Illinois Fire Service Institute News

Firefighters Face Additional Challenges In Temperature Extremes

The extremely cold winter this year is a reminder of the need for firefighters to be prepared and trained to fight fires in extreme conditions. Extreme environments tend to elevate the hazards of firefighting, which already include trauma, thermal injury, and smoke inhalation. The additional hazards range from minor inconveniences to extreme danger. One element that increases risk during the depths of winter is the increased incidence of fires caused by the additional use of (possibly hazardous...

IFSI's Dr. Gavin Horn Honored With The 2019 Dr. John Granito Award At IFSTA’s Annual Research Symposium 2019

The Annual Research Symposium that supports the International Fire Service Journal of Leadership and Management (IFSJLM) was held in Tulsa, Oklahoma, on July 13, 2019 at the Hyatt Regency Hotel. At the research symposia, national and international scholars present papers on topics related to fire leadership and management. IFSJLM is sponsored and published by Fire Protection Publications (FPP) and the International Fire Service Training Association (IFSTA) located on the campus of Oklahoma State...

AMKUS Donates Vehicle Rescue Tools To The Illinois Fire Service Institute

The new tools are in addition to tools already in service from AMKUS The Illinois Fire Service Institute (IFSI) took delivery of more than $37,000 worth of vehicle rescue tools just in time for its 87th Annual Fire College. The tools donated by AMKUS Rescue Systems are on loan to IFSI for use in their vehicle/machinery rescue classes and included cutters, spreaders, push-pull rams and Honda power units. The new tools are in addition to tools already in service from AMKUS. "W...

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