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Location

Summer Fire School will be held at Lincoln University and various sites in Jefferson City, Missouri.


Tuition

Registration fees for classes at the Summer Fire School vary. Please check the registration form for fees by class selection. A reduced fee is available if your registration is postmarked or received by May 12, 2017. Registrations postmarked or received after May 12, 2017, will be charged the regular fee. All registrations must be received no later than Monday, May 22, 2017, by 5:00 p.m. Payment must accompany your registration. Acceptable payment methods include department purchase order, letter of billing authorization signed by department administrator on official letterhead, check made payable to the University of Missouri, and credit card (VISA, MasterCard, or Discover).

Note: Your expenditure for this conference may qualify you for a Lifetime Learning federal tax credit. Please consult with your tax adviser on how this credit may benefit you.


Prerequisites

Several courses will require prerequisite knowledge or coursework. If you have not completed a course prerequisite through the University of Missouri Fire and Rescue Training Institute, but have equivalent training or qualifications, proof of completion will be required to register. Please provide documentation of the course(s) you wish to have considered, including the date and location, with your registration form.


Billing and Refunds

Individuals will not be billed. Organizations/agencies may be billed for fees if the registration form is accompanied by a purchase order or authorization letter signed by your organization’s administrator and on official letterhead with the appropriate billing address. Billing of all registered participants will be done regardless of attendance. Full refunds will be honored upon written request received prior to May 12, 2017.


Cancellation Policy

Cancellations received after May 12, 2017, will be assessed a $50.00 processing fee. No refunds will be made after 5:00 p.m. on May 21, 2017. Cancellations must be made in writing for consideration of any reimbursement or credit.


Confirmation

All participants will receive a confirmation email. If a class that you registered for has a pre-course assignment, it will be mailed to you prior to the required start date. A full conference packet will be sent after May 12, 2017. Check personal and class information carefully. If there are any errors, contact MU FRTI as soon as possible. If all information is correct, bring your packet with you and report directly to your scheduled class. If you have not received confirmation within two weeks of registering, please contact (573) 882-4735 or (800) 869-3476.


Alcohol/Smoking Policy

Lincoln University is an alcohol and smoke free campus.


Parking and Transportation

Parking permit hang tags will be distributed to every participant at the event. Please park only in the lots that are designated on the campus map. Parking in lots that are not approved may result in a ticket or towed vehicle. Participants are responsible for their own transportation to and from campus.


Meals

Lunch will be provided for all participants for each full day that they are in class.

Breakfast and dinner arrangements are not provided and are the responsibility of participants.


Dress Code

It is each student’s responsibility to select attire that projects a professional image while remaining appropriate for climate differences and safety for in-class activities. The MU FRTI staff have the authority to make a determination that a participant’s attire may be inappropriate. When required, participants must provide their own PPE. Inappropriate or sleeveless shirts, etc., will not be permitted in the classroom or on the practical site. In addition, shorts or open-toe sandals will not be permitted on the practical site.


Code of Conduct

Your conduct while attending out-of-town educational programs or other fire service events should be no different than it would be at home or in front of your families. Wherever you travel, the fire department license plate, the blue light, the window decal, or the Maltese cross on your jacket or t-shirt identifies you as a member of an honorable and proud profession. Your actions reflect upon not only you as an individual, but your agency, department and the fire service as a whole. The public expects our actions to be above reproach — on and off the emergency. We hope that your actions while at Summer Fire School will polish, not tarnish, the fire service’s image in the General Assembly’s home away from home.


Age Disclaimer

Individuals under the age of 16 may not participate in Summer Fire School. Those 16 and 17 years of age may participate only in lecture classes if accompanied by a registered adult department member. The adult department member must submit a written statement of responsibility to be approved by our office prior to confirmation of the participant. Contact the University of Missouri Fire and Rescue Training Institute for more information.

This must be filed with our office prior to the school. Contact the Fire and Rescue Training Institute for more information.


Liability Waiver and Release

The MU Fire and Rescue Training Institute will provide instruction in the courses the participant selects under the supervision of competent instructors. Some of the courses involve “hands-on” training that may subject participants to risk of injury. In consideration of being permitted to enroll in such courses, the participant acknowledges that he/she is aware of the risks associated with participation in such courses and is voluntarily agreeing to assume such risks. He/she further agrees that he/she hereby waives and releases from liability for any such injury the MU Fire and Rescue Training Institute, the University of Missouri Extension Division and the Curators of the University of Missouri, and all employees of such entity or entities, even if the negligence of one or more of the released entities or persons contributes, in whole or in part, to such injury. Participants are advised to purchase individual insurance if their employer does not provide coverage for injuries that occur during participation in the MU Fire and Rescue Training Institute Summer Fire School.


Notice of Nondiscrimination

The University of Missouri does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, national origin, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, age, disability or status as a qualified protected veteran. For more information, call Human Resource Services at 573-882-4256, the Director of MU Equity/Title IX Coordinator at 573-882-9069 or the U.S. Department of Education, Office of Civil Rights. This publication is made available in accessible formats upon request. For assistance please call 800-869-3476.


Americans with Disabilities

If you have special needs as addressed by the Americans With Disabilities Act, please contact the MU Fire and Rescue Training Institute at 800-869-3476 immediately. Reasonable efforts will be made to accommodate your needs.


Customer Service Desk

If you need assistance at the academy/fire school you may stop by the customer service desk during the following times:


Questions ?

Questions regarding Summer Fire School registration contact:

MU Fire and Rescue Training Institute
(800) 869-3476 or (573) 882-4735
Fax (573) 882-0678
E-mail: frti@missouri.edu

 

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