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The Massachusetts Fire Training Council (MFTC) is the sole statutory authority to certify the Massachusetts fire service. The Governor appointed Council meets regularly to discuss and develop policies which drive the certification system. The Massachusetts Firefighting Academy is the operational arm of the Council and develops examinations to various professional qualification standards. It also administers these examinations and documents all activities of certification candidates.

The Massachusetts Public Safety Fire Investigator Certification Coalition (MPSFICC) is comprised of three members from the following state agencies; the Massachusetts Fire Training Council, the Massachusetts State Police, and the Massachusetts Criminal Justice Training Council. This coalition, under the authority of the Secretary of Public Safety, develops policies that direct fire investigator certification. Like the MFTC, the Massachusetts Firefighting Academy is the operational arm of the Coalition. The Coalition has developed its first examination for Fire Investigator.


If you have any additional questions, please feel free to contact the Certification Group of the Massachusetts Firefighting Academy at the Massachusetts Department of Fire Services at

Certification Coordinator (email): Robert Rand

Phone: (978) 567-3223

Massachusetts Firefighting Academy
Department of Fire Services
P. O. Box 1025
Stow, MA 01775