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. Additionally, Paul teaches courses at Southern Maine Community College as an adjunct instructor in the EMS and Fire Science programs. Paul is a strong advocate for quality training and education programs in the state.
The late Deputy Fire Chief Marc Bellefeuille, a past National Fire Academy (NFA) Maine State Weekend coordinator, encouraged Paul to attend the Maine State weekend as a probationary firefighter. Paul continued to participate in state weekends and worked with the immediate past coordinator Jason Wheeler on weekend logistics as well as the memorial service traditionally held during the weekend at the National Fallen Firefighters Memorial located on the NFA grounds.
Maine has a strong connection and tradition with the National Fire Academy, and the Maine State Weekend has been taking place for over 30 years. Paul is looking forward to helping Maine firefighters connect with the NFA’s fantastic training opportunities. Paul also wishes to let individuals know that the NFA has something for everyone, from the rookie to the 40-year veteran. If you have any questions regarding which class might be best for you, please reach out to him! He will be happy to have a conversation with you.