Illinois Fire Apparatus Mechanics Association
2022 Seminar
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Tuesday, October 18, 2022 - Peoria Civic Center(unless otherwise noted)

Waterous Pumps
Class Date/Time: Oct 18-20*, 8:30am-12:00pm 3 day class
Description: Pump Theory, Waterous Pump Operation. Detrimental conditions for fire pumps. Maintenance on Waterous products. Waterous Pump and pump transmission overhaul. Navigation of Waterous tech tools. Waterous Pump accessories operation and repairs. EVT F-3 Prep.
(course 1801)  *day 2 and 3 will be held at Holiday Inn & Suites, E. Peoria

Small Engine
Class Date/Time: Oct 18, 8:30am-4:30pm,
Repeated Oct 20, 8:30am-4:30pm
Description: Maintenance troubleshooting Stihl small engines.
(course 1202 Oct 18) (course 2001 Oct 20)

SCBA Air Compressor
Class Date/Time: Oct 18, 8:30am-12:00pm
Description: Maintenance and trouble shooting SCBA compressors
(course 1803)

Wednesday, October 19, 2022
Holiday Inn & Suites E. Peoria


Allison Transmission
Class Date/Time: Oct 19, 1:00pm-4:30pm,
Repeated Oct 20, 8:30am-12:00pm
Description: This seminar will provide an overview of maintenance, basic trouble shooting, Intro to DOC software, EVT F6 prep.
(course 1901)  Repeat of the class on the 20th.

Annual IFAMA Meeting
Date/Time: Oct 19, 6:00pm, Holiday Inn Suites, pizza to be served.
Thursday, October 12, 2017 Holiday Inn & Suites, E. Peoria

Small Engine
Class Date/Time: Oct 20, 8:30am-4:30pm,
Description: Maintenance troubleshooting Stihl small engines.
(course 2001)   Repeat of class on 18th.

Allison Transmission
Class Date/Time: Oct. 20, 8:30am-12:00pm,
Description: This seminar will provide an overview of maintenance, basic trouble shooting, Intro to DOC software, EVT F6 prep.
(course 2002)

Friday, October 20, 2022
EVT Testing 8:30am-12:00pm
You must register directly with EVT to test www.evtcc.org

Hotel Information

Illinois Fire Apparatus Mechanics Association - Headquarters Hotel
Holiday Inn & Suites East Peoria
101 Holiday Street, East Peoria IL 61611

Register under IFAMA so room rates apply, $132.00 per night


Who is IFAMA

The group was founded in 1985 by fire and ambulance technicians, based on the need for reliable factory training. Fire apparatus are so unique that local vocational training was not available. Progress in training and cooperation between departments has greatly improved our technician's knowledge over the past decades. As we have grown, so has the industry. With the advent of the EVT Certification (Emergency Vehicle Technician) and NFPA Standards, the need for quality training is paramount. Thus, our main goal has been to meet these needs thru annual and quarterly training along with testing thru the EVT Certification Commission.

IFAMA technicians will continue to focus on training and safety as it relates to the everyday maintenance/ repair of emergency apparatus, ambulances, support vehicles and equipment. IFAMA technicians are proud to have members who have been instrumental in legislation of training, NFPA, ASE and EVT Certification committees, which certify technicians by use of a national testing procedure.

As our organization grew and developed we added our first Expo. in 2003 at our annual seminar. This first year involved fifteen vendors and was located at Jumers in Bloomington, Illinois. The next year as the Expo expanded, it was moved to the hanger at Bloomington Municipal Airport with over twenty vendors. This seminar was so successful that the following year it was moved to the Interstate Center. By this time there were over thirty vendors and the membership in attendance covered a five state area. Vendors in attendance were Detroit Diesel, Pierce, E-One, Caterpillar, UL, Whelen, Federal Signal, Fleet Safety Supply, Alexis Fire Equipment, Seagrave and Ford to name a few. We spent a couple years at the Interstate Center till the next major change took place.

The training seminar and workshops scheduled throughout the year provide in-depth education that our technicians want and that are needed to become EVT and ASE certified. We strive to maintain a dependable fleet in order for others to provide the reliable service our citizens have come to expect in a cost effective manner.