Maine State Fire Academy – Fire Fighter I & II – 2018 Brunswick

FIRE OFFICER I & II 2018 V3_Page_1_Image_0001The Maine Fire Service Institute is pleased to announce the open application period for our premier Maine State Fire Academy – Fire Fighter I -II 2018.

This is our Residential Fire Fighter I & II Academy. This Academy offers candidates 10 days of intensive fire fighter skill training and  performance qualifications. Orientation and unified team building will require three weekends in advance of the residential Academy June 1 thru June 10, 2018. All sessions require residency and will be located at the MFSI Headquarters at the Midcoast Campus of Southern Maine Community College in Brunswick ME.

*Tuition for the Academy is $1200.00. This includes lodging, meals, and text books.

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*Out of State applicant tuition is $2000.00; Acceptance is based upon availability .

Students will need a laptop computer and internet access for the online portion of the course materials and  workbooks.

Personal Protection Equipment (turn-out gear) and self contained breathing apparatus (with two spare cylinders) required, as well as fit test and medical evaluation for SCBA use in compliance with Standard 29CFR 1910.134.
Notice: Fitness screening will take place once during each of the three pre-service weekends.

DOWNLOAD YOUR APPLICATION MATERIALS HERE  2018 MSFA FIREFIGHTER I-II v3   (PDF)

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Application – Submit by 9/15/17

Tuition: $1200 per (*in-state) student which includes course textbooks and materials; transportation to training facilities, meals, and lodging. A check, purchase order, or money order must be included with your registration.

Application Deadline: September 15, 2017 @ 1700 – NO EXCEPTIONS!!!

Notification of Acceptance: September 26, 2017. Acceptance Letters will be mailed to you. No phone calls please. Check and Purchase Orders will be processed on this date. Refunds will be issued if you are not selected. Drop outs after November 12 will be assessed a cancellation fee of $200.00 Final withdrawal date before full tuition penalty- November 20, 2017.

Training Exercises: Daily operations begin at 0600 and continue to 2200  excluding meal breaks & physical fitness. Fitness screenings will take place once during each of the pre-service weekends. This is a very rigorous, exhaustive and physically demanding training academy. Being in good health and physically fit is extremely important.

 Scholarships & Veteran GI Benefit Opportunities:

Some scholarships may be available to Candidates who successfully complete the Academy. MFSI is approved to offer education benefits through the GI Bill to veterans and their families. We are proud to offer veterans the services and support you need to reach your educational goals. Please contact Peter Rines, Certification & Curriculum Program Manager, for an application form and more information on Scholarship & VA benefit opportunities. Email: PRines@SmccMe.edu

Minimum/Maximum Candidates: 12/24

Maine Fire Service Institute reserves the right to limit the number of candidates from any single Fire Department. MFSI encourages licensed Paramedics who require fire fighting skills, candidates that are not affiliated with a fire department or EMS provider, or non FD affiliated students of the Southern Maine Community College / Eastern Maine Community College Fire Science programs to apply. Those candidates must make arrangements to secure Personal Protection Equipment and insurance to be compliant with safety standards required to participate in training exercises. *Out of State tuition is $2000 and subject to availability.

Schedule 2017 – 2018

Sept 15 – Deadline to apply

Sept 26 – Acceptance letters

Nov 17 – Candidate Session 1Check in 1500 – Friday, Nov 17 thru Sunday, Nov 19, 2017 

Jan 26 – Candidate Session 2Check in 1500 – Friday, Jan 26 thru Sunday, Jan 28, 2018

Mar 23- Candidate Session 3 - Check in 1500 – Friday, March 23 thru Sunday, March 25, 2018 

June 1 – Residential Academy - Check in 0800 – 1100 – Friday, June 1, 2018 – MFSI Office Complex, Academic Bldg. 

June 10 – Exams / Graduation - Written exam 0800 -1100 - Graduation at 1300 – Auditorium

Location

MAINE FIRE SERVICE INSTITUTE

MIDCOAST CAMPUS OF SMCC

At Brunswick Landing (formerly the BNAS) 19 SEWALL STREET BRUNSWICK MAINE 04011

Room Assignments will be on a double occupancy basis.

All Academy Candidates must check in for Sessions and the Residential Academy with full Personal Protection Equipment. Equipment will be inspected. You must have your fit test and medical exam paperwork with you.

FIRE CHIEF OR AUTHORIZED AGENT SIGNATURE REQUIRED FOR ALL APPLICANTS!

*Chief’s signature does not imply fire department’s responsibility for tuition. The individual student is responsible for all payments unless the department specifies otherwise through original purchase order or fire department payment.

 

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