Administration Training Sessions
IAFPD hits the road early each year, bringing regional training sessions to its members around the state. Presented by Illinois attorneys who are knowledgeable in fire district law, the purpose of the Administration Training Sessions is to prepare both new and experienced fire districts officials and provide a better understanding of their duties, the timetable for performing those duties and the legal requirements for the operation of a fire protection district. Changes in legislation and legal requirements that affect fire districts in Illinois are also reviewed.
Dates/locations and registration form are also available in the Events Calendar.
Annual Illinois Fire Service Legislative Day in Springfield
In conjunction with sister organizations, the Illinois Northern Alliance of Fire Protection Districts (NIAFPD) and the Illinois Fire Chiefs Association (IFCA), IAFPD co-sponsors an annual Legislative Day where members can meet and discuss current issues among the fire service with their Legislative Representative. This event includes a working luncheon where members are briefed on current issues before heading for the Capitol to visit their respective Representatives. The evening reception encourages attendance by legislators to once again meet and speak with their constituents about fire districts matters. Plan to bring your fellow board members to this educational,social event held each Spring. Details are published in The Fire Call and posted on the Home page of the IAFPD website.
IAFPD Annual Conference – June 20-23, 2013, Springfield, Illinois
Each year, the IAFPD Annual Conference brings more than 1,000 fire service representatives together to learn about the latest rules and regulations, and trends and technology in administering a fire protection district. Educational breakout sessions are presented on administration, operations, and EMS topics in addition to a free legal clinic where fire district officials can speak one-on-one with an attorney knowledgeable in fire district law. This annual event also offers a three-day exposition, where attendees can view the latest technology in fire apparatus, products and services.
Please check back for more information on the 2013 IAFPD Annual Conference, but remember to mark your calendar for June 20-23, 2013 as we take the event to the exciting city of Peoria. Hotel rooms book fast and early reservations are encouraged. Visit the conference page for hotel and other details on this outstanding educational opportunity for your fire district trustees, chiefs and other fire personnel.
Since 2006, the IAFPD has taken a hot topic for the current year and provided a 3-hour program on it at various locations across the state. Topics presented in the past include Districts in Transition, EMS Issues in Illinois, Duties of the Board Secretary or Treasurer. IAFPD has also taken this time of year to present the 3-part Advanced Trustee Training program.
This Fall, IAFPD will present a "Fire District Trustee Refresher" that meets the continuing education requirement outlined in the section of the statute that allows for an increased in pay for compensated trustees of fire protection districts.
Information is published in The Fire Call/Summer issue and posted on the home page of our website.
FREE Assistance for Firefighter Grant (AFG) Workshops.
Beginning in the middle of February and continuing through the middle of March 2009, these workshops will be held around the country to provide information about the submission of competitive applications under this competitive grant program. Interested representatives from fire department as well as representatives from non-affiliated EMS organizations are invited to attend the workshops.
Information will be presented on program changes, program priorities, eligibility requirements, and on the application process. Also, general assistance in the writing of a competitive narrative for a department's grant application will be discussed. General Workshop Information Registration is NOT necessary. Each workshop is approximately 2 hours in length. AFG regional representatives may be contacted with any questions regarding workshops in their region. All workshops utilize the same PowerPoint presentation material. The PowerPoint material that will be used for the workshops will be posted at FEMA Website by mid-February. All workshops are conducted FREE of charge.