The MCVFA provides training and education programs around the state on a variety of topics. Topics are evaluated and chosen by the MCVFA Training Committee. For more information on training opportunities or to register email [email protected].
Massachusetts Required Training for Firefighters
Massachusetts Training/Certification Minimum Legal Requirements for Firefighters – Career, Call & Volunteer as of August 21, 2017.
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Firefighter Down Situational Awareness & CPR – 2 hours; 2 OEMS credits
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 presents a special concern:they’re in full turn out gear with an SCBA!
In essence we have an access issue. Before we can initiate chest compressions we must extricate the fallen firefighter from their gear. Undirected attempts at removal of turnout gear is time consuming and chaotic. Therefore, we have developed a simple technique to doff the gear from an unresponsive firefighter which requires minimal training and no additional equipment. For more information on this course or to register email [email protected].
Through the MCVFA Partnership Program with Anna Maria College (AMC), you’ll receive a 10% reduction in tuition and a waived application fee for online programs, providing you an opportunity to advance in your education and career. The online format allows you to complete your coursework around your current job and personal life. Below are the online programs available:
Train your entire community as well as your firefighters and police on proper fire extinguisher use with a BullEx Intelligent Training System™ (I.T.S.). Using a controlled, propane-based fire to recreate an incipient stage fire, the I.T.S. is designed to teach the PASS method in the cleanest, safest way possible.
Because the training extinguishers use readily available air and water, instead of costly dry chemical or CO2, multiple trainees can safely train in a single session.
This is a simpler, safer way to provide live fire extinguisher training to everyone in your community. Offer your community regular and annual fire extinguisher training as part of your department’s public education program.
Request the system by contacting the Training Committee at [email protected]