2020 annual report
"MU FRTI's continuing education directive is to provide training and education that meets the needs of fire and emergency response personnel so that they can better protect lives and property within their communities. In fulfilling this mission, MU FRTI has a direct impact on the well-being and protection of Missouri's estimated 29,000 firefighters and the six million citizens they serve. The coronavirus pandemic and its effects hit MU FRTI hard in FY20. Many classes were scheduled for the second half of the year, and with COVID-19 restrictions implemented for in-person training, most classes were canceled. Annual course delivery in FY20 was down by nearly 35%. Our annual Summer Fire School, which is where we trace our origin back to 1933, had to be canceled. It would have been the 88th consecutive year of the Summer Fire School. In light of the challenges the pandemic created, the Institute was still able to conduct 449 classes with a total enrollment of 10,718 students for the fiscal year 2020. The training received translated to 105,995 student instructional hours, or 353 FTE's. Using MU FRTI's field extension program, the Institute reached students in 112 Missouri counties. Also, the Institute had student enrollments from 43 other states and four foreign countries. MU FRTI delivered 65% of all training at the local level in 75 of the 114 counties in Missouri and 12 other states. Every hour of instruction received and every emergency first responder trained translates directly into safer firefighters and safer communities."--Page 3.
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