Post Content

4 Firefighters fighting a fire while holding a hose

The Department of Fire Services (DFS) – in conjunction with the Edward J. Collins, Jr. Center for Public Management at the University of Massachusetts Boston– will be conducting a 13-week Chief Fire Officer Management Training program from September 4 through December 4. This training is designed to provide new chief fire officers with a variety of leadership and managerial skills essential in Massachusetts municipal management.

The program is based on criteria in the National Fire Protection Association 1021 Standard for Fire Officer Professional Qualifications. Training topics to be covered include:

The goal of the program is to have participants successfully complete an applied research paper on a topic relevant to the student’s duties and responsibilities as a senior fire official. Students will also be required to present and defend their paper in an oral presentation.

In this priority-selection program, Massachusetts Fire Academy coordinators will decide acceptance based on applicants’ level of supervisory experience and the relevancy of each applicant’s current assignment within his/her organization. Those selected will be notified on or before July 11, 2014.

Each application must include:

  • an organizational chart showing all department positions and indicate the applicant’s current position and responsibilities;
  • a one-page statement explaining why the applicant should be accepted into the program;
  • copies of all national fire service certifications;
  • relevant copies of state credentials and licenses, diplomas and degrees; and,
  • a professional resume.

The application deadline is Friday, May 30, 2014.Completed application packets should be postmarked by the deadline date and mailed to:

Robert Loomer, Coordinator, Chief Fire Officer Management Program

Massachusetts Firefighting Academy

P.O. Box 1025, One State Road, Stow, MA 01775

Written By:

Tags: , , , , , , , ,

Recent Posts

How to Have a Safe Summer in Massachusetts posted on Jul 28

How to Have a Safe Summer in Massachusetts

After a long snowy winter, it’s no surprise that Massachusetts residents are enjoying the warmer weather — but as you dive into summer activities, make sure you’re doing them safely. The Executive Office of Public Safety and Security (EOPSS), Department of Public Health (DPH), and Department   …Continue Reading How to Have a Safe Summer in Massachusetts

Hurricane Preparedness: Be Ready Before the Storm posted on Jul 23

Hurricane Preparedness: Be Ready Before the Storm

This is a guest blog post from the Massachusetts Emergency Management Agency (MEMA). While the Atlantic hurricane season runs from June 1 through Nov. 30, historically the most active time for tropical storms and hurricanes in the Northern Atlantic is August to October. As such,   …Continue Reading Hurricane Preparedness: Be Ready Before the Storm

Celebrate National Park and Recreation Month at DCR Parks in Massachusetts posted on Jul 21

Celebrate National Park and Recreation Month at DCR Parks in Massachusetts

Chances are you’re already close to one of the more than 150 state parks in Massachusetts. Celebrate National Park and Recreation Month this July — get outdoors and host a picnic with friends, hike on a trail, or spend the day bird watching. Learn where the Commonwealth’s many parks   …Continue Reading Celebrate National Park and Recreation Month at DCR Parks in Massachusetts