Illinois Fire Service Institute


Tower Burn : 8.00 Hours

Course Description

Student Fee: $1750 for 25 or fewer students, $70 for each additional student. Billing will be based on the number of attendees (attendees are anyone who is not on IFSI payroll) or the contracted amount, whichever is higher. IFSI will provide one field staff instructor and two stokers per burn building to assist in a safety officer/oversight role for the contracting Fire Department. The Fire Department will provide sufficient instructors that are certified to the level of Instructor II, have experience teaching in live-fire at a department level, are certified one level above the level of instruction that they will be delivering, and understand and agree to follow the IFSI Facilities Use Procedures. The department shall provide a signed contract sixty (60) days prior to the burn, one instructor for every five (5) students, and a training plan to the IFSI Tower Burn Program Manager at least two weeks prior to the date of the burn. At a minimum, this training plan will include related OSFM objectives and resources needed. The IFSI Tower Burn Program Manager can assist in the planning of drills, and will help match the skill level of your students to the level of difficulty of the scenarios. NOTE: Protective Clothing Required -- Participants must furnish approved (as of date of manufacture) helmet, turn out gear, eye protection, gloves, boots, and properly maintained and tested SCBA and spare cylinder for this class. In addition to staff, IFSI will provide; pallets, straw, consumable props package, and apparatus. Consumable Props Package includes one each of the following items for every two students: dowel rod, 4x4, screwed and glued 2x4.

This course is part of the following Programs

  • fire fighting
  • on-site live fire


There are no prerequisites to taking this course

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