Training Track Suggestions

The following list is provided to assist you in your continuing education. Following each fire service level or specialty are a listing of those programs offered by the Massachusetts Firefighting Academy which address that level or specialty.

FIREFIGHTER BASIC SKILLS

Asbestos and the Firefighter - 6 hours
Automatic Sprinkler Systems - 3 hours
Critical Incident Stress - 14 hours
Electricity - 6 hours (Electrical Safety for the Firefighter)
Elevators and the Fire Service - 3 hours
Emergency Elevator Procedures - 3 hours - (Fire Emergency Operation (FEO) 3502)
Fire Control I - 8 hours (1.5 class, 6.5 practical)
Fire Control II - 8 hours (1.5 class, 6.5 practical)
Firefighter IA - 12 hours
Firefighter IB - 12 hours
Firefighter IC - 12 hours
Firefighter ID - 12 hours
Firefighter IE - 12 hours
Firefighter IF - 12 hours
Firefighter IIA - 12 hours
Firefighter IIB - 12 hours
Firefighter IIC - 12 hours
Fireground Company Operations - 18 hours (3 class, 15 practical)
First Due
Fighting Fires in Sprinklered Buildings
Firefighter Safety and Survival - 12 hours
Flammable Liquids - 12 hours
Foam - 3 hours
Handling Gas Emergencies
Hazardous Materials Recognition and Identification
Interior Fire Attack
Incident Command System - 12 hours
Protective Breathing - 12 hours (6 class, 6 practical)
Search and Rescue - 6 hours practical
Recruit Firefighter Training
Safety for the Firefighter - 3 hours
Search and Rescue - 6 hours practical
Structural Firefighting Practices - 7 hours (1 class, 6 practical)
Structural Hazards - 3 hours
Small Aircraft Procedures - 6 hours
Vehicle Extrication (Basic) - 12 hours (6 class, 6 practical)
Vehicle Fires - 3 hours
Wildfires - 3 hours

FIRE APPARATUS DRIVER/OPERATOR

Aerial Apparatus - 12 hours (6 class, 6 practical)
Large Diameter Hose - 12 hours (6 class, 6 practical)
Motor Pump Operator - 40 hours (20 class, 20 practical)
Pumps and Hydraulics - 12 hours (6 class, 6 practical)
 

Rural Water Supply - 12 hours (6 class, 6 practical)

FIRE & ARSON INVESTIGATION

Arson Awareness for the First Responder - 4 hours
Basic Fire Investigation - 48 hours
Interviewing Skills - 24 hours (Interviewing and Interrogation for the Fire Investigator)
Advanced Fire Investigation - 48 hours

EMERGENCY MEDICAL SERVICE
These courses are submitted for OEMS approval for EMT Continuing Education annually.

The Law and the EMT - 3 hours
Domestic Preparedness Tech - 8 hours
Pre-Hospital Burn Treatment (no hours listed)
Infectious Disease Control for the First Responder - 12 hours
ICS for EMS
Air Medical Protocols for Fire Departments - 3 hours
Strategies for EMS in the Fire Service - 4 hours
Rehab - 4 hours (Rehabilitation on the Fireground - Intermediate)
Drowning/Near Drowning (no hours listed)
Crush Injury Syndrome - 3 hours
Chest Trauma Management - 3 hours
Sudden Infant Death Syndrome (no hours listed)
Cardiac Emergencies (no hours listed)

FIRE PREVENTION

Building Construction - Wood and Ordinary Construction - 12 hours
Building Construction - Non-Combustible and Fire Resistive Construction - 12 hours
Conducting Basic Fire Inspections - 12 hours
Fire Inspection and Code Enforcement Practices - 12 hours
Public Fire Education Planning - 12 hours
Public Fire and Lifesafety Educator - 40 hours
Public Education Presentation - 12 hours

HAZARDOUS MATERIALS

Chemistry of Hazardous Materials - 80 hours
Flammable Gas Firefighting (6 class, 6 practical - 2 separate courses)
Flammable Liquids - 12 hours (Flammable Liquids Firefighting)
Handling Gas Emergencies
HazMat Recognition and Identification - 3 hours
Hazardous Materials Incident Analysis - 12 hours
Hazardous Materials First Responder Operational - 24 hours
Preparing for Incident Command - 12 hours
Hazardous Materials Decontamination - 6 hours
Hazardous Materials Technician - 160 hours (120 class, 40 practical)
Hazardous Materials Incident Command - 18 hours
Emergency Response to Terrorism: Basic Concepts - 16 hours
Emergency Response to Terrorism: Tactical Considerations - EMS - 16 hours
Emergency Response to Terrorism: Tactical Considerations - Company Officer - 16 hours
Emergency Response to Terrorism: Tactical Considerations - HazMat - 16 hours
Emergency Response to Terrorism: Incident Management - 48 hours

FIRE OFFICER

Advanced Firestreams
Building Construction - Wood and Ordinary Construction - 12 hours
Building Construction - Non-Combustible Construction - 12 hours
Conducting Basic Fire Inspections - 12 hours
Chief Fire Officer Management Training Program - 78 hours
Critical Incident Stress - 14 hours (Critical Incident Stress Management: When Disaster Strikes)
Executive Skills Series - Managing and Leading a Diverse Workforce - 16 hours
Executive Skills Series - Influencing - 14 hours
Executive Skills Series - Managing and Leading Change - 14 hours
Fireground Company Operations - 18 hours (3 class, 15 practical)
Flammable Gas Incident Command
Fire Officer I Skills Development - 90 hours (78 class, 12 practical)
Fire Officer - Mid Level Management
Firefighter Health & Safety (no hours listed)
Firefighter Safety & Survival - 12 hours (Firefighter Safety & Survival: The Company Officer's Responsibility)
Incident Command System - 12 hours
Incident Safety Officer - 12 hours
Infection Control - The Supervisor's Role - 12 hours
Instructor Methodology I - 36 hours
Instructor Methodology II - 36 hours
Leadership I - 12 hours
Leadership II - 12 hours
Leadership III - 12 hours
Managing Company Tactical Operations - Preparation - 12 hours
Managing Company Tactical Operations - Decision Making - 12 hours
Managing Company Tactical Operations - Tactics - 12 hours
Public Fire Education Planning - 12 hours
Public Fire & Life Safety Education - 40 hours
Volunteer Fire Service Management - 12 hours
Wildland Interface Firefighting for the Structural Company Officer - 12 hours

RESCUE

Basic Water Rescue - 12 hours (6 class, 6 practical) - now Surface Water Rescue: Operational
Confined Space Rescue - 18 hours (6 class, 12 practical)
Confined Space/Trench Rescue Awareness - 3 hours (Trench Rescue Awareness)
Ice Rescue - 8 hours (4 class, 4 practical) - Surface Ice Rescue
Protective Breathing - 6 hours
Search and Rescue - 6 hours
Basic Rope Rescue - 18 hours (6 class, 12 practical) - Rope Rescue: Operational Level
Search and Rescue - 6 hours
Vehicle Extrication - 12 hours (6 class, 6 practical)