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instructors have the power to transform the lives and well-being of fire and EMS providers everywhere. Our passion is to help instructors achieve previously unimaginable levels of performance. We do this by nurturing a community of really smart, creative and interesting people – our members. In short, we are where the instructors are.

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ISFSI Members can submit a request form that will be released to over 3,000 instructors around the world in search of a valuable tool to add to the toolbox.

The Buzz

ISFSI Launches Acquired Structure Credential Platform

July 18, 2016

The International Society of Fire Service Instructors (ISFSI) is launching the second in a series of Live Fire Instructor credential designations.  The Acquired Structure credential, which follows on the heels of the Fixed Facility credential, will welcome the ...

ISFSI Members Save When Registering for Firehouse Expo 2016

We will be there – will you? ISFSI Members can save up to $100 when registering for Firehouse Expo 2016. Join us at booth # 131 on October 18-22, 2016 in Nashville, Tennessee

 

See the brochure here.

 

 Upcoming Events

Live Fire Training Fixed Facility Ontario

September 28, 2016

You must be a member of the Ontario Association of Fire Training Officers (OAFTO) and/or registered to attend the OAFTO Training Officer Workshop 2016 to register!


 

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



September 28-30, 2016
Course Cost: $525 ISFSI Member; $595 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 August 28, 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

Principles of Modern Fire Attack - Newport, Kentucky

September 28, 2016







8-hour PMFA SLICE-RS Course: September 28, 2016
8:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.
Newport Syndicate
18 E 5th Street
Newport, Kentucky 41071





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. 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.




REGISTER NOW





Principles of Modern Fire Attack: SLICE-RS Ontario

September 29, 2016
All Day






8-hour PMFA SLICE-RS Course: September 29, 2016
8:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.
Ontario Fire College
1495 Muskoka Road North
Gravenhurst, ON P1P 1R8




Lunch is being provided.


Must be registered and confirmed with the OAFTO Training Officer Workshop 2016 to attend.


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. 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.




REGISTER NOW






Live Fire Training Fixed Facility - Hinton, Alberta

October 14, 2016

Live Fire Training Fixed Facility Credential

October 14-16, 2016

Hosted by:
International Society of Fire Service Instructors
Hinton Fire Department





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: $525 ISFSI Member; $595 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 September 14, 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

Principles of Modern Fire Attack - Ashland, Ohio

October 15, 2016
All Day


Principles of Modern Fire Attack 



October 15, 2016 
8:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.
The UH Administrative Services Building
663 E. Main Street
Ashland, Ohio 44805





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. 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.













REGISTER NOW








 

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Words of our members

Being a member of ISFSI allows me to stay abreast of the current technology, research and aptitudes that are needed by training officers to do their mission. We need to be able to answer ‘why’ during this time of “Generation N” (need it now), and the ISFSI gives me the information to answer that question confidently.

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. 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.”