Essential Trustee Training (ETT)
(Formerly known as Advanced Trustee Training. It's the same quality programming with a new name!)
In addition to providing trustees with the information needed to meet the challenges of administering a fire district, the ETT Program is 3-part legal training that allows additional compensation for paid trustees who complete the program under Public Act 95-0799. Each part of the training is 4 hours in length. Trustees who have completed all three parts will be mailed a completion certificate signed by the OSFM.
ETT Part 1 - Fire District Organization & Administration
Resources, Statutes, Regulations, Court Decisions, Governance, Powers & Duties, Ordinances, Policies, Annexation, Consolidation or Disconnection issues
ETT Part 2 - Finances, Procurement, Legal Liability
Tax Levy, Budget & Appropriation Process, Financial Reports, Equipment Acquisition, Bidding, Fire Station Construction, Legal Liability
ETT Part 3 - Personnel & Human Resources
Volunteer & Full Time Personnel Categories, Hiring Issues, Training Requirements, Background Checks, Promotions, At Will Employment, Discipline & Discharge, Employment Laws, Pensions
All three parts of this 12 hour course will be presented based on the needs of our members.
CONTINUING EDUCATION REQUIREMENT (CE)
Trustees who have completed the 3-Part Essential Trustee Training (ETT) in compliance with PA 95-0799 in 2019 or before have until the end of 2020 to meet the yearly three hour continuing education requirement. Attendance at a Continuing Trustee Education Session has been approved by the Office of the State Fire Marshal and will meet the continuing education requirement for 2020.
Thank you Addison No. 1 FPD
Essential Trustee Training will be presented June 18 - 20, 2020 at the Annual Conference in Peoria. Registration for the conference will be available soon, and scholarship applications are now available for conference attendance.