- 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.
- The Firefighter Obesity Epidemic – January 14, 2015
Recent studies have revealed that today's firefighters suffer from a much higher level of obesity than the general public that they protect. This program examines how chiefs and company officers can help reverse this deadly trend. This seminar will provide ways in which fire service leaders can promote a healthy culture of fitness and proper nutrition both in the station and at home to reverse this epidemic. Capt. James Haggerty and Capt. Christopher Rizza will present this Senior Fire Officer Forum on January 14, 2015 at the Department of Fire Services – Stow Campus, from 10:00 a.m. – 3:00 p.m. 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.
Highly Reliable Organization – March 17, 2015 - New Location
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