Our Mission/Vision

Who We Are

The International Society of Fire Service Instructors (ISFSI) was established in 1961 when a handful of instructors got together to talk about how they could improve firefighter safety. Over the next five decades the ISFSI has contributed to the fire service through education and support of fire instructors everywhere. The ISFSI leads fire and EMS instructors in their efforts to reduce firefighter fatalities and injuries, increase firefighter safety, and improve the profession through education and training.


Inspiring, supporting and elevating instructors around the world.


To be the premier instructor organization providing resources to improve safety, efficiency and effectiveness of the fire service.

Guiding Principles


ISFSI supports and provides opportunity for instructors through

  • leadership opportunities

  • instructional resources

  • legislative advocacy

  • educational opportunities

  • professional development

  • networking & mentoring programs

Strategic Plan

We believe instructors have the power to transform the lives and well being of fire & 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!

2023-2026 Strategic Plan