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Firefighter Training

To Certify or Not Certify, That is the Question!

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June 24, 2021


Illinois Association of Fire Protection Districts




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Join Chief Forest Reeder (ret), Tinley Park Fire Department and Attorney John Motylinski, Ottosen Dinolfo Hasenbalg & Castaldo, Ltd. as they guide us through the recent changes in the certification requirements issued or proposed by the Office of the State Fire Marshal. Our panelists discuss impacts on how districts set their training requirements locally, including the mechanics of certification under the new rules and how that can be done effectively in your department.

This program was presented originally at the 77th Annual Conference in Champaign.

1 CE earned for those who have completed the Essential Trustee Training Program.


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This program is brought to you in partnership with the Northern Illinois Fire Sprinkler Advisory Board.
Please visit firesprinklerassoc.org to learn more.


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Forest Reeder

Forest Reeder began his fire service career in 1978 and retired as Fire Chief of the Tinley Park (IL) Fire Department in... Read More

John E. Motylinski
Associate - Ottosen DiNolfo Hasenbalg & Castaldo, Ltd.

John E. Motylinski is an associate with the law firm of Ottosen DiNolfo Hasenbalg & Castaldo, Ltd. in Naperville. John... Read More

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Program Titles and Supporting Materials

This program contains the following components:

Firefighter Training - Video
Firefighter Training - Handout
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If applicable, you may obtain credit in multiple jurisdictions simultaneously for this program (see pending/approved list below). If electing credit for this program, registrants in jurisdictions not listed below will receive a Certificate of Completion that may or may not meet credit requirements in other jurisdictions. Where applicable, credit will be only awarded to a paid registrant completing all the requirements of the program as determined by the selected accreditation authority.

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