The Training Resource Guide contains information on the training and certification opportunities available to the Massachusetts Fire Service. Courses are ordered by program area and include descriptions, course numbers, and credit hours. The guide can be viewed as a complete PDF, but we have also broken it up by training programs in order to make course descriptions easier to find.

Training Resource Guide pdf format of Training Resource Guide
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The complete guide includes: a letter from DFS, an introduction to our training programs, course offerings, course descriptions, as well as information on course certification, how to host a course, and a course request form. Please click the link above to view the guide in PDF format.

Register for currently scheduled courses: Search for courses by name or number - both are listed with each course description. You can either register electronically or print and submit an application form via fax.
Any questions? Call the Academy at 978-567-3200.

Firefighter Skills pdf format of Firefighter Skills

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Whether you are a rookie looking to learn the basics or the seasoned veteran brushing up on critical fireground skills, our programs provide the best in standards-based training.

Educational Methodology pdf format of Educational Methodology
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Our educational methodology programs provide fire service instructors with the skills necessary to successfully plan and implement quality, comprehensive training programs to benefit the entire fire service.

Fire Officer pdf format of Fire Officer

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Our fire officer programs provide training opportunities to allow leaders to develop and practice the skills necessary to ensure personal and organizational success both on the emergency scene and in the station.

Fire Prevention, Investigation & Pub Ed pdf format of Fire Prevention, Investigation & Pub Ed

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These programs provide members of the fire service with the skills necessary to support key community risk reduction initiatives, from enhancing S.A.F.E. programs or training a new fire prevention officer.

Flammable Gas pdf format of Flammable Gas

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Our flammable gas programs provide training to the fire service and to industry for handling incidents involving LNG, natural gas, and propane gas through classroom instruction and real world props.

Hazardous Materials pdf format of Hazardous Materials Training
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Our training programs provide all levels of hazardous materials response skills from everyday operations-level responder through hazardous materials technician.

Technical Rescue pdf format of Technical Rescue

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Rope, confined space, trench, ice and water rescue are all presented through dynamic, real life scenarios designed to increase individual and team capabilities.

Impact pdf format of Impact

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Our Impact Training Programs provide two- to three-hour presentations to firefighters on duty in their stations. Many of these programs can be handed off to the local training officer for delivery.