Welcome to Insource, Inc.

Whether you are looking for training in fire command, leadership, management, strategy & tactics, passport accountability, or all levels of hazardous materials training, look no further than InSource, Inc. for your Fire Department Training needs. Hands-on classes your members will enjoy and say they need early in their careers. Don’t be surprised when they thank you for the training.

Welcome to Insource, Inc.! A whole different realm of emergency services training. Our instructors have provided training for most major fire service conferences and organizations and delight in helping first responders take the next career step to perform competently to NFPA Standards. Our instructors proudly stand on the shoulders of their mentors and coaches and honor their legacy by staying true to the craft’s science and traditions. We delight in passing on our craft to all members of our great emergency services community worldwide

Have you…

Ever needed a training session designed around a particular situation?

Ever spent money on training where you just listened to boring lectures?

Felt like your training program is not practical in real life situations?

Welcome to a whole different realm of training

Classes designed to help you meet NFPA 1500, 1001,1021, 1561 standards are as follows:

ITAC TABLE-TOP STRATEGY & TACTICS

This two and a half to three day multi-media workshop, designed for fire service officers responsible for emergency incident management is delivered using slides, video, live fire, and a tabletop simulator. Students work in small and large groups to examine case studies and solve tabletop simulated incidents that range from simple house fires to large multiple story commercial and industrial occupancies.

TABLE-TOP COMMAND & CONTROL OF MAJOR INCIDENTS

A multi-media workshop, designed for fire service officers responsible for emergency incident management at structural and hazardous materials incidents. The materials are delivered using slides, video, and a tabletop simulator. 

MARITIME STRATEGY & TACTICS

This course will provide experienced fire officers with knowledge allowing them to command a ship fire incident involving a large vessel tied to a pier/dock.

Case reviews of actual ship fire incidents and multiple ship fire scenarios for class participants can be added to this training if so desired by the hosting agency.

BUILDING CONSTRUCTION

This two day multi-media workshop is designed for fire service officers responsible for emergency incident management in the structural fireground. Our instructor uses a series of modules designed to assure student success by building on lessons learned through life and classroom interaction.

PASSPORT ACCOUNTABILITY - TRAIN THE TRAINER

This train the trainer multi-media workshop is designed to prepare fire service instructors to deliver the lesson plan for the “Passport Accountability System” to fire service officers responsible for emergency incident management. The class is delivered using slides, video, and a tabletop simulator. Students work in small and large groups as they learn to use the lesson plan.

We offer NFPA 470 and 29 CFR 1910.120 compliant hazardous materials responder training to include:

Hazmat Awareness

This course complies with NFPA 470 Chapter 4, Competencies for Hazardous Materials/WMD Awareness Level Personnel and Chapter 5, Professional Qualifications for Hazardous Materials Awareness Level Personnel, in addition to 29 CFR 1910.120 (q)(6)(i) First Responder Awareness Level.

Hazmat Operations

The basic 24-hour course complies with 29 CFR 1910.120 (q)(6)(ii). With the addition of the 8-hour hands on skills module, it complies with NFPA 470 Chapter 6, Competencies for Hazardous Materials/WMD Operations Level Responders and Chapter 7, Professional Qualifications for Hazardous Materials Operations Level Responders in addition to 29 CFR 1910.120 (q)(6)(ii).

STRATEGY AND TACTICS FOR HAZARDOUS MATERIALS INCIDENTS

This course complies with NFPA 470 Chapter 12, Competencies for Hazardous Materials/WMD Incident Commanders, Chapter 13, Professional Qualifications for Hazardous Materials/WMD incident Commanders, and 29 CFR 1910.120 (q)(6)(v).

HAZARDOUS MATERIALS ON-SCENE INCIDENT COMMANDER

This course complies with NFPA 470 Chapter 12, Competencies for Hazardous Materials/WMD Incident Commanders, Chapter 13, Professional Qualifications for Hazardous Materials/WMD incident Commanders, and 29 CFR 1910.120 (q)(6)(v).

In addition to the classes mentioned, our nationally famous instructors provide additional training opportunities that include:

  • Conflict Solutions for the Fire Service, an ethical approach
  • Leadership Action Planning
  • Ethical Leadership
  • Managing the EOC*
  • Command & Control of Vehicle Incidents*

Customer Comments

Great Instruction, no off topic discussions, straight to the point info!

"Great training, I have never had this in-depth structure firefighter training in 20 years."

"By far the best class I have had a long time. 18 years of doing this and I learned a lot. Thank you for teaching me new ways of doing things."

"Great class learned a ton, made everything less confusing and easier to obtain and organize. I would love to have more training from this company. Probably the best class I have attended."

"Best fire department class I have had in 17 years by far!! Excellent ability to teach, literally changed my life and everything I thought I knew."

"Have been to several classes/workshops like this over the last 25+ years with different organizations but this was probably the best one I have been in."

"This department got it right finally! Great class w/useful tools!"

"Great class w/ great information, I look forward to using my new tools. Helped build my confidence as a new company officer."

"Class was great. As a new Asst. Chief/IC before this class I surely would have put firefighters in compromised positions for little reward. I now feel 100% better as more confident in this position. Thank you very much."

"I can say that the material presented is the most valuable and useful tool presented in my tenure with NRNW."

Conflict Solutions Class – Navy Region North West Fire and Emergency Services – January 11, 2016

"Class was very informational with very useful real-world application. Command board is a good tool to organize ideas. Instructor was very knowledgeable on the topics being discussed. Very Good! Will definitely recommend this class to anybody in all levels of fire service!"

Fire S&T – Austin Community College

"The class was more than beneficial to my department and myself. I appreciate real training that benefits me and provides me with knowledge on the fire ground. It’s humbling when a light gets shined on multiple areas of which one can improve on. Thank you for this class and the one before on Command S&T on the fireground!"

Yuma Fire HM S&T Course

"I can say that the material presented is the most valuable and useful tool presented in my tenure with NRNW."

Conflict Solutions Class with BC Katherine Redenhour, Ret

"Great class w/ great information. I look forward to using my new tools. Helped build my confidence as a new company officer."

Conflict Solutions Class with BC Katherine Redenhour, Ret

"Class was very informative and interactive. Made me think about things in a different way more geared towards running an emergency, created confidence in being able to control and command an incident as such. Overall great class, enjoyed it."

HM S&T Course

"Course was informative. Great amount of technical information The course dug through the science/reasoning behind established firefighting practices. Instructor maintained a excellent pace throughout the class."

Austin Community College Fire S&T

"Bret is very knowledgeable in teaching strategies and tactics class. This curriculum is very simple to put into practice once the QAP is taught."

Austin Community College Fire S&T