Board Message Posted December 2022

At November’s mini-seminar, the officers for 2023 were elected. They are President, Mary 

Ludemann – Minooka; Vice President, Michael Rons – Schaumburg; Secretary, David Wheeler – Oak

Lawn; Treasurer, Scott McBride - Roselle. The swearing in will occur at our planning meeting in December.

The annual IFIA planning meeting for 2023 will take place on December 8 th . If you have any thought

of things we should be doing, should not be doing, etc., let the Office of one of the Board members know.

Membership renewals are out. If your department is currently a member of the IFIA, thank you. An invoice is

being sent to you for your processing. If you did not receive one, please contact our office. If you are not a

member, please consider doing so. The cost is only $100. You can apply for membership by going to our website.

When you fill out the information needed, we will then invoice you.

On November 18, our Did You Know? mini-seminar was done. Thanks to Craig Studer and his committee for putting together a great line-up of 10 different topics.

On November 9 th , Mike Rons and Dan Riordan participated with the Chicagoland SFPE in their annual conference. Their participation was a bit different from the other presenters, as they did a round table of issues the FPEs and AHJs face.

To those who purchased some popcorn in November, your support allows us to add $686.50 to the scholarship fund. Thank You.

OSFM Fire Inspector I, Fire Inspector II, and PFLSE certification classes are already on the books for 2023. Check our website or the end of this article for the dates and locations.








Make plans for our annual Fire and Life Safety Conference, March 22 – 24, in East Peoria. You are now able to register for the  conference. A full program with program descriptions and speaker bios should be on the website by Dec 5.

Exhibitors and sponsors are still needed for the conference. The website has many ways that a business can support us. It is through their support that we can keep the cost of the conference affordable. We should have over 100 fire inspectors and educators in attendance.

To see the latest in the State for CRR, visit their website at For those on Facebook, they have a page on there as well for you to follow. Enter Illinois Community Risk Reduction in the search box.

Check the website for the following upcoming events:
Inspector 1: January 5, 12, 19, 26 and February 2nd, Romeoville
FLSE: April 24 – 26 and May 1 – 2, Downers Grove
Inspector 1: August 1, 8, 15, 22, 29, Downers Grove
Inspector 2: September 7, 14, 21, 28 and October 5th, Romeoville


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