What does it mean to be a training officer in today’s fire service? Take a second to think about that. Sure, it means that we have to be credible in the subject we are teaching, but what else is there beyond just “knowing the subject”? Our job as training officers entails so much more than just unde
The mission of the ISFSI Content Development and Review Committee is to provide quality educational content and resources through a culture of teamwork and collaboration for ISFSI members that may enhance fire service instruction and improve educational delivery practices.
The Content Development
The ISFSI Board of Directors is a very hands-on, active group of servant leaders. Those seeking to run should consider their availability and willingness to be active and engaged. This is a time stringent commitment. The International Society of Fire Service Instructors Nominations and Elections Com
Many fire departments operate as dual response departments. This means that they perform both firefighting and EMS duties while at work. Even though they pride themselves on being competent at both, most fire service members gravitate towards the fire suppression side of the profession. One theme t
By Joseph Conant
Since I first wrote about emotionally troubled firefighters in 2014, the fire service has made great strides in recognizing the mental wellness challenges facing its members. Mental health is now a major, recurring topic in fire service publications and at industry conferences. Bu