• These seminars provide senior fire officers the opportunity to learn about new challenges and current topics of interest in the fire service directly from local and national fire service experts. These forums are eligible for credit toward Fire Chief Credentialing. Register using the standard MFA procedures.  
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  • Creating the Highly Reliable Organization – March 17, 2015 pdf format of 2015 SFOF Series HIGHLY RELIABLE ORGANIZATION

    Gordon Graham

    On March 17, 2015, nationally recognized speaker Gordon Graham will present a 7-hour program (9 a.m. – 5 p.m.) on the concept of creating the highly reliable organization. The program will cover how to identify the true cause of tragedies that plague our profession by focusing on the concept that a predictable event is a preventable event. Mr. Graham will provide attendees with a number of ways to achieve the goal of reducing accidents and injuries through an effective program of organizational risk management. The presentation will be held at the Devens Commons Center, 31 Andrews Parkway, Devens, MA. Course Fee: $20.00. Check or money order made out to "MFA Trust Fund." Please note:  Applications must include payment. Walk-ins will not be allowed.  Lunch will be provided. Pre-registration is required using the standard MFA application.

    Green Buildings, The Fire Service Challenge – May 9, 2015

    Ken Willette
    As new regulations and consumers push homebuilding and commercial construction to utilize green practices whenever possible, the concept of green building standards has as well become increasingly popular. Green buildings are now presenting new and unique challenges to code enforcement and firefighting. Ken Willette, manager of the National Fire Protection Association‘s (NFPA) Public Fire Protection Division, and staff will present this Senior Fire Officer Forum seminar that will explore those challenges and will utilize a case study of a commercial building fire in which green construction features created some unique challenges for firefighters. The presentation will be held at the  Department of Fire Services – Stow Campus.  Course Fee: $20.00. Check or money order made out to "MFA Trust Fund." Please note:  Applications must include payment. Walk-ins will not be allowed.  Lunch will be provided. Pre-registration is required using the standard MFA application.