Training Program

Download a list of training certifications (JPG) by members of the Flossmoor Fire Department. As of September 20th Flossmoor firefighters have received 53 new certifications from the Office of the State Fire Marshal in 2010 with many more expected by the end of the year.

Establishment of Training Program
The present training program used by the Flossmoor Volunteer Fire Department was established by the Office of the State Fire Marshal (OSFM). The use of this State Training and Certification Program dates back to November 23, 1976 when the Village of Flossmoor passed an ordinance that required the Fire Department to participate in the OSFM training program. This program has defined various levels of certification that can be attained by the individual firefighter.

Program Purpose
The foundation of this program has been the development and implementation of curricula and certification criteria for all identified levels of professional progression for fire protection personnel. The objectives of the program became a statement of learning goals for each level of progression, which can be measured as an indication of individual achievement. All written examinations that are required as a part of the certification program are administered by personnel from the State Fire Marshal's Office. All practical skill examinations are administered locally according to the criteria established by the OSFM.

Program Benefits
Flossmoor firefighters participate in many trainings throughout the year. These trainings cover a variety of subjects from basic firefighting to advanced emergency medical care. By training frequently our firefighters are able to respond to any request for assistance and provide the best possible care to everyone in our community.
Year
Subject Areas
Training Classes
Man-Hours
2006 76 522 4,539
2007 91 283 3,289
2008 102 507 5,678
2009 114 511 5,066
2010* 87 392 4,484
2011



2012


6,992
2013


7,497
2014


7,113
*2010 statistics are for the period of January 1 through June 30th.

Firefighters in Training
We have 3 new probationary firefighters currently attending the MABAS 24 Fire Academy. We also have 4 Firefighters attending training for EMT-Paramedic and another five Firefighters that should be starting their EMT-Paramedic training in November 2010.