First IN Response Essentials
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Welcome to First IN Response Essentials
First IN Response Essentials can service a multitude of your training needs. Our staff and instructors will work with your department’s schedule to train on the days your available. If you are looking for a 4 hour week night session, an 8 hour weekend course or an in-depth 40 hour combination course, First IN Response Essentials can assist your training division.

Company Operations

Live Fire Evolutions!

Presented By:
 Chicago Fire Department Instructors

November 7th - 8th, 2014
8:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.

F.I.R.E. Training Facility 
Chadwick, IL 61014
Lunch and Refreshments Included


Lessons Learned from SC Fatal Fire:Tragedy to Triumph
Charleston - Sofa Super Store Fire

Presented By:
 Captain David Griffin - Charleston Fire Department, Charleston, SC

October 18th, 2014
8:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.

Listen to Captain Griffin the first arriving engineer relates the loss of nine firefighters and the tragedy of the Sofa Super Store fire to lessons learned for everyone in the fire service. 

12 Howard Street
Chadwick, IL 61014

Registration Fee: $50.00 per participant 
Lunch and Refreshments Included

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I attended engine company and truck company operations at the First In Response Essentials Training Center with Chief Bob Hoff, Chief Rick Kolomay, and FF Larry Mc Cormack The knowledge and experiences they shared with the class was outstanding. F.I.R.E crew did a great job with props and the facility for the live burn evolutions. The live fire evolutions were great and very realistic. This course was an excellent course to take and I would recommend it to any rank in the fire service.

FF Stepp 



I participated in the VES class at the First IN Response Training Center, it was absolutely amazing. The staff training us worked with us individually and they were very easy to talk with. They ran the evolution's as if it were a real call. It was a very good class, I would recommend it to any fire department personnel. I plan to attend more training with First IN Response.

Thank you for the great class

FF Dowse

Fire Fighters & FiRE OFFICERS

Presented By:
 Chief Billy Goldfeder, E.F.O., Deputy Fire Chief of the Loveland - Symmes FD

Associate/Contributing Editor for FIRE ENGINEERING, FIRE-RESCUE & FIREHOUSE MAGAZINES, monthly columnist: Firehouse Magazine's "CLOSE CALLS" and co-host of 

January 24th, 2015
9:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m.

Chief Billy Goldfeder will present through video, audio and "WAKE UP" lecture, an in-depth program featuring specific and very recent fireground events with a strong focus on DWELLING FIRES-that ended with tragic results. The program focuses specifically on the LESSONS LEARNED so that these incidents (and those involved) don't ever become forgotten. This very personal, high energy direct and frank operation and tactics program (updated regularly to assure timeliness) is presented, providing the attendees an excellent opportunity to apply the LESSONS LEARNED to their own departments…and themselves, when returning home...potentially avoiding "history tragically repeating itself.

Chadwick, IL 61014

Registration Fee: $75.00 per participant 
Lunch and Refreshments Included

Register 5 Participants Get a 6th FREE!