IFSI Releases Confined Space Rescue FOG Field Guide

The University of Illinois Fire Service Institute (IFSI) has released its newest Field Guide – the Confined Space Rescue Field Operation Guide (CSRFOG).

The handy pocket-size guide was developed by IFSI instructor Ryan Reynolds and the IFSI Confined Space team. Reynolds serves as the Program Manager for IFSI’s Confined Space Rescue Training Program. The CSRFOG will put valuable confined space rescue-related information, in a durable, easy-to-use format, at the fingertips of the properly-trained rescuer.  

The book is used as part of IFSI Special Operations Training Program’s Confined Space Rescue classes. The book includes fully-illustrated with easy-to-follow photographs and diagrams of specific rigging systems critical to successful rescue operations, including aerial apparatus, ground ladders, and tripods.  Entry permits and procedures, size-up, monitoring, ventilation and isolation are covered.  It also contains some specific hazards, patient packaging techniques and hazardous materials that are uniquely-related to confined space incidents.

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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