Demand for a new class being offered for the first time at the Illinois Fire Service Institute’s Annual Fire College — Fire Dynamics in Modern Construction — is so great that additional seats are being offered. The class is scheduled for the Saturday-Sunday session of the four day Fire College training event.
Interest among fire departments in understanding fire dynamics in the modern firefight has soared. Nearly all major Fire Service publications are covering the subject and the topic is filling conference rooms across the country. The Fire College class covers topics not addressed elsewhere and includes topics on how modern building techniques and materials influence firefighting tactics.
Subjects in Fire Dynamics in Modern Construction during Fire College will be delivered directly from researchers and fire officers leading the research in this field and implementing changes on the fireground. This class will be taught by Dan Madrzykowski (National Institute of Standards and Technology – NIST), Steve Kerber (Underwriter’s Labs -UL) and Lt John Ceriello (Fire Department, City of New York – FDNY).
The 88th Annual Fire College is the oldest, continuous fire school in the United States bringing students from as far away as Canada. Scheduled for June 7 to 12 in Champaign, Illinois, this hands-on training event gives firefighters the opportunity to network with fellow first responders and learn from world class instructors. Besides the new Fire Dynamics in Modern Construction class, more than 15 other classes are offered.
Complete enrollment information is available at www.fsi.illinois.edu. Deadline to advance enroll is June 1 and the registration fee is $75, plus a $100 fee for registering after May 3.
The Illinois Fire Service Institute is the statutory fire academy for the state of Illinois. In addition to training provided at the Champaign campus, the Institute offers DHS grant-approved technical rescue, HAZMAT and NIMS training, hands-on fire officer training, online classes and conducts training throughout the state at Regional Training Centers and local fire stations. The mission of the Illinois Fire Service Institute is to help firefighters do their work through training, education, information and research.