November 1, 2015 – Change Your Clock, Change Your Battery
On November 1, 2015, remember when you change your clock to change the batteries in your smoke alarms, unless they have a long life sealed battery.
November 4, 2015 – Call/Volunteer Firefighter Recruit Class #54 Graduation
The graduation ceremony for the Call/Volunteer Firefighter class #54 will take place in the evening on November 4, 2015 at 7:00 p.m. at Easthampton High School, 70 Williston Avenue, Easthampton, MA.
November 3-4, 2015 – NFA Course: Fire Service Safety Culture
MFA is offering the National Fire Academy (NFA) course Fire Service Safety Culture: Who Protects Firefighters from Firefighters? November 3-4, 2015. This 2-day class will help fire personnel identify their current safety culture, examine how culture drives behavior, identify risk management strategies and develop safety intervention plans.
November 5, 2015 – Call/Volunteer Firefighter Recruit Class #55 Graduation
The graduation ceremony for the Call/Volunteer Firefighter class #55 will take place in the evening on November 5, 2015 at 7:00 p.m. at the Department of Fire Services, Stow Campus.
November 18, 2015 – Senior Fire Officer Forum: Understanding ISOs Fire Suppression Rating Schedule
Tony Zampella, ISO Manager for Community Hazard Mitigation, will present a Senior Fire Officer Forum Understanding ISOs Fire Suppression Rating Schedule. Lowering your ISO rating can result in fire insurance reductions for the properties served by your fire department. In addition, the classification may be a resource that is used by communities for budgeting and economic development. This class will provide an overview on how the Fire Suppression Rating Schedule is used to classify your fire protection delivery system, and highlight the tools and data that are available to communities. 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 .
November 20, 2015 – Recruit Class #236 Graduation
The graduation ceremony for Recruit Class #236 will take place on November 20, 2015, at 1:30 p.m. at the Department of Fire Services, 1 State Road, Stow, MA.
November 23, 2015 – 26th annual Firefighter of the Year Heroic Awards
Governor Charles Baker will present the 26th annual Firefighter of the Year Heroic Awards on November 23, 2015, 10 a.m., at MIT’s Kresge Auditorium in Cambridge.
December 1, 2015 – DFS Springfield Campus Dedication
The official dedication ceremony of the Department of Fire Services Springfield campus will be held by at 10 a.m. on December 1, 2015 at 100 Grochmal Road, Springfield, MA. Lt. Governor Karyn Polito will join State Fire Marshal Coan, Springfield Mayor Sarno, legislators and fire officials in the ceremony.
December 14, 2015 – Candle Safety Day
The second Monday in December has been established as Candle Safety Day by MGL C.6: S.12XX to promote the safe use of candles in the Commonwealth and recommending that this day be observed in an appropriate manner by the people.
December 18, 2015 – Recruit Class #237 Graduation
The graduation ceremony for Recruit Class #237 will take place on December 18, 2015, at 1:30 p.m. at the Department of Fire Services, 1 State Road, Stow, MA.