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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

 

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 Upcoming Events

Principles of Modern Fire Attack- Lake Ozark, MO

December 13, 2016
All Day











Principles of Modern Fire Attack 



December 13, 2016
8:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.
Lake Ozark Fire Protection District


1767 Bagnell Dam Blvd.


Lake Ozark, MO 65049





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.




To register, please email David Woodward at dwoodward@lofpd.com







Principles of Modern Fire Attack- Lake Ozark, MO

December 13, 2016
All Day

Principles of Modern Fire Attack- Lake Ozark, Missouri











December 13,2016
8:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.
1767 Bagnell Dam Blvd.


Lake Ozark, MO 65049





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.


 To register, contact David Woodward at dwoodward@lofpd.com








Principles of Modern Fire Attack- Alice, Texas

December 17, 2016
All Day

Principles of Modern Fire Attack- Alice, Texas











December 17, 2016
8:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.



Jim Wells County Fairgrounds


Merchant Building


3001 S. Johnson Street


Alice, Texas 78332


 



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.

Cost is $125.00 per person.


Registration can be mailed to :


Ben Bolt Fire Department


P.O. Box 643


Ben Bolt, Texas 78342








Training Officer Credential- Coralville, IA

January 12, 2017
All Day









Training Officer Credential











January 12-13, 2017



Coralville Fire Department


1501 5th Street


Coralville, IA 52241


The ISFSI credential designation is designed to provide instructors a direct pathway to develop and advance as professional educators and will bridge the gap between fire service professional development, the professional credentialing of instructors, and the accreditation of emerging training curriculums and eLearning platforms and programs.

Successful candidates will have their education, training and experiences validated on a professional platform.  The credential authenticates their contributions to the industry and provides employers a tangible recognition of the employee’s professional accomplishments.

Training Officer Credential candidates participate in 16 hours of online professional portfolio design and interactive learning experience in addition to a two day instructor facilitated student driven classroom course.

Program Highlights:

  • Generational Differences



  • Training for Fireground Adaptability



  • Technology Driven Integration



  • Alternative Methods of Learning



  • Developing Tactical Decision Games


This course is eligible for 32 hours of continuing education credits through Columbia Southern University


















REGISTER NOW



















Principles of Modern Fire Attack - Marble Falls, Texas

January 28, 2017
All Day







Principles of Modern Fire Attack 



January 28, 2017
8:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.
Marble Falls Lakeside Pavilion
307 Buena Vista
Marble Falls, Texas 78654





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.




To register, please email Russell Sander at rsander@marblefallstx.gov








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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.”