Illinois Fire Service Institute


Contact Info

Illini Union, 115A
1401 W. Green Street
Urbana, IL 61801
(217) 333-9492

Office Hours: Mon-Fri, 9 AM - 6 PM

Join Us

Welcome to IEMS! We are always happy to have you on our team.

To join IEMS, please follow these steps:

  1. Register for an IEMS account

    New Member Form

    Once your account has been created, you can log in here.
    Login Page

  2. Get certified in CPR

    Log into Compass, click on "Browse Course Catalog" in the bottom-left corner, and search "IEMS." Mousing over the Course ID will bring up a small arrow, which you can click on and then click "Enroll." All new members must review the content in the "Intro to IEMS" section; those joining as EMS Aides must also review the content in the "EMS Aides" section and take the quiz at the end. Once you have passed the quiz, fill out the following form:

  3. Stop By Our Office

    Visit our office in the Illini Union during office hours (9 AM - 6 PM on weekdays during the Fall & Spring semesters). New members must deposit $45 to cover your background check. You may request to have this deposit refunded after successfully completing two semesters meeting the minimum volunteer requirements (both operational and non-operational events). At this time, you can also obtain your ID badge and purchase the required uniform polo.

  4. Upload your ICS 200 Certificate

    On your member profile, scroll to the bottom of the page to upload it.  To complete this training first:

    1. Navigate to:
    2. On the right hand side there is a link that is labeled "Take this course"
      1. Click on "Interactive Web Based Course"
    3. Navigate through the learning materials
    4. Once finished, go back to the link above.
    5. On the right hand side, click on "Take Final Exam Online"
      1. You will need to create a FEMA Student Identification Number (SID) if you do not already have one. That can be done here: (Click on "Register for FEMA SID" and follow the instructions).
  5. Upload Your CPR Certificate

    On your member profile, scroll to the bottom of the page to upload a picture of your CPR card. Please note- the profile will only accept one file per card, so photos/scans need to have both the front and back of your card consolidated into one document. Only American Heart Association BLS is accepted; if you need certification, sign up for a course on our website. To qualify for the discounted IEMS member rate, you must have completed steps 1-4 before the date of your CPR course.

  6. EMTs Only

    Upload your EMT license and completion certificates for ICS 100 ( and 700 (  All EMTs must take Critical Skills annually (i.e. if you complete it in the Fall, you do not need to do it again the following Spring). Sign up on the Events page; if no dates are available, contact the Training Officer to learn if it will be possible to arrange for another session to be held before the start of next semester.

11 Gerty Dr.
Champaign, IL 61820
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Phone: (217) 333-3800
            (800) 437-5819
Fax: (217) 244-6790
Phone: (217) 333-8925
Hours: 8:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.
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