IFSI Updates TFOG Field Guide

The University of Illinois Fire Service Institute (IFSI) has updated and released its Trench Rescue Technician Student Field Guide (TFOG).  Originally introduced in 2012, the updated version has more comprehensive photographs and diagrams.

The handy pocket-size guide was developed by IFSI instructor Heather Moore.  The TFOG features Incident Command and Technical Rescue Ops check list, step-by-step intersecting trench shoring diagrams, manufacturer’s tabulated data, and OSHA interpretation reference material.  A new section in the TFOG includes updated timber shoring and end wall shoring tabulated data from California State Fire Training.

The book is used as part of IFSI Special Operations Training Program’s Trench Rescue Technician classes. The book includes fully-illustrated with easy-to-follow photographs and diagrams of shoring systems critical to successful rescue operations, including “T” Wale System, “L” Cantilever System, “L” Horizontal Raker System, and the “L” Cantilever with Corner Strut System.

The book can be ordered for $75 from IFSI’s web site: www.fsi.illinois.edu.

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.


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