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 improves the safety of responders and drivers, reduces crashes that occur because
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6th Annual EMSCO of Berkshire County EMS Expo

The Emergency Medical Services of Berkshire County (EMSCO) is holding its 6th Annual EMS Exposition on Sunday, May 17, 2015, at the Berkshire Mall, Lanesborough, from 11:00am to 6:00pm. The event kicks off National EMS Week, which officially begins on Sunday, May 17, 2015, and recognizes the day-to-day life saving services provided by emergency medical
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NVFC, IAFC Encourage Departments to Create a Culture of Safety

The National Volunteer Fire Council (NVFC) and the International Association of Fire Chiefs (IAFC) have announced the theme for the 2015 International Fire/EMS Safety and Health Week: Creating a Culture of Safety.    Fire and EMS departments are encouraged to suspend all non-emergency activity during the week of June 14-20 and allow all shifts and personnel
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USFA Announces 2015 Arson Awareness Week Theme

The United States Fire Administration has announced the 2015 Arson Awareness Week theme is Accelerant Detection Canines – Sniffing Out Arson. Use May 3-9 to focus on the value and contributions accelerant detection canines make to fire departments, law enforcement agencies, and their communities. USFA and its partners – State Farm Arson Dog Program; Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco Firearms, and
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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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Check Out the Latest Near Miss Report

Check out the latest Near Miss Report of the Week, or learn from other reports, you can browse or search for reports using the Near Miss library. Another feature at Near Miss is the training with applied lessons learned and leading practices resources. Or share your experience which is an anonymous, non-punitive, and a secure process. Visit the
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