MU Fire and Rescue Training Institute Annual Report 2016
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On behalf of the University of Missouri Fire and Rescue Training Institute (MU FRTI), I am proud to provide you this annual report for Fiscal Year 2016 (FY16) highlighting the various activities and accomplishments of the Institute.
It is amazing to me that time moves on so quickly the older we get. Ten years ago I was writing the introduction for my first annual report here as Director of MU FRTI. I have had the honor of inheriting the leadership of a great program with a solid foundation that was established by my predecessors and the fire service constituency of Missouri. The continuing successes of the Institute are made possible due to the dedication and support of all of you. From the University of Missouri Extension administration, the Institute’s faculty and staff, our sponsoring agencies, organizations, and corporate partners, and most especially you, our students and supporters, we express our sincerest gratitude for your continued support of the Institute and its training initiatives.
Through the Institute’s partnerships, and our students’ desire to learn and acquire new skills, the Institute provided training to over 13,000 fire and emergency service first responders during FY16. Through 637 classes, the Institute provided training for personnel representing all 114 Missouri counties, as well as participants from 34 other states. This year’s annual report also highlights a variety of new training initiatives along with the newest mobile training simulator acquisition to our training trailer fleet.
MU FRTI remains committed to its mission and to the vision of providing accredited, needs based training for firefighters and emergency responders that will assure their competency and safety. Thank you for your continued support of the Institute and the training programs we provide.
David E. Hedrick