The New England Fire/Rescue/EMS 2017 show and expo will be held at Foxwoods Hotel and Casino in CT on June 21-24. Please come join us and book early as we expect to sell out of rooms and booth space!

There is a full schedule starting with golf on Wednesday at River Ridge Golf Course in Griswold, CT. The New England Association of Fire Chief’s Annual meeting will follow later in the afternoon.

There will be a full day of education on Thursday with three different programs. Thursday afternoon we will recognize those who are no longer with us in body with the Firefighter’s Memorial mass complete with bag pipers. The Presidential Banquet and Celebration will be held at the same location after the memorial service Thursday evening; this year we have Pierce Ave for entertainment.

On Friday, our Key Note Speaker is Boston Fire Commissioner Joseph Finn providing Lessons Learned at the Back-Bay fire. Educational opportunities will continue after that with breakout sessions in the morning and afternoon. The Partners Event will be a trip on the Essex Steam Train & Riverboat complete with a 3-course lunch. Once again, Shipman’s as our Cooperate Sponsor will close the evening by hosting a free dinner and cocktail party with live music on the Celebrity level in Fox Tower.

Friday and Saturday the Expo will be in full swing with over 108 exhibits including fire apparatus inside and outside. The new hours are; Friday 09:00-17:30, and Saturday 09:00-15:00.

Register online at www.newenglandfirechiefs.org.

Learn the latest methods to keep you safe in the field and healthy in life at the NFPA's First Responder Health Forum, a day of expert speakers and networking at NFPA’s Conference & Expo 2017.
 
Featured presentations include; Commissioner Joe Finn of the Boston Fire Department cardiac risks, cancer prevention, fitness requirements, occupational health, and safety policy. Commissioner Joe Finn, Boston FD sharing his launch of a safety, health and wellness campaign, with cancer prevention at its core, for the BFD; Chief Kevin Quinn of the NVFC telling his  story how a routine fire department medical screening saved his life, uncovering a potentially fatal cardiac condition and allowing him to be treated and return to full firefighting duties; and a  panel discussion facilitated by the IAFF that will discuss the established science and research that has been completed on flame retardants and studies that have been completed on exposures to fire fighters. The event will take place from 9:00am to 4:00pm on Tuesday, June 6, 2017, at the Boston Convention and Exhibition Center. Admission to the event includes breakfast and lunch along with several other educational sessions. Discounted pricing of $50 per person or $200 for a group of five is available until May 19 at NFPA First Responder Health Forum.

Training 

The MCVFA provides training and education programs around the state on a variety of topics. The purpose of the MCVFA Training Committee is threefold. First, the committee promotes the MCVFA as the voice of the call/volunteer fire and EMT service in Massachusetts. The second purpose is to increase the membership of MCVFA. The final and most important purpose is to reduce the number of injuries and deaths of fire and EMS responders by providing training in safety and other fire and EMS related topics. This training takes place via workshops and programs covering a wide range of fields: administration, chaplains, health and wellness, Haz-Mat and emergency response.

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.