The Illinois Fire Service Institute Fire College is the oldest Fire College in the nation, with over 98 years of continuous fire training education. Fire College is a three day event, hosted every June on the Champaign training grounds. Students can engage in live fire, hands-on, and classroom training programs that challenge all skill levels. Complete class and registration details for this annual event are available in early spring.
The Illinois Fire Service Institute Winter Fire School is a unique special event program offering hands-on, classroom, and live fire training appropriate for all skill levels. This annual event is hosted in January at the main IFSI campus and provides a unique opportunity for students to train in cold weather conditions. Complete event and registration details are available in late fall.
The Illinois Fire Service Institute Explorer Cadet Fire School is an annual event offering a unique training experience for Explorers, Cadets, and Junior Firefighters ages 15-20. The one-of-a-kind program delivers hands-on, live fire training, carefully designs to quickly, engage and inspire students to develop key firefighting skills and learn more about the fire service. The event is hosted every June at the Champaign campus. Complete event and registration details are available in early spring.
The Illinois Firefighter's Association Annual Down and Dirty Firefighting Weekend is an opportunity for members and Illinois departments to receive state-of-the-art training through the Illinois Fire Service Institute. The program is hosted on the main Champaign campus in early or late fall. Complete event and registration details are available in late summer.
The Veterans in the Fire Service Day is a unique personal and professional development program designed for US Armed Forces Veterans who have also served, are serving, or may be interested in serving as a member of the fire service. The Veterans in the Fire Service Day will offer two training schedules for students (Future and Current). The program is available at no cost to participants and is hosts at the main Champaign campus in October or November. Complete event and registration details are available in early summer.
Saturday, March 25th - 2023
The Southside F.O.O.L.S will host the 2022 F.O.O.L.S School, MAC-A-PALOOZA (Saturday, March 25th - 2023) in Plainfield. This elite training opportunity will be delivered by the Illinois Fire Service Institute and funded through the Cornerstone Program.