International Programs

International Programs


The Illinois Fire Service Institute has a history of reaching across state borders to train firefighters and other first responders. Now, and in recent years, IFSI's reputation for providing exceptional training by highly-respected instructors has added new meaning to the words "world-class training."

IFSI is working with fire departments, government organizations, and first responders in other countries to deliver training.

Since 2006, the IFSI Library’s International Programs have built a viable global community of 813 individuals, consisting of 433 librarians, 172 scholars, 15 students, and 193 first responders from 208 organizations that include libraries, universities, research institutes, and fire organizations as programs continue growing.

International Program Flyer


Lian Ruan

Director of International Programs

Chris Downey

International Programs Liaison

Telephone: 217-265-6107