Bio:Rich Valenta serves as Program Director for IFSI’s delivery of more than ten online classes. He oversees class and program development and manages the delivery of those classes. Rich is also responsible for developing a series of training DVDs and CDs, funded by the Illinois Firefighters Association. To-date seven Training Packages have been developed and delivered to every fire department in Illinois. Rich also leads the staff development efforts initiated in 2012 with videos.
Prior to joining IFSI, Rich served on the Carol Stream Fire District, retiring at the rank of Lieutenant. He has made presentations about electronic class development and delivery at the National Fire Academy and various eLearning seminars. He represents IFSI at the National Fire Academy for the TRADE and FESHE organizations.
Rich holds a Bachelors’ degree in Interdisciplinary Studies from Northeastern Illinois University, Chicago.