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The Buzz

Pegram to be FDIC 2016 Keynote Speaker

ISFSI President, Chief Steve Pegram with the Goshen Township Fire Department has been selected as the FDIC 2016 Keynote Speaker!

 

April 18-23, 2016

 

ISFSI at FDIC 2015

ISFSI Schedule of Events ISFSI Membership Social Tuesday, April 21, 2015 6:00 – 9:00 p.m. Mo’s A Place For Steaks Indianapolis, IN Event Sponsored by: Honeywell, Scott Safety and Columbia Southern University ISFSI Annual Meeting Friday, April 24, 2015 1:00 – 3:00 p.m. Sagamore Ballroom 7 Indianapolis Convention Center Lunch will be ...

 Upcoming Events

Principles of Modern Fire Attack: SLICE-RS - Richland, Washington

May 30, 2015
All Day




8-hour PMFA SLICE-RS Course: May 30, 2015
Battelle Auditorium
904 Battelle Blvd
Richland, Washington


4-hour PMFA: Train the Trainer: May 31, 2015
Richland Fire & Emergency Services
1000 George Washington Way
Richland, Washington


May 30 & 31, 2015


May 30: 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.

May 31: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.

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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Must register by May 23, 2015



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Principles of Modern Fire Attack: SLICE-RS - Warsaw, Indiana

May 30, 2015


Lakeview Middle School


848 E. Smith St.
Warsaw, IN


May 30, 2015

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.

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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Principles of Modern Fire Attack:SLICE-RS Course - Brownsburg, Indiana

June 1, 2015
All Day

Brownsburg Fire Department


470 East Northfield Dr
Brownsburg, Indiana


June 1 & 2, 2015
June 1: 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.

June 2: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.

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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Principles of Modern Fire Attack: SLICE-RS – Windsor Locks, Connecticut

June 3, 2015
All Day






Connecticut Fire Academy


34 Perimeter Rd
Windsor Locks, CT


June 3, 2015

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.

 

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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Principles of Modern Fire Attack: SLICE-RS - Ames, Iowa

June 5, 2015
All Day


Benton Auditorium
Scheman Building
Iowa State University
Ames, Iowa


June 5 & 6, 2015
June 5 - 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.

June 6 - 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.



REGISTER NOW

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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.”

“The professional contacts, resources and information provided by the ISFSI has been a constant source of assistance throughout my 30+ year training officer career.  The ISFSI exists with its primary mission to be a resource for training officers and instructors and has always met my expectations as the place to get the answers and information needed to do my job. In addition, as an instructor in the ISFSI Live Fire Instructor program, the ISFSI has given me the ability to be out in the field throughout North America to work with the best and most engaged members I’ve ever seen.”

“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.