Firefighters wearing full self-contained breathing apparatus gear (SCBA) practice dousing a vehicle fire during a Missouri University Fire and Rescue Training Institute event last Saturday in Houston.

Firefighters from seven area departments participated last Saturday in an event conducted by the Missouri University Fire and Rescue Training Institute (MUFRTI) in the former GAMO parking lot on U.S. 63 in Houston.

Personnel from the City of Houston and Houston Rural departments were joined in the session by counterparts from Raymondville, Summersville, Birch Tree, Mountain View and West Plains.

City of Houston Fire Chief Robbie Smith said State Farm provided financial assistance to help make MUFRTI education possible.

A foursome of firefighters from Houston, Raymondville, Licking and West Plains practice dousing a vehicle fire during a training session last Saturday in Houston.

A car prop and an equipment trailer from the Missouri University Fire and Rescue Training Institute sit in the old GAMO parking lot last Saturday in Houston.

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