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Summer Fire School gives current fighters up-to-date training

Summer Fire School kicked off Monday for its 85th year of classes. The MU Fire and Rescue Training Institute ran the course. The course gave firefighters the opportunity to earn continuing education hours. (MU Fire & Rescue Training Institute)

Summer Fire School kicked off Monday for its 85th year of classes. The MU Fire and Rescue Training Institute ran the course.

The course gave firefighters the opportunity to earn continuing education hours.

"Firefighters try to earn 25 hours of continuing education hours a month," Summer Fire School Coordinator Tracy Gray said.

The course featured lessons on boat rescues, responding to vehicle; dumpster and pressurized vessel fires, structural collapses, and trench rescues.

"With all the flooding we've recently have it's important for us to work on those swift water rescues," Gray said.

A majority of the classes can help firefighters qualify for Missouri Division of Fire Safety Re-Certification, Missouri Bureau of EMS License, or Peace Officer Standards and Training.

The school brought firefighters in from Illinois, Indiana, Kansas, Florida, and all across Missouri.



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