August

August 8, 2014 – Recruit Class #215 Graduation - (Open to Press)
The graduation ceremony for Recruit Class #215 will take place on August 8, 2014, at 1:30 p.m. at the Department of Fire Services, 1 State Road, Stow, MA. Boston Globe Assistant Metro Editor Mike Bello will be the guest speaker..

August 29, 2014 – Recruit Class #216 Graduation - (Open to Press)
The graduation ceremony for Recruit Class #216 will take place on August 29, 2014, at 1:30 p.m. at the Department of Fire Services, 1 State Road, Stow, MA. Dracut Fire Chief David R. Brouillette will be the guest speaker.

September

September – Campus Fire Safety Month

September 11, 2014 - Observances
There will be observances of the losses suffered in the September 11 attacks throughout the Commonwealth including one at the State House’s Fallen Firefighters Memorial in Ashburton Park.

September 19, 2014 - Recruit Class #217 Graduation
The graduation ceremony for Recruit Class #217 will take place on September 19, 2014, at 1:30 p.m. at the Department of Fire Services, 1 State Road, Stow, MA.

September 12-28, 2014 – Fire Safety at the “Big E”
From September 12-28, 2014, the Western Mass. Safety and Fire Educators (Western MA SAFE) will be staffing a booth in the Massachusetts Building at the 17-day agricultural fair know as “The Big E” in West Springfield. The Department of Fire Services will be supporting this effort. Massachusetts Day is September 18. 

September 17- 19, 2014 – 21st annual Hazardous Materials Training Conference
The 23rd annual Hazardous Materials Training Conference will take place September 17-19, 2014 at the Radisson Hotel Plymouth Harbor. It is sponsored by the Mass. Assoc. of Hazardous Materials Technicians in partnership with the U.S. EPA Region 1, the DFS Hazardous Materials Response Program, the Mass. Emergency Management Agency, the state Department of Environmental Protection and Smith Detection.

September 29-30, 2014 – 20th annual MA Public Fire and Life Safety Education Conference
The 20th annual MA Public Fire and Life Safety Education Conference will be held September 29-30, 2014 at the Westford Regency Inn and Conference Center. The 2014 Fire and Life Safety Educator of the Year Award will be presented at the conference on September 30, 2014.

October

October 5-11, 2014 – Fire Prevention Week
National Fire Prevention Week will be celebrated on the week of October 6-12 in 2014. This year’s theme is “Working Smoke Alarms Save Lives: Test Yours Every Month!” For more information on local events, visit www.firepreventionweek.org.

October 10, 2014 – Recruit Class #218 Graduation
The graduation ceremony for Recruit Class #218 will take place on October 10, 2014, at 1:30 p.m. at the Department of Fire Services, 1 State Road, Stow, MA.

October 31, 2014 – Recruit Class #219 Graduation
The graduation ceremony for Recruit Class #219 will take place on October 10, 2014, at 1:30 p.m. at the Department of Fire Services, 1 State Road, Stow, MA.

October 31, 2014 – Halloween Fire Safety
State Fire Marshal Coan urges everyone to practice fire safety around Halloween, a holiday that traditionally involves using candles, and offers safety tips.