The policy making body for the Academy is the Massachusetts Fire Training Council, a 15 member body appointed by the Governor. The Council is also the sole agency that can certify all levels of fire service personnel in the Commonwealth. Fire service certification is provided to stimulate professional development in the Massachusetts fire service and to allow members a means to demonstrate their ability to meet professional qualification standards through an objective measure of their professional knowledge, skills, and abilities.
The flagship program offered by MFA is the 12-week recruit training program. The Academy offers over 300 topical continuing education courses and fire officer training. A detailed listing of MFA courses is posted on the web and on-line registration is available. Admission is restricted to members of fire departments in the cities, towns and fire districts of the Commonwealth of Massachusetts and similar public fire departments in other states.
|Several times annually the Department of Fire Services sponsors programs by local and national fire service speakers geared toward the senior fire official. These programs are designed to provide information on current topics of interest to the fire service. All of these programs are eligible for continuing education hours toward Fire Chief Credentialing.||State Fire Marshal Stephen D. Coan and Massachusetts Firefighting Academy Director Edmund M. Walker are pleased to announce the graduation of the 198th class of the Massachusetts Firefighting Academy’s sixty-day Recruit Firefighting Program on March 29, 2013.||The Department of Fire Services is pleased to introduce a multi-level training program for fire prevention officers. The training will prepare them to receive credentials for each level of the training from the State Fire Marshal. The Credentialing Program will be issued by the state Fire Marshal to any Massachusetts fire service individual.|
|Telephone/Registration Number||(978) 567-3200|
|Fax Number||(978) 567-3229|
|Certification Number||(978) 567-3228|
|Severe Weather Cancellation Number||(978) 567-3248|