ISFSI Makes Local New Mexico News for PMFA:SLICE-RS Program

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SANTA FE (KRQE) – A number of firefighters from across New Mexico now know more about a new technique for fighting fires. KRQE News 13 told you earlier this week about the SLICE-RS method. It’s an approach based on modern, scientific research.

This week, an International firefighter group held their first official class in New Mexico for the new technique.

Firefighters say that throughout the history of their profession, there has been new technology that’s made firefighting more effective and safer for firefighters. …

Principles of Modern Fire Attack: SLICE-RS – Lawrenceville, New Jersey

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Mercer County Fire Academy
Dempster Fire Training Center
350 Lawrence Station Road
Lawrenceville, New Jersey
8-hour SLICE-RS Class
December 5, 2015
8:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.
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 information has been known to be controversial to some, so be prepared for great discussions.  …

MFA #3 Check Yourself. Please! Going Directly to the Source For Fire Dynamics Research Info

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Our collective foundation has been shaken.  Beliefs that have guided firefighters at countless incidents for many decades have been proven incorrect, and the actions based upon them potentially hazardous.  Many of the teachings regarding structural firefighting tactics now require review and revision, and even venerable firefighting texts will need to be rewritten.  Whether you agree or disagree with how the fire dynamics research findings are being implemented, and the final version has likely not yet taken form anyway, every firefighter …


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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 commented that he was writing a book on how to change the fire service to accept safety. This gentleman described that in his book he will outline how our “traditional tactics” are getting firefighters injured.

He plans to outline how the …

Pegram to be FDIC 2016 Keynote Speaker

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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

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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 provided.
Event Sponsored by: BlueCard Command, VFIS and IFSTA.

Download the full conference schedule here.

ISFSI Booth #13095
Door prizes will be awarded at the Tuesday Evening Membership Social and the Friday Annual Meeting. Below is a list of the door prizes:
Alabama Fire College …

2015 Fire Engineering/ISFSI George D. Post Instructor of the Year Award

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International Society of Fire Service Instructors

Press Release

March 17, 2015


The International Society of Fire Service Instructors is pleased to announce the 2015 Fire Engineering/ISFSI George D Post Instructor of the Year Award recipient, Eddie Buchanan.  Chief Buchanan is a past president of the ISFSI and Division Chief in the Hanover Fire EMS Department outside of Richmond, VA.


Chief Buchanan has been a leading fire service instructor for over two decades, but his most recent contribution to the profession was the development of …

UL Firefighter Safety Research Institute Launches New Online Training Program

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Newest UL Firefighter Safety Research Institute (FSRI) Online Training Available“Ressidential Attic and Exterior Fire Hazards”

UL Firefighter Safety Research Institute (FSRI) is proud to announce the release of “Residential Attic and Exterior Fire Hazards” – an online course that serves as a culmination of the small scale, full-scale, and field experiments performed by UL as part of a research study funded by the Department of Homeland Security’s Assistance to Firefighters Grant Program.  The purpose of this study is to increase firefighter safety …

ISFSI Training Officer’s Desk Reference Now On Sale!

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A must have for every fire department training officer!

In order to be an effective educator within a modern fire department, training officers require knowledge and skills that often exceed what they have learned in their formalized training. TheTraining Officers Desk Reference goes beyond traditional fire instructor training standards and requirements to teach readers how to adapt by incorporating new ideas, training drills, and alternative learning methods. Authored by a team of expert fire service educators, this essential manual will assist …

No One Is Reinventing the Fire Service

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By Brian P. Kazmierzak

Recently, I have been seeing chatter on social media about how the modern fire behavior folks are trying to reinvent the fire service, how civilians are going to die because of us, and basically how we are ruining the culture of the fire service and everything it stands for, etc. This banter reminds me of the kids movie, “Despicable Me 2,“ when El Macho has his evil minions trying to take over the world. In the case …