International Society of Fire Service Instructors


The International Society of Fire Service Instructors (ISFSI) began 54 years ago in 1961 when a handful of instructors got together to talk about how they could improve firefighter safety.  Over the next five decades the ISFSI has contributed to the fire service through education and support of fire instructors everywhere. As a driving force in 2015 the ISFSI leads fire and EMS instructors in their efforts to reduce firefighter fatalities and injuries, increase firefighter safety, and improve the profession through education and training.

ISFSI supports and provides opportunity for instructors through:

  • Educational opportunities & professional development;
  • Networking;
  • Mentoring programs;
  • Leadership opportunities;
  • Instructional resources;
  • Legislative advocacy.

ISFSI is the premier source of learning, knowledge and future-oriented research for the instructors profession, and provides resources, education, ideas and advocacy to enhance the power and performance of the fire and EMS instructor based community.

We believe instructors have the power to transform the lives and well-being of fire and EMS providers everywhere. Our passion is to help instructors achieve previously unimaginable levels of performance. We do this by nurturing a community of really smart, creative, and interesting people – our members. In short, we are “WHERE THE INSTRUCTORS ARE!”

Additional Info

  • Acronym: ISFSI
  • Number: 1 800 435 0005
  • Address:

    14001C Saint Germain Dr. Suite 128
    Centreville, Virginia 20121