The FY 2014 Staffing for Adequate Fire and Emergency Response (SAFER) Grants Application Period Closes on Friday, March 6, 2015 at 5:00 P.M. EST

The Staffing for Adequate Fire and Emergency Response Grants (SAFER) was created to provide funding directly to fire departments and volunteer firefighter interest organizations to help them increase or maintain the number of trained, “front line” firefighters available in their communities. The goal of SAFER is to enhance the local fire departments’ abilities to comply with
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National Fire Academy 2015 Schedule

The Massachusetts Firefighting Academy has announced the National Fire Academy 2015 schedule. Courses range from Decision Making for Initial Company Officer, Emergency Response to Terrorism – Strategic & Tactical Considerations for Supervisors, The New Fire Chief I: Challenging Issues, Introduction to Unified Commandfor All Hazard Incidents, ICS and Resources Management for the Fire Service, and Commissioning New Occupancies. For a complete
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Apply Now for a Regional Equipment Grant from the Firefighters Support Foundation

As in any profession, there are often much-needed tools that fire and rescue department budgets simply don’t provide for. Unlike most professions, however, the consequences of firefighting and rescue personnel not having these critical items can have tragic results. Many fire and rescue departments in the U.S. are under-funded and volunteer-based. This lack of funding
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MCVFA SAFER Scholarship – Update February 2, 2015

To All MCVFA SAFER Scholarship Recipients, The second round of reimbursements will be going in the mail on Monday, February 2.  Recipients who submitted all the required documents, including grades, between January 8 and January 21, 2015 should receive the payments by the end of the week.  If you have not yet submitted your grades please do so immediately.  If you have questions about your reimbursements,
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Changes to the Fire Chief Credentialing and Re-Credentialing Application

The Massachusetts Fire Service Commission would like to make you aware of some changes to the Fire Chief Credentialing and Re-Credentialing application processes that will be effective January 1, 2015. The applications for credentialing and re-credentialing have been reworked to make them fill-in forms and to create consistencies between all forms and matrixes. Current program and course
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