilize right away in their daily routines.

Course Objectives: Preparation for the position. Setting expectations and boundaries. 5 steps for successful delegation. Setting goals and achieving them. Handling difficult members. Discipline and the company officer’s role. 5 Common mistakes company officers make . 4 Principles for the company officer to follow and expect from his members. 10 Commandments for the company officer. Leadership development and challenges.

Student Pre-requisites: none
No Courses Available
Continuing Education (CE) Courses - Pumping Fundementals Class Vendor: This class is available for contracted delivery from MU Fire Rescue Training Institute - MUFRTI. Contracted Price: $5500.

Applying water to the fire can be done through a variety of methods and hose lines.  For this to be effective, the operator must understand the basic principles of hydraulics and pump operations. Pumping Fundamentals is an introduction to the principles, variables, and calculations concerning the delivery of water on the fire-ground. This class will review the movement of water in fire suppression activities and demonstrate the importance of understanding fire-ground hydraulics, water characteristics, nozzle reaction, nozzle pressure, determining required fire flow, fire service pump design, pump discharge pressures and aerial device friction loss, pressures, and flows. Practical portions of this class will review pump operations from a hydrant and draft and will also show the importance of an adequate water supply.

Course Objectives: Review of operation of pumping apparatus. Complete review of fire pump theory. Overview and understanding of Fireground Hydraulics and how to apply them. Skills of pumping multiple lines while maintaining adequate water supply.  

Student Pre-requisites: none
No Courses Available
Continuing Education (CE) Courses - Rail Car Leak Response Class Vendor: This class is available for contracted delivery from Local Emergency Training Specialist (LETS). Contracted Price: $3600.

Class starts with a class room presentation to complete the objectives, then a practical skill session will begin using the rail car simulator and the dome simulator. Students will have a opportunity to develop techniques to install a C Kit on a leaking rail car while in Level A PPE

Course Objectives: Describe actions for initial rail car response, Use scene assessment process to identify key pieces of information for rail car response, Discuss factors affecting the severity of rail car incidents, Perform scene assessment, Describe offensive, defensive and non-intervention response strategies.

Student Pre-requisites: Student must have completed a Hazardous Materials Operations training course
No Courses Available
Continuing Education (CE) Courses - Rail Safety for Emergency Responders Class Vendor: This class is available for contracted delivery from MU Fire Rescue Training Institute - MUFRTI. Contracted Price: $1600.

This workshop is designed as an informational program to expose all emergency service agencies that have the potential to respond to emergencies involving railroad equipment and property. These emergencies involve collisions between trains and cars or pedestrians, as well as rail carrier disasters, such as derailments. This course will provide information on safety issues, how to work with a railroad when the emergency is on their property, familiarization of equipment and paperwork.  Most importantly, this workshop stresses safety for emergency personnel, both as we respond to emergencies on a daily basis crossing railroad tracks in our own districts and mutual aid districts, and the safety of our personnel as we work on or near the tracks and railroad equipment.

Course Objectives:  List the eight components of Company Officer leadership. Explain the key safety behaviors that affect safe tactical operations. Describe the primary size-up factors and determine their impact on strategies and tactics. Analyze the command sequence action planning cycle. Prioritize personal values and describe their relationship to incident management and firefighter safety. List four benefits of effective incident communications and explain the importance of each.  List the six steps identified in the communications model and explain the importance of each step. Apply the communications model to practical fire-ground communications when given a scenario. List the five classifications of buildings and explain the characteristics of each classification.  

Student Pre-requisites: none
No Courses Available
Continuing Education (CE) Courses - Rapid Identification and Risk Assessment of Hazardous Materials Class Vendor: This class is available for contracted delivery from MU Fire Rescue Training Institute - MUFRTI. Contracted Price: $4375.

This class is designed to provide the participant with the knowledge and skills necessary to quickly and efficiently identify hazardous materials and determine risk. A stepped process is explained and demonstrated through the use of available tools and resources to the emergency responder. We use scenario-based discussions for risk-based assessment, simple tools and observations for rapid classification of products and containers.
Topics include: Collecting Hazard and Response Information; Predicting the Likely Behavior of a Material and Its Container Estimating Potential Harm; Sampling and Hazzard Classification; Field Screening; Risk Assessment; and, Action Planning Concerns.

Course Objectives: Quickly and effectively identify hazardous materials. Determine risks associated with the hazardous material.

Student Pre-requisites: none
No Courses Available
Continuing Education (CE) Courses - Real World HazMat ID Class Vendor: This class is available for contracted delivery from MU Fire Rescue Training Institute - MUFRTI. Contracted Price: $2700.

This course meets the objectives of NFPA 472, 2018 standard and OSHA 29 CFR1910.120. Topics include: Use of various identification clues, interpretation of the clues, and development of strategic goals and objectives to respond to the hazardous materials incident based on clues present on a hazardous materials/WMD incident.  

Course Objectives: Upon completion of this course participants will be able to: Quickly and effectively identify hazardous materials; Determine risks associated with the hazardous material.

Student Pre-requisites: none
No Courses Available
Continuing Education (CE) Courses - Responding to Chlorine Emergencies Class Vendor: This class is available for contracted delivery from MU Fire Rescue Training Institute - MUFRTI. Contracted Price: $8000.

This course prepares the student to deal with chlorine emergencies by providing both lecture and hands-on activities specifically oriented to chlorine. Through the course, students will gain an understanding of the physical and chemical properties of chlorine; health and safety hazards of chlorine; the safe handling of chlorine; chlorine transportation containers and safe emergency patching and plugging techniques used during emergency response to chlorine releases.

Course Objectives: Recognize hazards of chlorine gas emergencies. Understand the chemical properties, health and safety hazards.  Demonstrate safe handling procedures of chlorine. Demonstrate mitigation techniques to safely stop the flow of chlorine gas from a ruptured vessel.

Student Pre-requisites: Participants are required to have completed a Hazardous Materials Incident Response: Technician course or equivalent.
No Courses Available
Continuing Education (CE) Courses - Responding to Utility Emergencies Class Vendor: This class is available for contracted delivery from MU Fire Rescue Training Institute - MUFRTI. Contracted Price: $3600.

This course will educate emergency personnel about the serious hazards and risks they face when responding to electrical and natural gas emergencies. This course is appropriate for all emergency responders, including firefighters, police officers, emergency medical personnel, industry personnel, incident commanders, and emergency response supervisors. Designed by Michael Callan in collaboration with several utility experts, this course is the first experienced-based training curriculum designed with the explicit goal of helping to eliminate unnecessary injuries to personnel responding to utility emergencies.

Course Objectives:
Identify at least three key players involved in a electrical emergency.
Describe the difference between qualified and non-qualified personnel, according to OSHA. Explain the following terms: Voltage / Volt; Insulator; Ground; Amperage / Ampere; Conductor Step and Touch Potential; Resistance / Ohm; Circuit Step Potential.
Given a scenario, identify the step potential and touch potential conditions.
Describe three types of effects that electrical energy has on a human body
Identify Three Chemical Components Of Natural Gas
Describe The Reasons For The Odorant In Natural Gas
Identify Three Markings On A Gas Pipeline
Describe The Differences Between Natural gas and Liquefied Natural Gas

Student Pre-requisites: none
No Courses Available
Continuing Education (CE) Courses - Rope Rescue Refresher: Anchors and High-Lines Class Vendor: This class is available for contracted delivery from MU Fire Rescue Training Institute - MUFRTI. Contracted Price: $3300.

The purpose of this course is to provide those individuals who have completed the training requirement of Rope Rescue.  This refresher is designed to review anchors, hauling and lowering systems, high-lines, and to allow participants practical application of those skills.  The course includes several scenarios with various hazards and complexities. This course meets continuing education requirements for Missouri Division of Fire Safety NFPA 1006, Rope Rescue certification.

Course Objectives: Demonstrate knot tying. Discuss considerations of anchor selection. Identify safety concerns of hauling and lowering systems. Build and operate the telpher high-line system. Build and operate the reeving high-line system.

Student Pre-requisites: Student must have successfully completed a Technical Rescuer: Rope I and Rope II course or equivalent.
No Courses Available
Continuing Education (CE) Courses - Rope Rescue Refresher: Lowering Systems Class Vendor: This class is available for contracted delivery from MU Fire Rescue Training Institute - MUFRTI. Contracted Price: $3300.

The purpose of this course is to provide those individuals who have completed the training requirement of Rope Rescue. This refresher is designed to review lowering systems, knot passing, skate blocks, and to allow participants practical application of those skills.  The course includes several scenarios with various hazards and complexities. This course meets continuing education requirements for Missouri Division of Fire Safety NFPA 1006, Rope Rescue certification.

Course Objectives: Demonstrate use of fundamental rope rescue equipment. Discuss considerations of anchor selection. Identify safety concerns of hauling and lowering systems. Build and operate knot passing lowering systems. Build and operate skate block systems

Student Pre-requisites: Student must have successfully completed a Technical Rescuer: Core, Rope I and Rope II course or equivalent.
No Courses Available
Continuing Education (CE) Courses - Rope Rescue Refresher: Patient Handling Systems Class Vendor: This class is available for contracted delivery from MU Fire Rescue Training Institute - MUFRTI. Contracted Price: $3300.

The purpose of this course is to provide those individuals who have completed the training requirement of Rope Rescue. This refresher is designed to review patient packaging, litter tending, rappelling, and to allow participants practical application of those skills.  The course includes several scenarios with various hazards and complexities. This course meets continuing education requirements for Missouri Division of Fire Safety NFPA 1006, Rope Rescue certification.

Course Objectives: Demonstrate use of fundamental patient packaging and litter rigging. Discuss various levels of mechanical advantage systems. Identify safety concerns of hauling and lowering systems. Build and operate system to lower and raise tended stokes basket and sked. Demonstrate self-rescue techniques

Student Pre-requisites: Student must have successfully completed a Technical Rescuer: Core, Rope I and Rope II course or equivalent.
No Courses Available
Continuing Education (CE) Courses - Rope Rescue Refresher: Vertical Systems Class Vendor: This class is available for contracted delivery from MU Fire Rescue Training Institute - MUFRTI. Contracted Price: $3300.

The purpose of this course is to provide those individuals who have completed the training requirement of Rope Rescue. This refresher is designed to review hauling systems, lowering systems, pick-offs, and to allow participants practical application of those skills. The course includes several scenarios with various hazards and complexities. This course meets continuing education requirements for Missouri Division of Fire Safety NFPA 1006, Rope Rescue certification.

Course Objectives: Demonstrate use of fundamental rope rescue equipment. Discuss anchors usage and selection. Identify safety concerns of hauling and lowering systems. Build and operate system to lower and raise single rescuer with victim. Demonstrate rappelling and pick-off techniques

Student Pre-requisites: Student must have successfully completed a Technical Rescuer: Core, Rope I and Rope II course or equivalent.
No Courses Available
Continuing Education (CE) Courses - Rural Pump Operations Class Vendor: This class is available for contracted delivery from Local Emergency Training Specialist (LETS). Contracted Price: $2700.

The 12-hour course is intended to introduce those aspiring to operate fire pumps with the skills and responsibilities necessary to become effective apparatus operators. In addition, this course can be used as a refresher for current operators. All course information and skill stations are based on the current NFPA standard for driver/operator and students will receive both classroom and hands-on instruction.

Course Objectives: Operator responsibilities; Vehicle/pump maintenance overview; Basic pump theory and design; Pump controls and devices; Basic field friction loss options; How to operate pumps from: 1. Tank water, 2. Hydrant supply, 3. Drafting 4. Relay pumping

Student Pre-requisites: None
No Courses Available
Continuing Education (CE) Courses - Saving Our Own Class Vendor: This class is available for contracted delivery from MU Fire Rescue Training Institute - MUFRTI. Contracted Price: $7500.

We will focus on simple, but effective techniques for rescuing downed firefighters and stressing the importance of crews’ continuation of operating to control and extinguish the fire. Additionally, we will discuss the importance of tool selection and how what you choose to keep in your pockets could be a critical factor in a successful rescue. From being intimately familiar with your SCBA to exactly where tools are in your pocket, this class will offer every firefighter and officer a challenging experience to be prepared for a Mayday.

Course Objectives: Preparing for the mayday. skills to save yourself. skills to save a downed firefighter. firefighter CPR. commanding the mayday. knowing your equipment. knowing your limitations  

Student Pre-requisites: none
No Courses Available
Continuing Education (CE) Courses - School Bus Rescue - Host Agency provides Buses Class Vendor: This class is available for contracted delivery from MU Fire Rescue Training Institute - MUFRTI. Contracted Price: $2700.

Multiple casualty incidents tax most departments equipment and personnel resources. Is  your agency prepared? This course is designed to introduce participants to the difficult problem of handling an incident with multiple patients. The most frequent of these are school bus accidents. Instructors will demonstrate techniques of extrication, patient handling and coordinating multiple agencies. Participants will have the opportunity to apply these skills and concepts in practical applications involving a school bus.

Course Objectives: To acquaint the student with construction, size-up, command procedures and appropriate rescue tools to use in school bus extrication.

Student Pre-requisites: Student must have successfully completed a Vehicle Rescue Technician course or Fire Fighter II course.
No Courses Available
Continuing Education (CE) Courses - School Bus Rescue - Vendor Supplies Bus Class Vendor: This class is available for contracted delivery from Local Emergency Training Specialist (LETS). Contracted Price: $7400.

School Bus rescue is an essential part of extrication, but courses are difficult to obtain and require the acquisition of a school bus. LETS will travel to the host agency and provide the needed resources for hosting departments to develop extrication skills and techniques on a school bus, using a combination of equipment provided by LETS.

Course Objectives: Define a commercial vehicle, Describe the Four types of school buses, Describe the Safety features of school bus design, explain stabilization and resting positions of school buses after a collision, describe weight categories and different types of cab construction, Stabilize School bus in different positions; Gain access to a bus from the front window, side, rear and top of the bus; Use electrical, mechanical, hydraulic and pneumatic systems as needed

Student Pre-requisites: Student Pre-requisites: Student must have successfully completed a Vehicle Rescue Technician course or Fire Fighter II course.
No Courses Available
Continuing Education (CE) Courses - Solar Panel Hazards for First Responders Class Vendor: This class is available for contracted delivery from Local Emergency Training Specialist (LETS). Contracted Price: $1200.

Basic firefighter strategies and tactics needed to mitigate a residential structure fire have changed with the installation of thousands of solar panel and battery storage systems in homes across the United States. As such, firefighters need updated training that addresses the presence of this technology. 

Course Objectives: Fire service training on electrical utility control and extinguishment has evolved little in the past 100 years. However, the introduction of alternate energy systems has changed where power flows and how it is made safe. With this in mind, the following six critical simple steps can impact firefighter life safety and lead to the successful mitigation of the incident.

Student Pre-requisites: None
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Solar Panel Hazards for First Responders - Savannah Rural FD; 6/13/2024 6 pm - 10 pm Savannah Fire Dept 06/13/2024 - 06/13/2024
Continuing Education (CE) Courses - Street Smart Command Class Vendor: This class is available for contracted delivery from MU Fire Rescue Training Institute - MUFRTI. Contracted Price: $2500.

Taking command at a scene is the easy part, but having a command presence and being able to control the fire-ground is something very different.  We find too many times that incident commanders get too focused on accountability boards, flow charts, organizational structure sheets and worksheets that they get behind on actually running the call.  The items listed are tools, not what makes an incident run smooth.  Crews must trust the command officer and the command officer must trust the crews, and that trust only comes from good, accurate decisions being made on a consistent basis.  This class will provide incident commanders with the tools to have a command presence, not just a command post at working incidents.  From how to communicate with crews operating to setting up your call to expand if needed, we will teach the students how not get overwhelmed when the call isn’t going just as planned.  Reading smoke, understanding the construction characteristics, allowing crews to work and properly assigning resources are the main focus in this class.

Course Objectives: Understand the differences between task, tactical and strategic level roles on the fire-ground. Be able to list and understand operational objectives and priorities. Identify operational and command benchmarks for progress . Be able to identify red flags that may indicate a change in strategy is needed. Learn how trust between the IC and company officer is critical to operational success. How to make the fire-ground and incident “smaller” by using division supervisors

Student Pre-requisites: none
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Street Smart Command - Jefferson City DFS HQ; 8 am - 12 pm Missouri Division of Fire Safety 06/04/2024 - 06/04/2024
Continuing Education (CE) Courses - Structural Collapse Rescue: Awareness Class Vendor: This class is available for contracted delivery from MU Fire Rescue Training Institute - MUFRTI. Contracted Price: $1400.

This course is designed to prepare emergency response personnel to initiate rescue operations in structural collapse emergencies. Topics include recognition of the hazards associated with structural collapse and how to mitigate them with the use of proper resources, scene safety and size-up, identification of collapse patterns, reasons for collapse and potential for secondary collapse, recognition and implementation of the FEMA search and rescue marking system, victim management, and removal of victims. This class meets requirements of Awareness Level, of NFPA 1670, Operations and Training for Technical Rescue Incidents.

Course Objectives: Recognizing the need for structural collapse search and rescue. Identify the resources necessary to conduct structural collapse search and rescue operations. Initiate the emergency response system for structural collapse incidents. Initiate site control and scene management.  Recognize the general hazards associated with structural collapse incidents, including the recognition of applicable construction types and categories and the expected behaviors of components and materials in a structural collapse. Identify the five types of collapse patterns and potential victim locations. Recognize the potential for secondary collapse.  Conduct visual and verbal searches at structural collapse incidents, while using approved methods for the specific type of collapse. Recognize and implementing the FEMA Task Force Search and Rescue Marking System, Building Marking System (structure/hazard evaluation), Victim Location Marking System, and Structure Marking System (structure identification within a geographic area). Remove readily accessible victims from structural collapse incidents.

Student Pre-requisites: none
No Courses Available
Continuing Education (CE) Courses - Structural Collapse Rescue: Initial Response Class Vendor: This class is available for contracted delivery from MU Fire Rescue Training Institute - MUFRTI. Contracted Price: $8600.

This course 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 & Rescue marking system, victim management and extrication. Students 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, 2017 Edition, Chapter 6.2 Awareness

Course Objectives: Recognizing the need for structural collapse search and rescue. Identify the resources necessary to conduct structural collapse search and rescue operations.  Initiate the emergency response system for structural collapse incidents. Initiate site control and scene management. Understand building construction types. Recognize the general hazards associated with structural collapse incidents, including the recognition of applicable construction types and categories and the expected behaviors of components and materials in a structural collapse. Identify the five types of collapse patterns and potential victim locations. Recognize the potential for secondary collapse. Conduct visual and verbal searches at structural collapse incidents, while using approved methods for the specific type of collapse. Recognize and implementing the FEMA Task Force Search and Rescue Marking System, Building Marking System (structure/hazard evaluation), Victim Location Marking System, and Structure Marking System (structure identification within a geographic area). Understand and construct simple wood shoring. Understand and demonstrate lifting and moving techniques

Student Pre-requisites: none
No Courses Available
Continuing Education (CE) Courses - Structural Fire Fighting Techniques Class Vendor: This class is available for contracted delivery from MU Fire Rescue Training Institute - MUFRTI. Contracted Price: $6000.

This course will explain, demonstrate, and provide hands-on skills training in fire ground operations necessary in interior structural fire attack. Topics include ICS, size-up, search and rescue, ventilation, forcible entry and hose stream management. This course will be taught in a lecture/practical format, including “live” fire training evolutions.

Course Objectives: Use the Incident Management System for a typical residential fire. Practice “Two-in/Two-out” attack and RIT team actions as defined by OSHA 29CFR1910.134, NFPA 1500, and NFPA 1403. Working as member of a team the student will be able to ladder a simulated structure and advance and retrieve hose lines while working from ladders and stairs. Working as a member of a hose line team the student will be able to demonstrate the proper interior fire attack given various fire conditions. Coordinate an interior structure fire attack operation, as a member of a fire attack team.  Working as a member of a search team the student will be able to demonstrate proper search and rescue techniques of simulated victims from a structure fire. Student will be able to demonstrate horizontal and vertical ventilation of a structure.

Student Pre-requisites: Basic Fire Fighter Skills, Introduction to the Fire Service or Firefighter I certification. Equivalent programs will be considered with documentation of completion.
No Courses Available
Continuing Education (CE) Courses - Surface Water Rescue: Awareness Class Vendor: This class is available for contracted delivery from MU Fire Rescue Training Institute - MUFRTI. Contracted Price: $2300.

This course is designed to prepare emergency response personnel to perform rescue operations in slow moving water emergencies. Topics include pre-planning, personal protective equipment, search parameters, incident action plans, surface rescue techniques, witness interview techniques, deploying rescue aids, and use of watercraft and helicopter operations. Students will participate in moving water exercises to demonstrate proficiency in appropriate skills. This course meets applicable portions of Chapter 16, Surface Water Search and Rescue, NFPA 1670 Standard Operations and Training for Technical Rescue Incidents (2017), and Chapter 16, Surface Water Rescue, NFPA 1006, Rescue TechnicianProfessional Qualifications (2021 edition).

Course Objectives: This course shall prepare students to meet the requirements for operating at the Surface Water Rescue service levels as outlined in Chapter 9 of NFPA 1670, Standard on Operations for Technical Search and Rescue Incidents and Chapter 16 of NFPA 1006, Standards for Rescue Technician Professional Qualifications.

Student Pre-requisites: none
No Courses Available
Continuing Education (CE) Courses - Swiftwater and Flood Rescue: Awareness Class Vendor: This class is available for contracted delivery from MU Fire Rescue Training Institute - MUFRTI. Contracted Price: $1400.

This classroom-based course is designed to provide participants with the necessary beforehand knowledge to safely conduct general water-based operations and search and rescue calls specific to all environments involving moving water. Compliant with the awareness level, specified by NFPA 1670 Operations and Training for Technical Rescue Incidents, this class covers equipment, training, physical requirements, pre-plan preparation, public education materials, site safety, accountability, size-up, hazard assessment procedures, utilization of the incident command system, risk versus benefit analysis procedures, and identifies what is considered to be the legal common practice in this increasingly common and dangerous environment.

Course Objectives: This course shall prepare students to meet the requirements for operating at the awareness service levels as outlined in NFPA 1670, Standard on Operations for Technical Search and Rescue Incidents.

Student Pre-requisites: none
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Swiftwater and Flood Rescue: Awareness - Kirksville FD; 8 am - 12 pm Kirksville Fire Department 05/29/2024 - 05/29/2024
Continuing Education (CE) Courses - Tactical Decision Making from the Right Seat Class Vendor: This class is available for contracted delivery from MU Fire Rescue Training Institute - MUFRTI. Contracted Price: $2500.

The officer in the right seat will determine from the onset, the success or not of the incident.  As the first line goes, so goes the call could not be any truer when considering the decisions make initially by the first due officer.  The fate of the call, in many cases, rests on that first due officer and his/her ability to get it right from the beginning. Whether it’s choosing the right line and getting it to the right place, deciding the mode of attack to determining when victims come before fire attack, the quick and accurate decision making of the first due officer is critical.  This class will use actual fire video and audio to provide examples of good decisions and the consequences of the bad ones.  Walking through the initial size up to what we look for on the 360 to establishing pre-determined roles, this class will offer real-world examples and techniques that work to make us more effective and efficient on the fire scene, which keeps our members safe and gives our citizens the best change at survive.

Course Objectives: Be able to describe and provide a consistent and accurate size up. Identify building characteristics and construction. Be able to read smoke and fire conditions. Deploy effective and appropriate actions based on accurate conditions and resources. Be able to understand and operate effectively with resources available.

Student Pre-requisites: none
No Courses Available
Continuing Education (CE) Courses - Taking Action Again Cancer in the Fire Service Class Vendor: This class is available for contracted delivery from MU Fire Rescue Training Institute - MUFRTI. Contracted Price: $1400.

Multiple studies have demonstrated statistically higher rates of various types of cancers in firefighters compared to the general American population. In an effort to help address the alarming rate of cancer in the fire service, the Firefighter Cancer Support Network has published an industry white paper that provides useful information regarding the risks firefighters face during the course of their duties. They also offer practical tips for minimizing their exposure to these cancer-causing substances. This workshop will discuss the risks and how to minimize your exposure to them.

Course Objectives: Top Causes of line-of-duty deaths in the fire service
Why firefighters are at increased risk of cancer due to their work environment
Most common types of cancer that affect firefighters
Identifying the major routes of exposure to carcinogens for firefighters
Identifying actions and behaviors that reduce or prevent exposure to carcinogens
Recognizing the issues that accompany a cancer diagnosis
Recognize resources available to support firefighters who are diagnosed with cancer and how to access those resource

Student Pre-requisites: none
No Courses Available
Continuing Education (CE) Courses - Teaching the Next Generation Class Vendor: This class is available for contracted delivery from Local Emergency Training Specialist (LETS). Contracted Price: $2400.

Understanding what the student wants or expects from a training class is crucial to a positive learning experience, this class will help instructors guide the class in a positive way.  

Course Objectives: Students will understand different methods of knowledge transfer while meeting the expectations of the class.  

Student Pre-requisites: Must have completed any type of Fire Instructor class (Instructor I, Instructor II or 1403/Live Fire Instructor)
No Courses Available
Continuing Education (CE) Courses - The Lithium-Ion Revolution Class Vendor: This class is available for contracted delivery from MU Fire Rescue Training Institute - MUFRTI. Contracted Price: $2000.

Newer electric vehicles are powered by battery packs generating enough power to power the average American household for about three days. This workshop will focus on building tools for the street smart attentive First Responder.  What, where and how these batteries are used and what to do when they fail. This presentation is filled with actual fire scene video, protocol breaches and close call firsthand accounts of emergencies that went wrong.  Lithium-ION batteries are everywhere.

Course Objectives: Describe the construction of lithium-ion cells and identify the unique characteristics of lithium-ion batteries.
List the reasons lithium-ion batteries fail and explain the process of thermal runaway.
Describe the fire and explosion hazards resulting from thermal runaway propagation in lithium-ion batteries.
Develop strategies to reduce the risk associated with thermal runaway, including fire and explosion hazards

Student Pre-requisites: none
No Courses Available
Continuing Education (CE) Courses - Through the Lock Class Vendor: This class is available for contracted delivery from MU Fire Rescue Training Institute - MUFRTI. Contracted Price: $3000.

Through the lock forcible entry is one of the most overlooked and under-utilized forcible entry techniques. This technique is often thought to be too slow or too complex for many fire-ground applications. That is simply not true. This class is designed to teach the student a less destructive way of making entry into an occupancy when the classic and more destructive way of gaining entry is not needed.  We go through the history of early tools all the way to the most modern and all the techniques associated with each to gain entry.  The student should be able to identify all of the most common style of locks used and be able to bypass them by the end of the class.

Course Objectives:  Identifying locking mechanisms, selecting the correct tools and using the proper techniques to gain entry and causing the least amount of damage to the property.  

Student Pre-requisites: none
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Through the Lock - Fulton FD; 9 am - 1 pm Fulton Fire Department 06/06/2024 - 06/06/2024
Through the Lock - Metro West FPD; 1:30 pm - 5:30 pm Metro West Fire Protection District 05/22/2024 - 05/22/2024
Continuing Education (CE) Courses - Tower Rescue Class Vendor: This class is available for contracted delivery from Local Emergency Training Specialist (LETS). Contracted Price: $5000.

Towers are located though-out the state, Fire Departments are called to rescue climbers who have had a issue. This class will prepare students for the rescue.  

Course Objectives: Students will develop an action plan, direct a tower rescue, ascend a tower and perform a rescue of a victim suspended from a tower. Students will have the opportunity to develop and practice skills in tower rescue.  

Student Pre-requisites: Student must have successfully completed a Technical Rescuer Rope I and II course or equivalent.
No Courses Available
Continuing Education (CE) Courses - Tree Stand Rescue Class Vendor: This class is available for contracted delivery from Local Emergency Training Specialist (LETS). Contracted Price: $5000.

Tree Stand Rescue is becoming a high hazard low frequency event. Being trained and prepared is essential to victim survivability.  

Course Objectives: Tree Stand Rescue Technician : This 8 hour program is designed to meet the Chapter 5 Rope Technician Level of NFPA 1006 2021. Students will develop an action plan, direct a  rescue, ascend  and perform a rescue of a victim suspended from a tree. Students will have the opportunity to develop and practice skills in tree stand rescue. Students must be proficient in Rope Technician Level requirements.

Student Pre-requisites: Student must have successfully completed a Technical Rescuer Rope I and II course or equivalent.
No Courses Available
Continuing Education (CE) Courses - Trench Rescue: Awareness Class Vendor: This class is available for contracted delivery from MU Fire Rescue Training Institute - MUFRTI. Contracted Price: $1600.

This class will give you information on what you can do and what hazards to look for when you are the first on the scene of a trench collapse rescue. But most of all, how to be safe and not become a victim yourself. This class meets requirements of Chapter 11, NFPA 1670, Operations and Training for Technical Rescue Incidents, 2017 edition as well as OSHA 29 CFR 1926 Subpart P.

Course Objectives: Determine the considerations that make specialized rescue operations different from traditional fire and rescue work. Understand the various methods that can be used to form and maintain a fully functional and effective team for trench rescue. Understand the necessity of maintaining a competent trench rescue team in your community. Understand the role that physics and physical forces associated with soil have in trenching and excavation emergencies and determine the various factors that can lead to collapse. Describe the various types of trench collapses and why they occur. Understand how consistent standards are used to classify soil based on its potential for collapse and the methods used to test soil for classification purposes. Assemble and operate the various types of equipment and tools used in trench rescue operations. Summarize the steps to consider when approaching a trench rescue scene and looking for buried victims.  Understand the various hazard types, categories, and phases of control, including using atmospheric monitoring as a method of determining real and potential hazards that may be found at the scene of a trench rescue.

Student Pre-requisites: none
No Courses Available
Continuing Education (CE) Courses - Trench Rescue: Operations Class Vendor: This class is available for contracted delivery from MU Fire Rescue Training Institute - MUFRTI. Contracted Price: $6700.

This course is designed to prepare emergency response personnel to initiate rescue operations in nonintersecting trench and excavation emergencies of depths less than 8’. Topics include recognition of the unique hazards associated with trench or excavation emergencies and how to mitigate them with the use of proper resources, scene safety and size-up, identification of collapse patterns, reasons for collapse and potential for secondary collapse, identification of probable victim location and survivability, identification of soil types, and shielding, sloping and benching systems. Students will participate in practical exercises in a simulated trench collapse. This class meets requirements of Awareness and Operations Level, of NFPA 1670, Operations and Training for Technical Rescue Incidents, 2017 edition.

Course Objectives: Determine the considerations that make specialized rescue operations different from traditional fire and rescue work. Understand the importance of performing a proper risk-benefit analysis at the scene of every specialized rescue emergency and understand the various reasons that special operations fail. Understand the various methods that can be used to form and maintain a fully functional and effective team for trench rescue. Understand the necessity of maintaining a competent trench rescue team in your community. Understand the importance of the incident management system (IMS) and its various support functions as applied to successful trench rescue operations. Understand the role that physics and physical forces associated with soil have in trenching and excavation emergencies and determine the various factors that can lead to collapse. Describe the various types of trench collapses and why they occur. Understand how consistent standards are used to classify soil based on its potential for collapse and the methods used to test soil for classification purposes. Assemble and operate the various types of equipment and tools used in trench rescue operations. Understand the concepts that relate to the effective lifting, moving, and stabilization of objects as they apply to trench rescue operations. Summarize the steps to consider when approaching a trench rescue scene and looking for buried victims. Understand the proper use of ground pads, sheeting, and shoring for normal and specialized trench rescue operations and the traditional methods used by contractors for safe trench and excavation openings Understand the various hazard types, categories, and phases of control, including using atmospheric monitoring as a method of determining real and potential hazards that may be found at the scene of a trench rescue. Understand the proper procedures to build protective systems for most types of trench collapse emergencies.

Student Pre-requisites: Must have successfully completed the Trench Rescue: Awareness class
No Courses Available
Continuing Education (CE) Courses - Trench Rescue: Technician Class Vendor: This class is available for contracted delivery from MU Fire Rescue Training Institute - MUFRTI. Contracted Price: $6000.

This course is designed to prepare emergency response personnel to perform rescue operations in trench and excavation emergencies of depths greater than 8’. 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, evaluate existing and potential conditions, coordinating the use of heavy equipment, and patient management. The course 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 8, Trench Rescue of NFPA 1006, Rescue Technician Professional Qualifications.

Course Objectives: Understand the proper use of ground pads, sheeting, and shoring for normal and specialized trench rescue operations and the traditional methods used by contractors for safe trench and excavation openings. Understand the various hazard types, categories, and phases of control, including using atmospheric monitoring as a method of determining real and potential hazards that may be found at the scene of a trench rescue. Understand the proper procedures to build protective systems for most types of trench collapse emergencies.

Student Pre-requisites: Must successfully complete a Trench Rescue: Operations class
No Courses Available
Continuing Education (CE) Courses - Truck Company Operations without a Truck Class Vendor: This class is available for contracted delivery from MU Fire Rescue Training Institute - MUFRTI. Contracted Price: $8500.

Due to a lack of dedicated Truck Companies, Engine Operations are usually the main focus of the suburban and rural fire service. Just because your department doesn't have a dedicated Truck Company, it doesn't mean these vital fire-ground operations don't need to be accomplished at a structure fire. Who performs these operations on your fire scene?  You still need to search, vent, force doors, and much more whether you have a dedicated truck company or not—you must get after it!  This class will focus on the Truck Company skills every firefighter should be proficient at performing. Multiple hands-on teaching stations will improve your skills and competence at performing "Truck Work" at your next fire. Structural Firefighting Turnout Gear is Required.

Course Objectives: Understand the proper use of ground pads, sheeting, and shoring for normal and specialized trench rescue operations and the traditional methods used by contractors for safe trench and excavation openings. Understand the various hazard types, categories, and phases of control, including using atmospheric monitoring as a method of determining real and potential hazards that may be found at the scene of a trench rescue. Understand the proper procedures to build protective systems for most types of trench collapse emergencies

Student Pre-requisites: none
No Courses Available
Continuing Education (CE) Courses - Vehicle Extrication Skills for Today's Modern Vehicles Class Vendor: This class is available for contracted delivery from Local Emergency Training Specialist (LETS). Contracted Price: $3500.

This course is designed to provide responders with the information to stay safe while working around today’s high tech vehicles. Auto manufacturers are making vehicles safer for the occupants, however little is done to educate or protect the first responders from the new safety devices they encounter during extrication rescues

Course Objectives: Stabilization of vehicle, Interior access, Electrical shutdown, patient protection and removal, types of collisions, scene safety.

Student Pre-requisites: None
No Courses Available
Continuing Education (CE) Courses - Vehicle Fire Fighting Class Vendor: This class is available for contracted delivery from MU Fire Rescue Training Institute - MUFRTI. Contracted Price: $3000.

One of the least recognized aspects of fire threat is the vehicle fire. Due to recent changes in vehicle design and construction firefighters are forced to change the way vehicle fires are fought. This course will present safe and efficient strategies and tactics to extinguish vehicles fires based upon: vehicle design; operating fuel, construction materials; location; and ignition and coolant systems. Students will participate in live fire evolutions using a vehicle firefighting simulator.

Course Objectives: The student shall identify and describe the hazards that fire fighters face when fighting vehicle fires. The student shall identify and describe the types of common fire hazards in each of the three categories of a vehicle fire. The student shall identify alternate types of fuel systems in today's transportation needs. The student shall identify the risk and safety concerns of passenger compartment fire fighting. The student shall identify the proper placement of fire apparatus while at a vehicle fire. The student shall identify the importance of using full protective equipment and SCBA while on the scene of a vehicle fire. The student shall identify proper extinguishment tactics and strategies. The student shall identify the elements of vehicle fire suppression. The student shall identify the considerations for each element of vehicle fire suppression. The student shall explain appropriate strategies and tactics for extinguishing each of the three categories of vehicle fires. The student working as a member of a fire attack team will appropriately deploy, approach, and control a simulated vehicle fire while wearing full firefighting PPE.

Student Pre-requisites: Must have successfully completed one of the following courses: Basic Fire Fighter Skills, Introduction to the Fire Service or Firefighter I certification. Equivalent programs will be considered with documentation of completion.
No Courses Available
Continuing Education (CE) Courses - Vehicle Rescue: Awareness, Operations and Technician (Blended) Class Vendor: This class is available for contracted delivery from MU Fire Rescue Training Institute - MUFRTI. Contracted Price: $6700.

Today vehicle extrication is as much a part of the fire service as firefighting. This class deals with tools and techniques required to remove an entrapped victim from a vehicle accident. Emphasis is on proper use of powered and manual rescue tools and air bags, coordination with EMS personnel, vehicle designs, ICS, and safety considerations. Participants will apply these techniques in practical applications. This course meets Chapter 8, Technician Level, of NFPA 1670 Standard Operations and Training for Technical Rescue Incidents, as well as, Chapter 10, Vehicle Rescue of NFPA 1006, Rescue Technician Professional Qualifications.

Course Objectives: Plan for a vehicle/machinery incident Establish “scene” safety zones. Establish fire protection. Stabilize a vehicle or machine. Isolate potentially harmful energy sources. Determine the vehicle access and egress points, Disentangle victim(s), given an extrication incident. As a member of a team, remove a packaged victim to a designated safe area given a victim transfer device, designated egress route, and personal protective equipment, so that the team effort is coordinated, the designated egress route is used, the victim is removed without compromising victim packaging, undue injury is prevented, and stabilization is maintained. Terminate a vehicle incident.

Student Pre-requisites: None.
No Courses Available
Continuing Education (CE) Courses - Vehicle Rescue: Awareness and Operations Class Vendor: This class is available for contracted delivery from MU Fire Rescue Training Institute - MUFRTI. Contracted Price: $4300.

Today vehicle extrication is as much a part of the fire service as firefighting. This class deals with tools and techniques required to remove an entrapped victim from a vehicle accident. Emphasis is on proper use of powered and manual rescue tools and air bags, coordination with EMS personnel, vehicle designs, ICS, and safety considerations. Participants will apply these techniques in practical applications.  

Course Objectives: At the completion of this course the student shall be able to:
Plan for a vehicle incident; Establish “scene” safety zones; Establish fire protection; Stabilize a vehicle; Isolate potentially harmful energy sources; Determine the vehicle access and egress points; Disentangle victim(s); given an extrication incident; As a member of a team, remove a packaged victim to a designated safe area given a victim transfer device, designated egress route, and personal protective equipment, so that the team effort is coordinated, the designated egress route is used, the victim is removed without compromising victim packaging, undue injury is prevented, and stabilization is maintained; and Terminate a vehicle rescue incident.

Student Pre-requisites: none
No Courses Available
Continuing Education (CE) Courses - Virtual Reality Simulation for First Arriving Units and Officers Class Vendor: This class is available for contracted delivery from MU Fire Rescue Training Institute - MUFRTI. Contracted Price: $3500.

Officers and first arriving units on single- and multi-family residential structure fires face many challenges and often fewer resources than needed for full incident mitigation. This course is designed to refresh students on primary incident management skills while providing the opportunity for hands-on, simulated application in a virtual reality setting. Course topic coverage and VR simulations customized to specific department needs. Topics include command and control, incident organization, size-up, communications, personnel accountability and incident benchmarking.

Course Objectives: Demonstrate fire ground decision making that prioritizes life-safety and risk management; Utilize appropriate rules of engagement in a given scenario; Discriminate the need for and deployment of Rapid Intervention Teams.

Student Pre-requisites: none
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VR Sim. for 1st Arriving Units and Officers - Cosby/Helena FPD; Fri. 6 pm-10 pm & Sat. 8 am-5 pm Savannah Fire Dept 05/31/2024 - 06/01/2024
Continuing Education (CE) Courses - Water Supply Challenges for Rural Areas Class Vendor: This class is available for contracted delivery from Local Emergency Training Specialist (LETS). Contracted Price: $2700.

The 12-hour course is intended to provide information on the challenges of rural water supplies and to develop skills for operators of Tankers and Pumpers that respond to rural communities that have static or flowing water supplies.  

Course Objectives: Students will be instructed and subsequently skilled in the following areas: Operator responsibilities; Vehicle/pump maintenance overview; Basic pump theory and design; Pump controls and devices; Basic field friction loss options; How to operate pumps from: 1. Tank water, 2. Hydrant supply, 3. Drafting, 4. Relay pumping.

Student Pre-requisites: none
No Courses Available
Continuing Education (CE) Courses - Water Supply Operations for Suburban and Rural Firefighting Class Vendor: This class is available for contracted delivery from MU Fire Rescue Training Institute - MUFRTI. Contracted Price: $2000.

This course will provide participants hands on experience in the movement of water from the source to the fire ground in a safe and efficient manner. Participants will perform practical evolutions including the operation of floating pumps, portable pumps, folding tanks, tanker trucks and supply pumpers, as well as associated tools and appliances. Whether your department operates from a pressurized water source or not, this course will be a benefit for you.

Course Objectives: The Mobile Water Supply Operations student, upon successful completion of this course, shall be able to establish scene control and successfully implement mitigation procedures in handling a vehicle rescue incident. After the completion of this course, the student shall be able to demonstrate effective mobile water supply operations for non-existent or inadequate water supply systems.

Student Pre-requisites: none
No Courses Available
Driver/Operator Aerial (1002-2017) Course - Driver/Operator Aerial (1002-2017) This course is designed for individuals who have completed Fire Apparatus Driver/Operator: Core and who are preparing to sit for the State of Missouri Aerial Device certification exam. In this class, students will discuss duties and responsibilities of the driver/operator, apparatus maintenance, and aerial device operation and positioning. Participants will operate fire apparatus in various aerial device 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 6; 2017 Edition.
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DOA Logan-Rogersville FPD 6/26/2024 - 6/28/2024 Course Logan-Rogersville Fire Protection District 06/26/2024 - 06/28/2024
Driver/Operator Ch. 4 (1002-2017) Course - Driver/Operator Ch. 4 (1002-2017) 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; 2017 Edition.
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DOC Mid-County FPD 6/3/2024 - 6/5/2024 Course Mid-County Fire Protection District 06/03/2024 - 06/05/2024
DOC Monett Rural FPD 6/10/24 - 6/15/24 Course (see reporting instructions for details) Scott Regional Technology Center 06/10/2024 - 06/15/2024
Driver/Operator Mobile Water Supply (1002-2017) Course - Driver/Operator Mobile Water Supply (1002-2017) This course is designed for individuals who have completed Fire Apparatus Driver/Operator: Core and who are preparing to sit for the State of Missouri Mobile Water Supply certification exam. In this class, students will discuss duties and responsibilities of the driver/operator, apparatus maintenance, and mobile water supply operation and positioning. Participants will operate fire apparatus in various mobile water supply 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 10; 2017 Edition.
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DOMWS Monett Rural FPD 6/15/2024 - 6/16/2024 Course (see reporting instructions for details) Scott Regional Technology Center 06/15/2024 - 06/16/2024
Driver/Operator Pumper (1002-2017) Course - Driver/Operator Pumper (1002-2017) This course is designed for individuals who are new to operating a pumper, anticipate future promotion to that position or are preparing to sit for the State of Missouri driver/operator pumper certification exam. In this class, students will build on the knowledge and experience received in the driver/operator core class, discuss duties and responsibilities of the pumper operator, pump maintenance, and pump operation. Participants will operate an apparatus with a fire pump 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 5; 2017 Edition.
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DOP Monett Rural FPD 7/11-20/2024 Course (See reporting instructions for details) Monett Rural Fire Protection District 07/11/2024 - 07/20/2024
Evaluator Training Program - Initial Evaluator Training Course This course is for the new evaluator candidate and will cover the requirements to become an approved Division of Fire Safety Evaluator.
No Courses Available
Evaluator Training Program - NFPA 1006 Standard Update This class covers the instruction and evaluations for Rope Rescue due to a standard update. Eligible students must be certified to Rope Rescue II or Rope Rescue Technician and Fire Instructor.

This class is required for all evaluators due to changes in the testing process.  
No Courses Available
Fire Inspector I (1031-2014) Course - Fire Inspector I (1031-2014) This course addresses the requirements for Fire Inspector I found in Chapter 4 of NFPA 1031, Standard for Fire Inspector and Plan Examiner Professional Qualifications, 2014 Edition.

If you are not certified to Fire Fighter I, below is a list of the pre-requisite classes for the Inspector course. These classes must be completed and certificates must be submitted with your course application.

Here is a link for the Building Construction class - https://apps.usfa.fema.gov/nfacourses/catalog/details/10521

Here is a link for the Fire Behavior class - https://apps.usfa.fema.gov/nfacourses/catalog/details/10629

Here is the link for the Hazardous Materials course - https://cdp.dhs.gov/training/course/AWR-358%20dL OR https://apps.usfa.fema.gov/nfacourses/catalog/details/10694
No Courses Available
Fire Inspector II (1031-2014) Course - Fire Inspector II (1031-2014) This course addresses the requirements for Fire Inspector II found in Chapter 5 of NFPA 1031, Standard for Fire Inspector and Plan Examiner Professional Qualifications, 2014 Edition.
No Courses Available
Fire Investigator (1033-2014) Course - Fire Investigator (1033-2014) This course addresses the requirements for Fire Investigator found in NFPA 1033, Standard for Professional Qualifications for Fire Investigator, 2014 Edition.
No Courses Available
Fire Investigator (1033-2022) Course - Fire Investigator (1033-2022) Course This course addresses the requirements for Fire Investigator found in NFPA 1033, Standard for Professional Qualifications for Fire Investigator, 2022 Edition.
No Courses Available
Fire Officer I (1021-2020) Certification Course - Fire Officer I (1021-2020) This course addresses the requirements for Fire Officer I found in Chapter 4 of NFPA 1021, Standard for Fire Officer Professional Qualifications, 2020 Edition.
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FO1 Sni Valley FPD 4/1/2024 - 5/23/2024 Course; See Reporting Instructions for specific dates Sni Valley Fire Protection District 04/01/2024 - 05/23/2024
Fire Officer II (1021-2020) Certification Course - Fire Officer II (1021-2020) This course addresses the requirements for Fire Officer II found in Chapter 5 of NFPA 1021, Standard for Fire Officer Professional Qualifications, 2020 Edition.
No Courses Available
Fire Officer III (1021-2020) Certification Course - Fire Officer III (1021-2020) This course addresses the requirements for Fire Officer III found in Chapter 6 of NFPA 1021, Standard for Fire Officer Professional Qualifications, 2020 Edition.
No Courses Available
Fire Officer IV (1021-2020) Certification Course - Fire Officer IV (1021-2020) This course addresses the requirements for Fire Officer IV found in Chapter 7 of NFPA 1021, Standard for Fire Officer Professional Qualifications, 2020 Edition.
No Courses Available
Fire Service Instructor I (1041-2019) Course - Fire Service Instructor I (1041-2019) This course addresses the requirements for Fire Service Instructor I found in Chapter 4 of NFPA 1041, Standard for Fire and Emergency Services Instructor Professional Qualifications, 2019 Edition.
No Courses Available
Fire Service Instructor II (1041-2019) Course - Fire Service Instructor II (1041-2019) This course addresses the requirements for Fire Service Instructor II found in Chapter 5 of NFPA 1041, Standard for Fire and Emergency Services Instructor Professional Qualifications, 2019 Edition.
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FSI2 Central Jackson County FPD 5/20/2024 - 5/24/2024 Course Central Jackson County Fire Protection District/Training Center 05/20/2024 - 05/24/2024
FireFighter I (1001-2019) Course - FireFighter I (1001-2019) This course addresses the requirements for Fire Fighter I found in Chapter 4 of NFPA 1001, Standard for Fire Fighter Professional Qualifications, 2019 Edition.
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Cape Girardeau FD 1/6/24 - 5/18/24 Course 01/06/2024 - 05/18/2024
Carrollton FD 1/16/24 - 6/30/24 Course Carrollton Fire Department 01/16/2024 - 06/30/2024
FireFighter II (1001-2019) Course - FireFighter II (1001-2019) This course addresses the requirements for Fire Fighter II found in Chapter 5 of NFPA 1001, Standard for Fire Fighter Professional Qualifications, 2019 Edition.
EventLocationDates
Cape Girardeau FD 1/6/24 - 5/18/24 Course 01/06/2024 - 05/18/2024
Carrollton FD 1/16/24 - 6/30/24 Course Carrollton Fire Department 01/16/2024 - 06/30/2024
Southern Stone County FPD 6/10/24 - 6/30/24 Course Southern Stone County Fire Protection District Sta. 2 06/10/2024 - 06/30/2024
Hazardous Materials Awareness (470-2022) Course - Hazardous Materials Awareness (470-2022) Many chemical substances have necessary and beneficial uses but present considerable risks to the public and to the environment if they are uncontrolled or uncontained.

This course will prepare first responders to take appropriate initial actions at hazardous materials spills or releases and weapons of mass destruction incidents. This edition provides fire and emergency services personnel with the information necessary to meet the Chapter 5 Job Performance Requirements (JPRs) of NFPA 470, Hazardous Materials/Weapons of Mass Destruction (WMD) Standard for Responders, 2022 Edition.

Additionally, this course addresses the U.S. Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) training requirements found in Title 29 Code of Federal Regulations (CFR) 1910.120, Hazardous Waste Operations and Emergency Response (HAZWOPER) and the Department of Transportation regulations in Title 49 CFR Parts 100-185, Hazardous Materials Regulations.
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Carrollton FD 1/16/24 - 6/30/24 Course Carrollton Fire Department 01/16/2024 - 06/30/2024
Hazardous Materials NFPA 470 - 2022 Standard Update This session is to address changes in the delivery of Hazardous Materials courses and testing to comply with the 2022 edition of NFPA 470.
No Courses Available
Hazardous Materials Operations Ch. 7, 9.2 & 9.6 (470-2022) Course - Hazardous Materials Operations Ch. 7, 9.2 & 9.6 (470-2022) Many chemical substances have necessary and beneficial uses but present considerable risks to the public and to the environment if they are uncontrolled or uncontained.

This course will prepare first responders to take appropriate initial actions at hazardous materials spills or releases and weapons of mass destruction incidents. This edition provides fire and emergency services personnel with the information necessary to meet the Chapter 7, 9.2, and 9.6 Job Performance Requirements (JPRs) of NFPA 470, Hazardous Materials/Weapons of Mass Destruction (WMD) Standard for Responders, 2022 Edition.

Additionally, this course addresses the U.S. Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) training requirements found in Title 29 Code of Federal Regulations (CFR) 1910.120, Hazardous Waste Operations and Emergency Response (HAZWOPER) and the Department of Transportation regulations in Title 49 CFR Parts 100-185, Hazardous Materials Regulations.
EventLocationDates
Carrollton FD 1/16/24 - 6/30/24 Course Carrollton Fire Department 01/16/2024 - 06/30/2024
Hazardous Materials Technician (470-2022) Course - Hazardous Materials Technician (470-2022) This course addresses the requirements for Hazardous Materials Technician found in NFPA 1072, Standard for Hazardous Materials/Weapons of Mass Destruction Emergency Response Personnel Professional Qualifications, 2017 Edition.
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Kirksville (MERC) 8/5/24 - 8/9/24 Course Kirksville Fire Department 07/06/2024 - 08/09/2024
Incident Safety Officer (1521-2020) Course - Incident Safety Officer (1521-2020) This course addresses the requirements for Fire Department Incident Safety Officer found in Chapter 5 of NFPA 1521, Standard for Fire Department Safety Officer Professional Qualifications, 2015 Edition.
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ISO Central Jackson Co. FPD 6/11/24 - 6/15/24 Course (see reporting instructions for more info) Central Jackson County Fire Protection District/Training Center 06/30/2024 - 06/30/2024
ISO Rolla FD 6/17/24 - 7/29/2024 Hybrid Course (See reporting instructions for details) Rolla - Eugene E. Northern Community Hall 06/17/2024 - 07/29/2024
ISO Frontenac FD 7/15/2024 - 7/18/2024 Course (see reporting instructions for details) Frontenac Fire Department 07/15/2024 - 07/18/2024
ISO Redings Mill FPD 5/20/24 - 5/24/24 Course Redings Mill Fire Protection District 05/20/2024 - 05/24/2024
Instructional, Professional and Personal Development Courses - Annual Women of Missouri's Fire Service Conference This annual conference is designed for Missouri's female fire fighters.  Topics include:
Leadership / Harassment /Respect
Women’s Health and Maternity issues
Recruitment / Retention
Physical and Mental challenges
Peer support / Networking / Mentoring
Volunteer vs. Career
Female resources
No Courses Available
Live Fire Instructor (1041-2019) Course - Live Fire Instructor/Instructor In Charge (1041-2019) This course addresses the requirements for Live Fire Instructor/Instructor-in-Charge found in Chapters 7 and 8 of NFPA 1041, Standard for Fire and Emergency Services Instructor Professional Qualifications, 2019 Edition.
No Courses Available
NFA Courses - Advanced Science of Hazardous Materials Response 0655 This 6-day course is designed to facilitate comprehension, analysis and implementation of the facts and science given the circumstances associated with risk-based response/decision-making. This scenario based course is intended to facilitate students gaining and sharing the knowledge, skills and abilities to effectively make and verbalize justifiable risk-based decisions and sharing those outcomes with others involved in the response decision making process. Throughout the course, students work on scenario based activities relating to the development of science based incident related information that meets the needs of the community and is justifiable and compatible with the current and emerging standard of care.
No Courses Available
NFA Courses - Best Practices in Community Risk Reduction 0635 This 2-day course demonstrates to students nationally recognized principles that, when used appropriately, can lead to community risk-reduction programs that can measure success in local communities. This course will give students the opportunity to explore programs from communities across the Unite States that have been showcased at Vision 20/20 symposiums. These programs demonstrate what nationally recognized organizations identify as examples of “best practices” in community risk reduction.
No Courses Available
NFA Courses - Building Organizational Support for Community Risk Reduction 0636 This 2-day course is designed to help fire and emergency services learn what community risk reduction is and how to build organizational support for it. This course will address the challenges that fire departments face in shifting their priorities from response to prevention. In many departments, community risk reduction is still considered a low priority. This course will show you how community risk reduction can help you and your department become more of a community player in times of decreased budgets.
No Courses Available
NFA Courses - Campus Fire and Life Safety I: Risk Assessment 0193 This 2-day course will enable students to begin to create a comprehensive campus fire and life safety program, starting with conducting a risk assessment and developing and evaluating an emergency plan, as well as building partnerships to sustain emergency programs and plans.
No Courses Available
NFA Courses - Campus Fire and Life Safety II: Public Education 0194 This 2-day program provides students with the ability to create and implement a comprehensive campus fire and life safety public education program. There will be a focus on looking at the on-campus and off-campus fire risks and educating students, personnel and stakeholders about these risks.
No Courses Available
NFA Courses - Campus Fire and Life Safety III: Codes and Systems 0195 This fundamental-level course will empower the learner to identify and mitigate common campus fire and life safety risks, as well as understand the basic components and operation of fire protection and life safety systems.
No Courses Available
NFA Courses - Chemistry for Emergency Response 0233 This 10-day course is designed to prepare the responder to function safely at the scene of a hazardous materials incident by understanding the potential hazards. This is accomplished by gaining recognition of chemical nomenclature and basic principles of chemistry in order to assess risks to responders and the public.
No Courses Available
NFA Courses - Command and Control of Fire Department Operations at Target Hazards 0314 This 6-day course is designed to introduce command officers to the complexities involved in commanding incidents in high-risk areas.

Students are confronted with a number of fire and rescue incidents that include high life hazard, multiple exposure and unusual occupancy risk considerations.

Students are taught operational applications in the Incident Command System (ICS), command and control, decision-making, strategic and tactical considerations, pre-incident preparation, documentation and post-incident analysis.

Several simulations and case studies are used to depict and review incidents in various types of target hazards such as:

Penal institutions.
Bulk oil-storage facilities.
Nursing homes.
Colleges.
Chemical/agricultural manufacturing plants.
Grain elevators.

The course is comprehensive and uses lecture, case study, simulation and student participation as instructional methods.

This course is not a tactics class but explains the development of the Incident Management Teams.

Selection criteria:

Individuals or Company Officers who have the responsibility to command incidents involving target hazards.

Additionally, officers who may have this responsibility eventually and are upwardly mobile in their organizations may be considered.

Prerequisites:

ICS-100-level and ICS-200-level training. Preferred courses are Q0462 and Q0463, available through NFA Online. Chief’s signature attests that the applicant has completed this required training.

Note: A pre-course assignment, which will be graded, will be emailed to students six to eight weeks prior to class start date.
No Courses Available
NFA Courses - Command and Control of Wildland Urban Interface Fire Operations for the Structural Chief Officer 0612 This 2-day course is designed to provide students with the essential tools and skills to operate safely in a wildland urban interface (WUI) incident.
No Courses Available
NFA Courses - Command and General Staff Functions for Local Incident Management Teams 0337 This course presents training to a designated team of fire, emergency medical services, public works, public health, law enforcement and other agencies as necessary. While typically from a larger and generally more populated area with a single jurisdiction (city, county or region), the team may be composed of members from several jurisdictions to fill all billets. They would be activated to manage an incident requiring a significant number of local and mutual-aid resources.
No Courses Available
NFA Courses - Community Risk Reduction: A Policy Approach 0670 The purpose of this 6-day course is to empower students with the ability to create, evaluate and defend public policy in their home community. The course is also designed to facilitate understanding of how codes and regulations can be used as an effective component of fire prevention, fire mitigation and overall community risk reduction. A risk assessment is used to prioritize risk.
No Courses Available
NFA Courses - Decision-Making for Initial Company Operations 0457 Class Vendor: This class is available for contracted delivery from MU Fire Rescue Training Institute - MUFRTI Contracted Price: $1700.

This 2-day course is designed to develop the decision-making skills needed by Company Officers (COs) to accomplish assigned tactics at structure fires. All activities and scenarios used in this course are based on structure fires. With the real possibility of being the first to arrive at an incident, the CO’s initial decisions will have an impact throughout the entire incident. It is vital that COs be able to make good management decisions that have a favorable impact on the eventual outcome.
No Courses Available
NFA Courses - Demonstrating Your Community Risk Reduction Program's Worth 0378 This 6-day course provides students with the tools and skills to be able to evaluate their organization’s fire and injury prevention programs. The course provides a systematic way to improve and account for evaluation actions by involving procedures that are useful, feasible, ethical and accurate.
No Courses Available
NFA Courses - Department Wellness Program 0144 This 2-day course provides the outline and resources for a fire/emergency medical services (EMS) department to implement and maintain a wellness program in coordination with the department’s health and safety program.
No Courses Available
NFA Courses - Emergency Medical Services: Quality Management 0158 This 6-day course will provide the critical components, background and principles associated with the implementation, or enhancement, of a department’s Quality Management Program.
No Courses Available
NFA Courses - Emergency Resource Deployment Planning (SOC) 0492 This 6-day course is designed for fire/emergency medical services (EMS) leaders as well as managers, local officials and planning personnel who are faced with performance outcome management decisions that relate to providing fire protection and EMS for their community.
No Courses Available
NFA Courses - Emergency Response to Terrorism: Strategic Considerations 0549 This 2-day course is designed for responders who may be responsible for initial and expanded command of incidents involving terrorism. The course is intended to build upon the students' existing skills as Incident Commanders (ICs) and practitioners of the Incident Command System (ICS) with knowledge of the National Incident Management System, the National Response Framework and terrorism.
No Courses Available
NFA Courses - EMS Functions in ICS 0166 In this 2-day course, students will practice use of the Incident Command System (ICS) in coordination with other public safety responders.
No Courses Available
NFA Courses - Executive Skills Series: Exercising Leadership Through Difficult Conversations 0522 The purpose of this 2-day course is to provide knowledge and skills for having difficult conversations to exercise leadership in addressing adaptive challenges. The goal of this course is for the participant to identify and apply skills for having difficult conversations as they relate to exercising leadership when addressing adaptive challenges.
No Courses Available
NFA Courses - Executive Skills Series: Exercising Leadership to Facilitate Adaptive Change 0521 The purpose of this 2-day course is to provide skills that individuals in positions of authority can use to exercise leadership when confronted with adaptive challenges. The goal of this course is for participants to develop an understanding of skills associated with exercising leadership to resolve adaptive problems — those problems where the solution is either unknown or requires significant change, or both.
No Courses Available
NFA Courses - Executive Skills Series: Exercising Leadership Within Communities 0520 The purpose of this 2-day course is to provide fire service authority figures with knowledge and skills that enable them to exercise leadership when confronting adaptive challenges presented by increasingly diverse internal and external communities. The goal of the course is for participants to use the diversity of ideas, peoples and cultures as resources in exercising leadership to address adaptive challenges in their communities.
No Courses Available
NFA Courses - Fire Inspection Principles 1 0390 This 6-day, fundamental-level course introduces the student to the fundamental methodology for application of fire and life safety codes and standards. Although it contains many of the basic principles of code enforcement, more experienced code inspectors and officials might find it useful as a review of essential methodologies and as a useful update to current code enforcement applications. It is not the intent of this course to present specific code requirements; however, this course focuses more on the methodology of the use of these requirements.

Selection criteria:
Recommended: Individuals whose primary duties are those of a full-time code enforcement inspector/officer with at least 6 months experience. Municipal fire department instructors or senior inspectors who have the responsibility to train their personnel involved in full-time code enforcement activities. Suppression Company Officers responsible for in-service fire code enforcement. Fire investigation personnel involved in post-fire code studies and analysis.

Note: Special consideration will be given to individuals and departments starting new fire prevention bureaus or preparing an individual as an instructor for a code enforcement training program within their department.
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Fire Inspections Principles 1 - Springfield MO 6/3-7/2024 (8 am- 5pm Daily) Springfield Fire Department Training Center 06/03/2024 - 06/07/2024
NFA Courses - Fire Inspection Principles 2: Inspection of Structures and Systems 0391 This 6-day, fundamental-level course introduces the student to the fundamental methodology for application of the requirements for fire protection systems including detection, notification, fire control and extinguishment, and mitigation of fire-related hazards, with special emphasis on fire alarm and fire suppression systems.
No Courses Available
NFA Courses - Fire Investigation: First Responders 0770 This two-day course presents a basic overview of a fire investigation. Students will review the basics of fire chemistry and develop an understanding of the role of the first responder in relation to fire suppression and fire investigation. The course will stress the importance of fire scene awareness, evidence identification, preservation, and the basics of a fire investigation. Students will develop an appreciation of the convergence of suppression, investigation, science, and law.

See the course syllabus for a full course description and requirements
No Courses Available
NFA Courses - Hazardous Materials Code Enforcement 0615 This 6-day course is designed to guide students in gaining and sharing the knowledge, skills and abilities to effectively recognize and analyze hazardous materials risk, classify the materials, and apply the codes, standards and regulations to prevent incidents and mitigate threats to life and property. Upon completion of the course, students learn how to analyze the level of fire and life safety inside and outside of occupied and unoccupied structures or facilities that handle, use, store, transport and dispose of hazardous materials.
No Courses Available
NFA Courses - Hazardous Materials Incident Management 0243 This 6-day course focuses on the duties and responsibilities of the emergency response personnel who will assume the Incident Commander (IC) role in hazardous materials emergencies above the initial response and will implement a National Incident Management System (NIMS)-based Incident Command System (ICS).

Pre-requisites for attending this class are:

ICS-100-level and ICS-200-level training. Preferred courses are Q0462 and Q0463, available through NFA Online.  Chief’s signature attests that the applicant has completed this required training.
Departments must certify applicants as operations-level trained.
Emergency management personnel must be certified by their jurisdiction as part of the EOC staff.

Based on the current requirements of 29 Code of Federal Regulations (CFR) 1910.120 and the applicable national standards and plans, the program follows 3 phases of an incident:

Preplanning.
Incident operations.
Post-incident responsibilities.

Topics include:

Negligence and liability.
Planning.
NIMS ICS/Emergency Operations Center (EOC) interface.
Training requirements.
Emergency response plans.
The student will develop a hazard-based response using risk-based decision-making to develop an Incident Action Plan. The student’s knowledge of the subject is evaluated through written tests and graded scenarios.

Evening classes and projects are required.

This course provides 40 hours of CEUs for Missouri Hazardous Materials Technician, Incident Safety Officer and Fire Instructor/Fire Officer renewal.
No Courses Available
NFA Courses - Health and Safety Program Manager 0722 Class Vendor: This class is available for contracted delivery from MU Fire Rescue Training Institute - MUFRTI Contracted Price: $1700.

This 2-day course will provide fire and emergency medical services department personnel and other related emergency responders with the aptitudes and abilities necessary to manage the duties and responsibilities of the Health and Safety Program Manager (HSPM) within their respective organizations.
No Courses Available
NFA Courses - ICS-300: Intermediate ICS for Expanding Incidents This three-day course is designed for those emergency response personnel who would function in a Command or General Staff position during a large, complex incident or event or personnel who are or would likely be part of a local or regional Incident Management Team during a major incident, whether single agency, multiagency or Unified Command.

Must successfully complete prerequisite courses Incident Command System  (ICS)-100 and ICS-200 or equivalent prior to being accepted for this course.

Have a working knowledge of the ICS.

Have an agency or individual need to meet National Incident Management System required training.

Have responsibility within your organization to function in a Command and/or General Staff position.
No Courses Available
NFA Courses - ICS-400: Advanced ICS Command and General Staff-Complex Incidents 0467 This course is designed for those emergency response personnel who would function as part of an Area Command, Emergency Operations Center, or Multiagency Coordination System during a large, complex incident or event, or those personnel who are or would likely be part of a local or regional Incident Management Team during a major incident, whether single agency, multiagency or Unified Command.

Must successfully complete prerequisite courses (Incident Command System (ICS)-100, ICS-200 and ICS-300 or equivalent) prior to being accepted for this course.
No Courses Available
NFA Courses - Incident Command for Highrise Operations 0321 This 2-day course is designed to assist emergency response officers who have responsibility for managing highrise incidents. Course content includes organizing resources, developing strategies, and managing tactical operations to protect life and minimize damage during an incident.
No Courses Available
NFA Courses - Incident Command System and Resource Management for the Fire Service 0376 This 2-day course will provide students with an understanding of the Incident Command System (ICS) and resource management for the fire service and their application in both emergency and nonemergency situations.
No Courses Available
NFA Courses - Incident Command System for Structural Collapse Incidents 0322 This 2-day course is designed to provide fire officers with an understanding of command operations at structural collapse incidents.
EventLocationDates
Incident Command System for Structural Collapse Incidents F0322 - Wentzville 6/17-18/2024 Wentzville Fire Protection District 06/17/2024 - 06/18/2024
NFA Courses - Incident Safety Officer 0729 This 2-day course examines the Safety Officer's role at emergency responses. A specific focus on operations within an Incident Command System (ICS) as a Safety Officer is a main theme. Response to all-hazards types of situations will be emphasized.
No Courses Available
NFA Courses - Introduction to NFIRS 5.0 0497 This 2-day course teaches students how to use standardized forms to achieve uniformity in their incident and activity reporting. This training program is designed specifically to support local fire service organizations, and it will assist them in providing data both to their management and to decision-makers, as well as to their state uniform fire reporting system.
No Courses Available
NFA Courses - Leadership in Supervision: Creating Environments for Professional Growth 0646 Class Vendor: This class is available for contracted delivery from MU Fire Rescue Training Institute - MUFRTI Contracted Price: $2100.

This 2-day course presents the supervisor with the basic leadership skills and tools needed to perform effectively in the fire and EMS environment. The course includes concepts related to a successful transition to supervisory and leadership roles, including concepts of adaptive leadership; change management; active followership; effective communication, including difficult conversations and advocacy-inquiry based dialogue; ethics; authority; power; decision-making; and active engagement through development of a personal plan.

The primary target audience for this course are those individuals who are at the first line level of supervision. For purposes of student selection first line level is considered to be those at the Company Officer or Unit (fire prevention, fire education, communications, EMS, etc.) Supervisor level.

More specifically primary selection criteria are as follows:

First line supervisors in fire and emergency medical services organizations.

Fire and emergency medical services personnel due for promotion/appointment to a first line supervisory position within 18 months.

Fire and emergency medical services personnel who are regularly assigned acting supervisory positions.

Fire and EMS personnel currently enrolled in the National Fire Academy Managing Officer Program will be provided priority selection.

The secondary target audiences are fire and EMS personnel at the first line management level (Chief Officer or above). Students at this level may be given consideration on a space available basis.
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Leadership in Supervision:Creating Environments for Professional Growth-Battlefield FPD 6/24-25/2024 Battlefield Fire Protection District 06/24/2024 - 06/25/2024
NFA Courses - Leadership in Supervision: Frameworks to Success 0648 Class Vendor: This class is available for contracted delivery from MU Fire Rescue Training Institute - MUFRTI Contracted Price: $2100.

This 2-day course provides the supervisor with the knowledge and skills to perform successfully in the fire and Emergency Medical Services environments. The course addresses professionalism, resilience, emotional intelligence, and situational awareness, as well as managing conflict, delegating mentoring, coaching, empowering, and building collaboration and synergy for professional growth.

Selection criteria

The primary target audience for this course are those individuals who are at the first line level of supervision. For purposes of student selection first line level is considered to be those at the Company Officer or Unit (fire prevention, fire education, communications, EMS, etc.) Supervisor level.

More specifically primary selection criteria are as follows:

First line supervisors in fire and emergency medical services organizations.

Fire and emergency medical services personnel due for promotion/appointment to a first line supervisory position within 18 months.

Fire and emergency medical services personnel who are regularly assigned acting supervisory positions.

Fire and EMS personnel currently enrolled in the National Fire Academy Managing Officer Program will be provided priority selection.

The secondary target audiences are fire and EMS personnel at the first line management level (Chief Officer or above). Students at this level may be given consideration on a space available basis.
No Courses Available
NFA Courses - Leadership in Supervision: Perspectives in Thinking 0647 Class Vendor: This class is available for contracted delivery from MU Fire Rescue Training Institute - MUFRTI Contracted Price: $2100.

This 2-day course provides the supervisor with the conceptual foundation and framework for success in leadership roles by exploring creative, analytical, political and critical thinking perspectives. The course addresses skills needed for assessing situations from multiple perspectives, making critical decisions, fostering creativity and innovation, and using persuasion.

Selection criteria:

The primary target audience for this course are those individuals who are at the first line level of supervision. For purposes of student selection first line level is considered to be those at the Company Officer or Unit (fire prevention, fire education, communications, EMS, etc.) Supervisor level.

More specifically primary selection criteria are as follows:

First line supervisors in fire and emergency medical services organizations.

Fire and emergency medical services personnel due for promotion/appointment to a first line supervisory position within 18 months.

Fire and emergency medical services personnel who are regularly assigned acting supervisory positions.

Fire and EMS personnel currently enrolled in the National Fire Academy Managing Officer Program will be provided priority selection.

The secondary target audiences are fire and EMS personnel at the first line management level (Chief Officer or above). Students at this level may be given consideration on a space available basis.
No Courses Available
NFA Courses - Leadership Strategies for Community Risk Reduction 0200 This 6-day course is designed for the student who has or will have responsibility to develop, implement and lead community risk reduction and health programs to include human-caused disasters, natural disasters and health risks.
No Courses Available
NFA Courses - Managing Effective Fire Prevention Programs 0671 This 6-day course is to empower students with the ability to lead a fire prevention/risk-reduction bureau.
No Courses Available
NFA Courses - National Fire Incident Reporting System: Program Management 0491 This 6-day course is designed to enhance the knowledge and skills of individuals responsible for the management of the National Fire Incident Reporting System (NFIRS) and/or multiple fire/emergency medical services (EMS) databases in their organization, and/or for those responsible for the training of field-level data collection and reporting staffs. This course provides information about the system’s capabilities, data collection and analysis, and available reporting features. Focus is on the higher-level knowledge, skills and abilities required to collect, compile and analyze NFIRS data.
No Courses Available
NFA Courses - New Fire Chief: Administrative Issues 0761 This 2-day course is to provide students with the managerial, administrative and leadership skills and awareness necessary for new or recently appointed or elected chiefs to effectively meet their obligations of the position.
No Courses Available
NFA Courses - New Fire Chief: Challenging Issues 0760 This 2-day course is designed to develop the managerial, administrative and leadership skills necessary for the first-time fire chief or chief officer who desires a leadership position in their department. This course addresses critical knowledge and skills pertaining to the responsibilities of a fire chief.
No Courses Available
NFA Courses - New Fire Chief: Contemporary Issues 0762 This 2-day course will develop the managerial skills, leadership skills, and contemporary issues and awareness necessary for newly appointed or elected fire chiefs to effectively meet their obligations. The course will help to develop knowledge, skills and attitudes necessary for them to perform effectively now and in the future.
No Courses Available
NFA Courses - Plans Review for Fire and Life Safety 0393 This intermediate level six-day course will assist students in verifying that construction documents comply with applicable building and fire codes for fire protection and life safety requirements.

Subjects addressed in the course include:

Site plan reviews for emergency apparatus access, water supply, and hydrants for fire protection.

Review of architectural drawings for construction requirements, means of egress for life safety, and fire-resistive compartmentalization.

Evaluation of heating, ventilation, and air conditioning.

Evaluation of exit illumination and emergency power supplies.

Assessment of the need for built-in fire protection systems and smoke control/management systems.

Selection criteria:

Students include full-time fire inspectors, deputy fire marshals, fire plans examiners, building officials, building plans examiners, and building inspectors with at least one year on the job experience who have responsibility for reviewing construction plans for code compliance. Applicants who are transitioning into or acquiring additional responsibilities must submit a letter from the chief or organizational head of their department stating such.

Students must have an understanding of fire protection principles and fire behavior, familiarity with the building and fire codes, and understand the legal aspects of code enforcement. Students must have a conceptual understanding of the purpose of the fire and building codes to protect occupants and the community.

NOTE: Local jurisdictions are encouraged to submit applications of both their fire and building plans examiners to attend a course together if both meet the selection criteria. Priority selection will be given for up to five pairs of such officials per course offering. Applications must be submitted together, be approved and signed by the head of the sponsoring organizations, with a cover letter indicating that they are applying as a team.

Prerequisites
Incident Command System (ICS)-100-level and ICS-200-level training. Preferred courses are Q0462 and Q0463, available through NFA Online.  Chief's signature attests that the applicant has completed this required training.

Required pre-course work available through NFA Online: Q0751 - Principles of Building Construction.
No Courses Available
NFA Courses - Preparation for Initial Company Operations 0458 Class Vendor: This class is available for contracted delivery from MU Fire Rescue Training Institute - MUFRTI Contracted Price: $1700.

This 2-day course is designed to develop a better understanding of the role and responsibilities of Company Officers (COs) in preparing their company for incident operations and to clarify the transition from firefighter to CO and the new roles relating to leadership and safety.
No Courses Available
NFA Courses - Residential Sprinkler Plan Review 0142 The scope of this fundamental-level course looks at the following as the primary guidance for the approval of residential sprinkler systems: National Fire Protection Association (NFPA) 13, Standard for the Installation of Sprinkler Systems; NFPA 13D, Standard for the Installation of Sprinkler Systems in One- and Two-Family Dwellings and Manufactured Homes; NFPA 13R, Standard for the Installation of Sprinkler Systems in Low-Rise Residential Occupancies; International Residential Code Standard P2904; Manufacturer's Data Sheets; The ability to read and interpret the design is an essential element of preventive fire safety.
No Courses Available
NFA Courses - Safety Program Operations 0154 This 6-day course provides knowledge and practice in the context of current issues to develop strategies of risk management associated with the provision of firefighting and emergency medical services to reduce firefighter fatalities and injuries.
No Courses Available
NFA Courses - Service Area Risk Reduction 0673 Want to learn how to do strategic community risk reduction at the station level? Here is the course for you. This course is designed for Company Officers (COs) who want to learn how to conduct a risk assessment of their service area. This will lead you to develop an action plan with effective intervention strategies and activities targeting a specific risk. You will learn the steps to follow to do risk reduction in an organized and planned process to keep you on track at the station level.
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NFA Courses - Shaping the Future 0602 Class Vendor: This class is available for contracted delivery from MU Fire Rescue Training Institute - MUFRTI Contracted Price: $1700.

This 2-day course is designed to assist first- and second-level supervisors and Company Officers (COs) in developing knowledge and skills in contemporary approaches to organizational problem-solving.

Topics include:

Use of creative approaches to identifying trends within their organizations.
Applying problem-solving methodologies.
The importance and application of continuous improvement within organizations.
How to quantify problems and solutions.
Factors in organizational and individual resistance to change.
Strategies for implementing change.

The course incorporates facilitated, student-centered methodologies, including lecture, small and large group activities, and individual assessments.

Selection criteria:

First- and second-level supervisors and COs who are upwardly mobile within their organizations and whose department head wishes to prepare them for increased managerial responsibility.

Administrative officers who are responsible for significant staff functions within the organization and who report directly to top management.

Emergency service workers assigned to positions with decision-making responsibilities.

This course provides 16 hours of CEUs for Missouri Fire Instructor/Fire Officer renewal.
EventLocationDates
Shaping the Future F0602 - Wentzville 7/23-24/2024 Wentzville Fire Protection District 07/23/2024 - 07/24/2024
NFA Courses - Special Operations Program Management 0254 This 6-day course is designed to guide students in gaining and sharing the knowledge, skills and abilities to effectively develop, manage and lead hazardous materials and/or other all-hazards special operations response capabilities used in specialized emergency response. Upon completion of the course, students learn how to analyze the complexities, dynamics and interrelationships of the components of special operations.
No Courses Available
NFA Courses - Strategic and Tactical Considerations for Fire Protection Systems 0396 This 6-day, fundamental-level course is designed to provide Incident Commanders (ICs) with the tools they need to conduct proper pre-incident planning for the target hazards in their communities. This knowledge will help the IC identify what fire protection systems are available at these sites, how they work, and how to use them in developing firefighting objectives and making strategic and tactical firefighting decisions.
No Courses Available
NFA Courses - Strategy and Tactics for Initial Company Operations 0455 Class Vendor: This class is available for contracted delivery from MU Fire Rescue Training Institute - MUFRTI Contracted Price: $1700.

This 2-day course is designed to meet the needs of Company Officers (COs) responsible for managing the operations of 1 or more companies during structural firefighting operations. This course is designed to develop the management skills needed by COs to accomplish assigned tactics at structure fires.
EventLocationDates
Strategy and Tactics for Initial Co. Ops O0455 - Gerald-Rosebud FPD; 8 am - 5 pm both days Gerald-Rosebud Fire Protection District 06/08/2024 - 06/09/2024
NFA Courses - Training Operations in Small Departments 0290 This 2-day course is designed to provide students with some basic tools and skills to coordinate training in a small fire/emergency medical services organization. A training function in a smaller department typically may include conducting training drills and coordinating training with a nearby larger city or state training function.
No Courses Available
NFA Courses - Type 3 All-Hazards Incident Management Team 0305 This course focuses on the importance of developing and operating as a functional U.S. Fire Administration (USFA) Type 3 All-Hazards Incident Management Team (AHIMT).
No Courses Available
NFA Courses - Youth Firesetting Intervention Specialist 0633 "Youth Firesetting Intervention Specialist" is a 2-day course based on the requirements of National Fire Protection Association 1035, Standard on Fire and Life Safety Educator, Public Information Officer, Youth Firesetter Intervention Specialist and Youth Firesetter Program Manager Professional Qualifications pertaining to the youth firesetting intervention specialist.
No Courses Available
NFA Courses - Youth Firesetting Program Manager 0634 "Youth Firesetting Program Manager" is a 2-day course based on the requirements of National Fire Protection Association 1035, Standard on Fire and Life Safety Educator, Public Information Officer, Youth Firesetter Intervention Specialist and Youth Firesetter Program Manager Professional Qualificatons pertaining to the youth firesetting program manager.
No Courses Available
Technical Rescue Rope Awareness/Operations (1006-2021) Course This course provides comprehensive coverage of all aspects of rope rescue, including planning, PPE and equipment, medical considerations, evacuations, and special rescue operations. Based on the 2021 Edition of NFPA 1006 (Chapter 5), Standard for Technical Rescuer Professional Qualifications, this course is for fire and rescue professionals that want to bridge the gap between training and the field, it reinforces proper skills performance by providing clear, visual instructions for Awareness, Operations, and Technician level skills.

For fire and rescue professionals that want to bridge the gap between training and the field, this course reinforces proper skills performance by providing clear, visual instructions for awareness, operations, and technician level skills.
This course helps define the role of the awareness-level rescuer in scene size-up, including how to interview witnesses to determine victim location and the scope of the incident. Expanded coverage of preplanning and hazard identification, risk assessment, and maintaining situational awareness and content on the SMART method to developing an Incident Action Plan, hazard specific PPE, rope systems equipment, rigging principles, and active fall protection. It also provides information on rope system designs, types of rope systems and activities to meet the JPRs of 1006, Chapters 5.1, 5.2 and 5.3.
No Courses Available
Technical Rescue Rope Technician (1006-2021) Course - Rope Rescue Technician (1006- 2021) Course This course provides comprehensive coverage of all aspects of rope rescue, including planning, PPE and equipment, medical considerations, evacuations, and special rescue operations. Based on the 2021 Edition of NFPA 1006 (Chapter 5), Standard for Technical Rescuer Professional Qualifications, this course is for fire and rescue professionals that want to bridge the gap between training and the field, it reinforces proper skills performance by providing clear, visual instructions for  Awareness, Operations, and Technician level skills.

For fire and rescue professionals that want to bridge the gap between training and the field, this course reinforces proper skills performance by providing clear, visual instructions for awareness, operations, and technician level skills.
This course helps define the role of the awareness-level rescuer in scene size-up, including how to interview witnesses to determine victim location and the scope of the incident.  Expanded coverage of preplanning and hazard identification, risk assessment, and maintaining situational awareness and content on the SMART method to developing an Incident Action Plan, hazard specific PPE, rope systems equipment, rigging principles, and active fall protection. It also provides information on rope system designs, types of rope systems and activities to meet the JPRs of 1006, Chapters 5.1, 5.2 and 5.3.
No Courses Available
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