APRIL

April 2-3, 2014 – Propane Industry Responders Conference pdf format of    Propane Industry Responders Conference – Rescheduled...  file size 5MB– POSTPONED

The 2-day Propane Industry Responders Conference originally scheduled for April 2-3 has been postponed to June 17-17, 2014. POSTPONED

April 8-9, 2014FPAM Annual Training Seminar

The Fire Prevention Association of Massachusetts (FPAM) will hold it’s annual training seminar on
April 8-9, 2014 at the UMASS Amherst Conference Center, Amherst, MA. For information go to the FPAM website at http://www.massfpam.org/#!annual-conference/c1twu .

April 11, 2014Recruit Class #210 Graduation

The graduation ceremony for Recruit Class #210 will take place on April 11, 2014, at 1:30 p.m. at
the Department of Fire Services, 1 State Road, Stow, MA.

 

May

May 1, 2014 – Open Burning Season Ends

The last day for open burning is May 1, 2014. It’s best to complete spring burning while there’s still snow on the ground and at least as early as possible. Changing weather conditions might prohibit permits from being issued in any given day.

May 1-31, 2014 – National Electrical Safety Month

May is national Electrical Safety Month. Electrical problems with wiring and appliances are leading causes of fires and fire deaths. Learn more about preventing electrical fires.

May 2, 2014Recruit Class #211 Graduation - (Open to Press)

The graduation ceremony for Recruit Class #211 will take place on May 2, 2014, at 1:30 p.m. at the Department of Fire Services, 1 State Road, Stow, MA.

May 4-10, 2014 Arson Awareness Week

Arson Awareness Week is May 4-10, 2014 is sponsored by the U.S. Fire Administration. This year’s theme is Vehicle Arson – A Combustible Crime.

May 5-6, 2014 – NFA Course: Incident Safety Officer

This 2-day course examines the Safety Officer's role at emergency responses. A specific focus on operations within an Incident Command System (ICS) as a Safety Officer is a main theme. Response to all-hazards types of situations will be emphasized. Deadline to apply is April 3. The course will be held at DFS, Stow on May 5-6, 2014.

May 9 & 10, 2014 – Senior Fire Officer Forum – Chief Billy Goldfeder, Firefighter Death and Injury Survival Program

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 fire ground 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.

May 15-16, 2014 – 8th Annual Northeast Juvenile Firesetting Conference,

The 8th annual Northeast Juvenile Firesetting Conference will be held on May 15-16, 2014 at the Hampton Inn, Natick, MA.  For registration or schedule information http://www.brandonschool.org/.

May 15-16, 2014 – Western MA Fire Prevention Association Conference

The Western MA Fire Prevention Association Conference will take place May 15-16, 2014 at the Cranwell Conference Center, 55 Lee Road, Lenox, MA. Registration deadline is April 25, 2014. For more information, email: Maria Pelchar  at PelcharM@holyoke.org or Katie Collins Kalbaugh kkalbaugh@chicopeema.gov.

May 16-18, 2014 - Cape & Islands CISM Conference

The Cape & Islands Critical Incident Support Team (CIST) is hosting the 2014 Critical Incident Stress Management (CISM) Conference May 16-18, 2014 at the Cape Codder Resort & Spa in Hyannis, MA. For more information go to www.ciemss.org.

May 23, 2014 – Recruit Class #212 Graduation

The graduation ceremony for Recruit Class #212 will take place on May 23, 2014, at 1:30 p.m. at the Department of Fire Services, 1 State Road, Stow, MA.

 

JUNE

June 13, 2014Recruit Class #213 Graduation - (Open to Press)

The graduation ceremony for Recruit Class #213 will take place on June 13, 2014, at 1:30 p.m. at the Department of Fire Services, 1 State Road, Stow, MA.

June 17-18, 2014Propane Industry Responders Conference – Rescheduled from April 2-3

The Propane Industry Responders Conference, co-sponsored by PERC (Propane Education and Research Council) and PGANE (Propane Gas Association of New England), has been rescheduled from April to June 17-18, 2014. The conference will be held in the link at the Department of Fire Services Stow campus and will include classroom discussions and field demonstrations on both days.

June 20 – 22, 2014 – New England Fire/Rescue/EMS 2014 Expo

The New England Fire/Rescue/EMS 2014 Expo will be held at the Sheraton Springfield Hotel and the Eastern States Exposition in West Springfield, MA for the display of fire, EMS and related areas of apparatus and equipment for the 92nd Annual Conference & Exposition.

June 19, 2014 – Call/Volunteer Firefighter Class #48 Graduation

The graduation ceremony for the Call/Volunteer Firefighter class #48 will take place on June 19, 2014 at 7:00 p.m. at the Department of Fire Services, 1 State Road, Stow, MA.

June 25, 2014 – Call/Volunteer Firefighter Class #49 Graduation

The graduation ceremony for the Call/Volunteer Firefighter class #49 will take place on June 25, 2014 at 7:00 p.m. in Fall River (location TBD).