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 sub mitted 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 the HRD Medical Examination Form.
ALL PAPERWORK MUST BE SUBMITTED BY THE CLOSE OF BUSINESS ON MONDAY, JUNE 2, 2014.
We have transitioned to using the Jones and Bartlett Fundamentals of Fire Fighter Skills 3rd Edition textbook. Every Student has to purchase this book from the Massachusetts Firefighting Academy to ensure every participant has the proper access code to enable access to the website.
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. As part of this transition to online learning, every Student will also be required to submit on day one, July 12, 2014, a certificate of completion for ICS 100, Introduction to Incident Command System & ICS 200, ICS for Single Resources and Initial Action Incidents. Both of these can be found at http://training.fema.gov/IS/NIMS.aspx
THE NEXT SCHEDULED PRESENTATIONS OF THE CALL/VOLUNTEER FIREFIGHTER TRAINING PROGRAM WILL BE:
Class 050 – The Greater Springfield Area (TBD) – Start date July 19, 2014 and Orientation is July 12, 2014
Class 051 – Massachusetts Firefighting Academy – Start date July 19, 2014 and Orientation is July 12, 2014