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IDEOLOGUES AND THEIR BAD BEHAVIOR

05/01/2015 By Bobby Halton

There are some in the fire service today who speak about and write about how we should change. About what we should change. About how necessary change is and how reluctant we are to accept change. Recently, someone ...

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

 

 Upcoming Events

Principles of Modern Fire Attack: SLICE-RS – Reading, Ohio

August 6, 2015



UC Reading Campus
Building A Auditorium
2120 East Galbraith Rd
Reading, Ohio


Thursday, August 6, 2015
8:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.

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 - Baton Rouge, LA

August 6, 2015
All Day





8-hour PMFA SLICE-RS Course: August 6, 2015
8:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.
LSU: Carrol L Herring Fire & Emergency Training Institute
6868 Nicholson Drive
Baton Rouge, LA


4-hour PMFA: Train the Trainer: May 31, 2015
8:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.
LSU: Carrol L Herring Fire & Emergency Training Institute
6868 Nicholson Drive
Baton Rouge, LA


August 6: 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.


August 7: 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. Pre-requisites: 8-hour SLICE-RS Course, Instructor 1 Credential
 

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 - Shreveport, LA

August 8, 2015
All Day



Shreveport Fire Department
6440 Green Wood Road
Shreveport, Louisiana


August 8, 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.



REGISTER NOW


Principles of Modern Fire Attack: SLICE-RS - Tennessee

August 15, 2015
All Day


Rutherford County Agri-Park
315 John R Rice Blvd
Murfreesboro, TN



August 15, 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.
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.

Tennessee Fire & Rescue Codes
Enforcement Academy
2161 Unionville Deason Rd
Bell Buckle, TN


August 16, 2015: 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

Principles of Modern Fire Attack: SLICE-RS - Wisconsin Rapids, WI

August 15, 2015
All Day


8-hour PMFA SLICE-RS Course: August 15, 2015
8:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.
Lunch will be provided.


4-hour PMFA: Train the Trainer: August 16, 2015
8:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.


Mid-State Technical College
Building L Auditorium
500 N 32nd St
Wisconsin Rapids, WI


Park in the SW Lot and enter building at Entrance A



August 15: 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.

August 16: 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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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.