IFSI Associate Director, John (Mac) McCastland, is the recipient of the Illinois Society of Fire Service Instructors 2017 Instructor of the Year - Lifetime Recognition Award. Board President Brian Thompson announced the award noting Chief Mac, "is a true leader in the fire service and recognized throughout the State of Illinois and the USA. Chief Mac's passion is in training both as a student and as an instructor. Chief Mac blends a mix of his life through training by way of utilizing his experiences as a United Sates Marine and as a Firefighter / Chief officer."
Chief McCastland will receive the award at the organization's annual banquet and training conference in February.
Congratulations, Chief Mac! This accomplishment is well deserved.