The Massachusetts Fire Academy has a few openings for Elevator Rescue: Classroom Only in Hyannis & Medford

Elevator rescue is a 6-hour program packed full of the information that will be needed to successfully conduct operations at an incident involving an elevator. The class contains elevator history, various systems found in the field, safety procedures, and the proper removal and treatment of trapped/and or injured passengers in stalled elevators. The program will more

Firefighter Down Situational Awareness & CPR

When the unthinkable happens, and a firefighter collapses on an emergency scene, we need to be prepared to provide the highest level of care possible. We know that good neurological outcomes can be had in out of hospital cardiac arrest provided high quality chest compressions are initiated early. Unfortunately, the resuscitation of a downed firefighter more

Tell Your U.S. Representative & Senators to Cosponsor the Firefighter Cancer Registry Act!

The Firefighter Cancer Registry Act (H.R. 931/S. 382) establishes a national registry to collect data that will give the fire service, the public and researchers much better information regarding the relationship between firefighters’ duty-related exposures and the increased risk for several major cancers. Specifically, the Firefighter Cancer Registry Act would: - Establish a firefighter registry through the Centers more

NFIRSGram: Documenting confined Structure Fires

This NFIRSGram explains how to document confined structure fires using the National Fire Incident Reporting System (NFIRS). It also addresses how to edit an NFIRS report if a person initially injured in a confined fire later succumbed to his or her injuries as a result of the fire. Learn More here…

Take Steps to Serve Strong

Every year, more than half of all firefighter deaths are attributed to heart attacks, the leading cause of on-duty firefighter fatalities. Firefighters, EMS personnel, and their families are invited to explore the site to find out how easy, fun, and rewarding it is to get healthy. It takes a person with heart to do their job. Let’s more

NFPA’s Conference & Expo

Don’t miss NFPA’s Conference & Expo, Revolutionizing Fire, Life and Electrical Safety, the premier event for fire, electrical and building safety, June 4-7, in Boston. The conference is a can’t-miss showcase that combines an unrivaled educational conference with a comprehensive expo of the latest products and services. There is no better opportunity to learn, discover, more

Make Me a Firefighter Volunteer Recruitment Campaign

Need more volunteers for your fire or EMS department? Recruiting and keeping volunteers isn’t easy. The NVFC is here to help. Here’s your one-stop-shop for recruiting qualified folks looking to serve your community in ways few can. Watch a video to learn more about the NVFC’s new Make Me a Firefighter volunteer recruitment campaign at  then register more

4th NFPA’s Fire Service needs Assessment shows Progress, Challenges Remain

In November the National Fire Protection Association (NFPA) released the Fourth Needs Assessment of the U.S. Fire Service. The report was based on responses to a survey that the NFPA circulated to the entire fire service in 2015. The National Volunteer Fire Council (NVFC), along with other major national fire service organizations, collaborated with the NFPA more

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