Yarmouth Skills Exam POSTPONED Until December 14

Due to the recent storm and significant snowfall, the Yarmouth Fire Chief has determined today that the site will not be ready to use for skills testing on Saturday Dec. 7. Because of this, the exam has been postponed until Saturday December 14, mustering at 0730 hours. We have reached out to all candidates, evaluators,… 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: Old Town & Bucksport

Several Maine & New Hampshire fire departments are currently hiring: The City of Old Town Fire Rescue Department is currently accepting applications for a Firefighter/EMT vacancy. View the job bulletin below, or visit their website for an application: http://www.old-town.org   Bucksport Fire & Rescue is seeking a full-time Fire Fighter/EMT. Check out the job bulletin… 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 »


Mahaney graduates from officer academy

Mt. Desert Islander, April 19 BRUNSWICK — Basil Mahaney of Bar Harbor Fire Rescue was one of 18 Maine firefighters to have completed rigorous training and graduated from the Maine Fire Service Institute’s Officer Training Academy to prepare them for leadership roles at fire departments across the state