Today’s ﬁreﬁghters and ﬁrst responders are consistently facing new challenges in their public service eﬀorts. They are being called upon to deal with a host of unconventional hazards and rescue situations and to adapt quickly to new equipment and technology. To prepare for these challenges, all ﬁrst responders need intensive and continuous training in settings that replicate real-life situations.
Each year, over 60,000 students count on the Illinois Fire Service Institute to prepare them for challenges they will face.
You can play an important role in delivering this vital training by partnering with the Illinois Fire Service Institute. Your support makes it possible for IFSI to train more ﬁrst responders and to ensure that they have access to the most up-to-date facilities, props, and equipment. IFSI delivers practical, hands-on training and education which requires extensive resources.
The Grain Bin Rescue Operations training program enables firefighters, other first responders and private sector rescue teams to get specific training on grain bin rescues. Contributions to the fund pay for the delivery of 40-hour classes delivered on weekends throughout Illinois to accommodate the schedules of volunteer firefighters and others who cannot afford to be away from home during the week.Learn More and Donate
Illini Emergency Medical Services (IEMS) is the student-led EMS program at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign. IEMS functions to have a safer campus by providing volunteer EMT-Level responders for over 250 campus events and activities each academic year. Donations to the IEMS fund will be used to improve emergency response equipment, offset the costs of EMT-Basic and other training, and expand IEMS's response capabilities.Learn More and Donate