The credibility of the S.A.F.E. Program rests on properly trained firefighters. The high quality of the fire and life safety education specialist is the foundation of the S.A.F.E. Program. The fire educator's enthusiasm and commitment to the S.A.F.E. Program and its students are critical. The Massachusetts Firefighting Academy offers a variety of training programs for fire educators, including a week long class Public Fire and Life Safety Educator that is based on the standard set out in the National Fire Protection Association's Standard 1035 Professional Qualifications for Public Fire and Life Safety Educator.

Grant Writing Bootcamps

In preparation for the FY 17 S.A.F.E. and Senior SAFE grant writing application process, a series of grant writing bootcamps have been scheduled. These sessions will help attendees develop the skills they need to complete the FY 17 S.A.F.E. and Senior SAFE grants. This workshop will include a discussion on the various aspects of the applications, the tools necessary to complete the applications, an opportunity to begin writing the grants, and a discussion on the need for record keeping and evaluations.  

July 11, 2016

Mass Firefighting Academy, Stow campus
One State Road, Stow, MA

9:00 A.M. - 12 P.M.
July 12, 2016

Mass Firefighting Academy, Springfield campus
100 Grochmal Avenue, Springfield

9:00 A.M. - 12 P.M.
July 13, 2016

Bourne Fire Department, Station 3
51 Meetinghouse Road, Bourne

9:00 A.M. - 12 P.M.
July 14, 2016

North Andover Fire Department
795 Chickering Road, North Andover, MA

9:00 A.M. - 12 P.M.

Please register at the MFA Course Registration website


Sprinkler Demonstration Trailer Training - The DFS Sprinkler Orientation Training program is designed to familiarize fire departments with the Department of Fire Service’s Sprinkler Demonstration Trailer / Fire Safety House. Upon completion of this program, students will understand the value of residential sprinklers and their role in helping to keep firefighters and civilians safe. Students, through hands-on participation, will also become familiarized with the setup and operation of the Sprinkler Demonstration Trailer. NOTE: This training is required before a fire department can use the Department of Fire Services sprinkler demonstration trailer and training will include live fire demonstrations.


Directions for reserving the trailer, emergency contacts and lesson plans are now available pdf format of Directions for reserving the trailer, emergency cont...

You can also review the student guidebook on powerpoint. ppt format of You can also review the student guidebook on powerpoint
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Public Educator Certification
Public Fire and Life Safety Educator I Certification Examination Schedule Now Available - The latest edition of the Public and Life Safety Educator I Examination schedule has been posted on the web. All who qualify are encouraged to pursue the opportunity to become Public and Life Safety Educators. Click here for the examination schedule, application and overview form and skill sheet.

Certification is a credential that provides the Fire and Life Safety Educator greater credibility with our school partners. It demonstrates that an individual is a serious professional that has studied, practiced and met certain standards. We hope folks will pursue this certification.