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In summer 2006, Director Richard Jaehne and Head Librarian Lian Ruan visited Shanghai Fire Research Institute, Key State Fire Laboratory at University of Science and Technology of China, Tsinghua University’s Center for Public Safety Research, and Beihang University.

In September 2006, Director Richard Jaehne and Head Librarian Lian Ruan were invited by Tsinghua University’s Center for Public Safety Research to attend the annual CBD International Forum on Urban Emergency Management. Director Jaehne made a keynote speech on U.S. emergency management. They also visited Shanghai Fire Research Institute and ULs Shanghai Office.

In January 2008, Head Librarian and Director of IFSI International Programs Lian Ruan traveled to China with University of Illinois Associate Chancellor and Executive Director of International Research Relations Jesse Delia and visited thirteen institutes and their libraries.

In October 2008, Director Richard Jaehne and Head Librarian and Director of IFSI International Programs Lian Ruan were invited to attend the 7th International Symposium on New Technologies for Urban Safety of Mega Cities in Asia (USMCA 2008) at Tsinghua University. Director Jaehne gave a keynote speech on U.S. emergency response systems and was invited to serve as a Board Member of the new Asia-Pacific Association for Public Safety, Science and Technology.

In October 2008, Director Richard Jaehne and Head Librarian and Director of IFSI International Programs Lian Ruan visited the Hong Kong Fire Services Department and Rescue Training Center at Tsim Sha Tsui Area. They also met Director LO, Gregory, Training Director LI, Kin-yat, and other key personnel. A collaborative training program was being discussed and implemented.

In December 2008, Head Librarian and Director of IFSI International Programs Lian Ruan visited Beihang University and gave a series of talks on library management. She also met with library directors in Beijing, Shanghai and Changxin, Zhejiang Province.

In June 2009, Head Librarian and Director of IFSI International Programs Lian Ruan visited China with Dean John Unsworth, Graduate School of Library and Information Science, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign. They visited libraries at East China Normal University, Nanjing University, Nanjing University of Aeronautical and Astronautic University, South East University, Wuhan University and Peking University. Dean Unsworth gave a series of talks on digital library. In addition, Ruan visited other academic libraries in Sichuan, Chongqing and Hangzhou. She also visited the Center for Public Safety Research at Tsinghua University, and met researchers from Sichuan Fire Research Institute.

In November 2009, Jaehne and Ruan traveled to China to visit the following organizations and cities to further develop the IFSI International programs: Tsinghua University's Center for Public Safety Research (Beijing, Jaehne made a speech on Emergency Management), Dalian University of Technology School of Management (Jaehne made a speech on Emergency Management) and Safety Bureau of Dalian Municipal Government (Dalian), Northeast Normal University Library (Changchun), Northeast Agricultural University (Harbin, Jaehne made a speech on Agricultural Rescue), Shenzhen City University Libraries (Shenzhen, where Jaehne made a speech on Proactive Library Services), Jinan University Library and Guangzhou Finance College Library (Guangzhou, where Jaehne made a speech on Proactive Library Services), China Ropeway Association's Annual Conference (Mt. Emei, Sichuan Province), and Hong Kong Fire Services Department. Ruan also visited Beijing Normal University Library (Beijing), Beihang University Library (Beijing), Beijing University of Technology Library (Beijing), University of Electronic Science and Technology of China, (Chengdu), Chongqing University Library and Third Military Medical School Library (Chongqing), Southeast Law and Finance University Library (Wuhan), Wuhan University Library, NUAA Library, Nanjing University of Technology Library, and Nanjing University Library (Nanjing), East China Normal Library, Tongji University Library and Donghua University Library (Shanghai).

In October 2010, Head Librarian Ruan visited China with Dean John Unsworth, Graduate School of Library and Information Science, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign. They visited Southeast University, Third Military University, Zhejiang University, and Shanghai Jiaotong University. At Wuhan University, they attended and presented respectively at the Third Sino-U.S. Symposium on Library and Information Science Education in the Digital Age. Ruan also visited library directors and organizers of IFSI-China training programs in Nanjing and Beijing.

In December 2010, Director Jaehne, Dr. Horn and Head Librarian Ruan attended the Fire Conference in Guangzhou's Sun Yat-sen University. Jaehne made a speech entitled "Providing Critical Life Safety Response Time" and Dr. Horn, "Engineering Solutions to Reduce Firefighter Injuries and Fatalities" at the conference. Jaehne also made a speech to students in emergency management program on "Comprehensive Emergency Management System in USA" at Jinan University. Head Librarian Ruan made a presentation to librarians and library directors in Guangzhou area on "Future of American Academic Libraries and Librarians" at Jinan University. Ruan also visited libraries at Sun Yat-sen University, Jinan University, Guangzhou University, Chongqing Library, and Beijing Jiaotong University.

In June 2011, Head Librarian Ruan visited Shanghai, Hangzhou, Chongqing, Beijing and Dalian. She gave presentations on the Future of Academic Libraries in the USA at Zhejiang University Library and the Third Military Medicine University. She also gave a presentation on her dissertation at the Department of Information Management, Zhejiang University.

In November 2011, Head Librarian Ruan met library directors in Beijing, Dalian, Nanjing, Suzhou, Shenzhen, Hong Kong, Ningbo and Shanghai. She also met partners in Beijing for fire and emergency management programs, and CEO and CFO emergency management training, met Deputy Mayor and his top officers in Dalian for emergency management program, Nanjing for higher education administrators program, Shenzhen for bank and finance emergency management training, Hong Kong fire engineering, Guangzhou for fire investigators, and Shanghai for library and information science. Ruan also made a speech entitled "Leadership in Library Management" at the East China Normal University Library.

Director Jaehne, Hazmat Program Director Ray Palczynski and Director of IFSI International Programs Lian Ruan attended the Asia Fire Conference from February 6 to 12, 2012. Director Jaehne’s key note presentation on "Leadership and Training for Special Operations Response to a Multi-Hazard Disasters" was well-received. We visited Hong Kong City University on February 7 and met firefighting delegation from Taiwan. Palcynski and Ruan visited hazmat training center at Sheung Wan Fire Station of the Hong Kong Fire Services Department on February 10. On February 11, we visited the Guangdong Fire Protection Association and the Association is interested in collaborating with IFSI on fire and emergency training.

Dr. Gavin Horn, Director of IFSI Firefighter Life Safety Research Center, attended the 4th Fire Symposium by Hong Kong Institute of Engineers (Fire Engineering Division) on May 3, 2012 in Hong Kong. His presentation title was "Human Factors Engineering to Improve Firefighting Tools and Equipment for the Next Decade."

From July 6 to July 12 2012, Deputy Director Roger Lunt and Director of IFSI International Programs Lian Ruan visited Dalian Administrative College. Deputy Mayor XIAO, Shengfeng, President WANG, Yuanxin, Dalian Administrative College (DAC) and other administrators met Lunt and Ruan on July 8. Lunt signed the collaborative agreement with President Wang. Lunt and Ruan also visited the Industrial Park and Petrochemical Zone, Intel, and BorgWarner. Lunt made the presentations, entitled " Paradigms of U.S. Emergency Response" and "High-rise case study" on behalf of Director Jaehne . They visited Tsinghua University’s Public Safety Research Institute and met fire service people in Beijing. Ruan visited the Dalian Jiaotong University Library and Tianjin Library.

From September 3 to September 9 2012, Associate Director Brian Brauer, Program Director Ray Palczynski and Director of IFSI International Programs, Lian Ruan were invited by the Chinese People’s Armed Police Forces Academy to attend the 2012 Annual International Symposium on Firefighting and Emergency Management co-organized by the Science Technology and Information Bureau of Ministry of Public Security, Chinese People’s Armed Police Force Academy, Firefighting and Rescue Technical Committee of China Fire Protection Association in Langfang city, Hebei province. Brauer’s presentation title is "Building a statewide system for emergency response in Illinois," Palczynski’s presentation title is "Illinois Homeland Security", and Ruan’s presentation title is "Illinois State Fire Academy Library and IFSI International Programs for Firefighting and Emergency Management." The symposium’s theme was "Hazardous chemicals Incident Response and Training" and had 140 participants from China, USA, Canada, and Great Britain.

From September 17 to September 26, 2013, Royal Mortenson, IFSI Director and Lian Ruan, IFSI Director of International Programs visited the following organizations and met leaders, faculty, researchers and managers to discuss collaborations and partnerships in the field of fire emergency services: Institute of Public Safety Research, Tsinghua University (Beijing), Chinese People's Armed Police Forces Academy (Langfang), Dalian Administrative College, Dalian Maritime University, Dalian Jiaotong University, Northeast University of Finance and Economics (Dalian), Jinan University (Guangzhou) , San Yat-Sun University, Guangdong Fire Protection Association (Guangzhou), and Hong Kong Fire Services Department (Hong Kong). The Memorandum of Understanding agreement was renewed with Tsinghua University and a new Memorandum of Understanding agreement was signed by the U of I and Chinese People's Armed Police Forces Academy. Director Mortenson made presentations in several organizations, including "Emergency Management and 1st Responder Training at IFSI and in the US," "Comprehensive Disaster Management Response and Training," and "IFSI: Providing 1st Responder Training, Emergency Management, and Research for the Fire Service in the 21st Century."

During the time of August 30 to September 17, 2013, Head Librarian Lian Ruan visited 18 libraries and met library directors in the following universities: East China Normal University (Shanghai), Shanghai Sports University, Shanghai Maritime University, Jin Cheng College of Nanjing University of Aeronautics and Astronautics, Nanjing Agricultural University, Southeast University (Nanjing), Hangzhou Normal University, Zhejiang University of Science and Technology (Hangzhou), Hangzhou Electronics University of Technology and Science, Zhejiang University (Hangzhou), Sichuan Police College (Luzhou), Chongqing University, The Lanzhou Branch of the National Science Library, Chinese Academy of Science, Northwest University For Nationalities Library (Lanzhou), Dunhuang Research Institute, Peking University (Beijing), Beijing University of Science and Technology, and Tsinghua University (Beijing). She made presentations on academic libraries' development trends and knowledge management services in special and academic libraries. She also promoted the Chinese Librarians Summer Program to prepare for the 10th anniversary celebration in 2014.

From October 12 to October 18, 2013, IFSI Assistant Director James Keiken participated at the Aviation Firefighting and Emergency Rescue International Seminar organized and hosted by China Civil Aviation Flight University in Guanghan, Sichuan Province. He gave two well-received presentations - "Bulk (Terminal) Storage Plant" and "US Fire Service." In addition, Head Librarian Lian Ruan visited Chengdu Medical Library in Xindu, Sichuan Province and China Civil Aviation Flight University Library in Guanghan, Sichuan Province.

On May 6, 2014, IFSI Director Royal Mortenson opened the 2014 inFire Annual Conference held at Sun Yat-sen University in Guangzhou, China. The conference is an important platform for the International Network for Fire Information and Reference Exchange (inFire) and 2014 is its 28th annual conference. IFSI Head Librarian and Director of IFSI International Programs, Dr. Lian Ruan worked with Professor Dong Liang, College of Engineering, Sun, Yat-sen University to serve as co-chairs for the conference. IFSI Director Mortenson made a presentation, entitled "Meeting the Fire Service Challenge of the 21st Century through Training, Education, Research and Information," followed by many questions from the audience. Dr. Lian Ruan delivered her presentation, titled "Supporting Dynamic Information Needs of Firefighter Instructors in the Digital Age." Both presentations were well-received. In addition, Director Mortenson and Dr. Ruan visited the Shanghai Fire Research Institute. Director Mortenson gave presentations on IFSI training and research.

In August 21 to 29, 2014, Lian Ruan, Director of IFSI International Programs, visited Beijing. She met participants of the Chinese Librarians Summer Program and had a 10th anniversary gathering party. She also met librarians in Beijing area to promote the 2015 Chinese Librarians Scholarly Exchange Program.

In September 17 to 24, Sept. 27-28, 2014, Jim Keiken, IFSI Deputy Director and Lian Ruan, Director of IFSI International programs visited the Beijing Institute of Technology Library, Beijing Youth Safety Museum, and the Chinese People’s Armed Police Forces Academy. As one of speakers at the International Seminar on Firefighting and Rescue in Special Environment," Keiken made two presentations, titled 1) "Emergency Management with a focus on NIMS and some of the current technology used at disaster scene such as Electronic viewing devices — including search cameras, infrared devices and fiber-optic cables, Drones, Robots, Audio and seismic units, GIS Mapping and virtual EOCs and the second area" and 2) "Study on Emergency Management and Rescue Technology at Emergency Disaster Scenes." With GSLIS Professor Stephen Downie, Keiken and Ruan also visited Dunhuang Academy’s Information Center, Digital Center, and Dunhuang Fire Department from September 25-27.

Fire Asia 2015 was be held from 4th– 6th February 2015 at the Hong Kong Convention & Exhibition Centre, Hong Kong Special Administration Region (HKSAR) China. The conference theme is "Team up for future" and focused on new fire-fighting and disaster recovery operation techniques, latest fire engineering researches, paramedics operations, and showcase studies for landmark projects. IFSI Director Royal Mortenson and Director of IFSI International Programs Lian Ruan attended the conference. Mortenson made a presentation, titled “Fire Service Training Programs in the 21st Century of the US.” Director Mortenson and Ruan had a productive meeting with IFSI-Hong Kong Fire Services Department Hazmat participants. Director Mortenson and Ruan visited the Sun Yat-Sen University fire investigation laboratory, emergency management in Shenzhen and emergency management response training at the Pearl River Delta Training Center. Ruan met Chinese Librarians Summer Program participants, visiting scholars, and fire emergency colleagues in Guangzhou, Shenzhen, Chongqing and Shanghai.

Dr. Lian Ruan and two chiefs visited Civil Flight Aviation University from April 5 to April 11, 2015 and made presentations on library and information on fire academies and fire science education in USA.

Dr. Lian Ruan and Ray Palczynski visited Nanning Fire Service Department from April 26-28, 2015 to help evaluate ASEAN Regional Forum Disaster Relief Exercise. They also paid a visit to Shenzhen Emergency Training facility for hazmat training program from April 28-30, 2015.

From July 29 to August 6, 2015, IFSI Deputy Director Jim Keiken, Instructor Ray Palczynski, and Instructor Jim Conn and Dr. Lian Ruan, Director of IFSI International Programs visited and conducted the first Hazardous Materials Ops Training Program at the National Hazardous Chemicals Emergency Rescue Huizhou Base.

On August 7, 2015, IFSI Deputy Director Jim Keiken, Instructor Ray Palczynski, and Instructor Jim Conn and Dr. Lian Ruan, Director of IFSI International Programs visited comprehensive training facility at the Shanghai Fire Department

From August 24 to August 30, 2015, Dr. Lian Ruan, Head Librarian and Director of IFSI International Programs attended the 2015 Dunhuang Forum: International Conference on Digital Library and Cultural Relics Preservation and Use in the Big Data Environment, which was held in Dunhuang Mogao Grottoes, Gansu Province, China. As President of Chinese American Librarians Association, Dr. Ruan made a presentation entitled, “Digital Dunhuang & CALA: Collaboration in Scholarly Sharing and Exchange.” She met and networked with many Chinese Librarians Summer Program participants. She also helped chair forum session and joins the open discussion as a panelist.

From September 5 to September 19, 2015, Dr. Lian Ruan, Head Librarian and Director of IFSI International Programs made presentations on library management and development at the following university libraries: Jiangsu University in Zhenjiang, University of Science and Technology in China in Hefei, and Southeast University in Nanjing. She met library directors and leaders at Peking University, Beijing Normal University, Beijing Institute of Technology, Northeast Forestry University, NUAA, Nanjing Industrial University, Nanjing Agricultural University, Nanjing University, and Yangzhou University.

From September 20 to September 26, 2015, Deputy Director Jim Keiken, Chief Tim Walsh and Dr. Lian Ruan, Director of IFSI International Programs were invited to the Chinese People Armed Police Forces Academy (CPAPFA). Deputy Director made a presentation on hazardous materials emergency response and Chief Walsh on structural collapse rescue at the CPAPFA International Seminar on Rescue. Both also met with students and had interactive discussions on emergency rescue and firefighter career in the United States.

From November 18, 2015 to November 30, 2015, then December 9 to December 18, 2015, Dr. Lian Ruan, Head Librarian and Director of IFSI International Programs, visited the following libraries and made presentations on library management and development: Tongji University Library, Shanghai Maritime University Library, Jiangsu University Library, Anhui University of Industry Library, Jiaxing College Library, Wenzhou Medical University Library, Ningbo College of Engineering Library, Ningbo Public Library, Beilun Library, Shenzhen City Town University Library, Jinan University Library, School of Information Management at Sun-Yat Sen University, and Guangzhou Public Library. On December 10, Dr. Lian Ruan was invited by Jiangsu University Library to join the Academic Library Planning Meeting and made a keynote speech on sharing experiences of strategic planning in academic libraries. As CALA President, Dr. Ruan was invited to give a keynote speech on new trends of academic libraries in the USA as part of CALA’s Academic Session, entitled “The Library’s Role in Social Advancement: Current Trends in Academic and Public Libraries in the United States” at the Chinese Library Annual Conference in Guangzhou (December 15 to December 17). The Conference theme was “Library: The Power of Social Progress.” Dr. Ruan also attended the exhibition of books and library equipment during the conference. In November, Dr. Ruan visited the Zhenjiang Fire Department and Fire Museum.

From December 2 to December 7, 2015, IFSI Deputy Director Jim Keiken, Instructor Ray Palczynski, and Instructor William Manley and Dr. Lian Ruan, Director of IFSI International Programs visited and conducted the second Hazardous Materials Ops Training Program at the National Hazardous Chemicals Emergency Rescue Huizhou Base.

On December 3, 2015, Director Royal Mortenson, Deputy Director Jim Keiken, and Dr. Lian Ruan, Director of IFSI International Programs, visited the Hong Kong Fire Services Department and met Hong Kong hazmat officers who were trained at IFSI.

On December 7, 2015, Director Royal Mortenson and Dr. Lian Ruan, Head Librarian and Director of IFSI International Programs, visited Dean Lihui Cai and his colleagues at the School of Emergency Management in Jinan University. They also visited Jinan University Library.

On December 8, 2015, the IFSI Hazmat Instructor Team was invited to attend the First Hazardous Chemical Emergency & Rescue International Workshop. Deputy Director Jim Keiken made a keynote speech, entitled “Management of Fire Intermodal Freight Facilities.”

From May 13 to 20, 2016, Dr. Lian Ruan, Head Librarian and Director of IFSI International Programs and Richard Valenta, E-Learning Director visited Chinese People’s Armed Police Forces Academy.

From August 15th to August 16th, 2016, Head Librarian and Director of IFSI International Programs Lian Ruan visited Beijing Union University Library and Digital Experience Lab.

From August 17th to August 20th, 2016, Head Librarian Lian Ruan, Prof. Lavalle, Steven M, and three of his students from department of computer science (UIUC), visited Dunhuang Academy and made a presentation and scholarly exchange on virtual reality.

From September 2nd to September 16th, 2016, Head Librarian and Director of IFSI International Programs Lian Ruan visited libraries in China, met Chinese Librarians Scholarly Exchange Program participants and gave presentations. In addition, Dr. Ruan also participated in the 2016 China Colleges and Universities Information Literacy Workshop as a guest at Zhenjiang, Jiangsu. Dr. Ruan visited the following institutions: Jiangsu Universtiy Library, Jiangsu Police Institute, Suzhou Information Institute of Science and Technology, Jiangsu Science and Technology Information Institute, and Suzhou University.

From September 21st to September 25th, 2016, Head Librarian and Director of IFSI International Programs Lian Ruan, Director of IFSI Research Center Dr. Gavin Horn, and IFSI Special Operations Training Program Director Heather Moore, visited the Chinese People’s Armed Police Forces Academy. Dr. Horn and Director Moore joined the International Conference on Fire Science and Technology and made a presentation respectively.

From October 25 to October 27, 2016, Head Librarian Lian Ruan was invited to attend the Chinese Library Annual Conference in Tongling (铜陵), Anhui Province and made a presentation on IFSI innovative library services at the CALA Academic Session on innovative services and technology in American academic libraries. Dr. Ruan was also invited to visit and present at the following libraries in the region: Jiangsu University Library, Anhui Normal University Library in Wuhu, Nanjing Agricultural University Library, Jiangsu Provincial Information Institute, , Zhejiang University Libraries, Zhejiang Science and Technology University Library.

From November 28 to December 5, 2016, IFSI Hazmat Instructor Ray Palczynski, William Manley, Jim Conn and Dr. Lian Ruan, Director of IFSI International Programs visited and conducted the third Hazardous Materials Ops Training Program at the National Hazardous Chemicals Emergency Rescue Huizhou Base.

On December 4, 2016, IFSI Director Royal Mortenson and Dr. Lian Ruan, Director of IFSI International Programs visited the Hong Kong Fire and Ambulance Services Academy and met colleagues from the Hong Kong Fire Services Department on fire service training and research.

On December 6, 2016, IFSI Director Royal Mortenson, IFSI Hazmat Instructor team joined the second Hazardous Chemical Emergency & Rescue International Workshop at the National Hazardous Chemicals Emergency Rescue Huizhou Base. Director Mortenson made a presentation, entitled “IFSI Emergency and Disaster Response Training for 1st Responders: Readiness through Training” at the workshop.

On December 7, 2016, IFSI Director Royal Mortenson visited the Shenzhen S&HE Safety Solution Co. Ltd. and discussed further training collaboration on hazmat emergency management.

On December 8, 2016, Director Royal Mortenson, Dr. Lian Ruan, Director of IFSI International Programs, visited the Kunming Fire Command School.

On August 7, 2017, Director Royal Mortenson and Dr. Lian Ruan, Director of IFSI International Programs, visited the State Administration of Work Safety in Beijing. They also visited the Fire Service Central Bureau and Fire Museum in Beijing on August 8. On August 10, they visited Zhoushan Training Base. They met officers from Hong Kong Fire Services Department on August 11.

From September 13 to September 20, 2017, Dr. and Head Librarian Lian Ruan visited and met library directors and colleagues at the following universities: the Henan University of Economics and Law, Beijing Union University Library, Beijing Dancing Academy Library, and Peking University Library.

From September 21 to September 26, 2017, Head Librarian and Director of IFSI International Programs Lian Ruan, Director of IFSI Firefighting Program Sean Burke, and International Program Manager Jim Conn visited the Chinese People’s Armed Police Forces Academy. They joined the International Conference on Fire Science and Technology: Industrial Fire Prevention, Control and Rescue. Sean Burke and Jim Conn each made a presentation on firefighting and hazardous materials response respectively.

From October 13 to October 31, 2017, Head Librarian and Director of IFSI International Programs Lian Ruan visited and met library directors and colleagues at the following universities: The Jiangsu University Library, Nanjing University Library, Nanjing Tech University Library, Yangzhou Sci. & Tech Institute Library, Anhui Eco & Finance University Library, Jiming Temple Library, Nanjing Normal University Library, Shanghai Normal University Library, and Library of Shanghai Institute of Tourism. Head Librarian Ruan was invited to join the Jiangsu Library Association Annual Conference at Nanjing University Library and made a presentation about remaking space in American academic libraries.

From November 11 to December 10, 2017, Head Librarian and Director of IFSI International Programs Lian Ruan visited and met library directors and colleagues in the following organizations: The Jiangsu University Library, Nanjing University of Posts and Telecommunications Library, Wuhan University of Technology Library, Wuhan University Library, Chongqing University Library, The Library of Hohai University, Xuzhou Engineering College Library, Nanjing Agricultural University Library, China Geology and Mining University Library, Zhejiang University Library,Guangzhou University of Chinese Medicine and Shenzhen Town University Library.

On May 8, 2018, Instructor of the University of Illinois Fire Service Institute / Fox Valley Career Center Gary Baum delivered a presentation entitled “The Potential Reduction of Firefighter Exposure to Carbon-Based Carcinogens in Structure Fires Through the Use of Class A Compressed Air Foam Systems” at Fire Asia 2018 Conference organized by the Hong Kong Fire Services Department, the Institution of Fire Engineers (Hong Kong Branch), the Hong Kong Institution of Engineers (Building Services Division), the Hong Kong Institution of Engineers (Fire Division), the Ambulance Service Institute (Hong Kong Branch) and the China Hong Kong Fire Protection Association.

On May 8, 2018, Instructor of the University of Illinois Fire Service Institute / Fox Valley Career Center Gary Baum delivered a presentation entitled “The Potential Reduction of Firefighter Exposure to Carbon-Based Carcinogens in Structure Fires Through the Use of Class A Compressed Air Foam Systems” at Fire Asia 2018 Conference organized by the Hong Kong Fire Services Department, the Institution of Fire Engineers (Hong Kong Branch), the Hong Kong Institution of Engineers (Building Services Division), the Hong Kong Institution of Engineers (Fire Division), the Ambulance Service Institute (Hong Kong Branch) and the China Hong Kong Fire Protection Association.

2006年夏天,杰尼院长和阮炼馆长访问了上海消防研究所、中国科学技术大学火灾防治国家重点实验室、清华大学公共安全研究中心和北京航空航天大学。

2006年9月,杰尼院长和阮炼馆长应清华大学公共安全研究中心邀请参加了城市应急管理CBD年度国际论坛,杰尼院长发表了关于美国应急管理的主题演讲。他们还参观了上海消防研究所和UL驻上海办事处。

2008年1月,伊利诺伊大学副校长及国际关系研究中心执行主任杰西•德利亚和阮炼馆长IFSI国际项目主任一起访问中国,参观了13所中国高校及其图书馆。

2008年10月,杰尼院长和阮炼馆长IFSI国际项目主任应邀参加在清华大学召开的第7届亚洲大都市城市安全新技术国际研讨会。杰尼院长发表了关于美国应急系统的主题演讲,并应邀担任公共安全,科学与技术亚太协会董事会成员。

2008年10月,杰尼院长和阮炼馆长、IFSI国际项目主任访问了香港消防署以及尖沙嘴区救援培训中心,同时会见了卢振雄处长,李建日高级消防区长和其他消防处的主要工作人员,会见商谈了合作培训计划。

2008年10月,阮炼馆长、IFSI国际项目主任访问北京航空航天大学并关于图书馆管理发表一系列演讲。阮馆长还会见了北京、上海及浙江长兴市的多位图书馆长。

2009年6月,阮炼馆长、IFSI国际项目主任和伊利诺伊大学厄巴纳香槟分校图情学院院长约翰•昂斯沃斯先生一起访问了中国华东师大,南京大学,南京航空航天大学,东南大学,武汉大学,北京大学等图书馆。昂斯沃斯院长做了有关数字图书馆的演讲。阮馆长还访问了四川,重庆,杭州等地的高校图书馆,以及清华大学公共安全研究中心,并会见了来自四川消防研究所的研究工作者。

2009年11月,杰尼院长和阮炼馆长IFSI国际项目主任为了继续发展IFSI国际项目访问了以下组织和城市:清华大学公共安全研究中心(在北京,杰尼院长发表了有关应急管理的主题演讲),大连理工大学管理学院(杰尼院长发表了有关应急管理的主题演讲)和大连市政府安全署,东北师范大学(长春),东北农业大学(在哈尔滨,杰尼院长做了有关农业救援的演讲),深圳城市大学图书馆(杰尼院长做了有关图书馆主动服务的演讲),暨南大学图书馆和广州金融学院图书馆(在广州,杰尼院长做了有关图书馆主动服务的演说),中国索道协会年会(四川省峨眉山,杰尼院长发表了有关应急管理的主题演讲)和香港消防署。阮院长还参观了北京师范大学(北京),中国电子科技大学(成都),重庆大学图书馆和第三军医大图书馆(重庆),东南财经政法大学图书馆(武汉),武汉大学图书馆,南航图书馆,南京理工大学图书馆和南京大学图书馆(南京),华东师范大学图书馆,同济大学图书馆和东华大学图书馆(上海)。

2010年10月, 阮炼馆长IFSI国际项目主任和伊利诺伊大学图情学院院长约翰•奥斯沃斯一同访问了西南大学,第三军医大学,浙江大学,上海交通大学。在武汉大学,他们应邀参加了"第三届中美数字时代图书馆学情报学教育国际研讨会",并分别做了报告。阮馆长还造访了在南京和北京的诸位高校图书馆馆长及IFSI国际项目的合作伙伴。

2010年12月,杰尼院长,洪博士和阮馆长应邀参加了广州中山大学的第五届消防性能化与消防工程研讨会。杰尼院长在会上做了"为宝贵的生命安全赢取应对时间"的报告,洪博士做了"减少消防员伤亡的工程解决方法"的报告。杰尼院长还在给暨南大学应急管理的学生们做了"美国的应急管理系统"的报告。阮馆长给广州地区的图书馆员及馆长们做了"美国高校图书馆及馆员未来发展"报告。阮馆长还去访问了中山大学图书馆,暨南大学图书馆,广州大学图书馆,重庆图书馆,和北京交通大学图书馆等。 2011年6月,阮炼馆长访问了上海、杭州、重庆、北京、大连等城市。阮馆长在浙江大学图书馆、第三军医大学图书馆做了“美国高校图书馆的未来”为题的演讲。除此之外,她还在浙江大学信息管理系就其博士论文研究做了演讲。

2011 年11月,阮炼馆长造访了北京、大连、南京、苏州、深圳、香港、宁波及上海的图书馆馆长。除此之外,阮馆长还在北京会见了消防及应急管理项目、CEO和CFO应急管理培训项目的合作伙伴,在大连就应急管理项目会见了大连副市长及主要政府官员, 在南京商谈了高等教育管理项目,在深圳洽谈了银行及金融应急管理培训项目,在香港探讨了消防工程,在广州讨论了活在调查项目,在上海讨论了图书馆情报学项目。在华东师范大学,阮馆长就"图书馆管理领导力"为题做了专题演讲。

2012年2月6日至12日,杰尼院长,核生化事故项目主任雷•帕尔科聂斯基以及IFSI国际项目主任阮炼馆长出席了亚洲消防国际会议。杰尼院长发表的重要演讲“对有多种危险的灾难所作出的特别应变行动的领导才能及训练”受到了热烈反响。2月7日,杰尼院长一行三人访问了香港城市大学,并且会见了来自台湾的消防代表团。2月10日,雷•帕尔科聂斯基主任以及阮馆长访问了位于香港消防处上环消防局的核生化事故培训中心。2月11日,杰尼院长一行三人访问了广东省消防协会。该协会非常乐意与IFSI合作进行消防及紧急培训。

2012年5月3日,IFSI 消防安全研究中心主管加文•洪博士参加了由香港工程师学会(消防工程分部)在香港举办的第四届消防座谈会并发表演讲。洪博士的演讲题目是“考虑人文因素,为下个十年升级消防工具和装备”。

2012年7月6日至12日,IFSI副院长罗杰•兰德和IFSI国际项目主任阮炼造访大连行政学院(DAC)。副市长肖盛锋、院长王元新、大连行政学院和其他管理人员于7月8日和兰德院长、阮炼主任见面。兰德副院长和王院长签署了合作协议。兰德副院长和阮炼主任还参观了工业园区、石化园区、英特尔和博格华纳公司。兰德副院长以杰尼院长的名义发表演讲“美国应急范例”和“高层建筑消防个案研究”。他们还参观了清华大学公众安全研究中心并与北京的消防人员见面。阮炼主任参观了大连交通大学图书馆和天津图书馆。

2012年从9月3日到9月9日,副院长布莱恩•布饶尔、项目主管雷•帕尔森斯基和阮炼主任受中国人民武装警察部队学院邀请参加由科技和信息局公安部、中国人民武装警察部队学院及中国消防协会消防与救援技术委员会在河北廊坊共同举办的2012年度消防应急管理座谈会。布饶尔副院长的演讲题目是“为伊利诺伊州建立覆盖全州的应急系统”;帕尔森斯基主管的演讲题目是“伊利诺伊州国土安全”;阮炼主任的演讲题目是“伊利诺伊消防学院图书馆和消防、应急管理国际项目”。本次座谈会的主题为“危险化学品事故的回应与培训”,共有140名来自中国、美国、加拿大和英国的与会人士。

从2013年9月17日至9月26日,IFSI院长莫特森和IFIS国际部主任阮炼访问下面这些单位并且会见领导、教授、研究人员及管理人员等等。这些单位包括清华大学公共安全研究院 (北京),中国人民武装警察部队学院(廊坊) ,大连行政学院,大连海事大学,大连交通大学,东北财经大学(大连),,暨南大学(广州) ,中山大学(广州),广东省消防协会(广州) 和香港消防处 。清华大学和伊大续约签署谅解备忘录协议。中国人民武装警察部队学院和伊大签署了新的备忘录。莫特森院长两方面的学术报告:"美国和伊州消防服务培训学院应急管理和急救人员的培训,"和"伊州消防服务培训学院:为21世纪消防服务应急人员提供的培训、应急管理及学术研究。"

2013年8月30日至9月17日期间,阮炼馆长参观访问了下面18所高校图书馆并会见了图书馆馆长及同仁:华东师范大学(上海) ,上海体育大学,上海海事大学,南京航空航天大学金诚学院,南京农业大学,东南大学(南京),杭州师范大学,浙江工业大学科学与技术(杭州) ,杭州电子科技大学(杭州) ,浙江大学(杭州) ,四川警察学院(泸州) ,重庆大学,兰州中国科学研究院国家科学图书馆分馆,西北民族大学(兰州) ,敦煌研究院,北京大学 ,北京理工大学,清华大学(北京) 。她做了有关美国高校图书馆的发展趋势和专业及高校图书馆知识管理服务的报告。她还为中国图书馆员暑期项目做宣传,筹备2014年暑期项目10周年的庆典活动。

2013年10月12日至年10月18日,IFSI副院长吉姆•凯肯参加了由四川省广汉中国民用航空飞行学院主办的航空消防和应急救援国际研讨会。在访问期间,凯肯副院长给了两个受到欢迎的报告: "批量储存装置(机场油库灭火)"和"美国消防服务。"此外,阮炼馆长访问在四川省新都的成都医学院图书馆和四川省广汉市的中国民航飞行学院图书馆。

2014年5月6号,IFSI莫特森院长在2014年的inFIRE国际消防信息年会上致开幕词, 2014 inFIRE国际消防信息年会是在中国广州中山大学隆重举行。inFIRE年会是国际消防科学信息交流协会的一个重要平台,2014年是第28次召开。伊州消防服务培训学院图书馆馆长及IFSI国际项目主任阮炼博士和中山大学工学院梁栋教授是这次大会的联合主办人。IFSI莫特森院长做了题为“通过培训、教育、研究和信息化来应对21世纪消防服务事业所面临的挑战”的报告,听众问了很多问题。阮炼博士的报告题目是“支持在数字时代消防员教官们的多变信息需求。”两个报告都受到欢迎。另外,IFSI莫特森院长和阮炼博士还去上海消防研究所交流访问。莫特森院长做了有关伊州消防服务培训学院的培训和研究的报告。

2014年8月21日至29日,消防学院国际项目主任阮炼博士访问北京。她与第十期中国图书馆员暑期学术交流项目的成员会面并共同进行了晚宴。她也与北京地区的图书馆员会面,为2015年的暑期图书馆员学术交流项目进行推广。

2014年9月17日-24日以及9月27日-28日,IFSI副院长吉姆•凯肯与国际项目主任阮炼博士参观了北京科技大学图书馆,北京青少年安全博物馆,以及中国武警学院。作为“特殊场所火灾预防与扑救”大会上的演讲人之一,凯肯为观众献上了2份演讲,一篇为《围绕NIMS(全国突发事件管理系统)和目前用于救灾场所的技术的应急管理》,救灾场所技术涉及电子观察设备—包括搜索摄像头,红外线装置,以及光导电缆,无人驾驶机,机器人,音频及地震设备,GIS地图与虚拟紧急指挥中心(VEOCs)以及第二领域。另一篇为《在危机灾难环境中学习危机管理和援救技术》。同伊大图情系教授史蒂芬•唐尼一道,凯肯以及阮炼博士也一同于9月25-27日参观了敦煌研究院信息中心,数字中心,以及敦煌消防局。

2015年2月4日至6日,2015亚洲消防会议在中国香港特别行政区香港会议展览中心召开。会议的主题是“为未来合作”,主要内容着眼于新的防火防灾修护技术要领、最新的防火工程设计研究、参数话操控和地标性案例展示分析。IFSI院长罗伊莫特森以及IFSI国际项目主任阮炼出席了会议。莫特森在会议上发表了名为“21世纪美国消防服务训练项目”的演讲。莫特森院长和阮主任还与IFSI香港消防署参加过危化品培训的消防官员们见面会谈。之后莫特森院长和阮主任访问了中山大学火调研究中心、深圳应急管理以及珠江三角洲应急管理训练中心。阮主任还在广州、深圳、重庆、上海等与中国图书馆馆员暑期项目的老师们见面,同时也见到了访问学者及消防应急的同仁。

2015年4月5日至4月11日,阮炼博士与两位消防学院的教官访问了民航飞行学院。阮炼博士就美国消防图情发展和消防科学教育做了演讲。

2015年4月26日到4月28日,阮炼博士与瑞•派金斯基访问了南宁消防部门,以协助评估其东盟地区论坛的灾难救援演习。他们也于2015年4月28日参观了深圳危险品应急培训的场地。

2015年7月29日至8月6日,伊利诺伊大学消防培训学院副院长吉姆•肯跟、雷•帕尔科聂斯基教官、吉姆•康恩教官以及国际项目部主任阮炼博士参观了国家危化品紧急救援惠州基地并在该培训基地举办了首届危化品操作培训。

2015年8月7日,伊利诺伊大学消防培训学院副院长吉姆•凯肯,雷•帕尔科聂斯基主任,吉姆•康恩主任以及国际项目部主管阮炼博士,参观并访问了上海消防大队培训基地。

2015年8月24日至8月30日,伊利诺伊大学消防培训学院图书馆馆长,国际项目部主管阮炼博士出席了在中国甘肃省敦煌莫高窟举办的2015敦煌论坛:大数据环境下的数字图书馆和世界文化遗产的保存、使用。作为华人美国图书馆协会主席的阮博士作了 “数字敦煌与华人美国图书馆协会:学术共享和交流合作” 为题的讲座。在此之前,她接待和联络了许多中国图书馆员暑期项目的参与者。同时,她还帮助主持论坛会议,并以小组成员的身份加入了公开讨论。

2015年9月5日至9月19日,伊利诺伊大学消防培训学院图书馆馆长,国际项目部主任阮炼博士在以下图书馆进行了主题为《图书馆管理与发展》的演讲,包括镇江的江苏大学、合肥的中国科技大学及位于南京的东南大学。她还在拜访了北京大学、北京师范大学、北京理工大学、东北林业大学、南京航空航天大学、南京工业大学、南京农业大学、南京大学以及扬州大学等图书馆的馆长和领导们。

2015年9月20日至9月26日,伊利诺伊大学消防培训学院副院长吉姆•凯肯,雷•帕尔科聂斯基主任,蒂姆•沃尔什主任以及国际项目部主管阮炼博士,应邀参加了中国人民武装警察部队学院(CPAPFA)。副主任在CPAPFA国际研讨会上作了关于有害物质的应急响应的演讲,同时蒂姆•沃尔什主任也作了结构倒塌救援的演讲。两人还同时参与了学生关于美国对应急救援和消防人员的职业生涯互动讨论。

从2015年11月18日到2015年11月30日及2015年12月9日到12月18日,IFSI馆长及国际项目主任阮炼博士访问了以下图书馆并就图书馆管理和发展做了学术报告:同济大学图书馆,上海海事大学图书馆,江苏大学图书馆,安徽工业大学图书馆,温州医科大学图书馆,宁波工程学院,宁波市图书馆,北仑图书馆,深圳大学城图书馆,暨南大学图书馆,中山大学资讯管理学院和广州图书馆等。12月10日,阮炼博士受江苏大学图书馆邀请参加了高校图书馆规划会议并做了高校战略规划经验分享的主旨发言。12月15日到12月17日,在广州举行的中国图书馆年会上,作为美国华人图书馆员协会(CALA)会长,阮炼博士应邀在CALA学术研讨会上做了美国高校图书馆发展趋势主旨报告。该学术研讨会的题目是“图书馆在社会进步中的作用:美国高校与公共图书馆的目前趋势”。该年会的主题是“图书馆:社会进步的力量”。在会议期间,阮炼博士还参加了书籍和图书馆设备的展览。另外,阮炼博士11月时还访问了镇江消防支队和镇江消防博物馆。

2015年12月2日至7日,伊利诺伊大学消防培训学院副院长吉姆•肯跟、雷•帕尔科聂斯基教官、威廉•曼利教官以及国际项目部主任阮炼博士在国家危化品紧急救援惠州基地举办了第二届危化品操作培训。

2015年12月3日,伊利诺伊大学消防培训学院莫特森院长肯跟副院长,还有IFSI国际项目主任阮炼博士共同访问了香港消防署并跟在IFSI受过危化品培训的香港消防署危化品同仁进行了交谈。

2015年12月2日至7日,伊利诺伊大学消防培训学院副院长吉姆•肯跟、雷•帕尔科聂斯基教官、威廉•曼利教官以及国际项目部主任阮炼博士在国家危化品紧急救援惠州基地举办了第二届危化品操作培训。

2015年12月7日,伊利诺伊大学消防培训学院莫特森院长和馆长兼IFSI国际项目主任的阮炼博士访问了暨南大学应急管理学院的蔡立辉院长及同事。莫特森院长和阮博士还访问了暨南大学图书馆史小军馆长及同事。

在2015年12月8日,IFSI 危化品教官代表队应邀参加了第一届危化品应急与救援的国际研讨会,肯跟副院长受邀做了题为“集装箱集散地的消防管理”的主旨报告。

2016年5月13日到20日,阮炼馆长,IFSI国际项目主任以及 IFSI在线课程项目主任瓦伦塔• 理查德访问了中国武警部队学院。

2016年8月15日至8月16日,伊利诺伊大学消防培训学院图书馆馆长、国际项目部主任阮炼博士访问了北京联合大学图书馆以及数字体验中心。

2016年8月17日至8月20日,阮炼博士和伊利诺伊大学厄本那香槟分校计算机系拉瓦•史蒂文教授及他的三名学生访问了敦煌研究院并做虚拟现实主题的相关报告和学术交流。

2016年9月2日至9月16日,伊利诺伊大学消防培训学院图书馆馆长、国际项目部主任阮炼博士访问了高校图书馆,并与伊大暑期项目的老师们见面和做了报告。 阮炼博士作为嘉宾参加了在江苏镇江召开的2016全国高校信息素养研讨会。阮炼博士访问的大学有:江苏大学图书馆、江苏省警察学院、苏州市科学技术局和江苏省科学技术情报研究所以及苏州大学。

2016年9月21日至9月25日,伊利诺伊大学消防培训学院图书馆馆长、国际项目部主任阮炼博士,伊利诺伊大学消防培训学院研究中心主任加文• 霍恩博士以及伊利诺伊大学消防培训学院特别行动训练项目主任希瑟•摩尔访问了中国人民武装警察部队学院,参加消防科学与技术国际学术研讨会并做主题报告。

2016年10月25日至27日, 伊利诺伊大学消防培训学院图书馆馆长阮炼博士受邀参加在安徽省铜陵市举行的中国图书馆年会,并在美国华人图书馆员协会的主题会就美国学术图书馆的创新服务及技术进行了《伊利诺伊州立消防培训学院图书馆创新服务》的主题演讲。阮炼博士还受邀参观以下图书馆并进行演讲:江苏大学图书馆、芜湖安徽师范大学图书馆、南京农业大学图书馆、江苏省信息研究所、浙江大学图书馆以及浙江科技大学图书馆等。

2016年11月28日至12月5日,伊利诺伊大学消防培训学院雷•帕尔科聂斯基教官、威廉•曼利教官、吉姆•康恩教官以及国际项目部主任阮炼博士在国家危化品紧急救援惠州基地举办了第三届危化品操作培训。

2016年12月4日,伊利诺伊大学消防培训学院院长里约·莫特森以及国际项目部主任阮炼博士访问香港消防及救护学院并会见了香港消防署负责培训以及研究的同事们。

2016年12月6日,伊利诺伊大学消防培训学院院长里约·莫特森以及危化品教官团队参加了国家危化品紧急救援惠州基地举办的第二届危险品紧急救援国际专题研讨会。里约·莫特森院长会上进行了题为《伊利诺伊大学消防培训学院应急人员紧急及灾难应急培训:加紧培训时刻准备》的主题演讲。

2016年12月7日,伊利诺伊大学消防培训学院院长里约·莫特森访问了深圳市世和安全技术咨询有限公司并讨论了将来双方在危化品应急管理方面的培训合作。

2016年12月8日,伊利诺伊大学消防培训学院院长里约·莫特森以及国际项目部主管阮炼博士参观访问了昆明消防指挥学校 。

2017年8月7日,伊利诺伊大学消防培训学院院长里约·莫特森以及国际项目部主管阮炼博士在北京访问了安监总局,8月8日还访问了在北京的消防总局和消防博物馆,8月10日去参观了舟山培训基地,8月11日和香港消防署官员会谈。

2017年9月13日至20日, 阮炼馆长参观访问了以下高校图书馆并会见了图书馆馆长及同仁: 河南财经政法大学图书馆、北京联合大学图书馆、北京舞蹈学院图书馆及北京大学图书馆等。

2017年9月21日至9月26日,伊利诺伊大学消防培训学院图书馆馆长、国际项目部主任阮炼博士、伊利诺伊大学消防培训学院灭火项目主任肖恩•波克及伊利诺伊大学消防培训学院国际项目经理吉姆•康恩一行访问了中国人民武装警察部队学院,参加消防科学与技术有关工业火灾预防、控制及救援国际学术研讨会,波克主任和康恩经理分别做了灭火和危化品响应的主题报告。

2017年10月13日至10月31日,伊利诺伊大学消防培训学院图书馆馆长、国际项目部主任阮炼博士参观访问了以下高校图书馆并会见了图书馆馆长及同仁: 江苏大学图书馆,南京大学图书馆、南京工业大学图书馆、扬州市科学技术情报研究所、安徽财经大学图书馆、鸡鸣寺图书馆、南京师范大学图书馆、上海师范大学图书馆及上海旅游高等专科学校(上海师范大学旅游学院)图书馆等。阮馆长还受邀参加了在南京大学图书馆举行的江苏省图工委年会并做美国高校图书馆空间再造的主题报告。

2017年10月13日至10月31日,伊利诺伊大学消防培训学院图书馆馆长、国际项目部主任阮炼博士参观访问了以下高校图书馆并会见了图书馆馆长及同仁:江苏大学图书馆,南京邮电大学图书馆,武汉理工大学图书馆,武汉大学图书馆,重庆大学图书馆,河海大学图书馆,徐州工程学院图书馆,南京农业大学图书馆,中国矿业大学图书馆,浙江大学图书馆,广州中医药大学、深圳大学城图书馆等。

2018年5月8日,伊利诺伊大学消防培训学院/福克斯谷职业中心教员Gary Baum在亚洲消防2018年会议上发表了题为“通过使用A级压缩空气泡沫可能减少建筑火灾中消防员的碳基致癌物暴露”的演讲,该会议由香港消防署、消防工程师学会(香港分会)、香港工程师学会(建筑服务部)、香港工程师学会(消防署)、救护服务学院(香港分会)和中国香港消防协会共同举办。

2018年5月8日,伊利诺伊大学消防培训学院/福克斯谷职业中心讲师Gary Baum在由香港消防处、消防工程师学会(香港分会)、香港工程师学会(建筑服务部)、香港工程师学会(消防处), 救护服务学院(香港分会)和中国香港消防协会举办的亚洲消防2018年会议上发表了题为“通过使用A级压缩空气泡沫可能减少建筑火灾中消防员的碳基致癌物暴露”的演讲。

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