MCVFA/SAFER Scholarship Update, July 1, 2014

To All SAFER Scholarship Recipients, Update July 22, 2014 The second round of Spring 2014 semester reimbursements were sent out on Monday, July 21, 2014. If you had submitted all your documentation (invoice, proof of payment, and grades) prior to June 28 then you should be included in this round. If you have a question about more

MCVFA Region 2 Meeting

Please join us at Region 2 meeting on Wednesday, July 23, 2014 at 7:00pm. The meeting will be held at the Beverly Emergency Management Department, 43 Airport Road, Beverly, MA. Topics of discussion will be the future of the region and the MCVFA. MCVFA President Tom Burnett, Executive VP Mike Bird and Membership Committee Chair Kevin Connolly more

Meeting & Luncheon of the Massachusetts Fire Sprinkler Coalition

To all Massachusetts Fire Sprinkler Coalition members please plan to attend the Coalition’s meeting & luncheon held Monday, August 11, 2014 at 11:00am. The meeting will be held at the Ware Fire Department, 200 West Street, Ware, MA 01082. The agenda items up for discussion are BBRS “white paper” and Coalition’s response in wake of the Lowell multiple more

Comprehensive Model Fire Code

Public Hearing August 7, 2014 The Board of Fire Prevention Regulations (BFPR) and the Department of Fire Services are working to develop a comprehensive model fire code for Massachusetts. The Board of Fire Prevention Regulations (BFPR) will hold a public hearing on the proposed revisions to the Massachusetts Comprehensive Fire Safety Code, 527 CMR 1.00 more

NFPA Reports Sharp Increase in 2013 U.S. Firefighter Fatalities

The National Fire Protection Association (NFPA) reported a total of 97 on-duty firefighter deaths in 2013, reflecting a sharp increase over the past few years. According to NFPA’s 2013 U.S. Firefighter Fatalities report, last year’s increase is largely attributed to the Yarnell Hill fire in Arizona and the West, Texas, fertilizer fire that together claimed the lives of more

New Free ‘Neural-Based Learning for Fire Fighters’ Program Available

The Firefighters Support Foundation (FSF) has released Neural-Based Learning for Fire Fighters, a unique training program that details several techniques based on advances in neuroscience that can immediately enhance a firefighter’s performance under extreme stress. The presenter is Marcus Wynne, a prominent training designer for high-stress occupations. He is a military veteran and a federal law more