ISFSI Announces New Appointments

The Internationa Society of Fire Service Instructors (ISFSI) is proud to announce the appointment of two board members to fill vacant seats on the board! Chief Robert Halton has been appointed to fill a vacant Director-at-Large seat. Chief Forest Reeder has been appointed to fill a vacant Eastern Regional Director seat. Chief Halton is the Editor in Chief of Fire Engineering Magazine and the Educational Director for the FDIC. He has a long and distinguished record of service and commitment to firefighter education safety. Chief Reeder currently serves as Battalion Chief/Director of Training for Southwest United Fire Districts in Illinois. Chief Reeder is the drill master for and Both will serve out terms through the end of the current term, which ends in April 2010.

Long time ISFSI member Chief Shane Ray has been appointed as ISFSI Director of Government Affairs by the board of directors. Chief Ray has tremendous experience in public policy and will represent the interest of the fire service instructor in Washington, D.C. Chief Ray will serve as the ISFSI primary representative to the Congressional Fire Services Institute and work closely with other fire service groups to advance legislation to improve firefighter safety and improve fire service resources.

ISFSI Seeks Additional Test Writers

The ISFSI/Pennwell partnership to produce a test bank for the new Firefighter Basics Book is now in full swing. If you have previous experience in developing test questions, and would be interested in participating in this process, contact Western Regional Director, Devon Wells at

Seeking Newsletter Articles

The ISFSI is seeking articles for its quarterly newsletter. If you have a good training concept, tip, idea, or prop, send an article to Leigh Hubbard at

Want to Make a Podcast?

Don’t miss the ISFSI “E-Learning Symposium: How to Make a Podcast” to be held on September 18-20 at the Connecticut Fire Academy and October 9-11 at the San Diego Fire Academy. Learn from the best in the industry how to create your own podcast! Topics include buying the proper podcasting gear, creating a script, and recording and editing techniques. Registration is only $200 for ISFSI members. Classroom size is limited due to the hands-on nature of the program. Go to the ISFSI home page or to register while there is still room!

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