Director of Training
Instructor Level Training
"One of the best classes I have been to in all my time in the Military, Police and now Fire."
"Roy has always been extremely responsive to any training requests we have had. He has worked with us to deliver material at multiple events including weekends. He has presented courses of varying subject matter. He is always able to blend the course content with his own life experience to make the classroom time beneficial to all of the participants. He is educational, relevant and entertaining, and can keep everyone's interest and curiosity levels active. "
"You really do a good job at taking a not so interesting class and making it tolerable. Sharing your experience and time in the Fire service was a plus in getting us through this week."
"So much better than our other EVOC classes!"
"By far the best EVOC class I have taken since I started in EMS in 2000."
TRAINING AND EDUCATION
VFIS of Texas is more than an insurance agency. We also offer training, education, and risk control services to assist your organization in all facets.
Every year injuries occur to emergency service personnel during training or on actual emergency calls. Our goal is to educate and train personnel to better protect them and to reduce their risk of injury or death.
Part of this commitment is promoting the safe operation of emergency vehicles. With this in mind, VFIS of Texas and TEEX have partnered to provide our nationally recognized Emergency Vehicle Driver Training program through the TEEX Emergency Services Training Institute (ESTI). ESTI is the NFA-recognized State Fire Training agency for the state of Texas. To request a course or to review the ESTI Extension course schedule, CLICK HERE.
*Effective 2/1/16 the cost for an on-site student level class is a flat $500 per day for VFIS clients and $1,500 per day for Non-VFIS clients regardless of number of students or number of departments. This charge may be eligible for reimbursement under HB2604. For information on HB2604, click here http://texasforestservice.tamu.edu/main/popup.aspx?id=9436.
GRANT ASSISTANCE FOR TRAINING COSTS
Form HB2604 - Provides funding to rural volunteer fire departments for the acquisition of firefighting vehicles, fire and rescue equipment, protective clothing, dry-hydrants, computer systems and firefighter training. Chartered, non-profit volunteer fire department operated by its members is eligible. Any part-paid/part-volunteer fire department is also eligible provided the number of paid members is 20 or less.
TIFMAS - The program provides reimbursement grants to career fire departments and combination fire departments that are not eligible for grant assistance under the Rural Volunteer Fire Department Assistance Program (HB 2604 Program). This includes fully paid departments and combination part-paid part-volunteer fire departments with 21 or more paid members.
2016 Firefighter Safety, Wellness, & Training Grant - VFIS of Texas and Texas Mutual Insurance Company are pleased to again sponsor a need-based grant program for fire departments and non-profit EMS organizations in Texas. Grants will be awarded to reimburse departments for 1) 2016 individual member certification dues/fees, 2) Incident Safety Officer, Leadership or Driver/Operator course expenses and 3) Health/Wellness Programs. Grants up to $5,000 will be awarded based on financial need and are intended to encourage all departments to participate in certification, training and health/wellness programs to prevent emergency responder deaths and injuries. Departments will need to apply for the grant, expend the funds and then send in copies of receipts and proof of training attendance in order to receive the grant funds. Grant deadline is December 31, 2015.
For assistance on understanding the Grant Assistance process, contact Kash Sarkaria @ 800-252-9435 or via E-mail.
VFIS offers more client educational products than any other emergency service insurance program, including:
This information is FREE to VFIS clients. Download a Client Order Form & e-mail it to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Non-clients can order directly online HERE or e-mail an Order Form to email@example.com.
To view the 2015 catalog, Click Here.