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 Upcoming Events

Principles of Modern Fire Attack: SLICE-RS - Garland, Texas

February 11, 2016
All Day




February 11, 2016
8-hour SLICE-RS Class
8:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.
Garland Fire Department
Fire Administration & Training Center
1500 Highway 66
Garland, Texas


The 8-hour PMFA: SLICE-RS class is open to all chief officers, instructors, company officers and firefighters, introducing modern fire behavior and changes to the fire attack within the profession based on research findings. This class is a pre-requisite for the 4-hour PMFA: Train the Trainer course.

The delivery is funded by AFG and the Department of Homeland Security.  Its intended audience is chief officers, instructors, company officers & firefighters. This class introduces modern fire behavior and changes to fire attack within the profession based on research findings.

February 12, 2016
4-hour PMFA Train the Trainer
8:00 a.m. – Noon


Garland Fire Department
Fire Administration & Training Center
1500 Highway 66
Garland, Texas


The 4-hour PMFA: Train the Trainer class complies the best lessons learned from the fire dynamics research to provide fire instructors the necessary resources they need to adjust department policies, tactics and training to create a safer environment for their departments and communities.
This class will provide a firsthand look at the UL/NIST Modern Fire Behavior/Dynamics studies and serve to educate students how they can be delivered and instituted in their fire departments. It is our hope that by compiling the best lessons learned from the fire dynamics research, fire departments will be able to adjust their policies, tactics and training to create a safer environment for the fire service as well as the people we serve in our communities.

This information has been known to be controversial to some, so be prepared for great discussions.  You don’t have to look far for good discussion regarding fire command, control, accountability and especially fire behavior. The shared science, research and best practices are another tool for your toolbox!  Go home to your department with a renewed outlook and with a healthy knowledge of the Principles of Modern Fire Attack: SLICE-RS.

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Principles of Modern Fire Attack: SLICE-RS - Cody, Wyoming

February 12, 2016

8-hour PMFA SLICE-RS Course: February 12/13, 2016


February 12, 2016
7:00 p.m. – 9:00 p.m.
February 13, 2016
8:00 a.m. - 2:00 p.m.
Park County Fire District 2
1125 11th Street
Cody, Wyoming


You must attend both sessions to get the completion certificate for the 8 hour class.

 

4-hour PMFA: Train the Trainer: February 13, 2016


2:00 p.m. – 6:00 p.m.


Park County Fire District 2
1125 11th Street
Cody, Wyoming


 
February 12/13: The 8-hour PMFA: SLICE-RS class is open to all chief officers, instructors, company officers and firefighters, introducing modern fire behavior and changes to the fire attack within the profession based on research findings. This class is a pre-requisite for the 4-hour PMFA: Train the Trainer course.The delivery is funded by AFG and the Department of Homeland Security.  Its intended audience is chief officers, instructors, company officers & firefighters. This class introduces modern fire behavior and changes to fire attack within the profession based on research findings.



February 13: The 4-hour PMFA: Train the Trainer class complies the best lessons learned from the fire dynamics research to provide fire instructors the necessary resources they need to adjust department policies, tactics and training to create a safer environment for their departments and communities.
 

This class will provide a firsthand look at the UL/NIST Modern Fire Behavior/Dynamics studies and serve to educate students how they can be delivered and instituted in their fire departments. It is our hope that by compiling the best lessons learned from the fire dynamics research, fire departments will be able to adjust their policies, tactics and training to create a safer environment for the fire service as well as the people we serve in our communities.

This information has been known to be controversial to some, so be prepared for great discussions.  You don’t have to look far for good discussion regarding fire command, control, accountability and especially fire behavior. The shared science, research and best practices are another tool for your toolbox!  Go home to your department with a renewed outlook and with a healthy knowledge of the Principles of Modern Fire Attack: SLICE-RS.






 



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Principles of Modern Fire Attack: SLICE-RS - Fargo, North Dakota

February 13, 2016
All Day


8-hour PMFA SLICE-RS Course: February 13, 2016
8:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.
Fargo Public Safety Building
4630 15th Ave N
Fargo, North Dakota





The 8-hour PMFA: SLICE-RS class is open to all chief officers, instructors, company officers and firefighters, introducing modern fire behavior and changes to the fire attack within the profession based on research findings. This class is a pre-requisite for the 4-hour PMFA: Train the Trainer course.
The delivery is funded by AFG and the Department of Homeland Security.  Its intended audience is chief officers, instructors, company officers & firefighters. This class introduces modern fire behavior and changes to fire attack within the profession based on research findings.


This class will provide a firsthand look at the UL/NIST Modern Fire Behavior/Dynamics studies and serve to educate students how they can be delivered and instituted in their fire departments. It is our hope that by compiling the best lessons learned from the fire dynamics research, fire departments will be able to adjust their policies, tactics and training to create a safer environment for the fire service as well as the people we serve in our communities.

This information has been known to be controversial to some, so be prepared for great discussions.  You don’t have to look far for good discussion regarding fire command, control, accountability and especially fire behavior. The shared science, research and best practices are another tool for your toolbox!  Go home to your department with a renewed outlook and with a healthy knowledge of the Principles of Modern Fire Attack: SLICE-RS.




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Principles of Modern Fire Attack: SLICE-RS - Andover, Massachusetts

February 16, 2016
All Day






Wyndham Hotel
123 Old River Road
Andover, Massachusetts


February 16, 2016
8:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.

Class sponsored by: Massachusetts Institute of Fire Department Instructors and The Fire Chiefs Association of Massachusetts
Lunch can be purchased on site for $15 per person. Please select option during registration if you plan on purchasing lunch onsite.

This class will provide a firsthand look at the UL/NIST Modern Fire Behavior/Dynamics studies and serve to educate students how they can be delivered and instituted in their fire departments. It is our hope that by compiling the best lessons learned from the fire dynamics research, fire departments will be able to adjust their policies, tactics and training to create a safer environment for the fire service as well as the people we serve in our communities.

This information has been known to be controversial to some, so be prepared for great discussions.  You don’t have to look far for good discussion regarding fire command, control, accountability and especially fire behavior. The shared science, research and best practices are another tool for your toolbox!  Go home to your department with a renewed outlook and with a healthy knowledge of the Principles of Modern Fire Attack: SLICE-RS.

This program is NOT a Train-the-Trainer.  The delivery is funded by AFG and the Department of Homeland Security.  Its intended audience is chief officers, instructors, company officers & firefighters. This class introduces modern fire behavior and changes to fire attack within the profession based on research findings.


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Live Fire Training Fixed Facility Instructor Credential Program - Slidell, Louisiana

February 16, 2016

Live Fire Training Fixed Facility Credential

February 16-18, 2016

Hosted by:
International Society of Fire Service Instructors
St. Tammany Fire Protection District #1
Slidell, Louisiana





The Live Fire Instructor Credential Program is a unique blend of distance learning and intense 3-day hands on academy focusing on the responsibilities of instructors charged with the important safety duties of a live fire instructor. This course is based on the NFPA 1403 Standard on Live Fire Training for its content and references Live Fire Instructor Principles and Practices by Jones & Bartlett as its text. Students will complete an extensive on-line course prior to the hands on portion and will challenge a series of written and practical examinations to earn this 3 year credential.

Who Should Attend:
Training Officers, Instructors, Officers and firefighters who are interested in making a difference in the creation and execution of safe and controlled live fire training.

Student Prerequisites:
Must be an AHJ credentialed Firefighter II and AHJ credentialed Instructor


  • Minimum of 1 year as an instructor
    Signed letter by Fire Chief/ Training Officer of represented department verifying these aforementioned prerequisites (must be submitted with registration)
    Successful completion of online pre-course examination



Course Cost: $485 ISFSI Member; $555 Non- ISFSI Member (Includes 1st year membership)

Includes three (3) day program, three (3) year credential, pre course online learning platform and textbook

Full payment is due prior to start of class.
Full refunds will be given up to 14 days prior to first day of class.
Late registrations are subject to a 15% increase

Pre Registration is Required
Regular Registration Closes January 22, 2016


Register Online






Please complete the following forms at the time of registration. A copy of  your current fit test is also required.
Forms are due back one month prior to start of class.
Email, jamie.lorello@isfsi.org or Fax to 800-235-9153. Thank you!



Liability Waiver


Instructor Qualifications Form



Questions? Please contact the ISFSI Office at 800-435-0005 or jamie.lorello@isfsi.org

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Words of our members

The ISFSI fall conference was an excellent use of my time!  In general I rate a conference a success if 60% of the content is of benefit to my career development.  In this case I can say 100% of the programs delivered relevant material and I will go back to my department a stronger instructor with the knowledge I gained from this conference.

“I have been a member of ISFSI since the early eighties joining after attending FDIC. The ISFSI was the originator of that conference we know today which is attended by more than 10,000 fire service members each year. For more than the 30 years I have been a member, the society has been a good advocate for the fire service at all levels of government and national organizations. It is a source for new ideas, networking and best practices in the fires service. It remains strong and growing- filling the needs of today and tomorrows fire service. I highly recommend joining and getting involved in the society because its work is important to the fire service and will provide you with many career benefits.”

“The ISFSI has long served as a catalyst for professional instructor development. For many years it has provided me with current information about instructional techniques that allowed me to deliver instructional material in a manner that helped the students understand and receive the information. The ISFSI has enhanced my professional development through the network of highly motivated and enthusiastic instructors. I encourage the individual who has a sincere desire to develop their instructional skills and techniques to join the ISFSI.”

 

“ISFSI has allowed me to network with other fire service instructors, not only within North America, but also internationally. The Society is well recognized and offers some unique training opportunities, and also is a great resource for various teaching materials on a wide variety of fire service topics.”

“L’ISFSI offre à ses membres internationaux un accès à diverses sources d’information et d’éducation qui peuvent être inconnues dans son pays.  Pour moi qui demeure au sein d’une population majoritairement francophone, je peux mettre la main sur les résultats de recherche et de développement en formation plus rapidement que d’attendre qu’ils soient disponibles dans notre langue. Par-dessus tout, l’ISFSI offre un accès privilégié à un réseau de spécialistes œuvrant dans divers domaines de la sécurité incendie, toujours disponible à nous aider au moment opportun.”

“The ISFSI has provided me with the networking and opportunities to last a life time. My career would not be where it is today without the ISFSI.”

“The relationship with other members allows me to keep up with the most innovative and current training techniques, provides a scientific based resource for educational material, and allows me to obtain applicable training certifications for my firefighters enabling my department to operate safely on the fire ground.”

The ISFSI has done more for my professional development and presented me with more opportunities than any other organization to date.