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.
Firefighter Skills file size 2MB
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.
Advanced Firefighter Skills file size 2MB
Firefighters face daily challenges from running an aerial device in order to perform ventilation to handling a high voltage emergency. Advanced Firefighting programs train firefighters to face any emergency.
Fire Officer Training Program file size 1MB
Our fire officer programs provide a wide range of training opportunities to allow the leaders of today and tomorrow to develop and practice the skills necessary to ensure personal and organizational success both on the emergency scene and in the fire station.
Fire Investigation file size 2MB
Our fire investigation programs provide fire service and law enforcement personnel with the skills to be competent fire investigators.
Fire Prevention file size 1MB
Public Education file size 1MB
Public education programs provide members of the fire service with the skills necessary to support key community risk reduction initiatives.
Flammable Gas file size 1MB
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 file size 1MB
Our training programs provide all levels of hazardous materials response skills from everyday operations-level responder through hazardous materials technician.
Technical Rescue file size 2MB
Rope, confined space, trench, ice and water rescue are all presented through dynamic, real life scenarios designed to increase individual and team capabilities.
Impact Training file size 1MB
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.
Rapid Intervention file size 1MB
Firefighter survival and RIT training teaches self survival and safe extrication of a downed firefighter who may be injured, trapped or lost at an emergency scene.
Educational Methodology file size 1MB
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
Certification verifies that a candidate has successfully completed a certification exam of his/her knowledge, skills and abilities against the national standard. The Massachusetts Fire Training Council is accredited through the National Board on Fire Service Professional Qualifications (Pro Board) to certify members of the fire service.