Water Use Props & Cold Weather

Winter is coming… we appreciate everyone’s continued patience and support as we gear up for the colder months! As of November 1st the following water use training props will be winterized and out of service until April 1st 2021, weather permitting: Car Fire Prop System 64 Propane Prop Fire Extinguisher Prop Live Fire Training Trailer… Read more »


Skills Exams – REGISTER SOON!

Folks,   Please note that our scheduled fall Skills Exams are filling up very rapidly – the first two sessions are already full, and we anticipate continued high demand for the remaining sessions. For more information about eligibility and registration requirements, view our recent letter to candidates and program coordinators:    


Information from MFSI Regarding COVID-19 Cases in York County

Dear Maine Fire Service Community,   In light of the recent COVID-19 outbreak threatening fire departments in York County, MFSI is limiting prop and equipment delivery on a case-by-case basis within York County. This is in order to protect our Support Services staff so that they can continue to provide service to unaffected areas of… Read more »


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: Westbrook, BIW (Bath), Gorham, & Lebanon

Several Maine fire departments are currently hiring: The City of Westbrook is currently seeking career Firefighter/EMT, AEMT or Paramedics. Interested individuals should submit letter of interest, resume, copies of licenses/certifications, and an application. The Fire and Rescue Application can be downloaded at http://westbrookmaine.com/278/Forms-Applications.   General Dynamics Bath Iron Works (“BIW”) is looking to fill two… 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 »