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    Default Fire College 2008

    anyone going this year? I am taking first in officer this year

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    I'll be taking pump operator on thur fri then working sat and sun.

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    i guess I'm going this year. Not sure what I'll sign up for.
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    Okay forgive my apparent ignorance what is Fire College 2008?

    I am soon to be a returning flatlander and don't have a clue what this is.

    Thanks for any info you can supply.

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    Thumbs up Fire College

    It's basically 24 hours of training over a 4 day weekend. Course offerings can be checked out online @ www.fsi.uiuc.edu
    It's a fun time, much to learn and see. Location @ 11 Gerty Drive in Champaign, IL. About a 2.5 hour drive South from your location.

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    Fire College is held each year at the Illinois Fire Service Institute. It's a 4 day weekend of training that brings instructors from all around the country to Champaign, plus around 1000 firefighters from all over Illinois. There's maybe 30 or so classes to choose from, most 12 hours, some 24 hours. If you look at http://www.fsi.uiuc.edu/content/courses/ifc/ you can find out all about it.
    Used to be free, now they charge for it.
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    Jack, you going? We've got 4 making the trip. I won't be though, somebody has to stay home to make sure the train bags are available.
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    Quote Originally Posted by jboczek View Post
    Fire College is held each year at the Illinois Fire Service Institute. It's a 4 day weekend of training that brings instructors from all around the country to Champaign, plus around 1000 firefighters from all over Illinois. There's maybe 30 or so classes to choose from, most 12 hours, some 24 hours. If you look at http://www.fsi.uiuc.edu/content/courses/ifc/ you can find out all about it.
    Used to be free, now they charge for it.

    Okay next question: Do you have to be a firefighter in Illinois to attend?

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    I would say you need to be a firefighter, but I've seen guys from other states there. Give them a call and ask.
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    Quote Originally Posted by kprsn1 View Post
    Jack, you going? We've got 4 making the trip. I won't be though, somebody has to stay home to make sure the train bags are available.
    I'm planning on going Saturday and Sunday. Probably go Friday afternoon in time to catch the LP class that night. I've heard it's pretty good.

    I can go. We don't have train bags.
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    Quote Originally Posted by jboczek View Post
    I would say you need to be a firefighter, but I've seen guys from other states there. Give them a call and ask.
    I am and will remain a career firefighter in Wisconsin. All that is changing is my residence. I am hoping to get involved with the fire service in Illinois as a part-timer or volly somewhere eventually.

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    I am taking 1st in officer, and Training Operations in Small Departments.

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