The Massachusetts Firefighting Academy was brought into existence by Massachusetts General Law, Chapter 842 of the Acts and Resolves of 1971. MFA provides fire training to municipal fire service personnel at no cost to the cities and towns. 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.
Fire Prevention Officer Level I Class
The Fire Prevention Officer Level I class will be offered by the Mass. Firefighting Academy twice this spring: in Saugus, March 18, April 8 & 10, 2014 and in Fitchburg, March 25, April 29 & May 1, 2014. The blended program includes 24 hours of classroom and approximately 18 hours of on line training. Upon successful completion of this 40-hour blended program, participants will be credentialed to the level of Fire Prevention Officer – Level I. The pre-requisites are you must be currently credentialed as Fire Prevention Officer – Basic and the chief of department must sign-off.
Chief Billy Goldfeder, of www.FirefighterCloseCalls.com will be presenting a Senior Fire Officer Forum on Firefighter Death & Injury Survival Program, May 9 at DFS in Stow and May 10 in Springfield. This wake up lecture by Chief Goldfeder is an in-depth program featuring specific, recent fireground events with a strong focus on dwelling fires-that ended with tragic results. He will examine the lessons learned from these fires; why some firefighters did not go home and some did. This is a very personal, high-energy direct and frank presentation on operations and tactics. This seminar will help you understand how and why.
The Massachusetts Firefighting Academy will be hosting several National Fire Academy (NFA) courses at the Department of Fire Services Stow campus during 2014. Please use the NFA course registration form to register and mail or drop off the form to: MFA Registration. There is no cost to attend the program. If you have any questions, please call 978-567-3200 for more information.
|Telephone/Registration Number||(978) 567-3200|
|Fax Number||(978) 567-3229|
|Certification Number||(978) 567-3228|
|Severe Weather Cancellation Number||(978) 567-3248|