The Massachusetts Fire Training Council is the sole certifying agency for certification of all levels of fire service personnel in the Commonwealth. The Council has statutory authority to promulgate rules and regulations for the operation of the Massachusetts Firefighting Academy and has the authority to approve courses and curriculum taught by the Academy. The Fire Training Council is a fifteen-member body appointed by the Governor. Contact the Fire Training Council at (978) 567-3224, fax (978) 567-3229.

Chairman Mario A. OrangioFire Chief's Association of MAMetro Departments
Vice Chairman Paul MedeirosProfessional Firefighters of MA 
Chief Fire Warden
David V. Celino
Department of Conservation and RecreationBureau of Forest Fire Control
Chief William ScobleFire Chief's Association of MAFull-time Career Depts.
Chief Timothy GrennoFire Chief's Association of MAPart Paid / Part Call Depts.
Assistant Chief Jonathan L. MillerMA Call and Volunteer Firefighters' AssociationCall/Volunteer Depts.
Captain Kurt RuchalaMA Call and Volunteer Firefighters' AssociationCall/Volunteer Depts.
Lieutenant Drew PiemonteProfessional Firefighters of MA 
Robert CraigCitizen of the Commonwealth 
Secretary Daniel J. BennettEx Officio Executive Office of Public Safety & SecurityDesignee: Undersecretary
Patrick McMurray
James H. PappasCitizen of the CommonwealthInsurance Industry
Chief Charles BurgerFire Chief's Association of MACall Departments
Captain Andrew ConnertyMA Institute of Fire Dept. Instructors 
Captain Frederick TustinFire Prevention Association of MA 
Position OpenMassachusetts Firefighting AcademyDirector
Susan NeazAdministrative Support