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Mission Statement -  

The mission of the OSFSI is to provide effective continuous leadership and training to fire and emergency services instructors in the State of Ohio. The Society is committed to reducing firefighter fatalities and injuries by increasing firefighter safety and awareness through education.

Vision Statement -

To be recognized and respected as one of the premier fire and emergency service organizations offering the highest quality of educational excellence to Ohio’s fire service


Attention OSFSI Members

These are the results of our spring business meeting that recently occurred on May 16,2105.

The following motions were presented and passed unanimously:

Change to Our By-Laws Increasing Our Annual Dues to $40 Per Member Authority for the OSFSI Executive Board to enter into a contract to hire a "fiscal agent" to aid in our association management

Adopted a resolution for New Articles of Incorporation to continue the pursuit of a 501(c)(3) status

Elections - All incumbents remain in their current Officer position

With the change of increasing our dues and the hiring of a fiscal agent the following will be a permanent change in our dues collections:

Fiscal Year for the OSFSI will now be October 1st to Sept 30th DUES NOTICES for 2016 will be mailed August / September time-frame - Due Upon Receipt






Spring Business Meeting

May 16th, 2015

Download the PDF for more information here.

IMPORTANT NOTICE: Some bylaw changes will be voted on at the MAY 16th 2015 Business Meeting.


National Fallen Firefighters Foundation (NFFF)

Vulnerability Assessment Tool

Program Overview (

The National Fallen Firefighters Foundation (NFFF), in coordination with the U.S. Fire Administration (USFA), has developed an online Vulnerability Assessment Tool that will provide fire departments with a systematic process to evaluate risk and ultimately reduce the threat of firefighter injuries and deaths. Honeywell has chosen to financially support the Vulnerability Assessment Project, and to supply leadership throughout its development.

At the end of the process, users have a customized report identifying areas of vulnerability linked to firefighter injuries and deaths. Each report contains suggestions for “risk reduction alternatives” specific to identified vulnerabilities and provides pertinent industry standards and guidelines to address the identified concerns.

Fire departments can then use this analysis to develop operational and strategic plans to implement the risk reduction recommendations necessary to minimize or eliminate predictable causes of line-of-duty injuries and deaths.

Key Features

Online and Interactive



Easy to Use





The Ohio Fire Academy

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How Can You Help Promote Firefighter Life Safety?

Download the 16 Firefighter Life Safety Initiatives

Main Website

Firefighter Life Safety Resource Tool Box

Spring of 2011 the Ohio Advocates with the NFFF played a large role with the Society as they traveled our great state and provided L.A.C.K. training during our regional instructional development seminars.

The Society would like to thank:
Rick Best, Steve Kimple, and Ron Terriaco for a great job and lots of good education!


The OSFSI would like to thank our key corporate partners!


























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