Cornerstone Virtual Instruction

Program Description

The Illinois Fire Service Institute is adapting our traditional face-to-face course deliveries by offering online virtual training for essential firefighting skills. The online classes are supported through the Cornerstone Program and are available at no cost to students, or departments.

We will continue to develop this virtual training series and will add courses to the schedule, as available.

The courses are delivered through the Zoom Web Conferencing System. This is a user-friendly communication platform and free to download.

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Course Documents

Basic Tactics and Strategy (Virtual) August 3 and August 8, 2020
Instructors: Robert (Bob) Hoff, Richie Stack, Lew Lake and Josh Bird
Basic Tactics and Strategy

Responder Intervention Team (BASIC) July 20 and July 25, 2020
Instructors: Bobby Williams and Ryan Rash
Responder Intervention Team

Fire Ground Search and Resuce
Mon, Jun 8 2020 6:00 PM - 8:00 PM (CST)
Sat, Jun 13 2020 10:00 AM - 12:00 PM (CST)
Fire Ground Search and Rescue

Rural Water Supply May 26 and May 30, 2020
Instructors: Bill Fulton and Tim Meister
Mobile Water Supply Ops Preplanning Formulas

Fire Ground Communications May 4 and May 9, 2020
Instructors: Matt Berk and Steve DeJong
Fire Ground Communications
Communication Guidelines

Fire Behavior and Smoke April 14 and April 18, 2020
Instructor: Rich Stack
Where There's Smoke There's Fire Behavior

Course Completion and Attendance Certification

If you wish to obtain a Certificate of Attendance for the course, the following is required:

  1. YOU MUST formally register for the course here on the IFSI website.
  2. YOU MUST set up a Zoom account with your full name (must match your IFSI Student Account). Signing up for your free zoom account is quick and easy. It can be done here: Zoom Signup
  3. YOU MUST join the zoom virtual classroom by logging in with YOUR ZOOM account after clicking on the link to the virtual classroom (we use the Zoom Web Conferencing System for attendance/participation tracking).

If you watch as a group, your department will need to provide IFSI with a (full name) roster of all attendees, signed by the Chief or Training Officer, for IFSI to issue Certificates of Attendance. Only registered participants will receive a Certificate of Attendance.

All students must attend the full class to receive their Certificate of Attendance. Your certificate will be available approximately two weeks following the end of the course. To receive your Certificate of Attendance, you will need to log-in to your account, via the IFSI website and click on Student Central, then Certificates and Grades.

If you do not login and attend the virtual class using your Zoom account, you will not receive a Certificate of Attendance.


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