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.

ALL PAPERWORK MUST BE SUBMITTED BY THE CLOSE OF BUSINESS ON TUESDAY, MAY 26, 2015.

Required Text

The required text for this course is the Jones and Bartlett Fundamentals of Firefighter Skills, Third Edition. To ensure all students have the proper one-time use access code for our on-line portion, we encourage students to purchase this text by clicking on the below link:

http://www.jblearning.com/cart/Default.aspx?bc=04802-5&coupon=MAFFN15

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 200, Incident Command Systems for Single Resources and Initial Action Incidents

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 054 – Dalton Fire Department and Hatfield Fire Department – Orientation is on June 27, 2015 and Training Day 1 starts on July 11, 2015 (Please indicate which location you would like to attend) both dates are mandatory

Class 055 – Massachusetts Firefighting Academy – Orientation is on June 27, 2015 and Training Day 1 starts on July 12, 2015 both dates are mandatory

 

Forms:

 

Joseph Klucznik            MFA Deputy Director          978-567-3220

Christopher Norris         Program Coordinator          978-567-3252

Christine Dansereau       Program Assistant             978-567-3227

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