Basic Fire School Qualification Program Firefighters and Wildland Firefighting Recently a question was brought to our attention in regards to a Maine BLS inspection on training files. It was noted that those that hold a Basic Fire School (BFS) Qualification do not have training for wildland firefighting, due to the BFS program not containing a… Read more »
2024 Maine Florida NFA Weekend Flyer We are excited to announce the Maine-Florida weekend at the National Fire Academy for 2024. As a combined weekend we are able to offer a wide range of courses. The courses at the National Fire Academy are not just for officers! Anyone who responds to calls can benefit from… Read more »
Happy New Year! May 2024 be a year of great forward progress and keep you safe from the hazards of the job. I hope you all enjoyed a safe and happy holiday season. As we welcome in 2024, we can be sure that it will be yet another full year of firefighter training all across… Read more »
On October 16, 2023, the Maine Fire Service Institute, Maine State Fire Marshal, Maine Forest Service and SafetyWorks! signed an agreement to collaborate on Fire Training opportunities and information sharing. Safety Works!, Maine Fire Service Institute, Maine State Fire Marshal, and Maine Forest Service recognizes the value of establishing a collaborative relationship to foster safer and… Read more »
Excellent news story about the Penobscot Firefighter Academy. We are proud of all your hard work and efforts by the Penobscot County Fire Chief’s Association and partner fire departments. The training equipment and trailers managed by MFSI and made possible through grant funding can be see maintained and managed by our Maine State Fire Instructors… Read more »
The Black Maze SCBA Confidence trailer is out of service for an indeterminant amount of time for much needed repairs. We understand this is a heavily requested prop and will work to get it back in service as soon as possible. Thank you for your understanding.
The issue has been resolved. Thank you for your patience. Please see link under Upcoming Events.
A successful pilot program for Advanced Pumps ran in Bar Harbor this past weekend. We look forward to delivering the program around the state in the future as resources allow. Thank you to Chief Matt Bartlett and the professionals of the Bar Harbor Fire Department.
We hope you will take a few moments to read our latest County Meeting Report to see some of the things that have been happening at MFSI. Any feedback you may have on our report is welcome. As always, we are available to answer any questions or provide clarification as needed. Click here for the… Read more »
Long time State Fire Instructor Stephen Bunker has taken on the task of preventing cancer in firefighters across Maine. A noble calling to be sure. The ugly truth is firefighters are significantly more susceptible to certain cancer based on the exposures they face during fire suppression and other activities. Stephen plans to visit firefighter programs… Read more »