MAY

May 1, 2017 – Open Burning Season Ends
The last day for open burning is May 1, 2017. 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, 2017 – 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 7-13, 2017 Arson Awareness Week
Arson Awareness Week, sponsored by the U.S. Fire Administration, is May 7-13, 2017. This year’s theme is Arson Prevention at Houses of Worship.

May 2, 2017– Senior Fire Officer Forum: Managing Disciplinary Issues in the Fire Service
John Clifford and Mary Aicardi will present the Senior Fire Officer Forum Managing Disciplinary Issues in the Fire Service on Tuesday, May 2, 2017 at the DFS Stow campus. The presentation will cover proper administration of disciplinary procedures and practices to achieve successful outcomes. here is no fee and lunch is self-service in the cafeteria. Pre-registration is required using the standard MFA application.

May 10-11, 2017 – NFA Course: Shaping the Future
MFA is offering the 2-day National Fire Academy (NFA) course Shaping the Future on May 10-11, 2017. It will help develop managerial and leadership skills for supervision, problem solving, decision making and running meetings. How to register.

June

June 5, 2017 – Recruit Class #254 Graduation
The graduation ceremony for Recruit Class #254 will take place on June 5, 2017, at 1 p.m. at the Department of Fire Services, 1 State Road, Stow, MA.

June 21, 2017 – Recruit Class #S04 Graduation
The graduation ceremony for Recruit Class #S04 will take place on June 21, 2017, at 11:00 a.m. at the Department of Fire Services, 100 Grochmal Avenue, Springfield, MA.

June 22, 2017 – Call/Volunteer Firefighter Recruit Class #64 Graduation
The graduation ceremony for Call/Volunteer Firefighter Recruit Class #64 will take place on June 22, 2017, at 7 p.m. at the Matthew Kuss Middle School, 52 Globe Mills Avenue, a Fall River.

June 26, 2017- Call/Volunteer Firefighter Recruit Class #65 Graduation
The graduation ceremony for the Call/Volunteer Firefighter class #65 will take place in the evening on June 26, 2017 at 7:00 p.m. at the Department of Fire Services, Stow Campus.

JULY

July 4, 2015 – Independence Day! Celebrate Safely and Leave the Fireworks to the Professionals.

July 14, 2017Recruit Class #255 Graduation
The graduation ceremony for Recruit Class #255 will take place on July 14, 2017, at 1 p.m. at the Department of Fire Services, 1 State Road, Stow, MA.

AUGUST

August 18, 2017Recruit Class #256 Graduation
The graduation ceremony for Recruit Class #256 will take place on August 18, 2017, at 1 p.m. at the Department of Fire Services, 1 State Road, Stow, MA.