COVID-19 Updates – April 2, 2020

APRIL 2, 2020 MFSI has worked in collaboration with Maine EMS, Southern Maine Community College EMS Program, and the Maine Department of Labor / Bureau of Labor Standards to produce an informational flyer regarding the use of structural PPE and SCBA during known or potential SARS-CoV-2/COVID-19 patient interactions by Fire Department-based Emergency Medical Service agencies. … Read more »


Recent Changes to NFPA Codes

We here at MFSI feel that it is important to share the following information with code officials and local fire chiefs, as we were recently notified that the NFPA codes listed below have been updated. One item of importance is with respect to the NFPA 1 2018 Fire Code as it now addresses Marijuana facilities… Read more »


Information Regarding Use of Class B AFFF Foam

As we’re sure many of you have heard, recent reports have highlighted a public safety & environmental concern raised by the use of Class B Aqueous Film-Forming Foam (AFFF) during fire suppression and fire fighter training. Please see the flyer below, produced in collaboration with several other Maine agencies, for more information. A PDF version… Read more »


Happy Independence Day

The MFSI team is wishing everyone a safe and enjoyable holiday. We’ll see you all when the SMCC campus reopens next week!


Job Opportunities: Windham, Falmouth & Hollis

Several Maine fire departments are currently hiring: The Town of Windham currently has two full-time openings for the position of Firefighter-EMT-Basic/Advanced. This is a technical position responsible for providing prompt and accurate medical care, interior, exterior firefighting and apparatus operation. Preview the bulletin below (page 1 of 3), or view the full informational packet here…. Read more »


New Training Opportunity: Advanced Forcible Entry

We are excited to announce the addition of a new Advanced Forcible Entry program. This program is designed to expose students to realistic challenges they may face when gaining entry into a structure, and covers objectives such as: • Discussion about the Tools • Conventional Forcible Entry • Single-Person Forcing • Limited Space Forcing •… Read more »


Instructor Recruitment 2019

Become an MFSI Instructor, and help us make a difference in the future of Maine’s fire service. We will be accepting letters of intent and resumes from May 1 – May 30 for the position of contract fire instructor (part time). We look forward to hearing from you!  


NFA Command & Control Course

Check out our upcoming NFA course on Command & Control of Incident Operations! A printable PDF is available in full color or in grayscale for your convenience.  


VFIS – Emergency Vehicle Driver Training Program

MFSI is proud to collaborate with the Volunteer Fire Insurance Service (VFIS) to bring EVOC Train-the-Trainer courses to Maine. Here are the details for our upcoming program in June 2019! Click here for a printable version. 


Thank you to all that made these programs possible

This past weekend many MFSI state fire Instructors were hard at work all over the state providing training to many fire fighters. Pictured are the programs that we assisted with at the Central Maine Fire Attack School in Waterville/Winslow. Emergency Vehicle Operators Course and a National Fire Academy Incident Safety program. Thank you to all… Read more »