The MCVFA is made up of committees that seek to aid the membership on a variety of topics. Each committee is made up of individuals from around the Commonwealth within the call/volunteer fire and EMS service. These individuals serve as a resource to the MCVFA membership and the community, providing information and assistance where ever needed.
- Emergency Medical Services Committee
- Fire Prevention Education Committee
- Training Committee
- Legislative Committee
- Health & Wellness Committee
- Membership Committee
- Recruitment and Retention Committee
- By-Laws Committee
The MCVFA Emergency Medical Services Committee advises the association in all matters of legislation affecting the EMS community and hosts educational seminars annually.
The Emergency Medical Services Committee promotes programming covering a variety of EMS-related topics. Each event features nationally or locally recognized speakers and an optional core content workshop provided by OEMS-certified instructors.
The EMS Committee also has a presence at the State OEMS level to stay at the forefront of EMS issues across Massachusetts.
The MCVFA Fire Prevention Education Committee assists in procuring resources for department and community programming not only during Fire Prevention Week each October but on a continuous basis. The committee takes on an active role in helping determine the needs of and improving resources for departments providing fire prevention education to their communities.
This committee works in cooperation to develop, plan and promote fire service workshops. Topics are evaluated and chosen by the committee and then a series of workshops are planned for different regions around Massachusetts. These workshops are continually being evaluated and updated to ensure that the MCVFA presents the fire service with relevant and up-to-date information.
The committee provides information to fire and EMS personnel in a timely, convenient, and cost-effective manner. The committee strives to place classes near all call/volunteer firefighters and EMT’s, enabling the maximum amount of people to attend. Each year new workshops and programs are added, with constant critiques and reviews to discover what the volunteer fire and EMS services are looking for in training. The MCVFA organizes classes each year with many in attendance.
This committee is made up of MCVFA members from throughout the Commonwealth of Massachusetts. This committee’s purpose is to generate and pursue the MCVFA’s legislative program and to make the voice of the call/volunteer fire service and EMS heard at all levels of government. The Legislative Committee strives to secure the passage of legislation in the best interests of the call/volunteer fire and emergency medical technician services of Massachusetts.
Joe Maruca, Chairman
Kevin Connolly, Co-Chairman
Physical, mental, and emotional fitness requires an effective wellness program available to active firefighters and EMTs. An overall wellness/fitness system must be a holistic, positive, rehabilitating, and educational experience. In an effort to bring attention to the critical issue of health and wellness for first responders, the MCVFA promotes issues related to cancer, heart health, and general wellness.
As the representative of the call/volunteer firefighter and EMT in the state, the MCVFA has been built on a commitment to tradition to serve fire service and EMT volunteers like you, providing fire service resources, support, and networking opportunities. Today, MCVFA members are empowered by our commitment to the volunteer fire and EMS service. And we’re inviting you to become a part of our growing community.
Kathy Bird, Secretary
The MCVFA assists member departments to devise means of attracting and retaining call/volunteer emergency personnel through media advertising to get the message to the general public that their help is needed in their respective communities. In conjunction with the National Volunteer Fire Council (NVFC), the MCVFA uses Make Me A Firefighter™, a national volunteer firefighter and EMS recruitment campaign launched in 2015 by the NVFC to help departments reach new members. In addition, the MCVFA is also able to supply media support in the way of banners and posters.
The function of the By-Laws Committee is to maintain the current Association by-laws and policies and to interpret their meaning. Maintenance includes periodically reviewing them for relevance and proposing revisions to the by-laws and policies and reviewing and making recommendations on proposed revisions submitted by the membership in accordance with the accepted by-laws and policies of the Association.
Joe Maruca, Chairman
Michael Goldstein, Member
Kevin Connolly, Member