MU Fire and Rescue Training Institute Annual Report 2014

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From the directorCover of the 2014 MU FRTI annual report

Every day thousands of Missourian’s are aided by fire and emergency responders who have received training through the University of Missouri Fire and Rescue Training Institute. Our students, in their career or volunteer roles as firefighters and emergency responders are directly providing life saving measures and conserving property from fire and other disasters. Still, after 82 years of playing a prominent role in firefighter training, MU FRTI is proud to continue providing exceptional training and education to our state and the nation’s emergency responders. Through the knowledge and skills they learn in our courses, they truly are saving lives. That is why we believe that the Institute’s motto, “we save lives,” is as applicable today as it has always been.

Through the partnerships and assistance of Missouri’s state agencies, associations, and organizations, elected officials, and you, our loyal constituents, MU FRTI has had another successful year in the delivery of training to our students. In FY14, MU FRTI trained almost 14,000 fire and emergency responders. The Institute conducted 674 courses which provided over 169,000 student instructional hours of training. The Institute also reached students in 113 of the 114 counties in the state.

MU FRTI faculty and staff understand the complicated and inherently hazardous environments in which Missouri firefighters must work. We pledge to continue to do whatever is necessary to deliver safe, effective, and accessible training courses to assist them in safely protecting and serving the citizens of our state and nation. As the Institute seeks new opportunities and develop new training initiatives, we will continue to work to meet the training needs of our firefighters/students.

MU FRTI remains committed to our mission of providing training and education that will develop and enable competent and safer firefighters as well as safer communities for the citizens of Missouri and beyond. Thank you for your continued support of the Institute and the training programs we provide.

David E. Hedrick
Director

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