2018 Instructor Development Conference

Firefighter Instructor Training Amplified

Tinley Park, Illinois

Pre-Conference Programs

Live Fire Instructor - Fixed Facility Credential

September 24-26, 2018

This intensive three-day program explores the most recent NFPA 1403 standard and applies the principles of the standard to the students ability to instruct live fire training in a safe environment. The course is delivered in a true blended learning approach using the online learning platform to prepare the candidate for the three-day instructor-led course. NFPA 1403 content will be discussed and demonstrated in hands-on live fire training evolutions where skill checklists will validate the candidates performance.

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.

Program Highlights:

  • Instructor responsibilities in operations of permanent gas fire and Class A combustible fueled live fire training structures
  • Creating and implementation of a sample pre-burn plan
  • Emergency planning and operations
  • Instructor and student pre-fire walk-through
  • Review and analyze relevant case studies
  • Working with students in fire conditions
  • Situational awareness during fire conditions
  • Fuel characteristics and safe loading
  • Participant PPE inspections
  • Review of current industry research involving live fire conditions
  • Application of duties to ignition officer, safety officer and instructor-in-charge

Course Length: 24-hours with approximately 16-hours of online pre-course work.

Safe Law Enforcement Operations on the Fireground

September 26, 2018

Fires today are burning faster, hotter, and more dangerous than ever before. The simple acts of breaking a window or forcing open a door can immediately impact fire growth and make interior conditions untenable. When confronted with incidents when law enforcement arrives ahead of the fire department, your safety could be compromised quickly due to modern fuels and changes in building construction.

Police officers on patrol in their communities are in the best position to limit the oxygen available to fires inside compartments like residential and commercial structures. It makes sense to instruct them on how to control the flow path during a search or locating the fire and, in turn, limiting the extent of the fire and protect any occupants prior to the fire departments arrival.

This class is appropriate for law enforcement professionals as well as fire service professionals who are looking for resources to improve fireground safety.

Participants learning objectives include:

  • Strong understanding of fire department operations
  • Fire behavior key concepts
  • LEO priorities at the fire scene
  • Incident RECON and LEO safety
  • Review of local SOGs

Course Length: 4-hours in classroom

Firefighter Technology & Training Simulation

September 26, 2018

This course is a overview of all different types of technology that is entering our realm as fire and EMS educators.  From simulation-based training to online learning to fireground accountability, this course gives you a hands on taste of them all.  Students will be offered the opportunity to run a multi-alarm fire in the most state of the art Fireground Command Simulator in the United States as well as respond to an EMS call using the some of the best EMS simulation mannequins around.  Students will learn how to “flip the classroom” using online learning software.  Without technology, today’s educator is illiterate in the classroom. 

Join us and develop yourself into a better fire instructor using all different types of available technology. 

Course Length: 8-hours in classroom

Understanding & Fighting Basement Fires - Hands on Training

September 27, 2018

"Bringing the science to the streets" by placing attendees in the action at specifically designed skill stations. Small-scale props will be used in combination with full-scale flow-path simulation stations that will position participants inside the learning environment to develop and enhance knowledge of modern fire development, flow path management, proper TIC usage, and basement fire attack. Participants will not only receive all learning materials, but a foundation to deliver the knowledge within their own organizations.

Course Length: 8-hours hands-on *Gear Required*

Special Events

Networking Social

September 28, 2018

Networking within the fire service is one of the most important and valuable benefits provided through membership in ISFSI. Enjoy an evening of fellowship, networking, and of course, food and drinks.

Educational Sessions

Friday, September 28

Saturday, September 29


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