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Massachusetts Public Education Conference on Fire and Life Safety

DFS presents an annual conference that brings fire and life safety educators together to re-connect with colleagues, learn new skills and refresh old skills.
Picture of a chameleon with the words, "Adapting to Change." This is the conference logo.

The 27th Public Fire and Life Safety Education Conference: Adapting to Change will be held on September 21 - 22, 2022, at the Southbridge Hotel & Conference Center. Join us to learn new skills, refresh old skills and connect with colleagues from across the state. 

The Conference will include:

  • programs for new fire and life safety educators and fire prevention officers,
  • programs to challenge experienced educators,
  • workshops that teach how to develop partnerships, collaborate, and expand programs. 

The conference is an opportunity for:

  • Fire educators
  • Prevention officers 
  • EMTs
  • Teachers
  • Older adult care specialists
  • Nurses 
  • School leaders
  • Police
  • Fire officers

Conference 2022

Registration information and conference details will be posted on this page soon. For more information, email Matthew.Brennan@mass.gov. Include “conference” in the subject line of your email. 

Nominations for the 2022 Educator of the Year Award

Nominations are being accepted for the 2022 Massachusetts Fire and Life Safety Educator of the Year Award. This award recognizes individuals or teams for their involvement and commitment to make our world safer from fire and other preventable injuries. Although fire and life safety education may be their job, we are looking for people who go above and beyond to make a difference. We seek to honor people who demonstrate qualities such as leadership, teamwork, creativity, vision, and perseverance. (2022 Fire and Life Safety Educator of the Year Award Nomination Form ). The winner’s name will be inscribed on a perpetual plaque which hangs at the Department of Fire Services. The winner will be invited to participate in fire prevention activities with the State Fire Marshal, and to represent fire and life safety educators at appropriate events throughout the year. The award and the runner-up citations will be presented on September 22, 2022 at the 27th Annual Fire and Life Safety Education Conference.

For photos from past conferences, visit the DFS Facebook page.