Firefighter Training, Firefighting

Brauer to Serve on Pro Board’s Committee on Accreditation

Brian R. Brauer, Associate Director for the Illinois Fire Service Institute (IFSI) has been chosen to serve on the Committee on Accreditation for the National Board on Fire Service Professional Qualifications (Pro Board).   He is one of 16 members who serve on the committee from across the United States and Canada.
The Pro Board is a non-profit professional organization, based in Quincy, Mass., founded to enhance job performance and credibility of those individuals within the fire service and allied professions. The Pro Board accredits programs delivered by accredited organizations for recognition across jurisdictional lines.  
IFSI has been accredited by Pro Board since 2009 and offers 24 Pro Board-accredited programs.  IFSI is one of 70 accredited agencies worldwide.
“With Brian’s seat on the committee, Pro Board acknowledges IFSI’s experience and commitment to ensuring the testing and certification ProBoard process remains a critical component of our programs,” Royal Mortenson, Director for IFSI said. “In 2010, IFSI expanded and deepened its commitment to high quality, professional education and the associated testing. Brian’s appointment is part of our continued commitment to that process.”
The Illinois Fire Service Institute is the statutory State Fire Academy for Illinois.  In addition to training provided at its Champaign campus, the Institute offers one-day hands-on classes for fire departments at Regional Training Centers and local fire stations across the State.  The mission of the Illinois Fire Service Institute is to help firefighters do their work through training, education, information and research.
For more information about the Institute, call 217-333-3800.