The University of Illinois Fire Service Institute (IFSI) has introduced a new class in response to concerns on the spread of the Ebola virus. Ebola Awareness Online is a self-paced course providing students with information on the Ebola virus, patient assessment and treatment, plus information from the Infectious Disease Control Center about the proper selection and use of Personal Protective clothing (PPE). Students are provided with the latest guidance for decontamination and resources to help them keep up to date on the virus.
There is no fee for the class. The next class starts January 5, 2015. For more information and to learn how to register, go here: http://fsi.illinois.edu/content/courses/programs/description.cfm?course_id=788
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.