Posts By: James Graves

Maine Fire Protection Services Commission | Firefighter I & II Regional Grant

Recent legislative activity by the Maine Fire Protection Services Commission in support of fire training and education is being implemented. We are proud to announce a Firefighter I & II Regional Grant that fully funds firefighter training programs. Interested parties must complete a short grant application that is designed to help Maine Fire Protection Service… Read more »

2021 Maine State Fire Instructor Recruitment

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 July 1 – July 31 for the position of contract fire instructor (part time). We look forward to hearing from you!

MFSI | Needs Assessment: Train-the-Trainer Programs

Help us learn more about training needs in your community! We’ve put together a brief needs-assessment survey on Train-the-Trainer opportunities in Maine, and we hope many of you folks will take a moment to complete it. The survey is anonymous and can be accessed here:

MFSI Strategic Plan 2021-2025

The MFSI team has produced our updated SMCC/MFSI Strategic Plan, which has been accepted by Southern Maine Community College’s administration. On Friday, June 4, this plan was reviewed and adopted unanimously by the SMCC/MFSI Advisory Committee. After such an unpredictable 2020-2021 Fiscal Year, we feel it is important – now more than ever – to… Read more »

Information Regarding EVOC Program Deliveries

We are sharing the following informational document (available as a PDF here) with support from the Maine Bureau of Labor Standards in an attempt to stop the spread of misinformation surrounding EVOC programs. We also aim to help all EVOC candidates be successful in these courses, and to assist Maine fire departments in training their… Read more »

Live Fire Training Facilities Program

In July of 2017, following several years of collaborative research, the Maine Fire Protection Services Commission released their comprehensive report on Regional Live Fire Training Facility Needs. In 2020, after the successful passing of LD 1845 and implementation of Public Law, Chapter 444, Section 3, 20-A MRSA § 9004, Maine’s fire service community began the… Read more »

New Maine State Weekend Program Coordinator

We are excited to announce that Paul Froman will become our new Maine State Weekend Program Coordinator! Paul is a career firefighter/paramedic currently going on twelve years of service with the City of Biddeford. He has over seventeen years of fire service experience, and has served in various roles in both career and volunteer departments…. Read more »

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 2022, weather permitting: Car Fire Prop System 64 Propane Prop Fire Extinguisher Prop Live Fire Training Trailer… Read more »

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 »