Seats still available for Traffic Incident Management (SHRP2) Free First Responders Safety Training Classes

MassDOT invites you to attend this Free Traffic Incident Management Training Event Clearing incident scenes quickly and safely with a well-coordinated, multidisciplinary team of first responders and transportation personnel is an important means of reducing the risk of secondary crashes and congestion delays. Traffic Incident Management Training helps improve traffic incident response. Better incident response more

This Saturday, October 17, MCVFA 2015 Elections

The Elections Committee respectfully submits to the membership of the MCVFA the slate of nominated and qualified candidates for the elected positions listed. Nominations of qualified candidates will be accepted from the floor at the respective meetings. Per Article 2, Section D of the Bylaws, if a Delegate or Alternate cannot attend a regional or more

A New NVFC Benefit

The NVFC has partnered with W.S. Darley and Co to provide NVFC members 10% off all orders made at The discount is aimed at making needed equipment and supplies more affordable to volunteer departments while increasing safety and efficiency of personnel. Use the discount code NVFCMEM at the check out. In addition, Darley is more

NFPA Launches 2015 US Needs Assessment Survey

Nation’s leading fire service organizations are working collaboratively with NFPA to encourage all U.S. fire departments to complete the survey. On September 16, 2015, the National Fire Protection Association (NFPA) announced the official launch of its 2015 U.S. Needs Assessment survey, the fourth distributed since 2001. The survey works to capture the level of resources and staffing among U.S. more

Recruiting a More Diverse Fire Service

My grandmother was born in the 1940s, but it wasn’t until the year 2014, at the age of 73, that she was recruited into the fire service as a member of Fire Corps. She will tell you that during her youth, having women in the fire service was something that was not culturally promoted or more

MCVFA SAFER Scholarship Update – July 5, 2015

To All MCVFA SAFER Scholarship Recipients, The third round of reimbursements for those recipients who submitted the required documents by June 14, 2015 will be mailed out on Monday, July 6, 2015.  The four and final round of reimbursements involving three recipients will be submitted to FEMA shortly. For questions regarding the scholarship program, please contact Larry Holmberg more

This weekend …

The Otis Fire Department is hosting a pancake breakfast on Sunday, October 11 from 7:30AM to 11:30AM at the Otis Town Hall. Adults are $6, seniors are $4 and kids are $3. This event is to support the scholarship fund for Otis’s volunteer firefighter Dave Sullivan. Also this weekend is the Berkshire Chapter of SPAAMFAA more

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