PURPOSE

To guide fire department chiefs through the application process for the Massachusetts Firefighting Academy's twelve-week recruit training program. The guide also serves to inform chiefs of the recent changes made to the physical training aspect of recruit training as directed by the Massachusetts Fire Training Council.

Massachusetts Fire Training Council Reserved Seat Application Policy ( PDF pdf format of Reserved Seat Application Policy (PDF)
) ( Word doc format of Reserved Seat Application Policy (DOC)
)

 

INFORMATION FOR CHIEFS

  • Checklist of required items ( PDF pdf format of Checklist of Required Items
) ( Word docx format of Checklist of Required Items (DOC)
)
  • Complete application package:
    • Basic Full-time Recruit Application ( PDF pdf format of Basic Full-time Recruit Application (pdf)
) ( Word doc format of Basic Full-time Recruit Application (doc)
)
    • Statement of Compliance - Protective Clothing ( PDF pdf format of Statement of Compliance - Protective Clothing (pdf)
) ( Word doc format of Statement of Compliance - Protective Clothing (doc)
)
    • Pages 1 & 6 of HRD Medical Forms ( PDF Sample pdf format of HRD Medical Forms 1 & 6
)
    • Result of HRD's Fire Physical Ability Test (P.A.T.) ( PDF Sample pdf format of PAT Results Sample
)
    • Fit Test Results (within 30 days of class start date)
    • Please use Firefox or Chrome browsers if you are having difficulty opening the Word documents.

 

INFORMATION FOR STUDENTS TO READ AND VIEW PRIOR TO TRAINING:

  • Career Recruit Rules & Regs. ( PDF pdf format of Career Recruit Rules & Regs.pdf
) ( Word docx format of Career Recruit Rules & Regs.doc
)
  • What to Bring ( PDF pdf format of What to Bring (PDF)
) ( Word docx format of What to Bring (DOC)
)

 

PHYSICAL FITNESS TRAINING

These videos provide examples of what firefighter recruits will be doing as part of the new physical fitness training. Most of the exercises duplicate movements and actions from the fireground. Physical fitness is part of the recruit orientation program so that individuals can be physically ready for the 9-week training program.

 

 MEDICAL AND PHYSICAL FITNESS STANDARDS

 

If you have questions or need any further information concerning the Recruit Physical Training Program, please contact the Massachusetts Firefighting Academy.

Christine JudaRecruit Assistant978-567-3202
Bruce GauvinRecruit Coordinator978-567-3218
Joseph KlucznikMFA Asst. Director978-567-3220