PURPOSE

To provide Call/Volunteer Firefighters with the training that they need to start their careers as well trained, and effective firefighters. These students will get the basic skills needed to be a firefighter and an asset to their department and community.

REQUIREMENTS FOR ATTENDANCE

This class is open to all Call/Volunteer Firefighters in the Commonwealth and every participant has to be 18 years of age or older.  The return date of the student application and completion of all paperwork will determine selection to this program.  The program has a total Student capacity of forty.  The first forty fully completed applications that are submitted will be placed into the program.

We must have ALL completed paperwork.  Sending in just an application to hold a slot will not be allowed. The paperwork consists of a student application (2 pages), Statement of Compliance Form and pages 1 and 6 of appendix B of the HRD Medical Examination Form.

Required Text

We will be using the IFSTA Essentials of Firefighting and Fire Department Operations, Sixth Edition textbook. Once the students get accepted they will be sent a link to purchase the book with the required information to enroll them into the online portion of our program. They have to purchase this book through that link.

E-blended Format

The program will consist of both Instructor led presentations as well as online modules that each Student will be responsible as part of a self-study component of the program.

Incident Command System

Every student will be required to submit a certificate of completion on training day #1 for the following:

  • ICS 100, Introduction to Incident Command System
  • ICS 700, National Incident Management System (NIMS) An Introduction

These can be found at http://training.fema.gov/IS/NIMS.aspx.

THE NEXT SCHEDULED PRESENTATIONS OF THE CALL/VOLUNTEER RECRUIT FIREFIGHTER TRAINING PROGRAM WILL BE:

Class 060 – DFS Springfield – Orientation is on June 20, 2016 and Training Day 1 starts on July 9, 2016 both dates are mandatory

Class 061 – Massachusetts Firefighting Academy, Stow – Orientation is on June 27, 2016 and Training Day 1 starts on July 10, 2016 both dates are mandatory

ALL PAPERWORK MUST BE SUBMITTED BY THE CLOSE OF BUSINESS ON MONDAY, MAY 31, 2016.

Class 062 – Spencer Fire Department – Orientation is on October 25, 2016 and Training Day 1 starts on November 5, 2016 both dates are mandatory

Class 063 – Groveland Fire Department – Orientation is on October 26, 2016 and Training Day 1 starts on November 6, 2016

ALL PAPERWORK MUST BE SUBMITTED BY THE CLOSE OF BUSINESS ON FRIDAY, SEPTEMBER 30, 2016.

Forms:

 

Joseph Klucznik            MFA Deputy Director          978-567-3220

Christopher Norris         Program Coordinator          978-567-3252

Christine Dansereau       Program Assistant             978-567-3227