MFSI Instructor Recruitment Now Open

Date(s) - 04/28/2023 - 07/31/2023
12:00 am


With an increase in firefighter training programs across the State of Maine, MFSI must hold a hiring process to add qualified instructors to our ranks in order to meet the demand in the field.  Are you willing to help advance our noble mission of Fire Training in Maine? Become an MFSI Instructor and help us make a difference in the future of Maine’s fire service.

State & Municipal Fire Instructor at a Live Fire Instructor Program Yarmouth Fire Training Facility, Fall of 2021

Benefits to becoming a State of Maine Fire Service Instructor:

  • Networking with other like-minded individuals
  • Competitive pay
  • State Fire Service Pride
  • Extra training and education
  • Being part of something greater than oneself, paying it forward, giving back to the fire service
  • Sharing your experience and knowledge with others
  • Aspiring others to be prepared for the challenges facing today’s fire service

Senior State Fire Instructors discuss operations in 2021 at the Farmington Fire Training Facility.

Requirements to become a State of Maine Fire Service Instructor:


• Firefighter I & II
• Fire Instructor I
• Basic Pumps (BPOC)


• Fire Instructor II
• Live Fire Instructor & Instructor In-charge
• Fire Officer I & II
• Basic/Advanced Extrication
• NIMS 100 – 400

We will be accepting letters of intent and resumes until July 31, 2023 for the position of contract fire instructor (part time). Please send your application materials to Director Jim Graves at and CC Nancy Russell

A message from the Director:

I began working for MFSI, then MFTE, in 2001 while I was a career firefighter for the City of Waterville Fire Department.  As an instructor, the folks I got to meet and work with around the state were a huge inspiration to me on many levels.  That inspiration ultimately led me to my current position within the organization.  We strive to deliver the best training possible, provide opportunities and grow the organization, so that Maine fire service professionals can count on us to help them gain key professional qualifications.  This is a mission I believe in very deeply.  Please consider coming to work with us to raise the bar and make our fire service proud.

“If it is to be, it is up to US”

Jim Graves