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:
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 »
MFSI has recently updated our certification procedure for non-MFSI deliveries of the Fire Instructor I & II program. This new policy, which went into effect January 1, 2020, is designed to ensure that instructor trainers meet the qualifications set forth by NFPA professional standards. A memo that was distributed to Municipal Fire Training Program Coordinators… Read more »
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 »
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 »
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 »
The MFSI team is wishing everyone a safe and enjoyable holiday. We’ll see you all when the SMCC campus reopens next week!
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 »
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 »
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!