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Opportunities to Receive Low Cost or Free Training throughout the State of Illinois


Illinois Fire Chiefs Association (IFCA)

Illinois Fire Chiefs Educational & Research Foundation

Phone:  800.662.0732


Illinois Association of Fire Protection Districts (IAFPD)

Web:                 Phone:  800.524.6620


Illinois Department of Natural Resources (DNR)

Web:         Phone:  217-782-6302

contact IFSI for Wildland Firefighting Training


Illinois Department of Public Health (IDPH)

Web:         Phone:  217.782.4977


Illinois Emergency Management Agency (IEMA)

Web:      Phone:  217.785.0229


Illinois Fire Fighters Association (IFA)



Illinois Fire Safety Alliance (IFSA)

Web:                   Phone:  847.390.0911


Illinois Fire Service Institute (IFSI)

Web:          Phone:  800.437.5819

Cornerstone and other programs online – others delivered free or at low cost


Illinois Society of Fire Service Instructors (ISFSI)

Web:      Phone:  847.841.7693


Mutual Aid Box Alarm System (MABAS)

Web:            Phone:  847.403.0500


Northern Illinois Association of Fire Protection Districts

Web:               Phone:  847-945-4120


Office of the State Fire Marshal

Web:        Phone:  217.785.0969


Other Resources


Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA)

Web:                Phone:  202.646.2500


Home Fire Sprinkler Coalition

Web:           877.550.4372

Fire Sprinkler Initiative


International Association of Fire Chiefs (IAFC)

Web:                   Phone:  703.273.0911


International Association of Fire Firefighters

Web:                    Phone:  202.737.8484


National Fire Academy (NFA)

Web:         Phone:  301.447.1000


National Volunteer Fire Council (NVFC)

Web:                  Phone:  202.887.5700


National Weather Service



U.S. Fire Administration

Web:         Phone:  301.447.1000


U.S. Forest Service

Web:                 Phone:  800.832.1355


Volunteer FD organization

Web:       Phone:  866.402.4371




  • Local Community Colleges  (Fire Science/EMS)
  • Insurance Companies  (those who insure the fire service)
  • Local Business & Industry
  • Illinois Utility Companies
  • Ameren
  • Cellular Providers
  • Commonwealth Edison
  • Electric Cooperatives
  • Natural Gas Companies
  • Pipeline & Product Companies




Fire Chief Magazine



Fire Engineering Magazine



Firefighter Close Calls



Firehouse Magazine



FireRescue Magazine


PO Box 7, Skokie, IL 60076-0007
Tel: 847.966.0732 / 800.662.0732
Fax: 847.966.0782
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