Bio:Randy Schlichter joined IFSI in 2000 as a Field Staff Instructor and has served the institute as the Northeast Illinois Regional Representative since 2005. In that role, Randy is responsible for working with departments in five counties to ensure all firefighters have access to Cornerstone training. He is qualified in more than 25 skillsets for training.
Randy’s career in firefighting began in 1969 as a volunteer firefighter and progressed to career firefighter/EMT for the Hoffman Estates Fire Department in 1975. During his years with Hoffman Estates, he served as the training instructor and was promoted to Lieutenant in 1983, Captain in 1995 and later to Battalion Chief in 1999. He received the department’s Meritorious Award in 1987 and was name Firefighter of the Year in 1995. Randy retired from the department in 2002. Randy also served with the Richmond Illinois Fire Protection District as Assistant Fire Chief and Training Officer from 2001 to 2003.