• Bringing the Nation's Best Educators, to Meet our Best Leaders.

    The Senior Fire Officer Forum (SFOF) series provides Massachusetts chief officers the opportunity to learn directly from national fire service experts without the time and expense of traveling to a national conference. Any Massachusetts fire officer can attend these programs at no cost. The 5-hour forums run from 9 a.m. - 3 p.m. and include an opportunity to interact with the presenter during lunch. (Lunch is at your own expense). Each year, the forums address the new challenges confronting our leaders. All of these programs are eligible for continuing education hours toward Fire Chief Credentialing. Register using the standard MFA procedures.   

  • SFOF: NFPA Standards in Action – September 22 pdf format of SFOF: NFPA Standards in Action – September 22

    Ken Willette

    The Department of Fire Services, Massachusetts Firefighting Academy will be presenting a Senior Fire Officer Forum session on September 22, 2014 (10 a.m. – 3 p.m.) on NFPA Standards in Action presented by Ken Willette, who currently serves as manager of the Public Fire Protection Division of N.F.P.A. and previously served as a Massachusetts fire chief. For over 100 years the National Fire Protection Association has developed standards on virtually every aspect of fire service operations, yet many fire service professionals have limited understanding of how these standards are at work every day, on every run, to provide for their safety and wellness. Participants will review a case study of an apartment fire that demonstrates how NFPA standards come into play in everyday fire ground operations. Fee is $13 and includes lunch. Pre-registration required using standard MFA application.

  • Check this website in the coming weeks for information regarding additional forums that will be offered during 2014-2015.