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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 »

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 »