This Weekend is the MCVFA State Meeting & Seminar

There is still time to register for the MCVFA State Meeting & Seminars. Join us this Saturday, October 29 from 8am – 4pm at the Hadley Farms Meeting House in Hadley, MA. The State Meeting includes a Firefighter Memorial Service, an opportunity to network with colleagues, visit with vendors, lunch, and two educational seminars. Seminar speakers are Christopher more

Fire concerns of Today’s Homes

Enter the modern home, a spacious oasis filled with creature comforts. Marvel at the open floor plan. Relax in overstuffed, upholstered furniture. Feel good knowing that the home was made with construction practices friendly to the environment. What you can’t see, however, is how these components all play a part in creating home fires that more

Got Bunker Gear?

Used/Retired Bunker Gear Needed! The Stoneham, MA Fire Explorer Program is seeking the donation of used or retired bunker gear for use by their Fire Explorers during training and drills. They are looking for bunker coats and pants (only in these colors), as well as used fire boots in any size. If you can help, please contact more

Apply for an Assistance to Firefighters Grant to Fund Needed Gear and Resources

The application period is now open for the Assistance to Firefighters Grant program. These grants are intended to help fire departments and nonaffiliated emergency medical service organizations fund necessities including equipment, protective gear, emergency vehicles, training, and other resources. Learn more and apply.

NVFC adopts Position supporting Firefighter Physicals

The National Volunteer Fire Council (NVFC) Board of Directors adopted a position during its recent fall meeting to support medical assessments for all firefighters. Firefighters are at increased risk for many health concerns, including heart attack and cancer. Protecting the health and safety of firefighters is a critical part of the NVFC’s mission. Keeping firefighters healthy is more

MFA Mobile Live Fire Training

The Massachusetts Firefighting Academy has four mobile training units that make it easy to deliver re service training anywhere in Massachusetts. The mobile units include a SCBA maze, a driver training simulator, a live re training unit, and an incident command training simulator. The Mobile Training Unit (MTU) is a live re training prop. It can be delivered more

Check Out the Latest Near Miss Report

Check out the latest Near Miss Report of the Week, or learn from other reports, you can browse or search for reports using the Near Miss library. Another feature at Near Miss is the training with applied lessons learned and leading practices resources. Or share your experience which is an anonymous, non-punitive, and a secure process. Visit the more