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John Nichols has been a field staff member of the IFSI team since 2003 with a particular focus on vehicle and machinery rescue classes. In 2010, John was named as Regional Representative to serve as a liaison for 11 counties in southwest Illinois. In that role, John is responsible for coordinating and scheduling Cornerstone training in his area.

John is qualified in more than 20 skillsets and regularly teaches vehicle/machinery rescue classes, as well as local house burns and other classes. He has taught more than 230 classes and coordinated another 400 more.

John retired after 33 years from the Collinsville Fire Department as an Assistant Chief. He holds an Associate’s degree in Fire Science from Lewis and Clark Community College.
11 Gerty Dr.
Champaign, IL 61820
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Phone: (217) 333-8925
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