Veterans to be offered opportunity to look at firefighter training. An event to be held at the State Fire Service Institute at Urbana-Champaign on Sunday, October 27, will present opportunities in firefighting to veterans of the United States armed services. Men and women entering firefighting service in today’s Illinois are trained for a wide variety of first-response tasks, all of which welcome the skill sets of our veterans.
This October 2019 event will repeat a presentation inaugurated by the Institute and offered to U.S. veterans in 2018. The goal of the Fire Institute’s organizers is to bring experienced vets-to-firefighters service professionals into contact with potential trainees, so that questions can be asked and answered about firefighter training and careers. Learn more here.