Department of Defense

Program Description

The Illinois Fire Service Institute (IFSI) offers customized training programs that meet the diverse needs of military firefighters and other Department of Defense personnel. Courses are delivered by experienced, professional firefighters to promote mastery of subject matter. All IFSI courses are at the national forefront of technical rescue, firefighting, hazardous material, and national incident management training programs.


Our customized courses allow agencies/departments to train at your location, using your own equipment, making the training more convenient and economical.


Advanced level course offerings are available in the following programs:

  • Airport Firefighting Program
  • Firefighting Program
  • Driver/Operator Program
  • Special Operations Training Program
  • National Incident Management Program


The Illinois Fire Service Institute maintains accreditation with the National Board on Fire Service Professional Qualifications (Pro Board) and the International Fire Service Accreditation Congress (IFSAC). The Department of Defense will accept Pro Board and IFSAC certifications.  For more information on IFSI Accreditation:


List of Approved Courses: LIST OF APPROVED COURSES.


For more information, contact Tal Prendergast at




Program Manager


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