National Fire Academy Endorsed – Fire Instructor I & II – Fall 2017 Washington County (Calais)- Cancelled due to low enrollment.
MAINE STATE WEEKEND 2018
2018 MSW Brochure-FINAL (PDF)
Welcome! To the 30th Maine State Weekend at the National Fire Academy in Emmitsburg, Maryland
We hope you have the opportunity to join us this year! The education you receive from experienced instructors, the networking with fellow students, and the sharing of collegial experiences is the success behind the Maine State Weekend program. We will be joined by our colleagues from Florida and Indiana this year. MFSI and Maine State Weekend staff look forward to working together with them to provide a great educational experience for 240 students. There are 3 new, and 2 updated courses among the 8 being offered this year. Download 2018 MSW Brochure-FINAL
1. (W0762) NEW FIRE CHIEF III: CONTEMPORARY ISSUES (NEW)
2. (W0636) BUILDING ORGANIZATIONAL SUPPORT FOR COMMUNITY RISK REDUCTION (NEW)
3. (W0646) LEADERSHIP IN SUPERVISION: CREATING ENVIRONMENTS FOR PROFESSIONAL GROWTH (NEW)
4. (W0457) DECISION MAKING FOR INITIAL COMPANY OPERATIONS
5. (W0349) FIRE SERVICE SAFETY CULTURE: WHO PROTECTS FIREFIGHTERS FROM FIREFIGHTERS
6. (W0610) WILDLAND URBAN INTERFACE FIREFIGHTING FOR THE STRUCTURAL COMPANY OFFICER
7. (W0549) EMERGENCY RESPONSE TO TERRORISM: STRATEGIC & TACTICAL CONSIDERATIONS FOR SUPERVISORS (Updated)
8. (W0290) TRAINING OPERATIONS IN SMALL DEPARTMENTS
The MSW program began March 1987 and has served over 3100 Maine firefighters and EMS personnel at the NFA over the years. The program continues to strengthen and enhance the emergency service community, as it meets the needs of fire and rescue departments throughout our states.
REGISTRATION & INFORMATION
REGISTRATION FEE: $140 ~ This includes a Meal Card valid from Friday night dinner thru lunch on Sunday; a Pub Pass; your lodging; and also a Polo Shirt.
IMPORTANT: You will need one of the following to get on the NFA campus. Passport or Passport Card; Federal PIV (Personal Identity Verification) Card; Military ID (Active, Retired, Reserve, Civilian Employee); or TWIC (Transportation Worker’s Identification) Card. A Maine Driver’s License will not be excepted for ID!
You will be issued an NFA Photo Identification Badge that must be worn at all times and presented to security upon return to campus.
ARRIVAL TIME: You are required to arrive at the National Fire Academy between 3:00-5:00 p.m. on Friday, June 1, 2018 for registration. If you are unable to arrive between these hours, please call me, Jason Wheeler, at (207) 229-2466, or direct to NFA at (301) 447-1048 and a message will be delivered to MSW staff.
STATE WEEKEND PROGRAM:
- Orientation: Friday night at 7:00 p.m. You MUST attend.
- Marc Bellefeuille MSW Scholarship Award: A name will be drawn at Orientation. The recipient will be reimbursed their Registration Fee for the weekend.
- Memorial Service: Saturday afternoon staff and students are welcome to participate in a memorial service to honor all fallen Firefighters who have died in the Line of Duty. This ceremony is held on campus at the National Fallen Firefighters’ Memorial.
If you are flying down, you will need to arrange for your own transportation from the airport to the National Fire Academy. NETC/NFA no longer provides ground transportation to and from the airport. However, you still need to submit your flight itinerary with your registration. If your flight is delayed, call the NFA Office (304) 447-1113 immediately. Thank you.
For more information about the Maine State Weekend
Jason E. Wheeler, MSW Coordinator
We look forward to having you join us this year!
~Jason E. Wheeler, MSW Coordinator
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Spring 2018 NFA-DD rev (PDF)
REGISTRATION DEADLINE – PLEASE RESPOND BY JANUARY 31, 2018
MFSI at the SMCC MIDCOAST CAMPUS
Academic Building, 19 Sewall St. Brunswick, ME 04011
These courses are brought to the State of Maine Fire Service in collaboration with Maine Fire Service Institute/SMCC. Funding to support these classes is provided by a State Fire Training Grant from the National Fire Academy and is also subsidized by the Maine Fire Investigation and Prevention Tax. Lunch will be provided both days Saturday & Sunday for a $25.00 fee, non-refundable. Fire Dept. PO or Check required. Lodging & travel are on your own. Please contact us for information on local hotels. 207-844-2073:
Please enroll at your earliest convenience to ensure the course will be offered as scheduled. We must meet a minimum enrollment of 15 participants for each class. Pre-registration is required – No Walk ins.
TRAINING OPERATIONS IN SMALL DEPARTMENTS (F0290)
Course description: This two-day course is designed to provide students with some basic tools and skills to coordinate training in a small fire/EMS organization. A training function in a smaller department typically may include conducting training drills and coordinating training with a nearby larger city or state training function. Course content includes: Leadership issues in fire service training, such as why and how the local training officer must be a catalyst for change and personal motivators within the department. • Identifying the legal issues affecting the training function, including an understanding of a standard of care and the impact of Occupational Safety and Health Administration and National Fire Protection Association standards. • Safety considerations in training. • Marketing training internally. • Identifying ways to justify training needs. • Resolving training conflicts using appropriate conflict resolution techniques. • Selecting and evaluating training curricula and materials from outside sources. • Effective delivery and evaluation of training.
Selection criteria: Fire and rescue personnel who coordinate training in small departments. • Volunteer firefighters and officers who instruct in small fire and rescue departments. • Fire personnel serving on training committees. • Training officers in volunteer fire departments.
Note: Students who have taken the National Fire Academy’s (NFA’s) “Challenges for Local Training Officers” (R0815) through the Volunteer Incentive Program are not encouraged to take the NFA’s “Training Operations in Small Departments” (F0290).
Wildland Urban Interface Firefighting for the Structural Company Officer (F0610)
Course description:This two-day course identifies operational activities and safety concerns for structural Company Officers (COs) assigned to a wildland/wildland urban interface (WUI) incident. Topics covered include introduction to wildland/WUI firefighting, interface environment, wildland fire behavior, command and control issues of wildland/WUI firefighting, and tactics.
COs or chief officers who may be in command of a single resource or Strike Team at the scene of a wildland/WUI incident. Prerequisites: None
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Free National Fire Academy Courses in your Area
The National Fire Academy offers free, high-quality fire and EMS training for the fire and emergency services and allied professionals in all 50 states and the District of Columbia. Our off-campus training courses will help you to deal more effectively with fire and related emergencies, while providing you with the perfect opportunity to network with peers from across your state and region.
Our entire off-campus schedule is available at apps.usfa.fema.gov/nfacourses/
For information on upcoming free courses offered in your state and training points of contact, select a link below.
Please Note! There are new requirements for submitting NFA short form applications (119.25.2) to the National Fire Academy.
How do I obtain my FEMA Training Identification Number (FTIN)/CDP Student Identification (SID) number?
Step 1: To register for your SID , go to
Step 2: Click on the “Create Account” button on the left side of the screen.
Step 3: Follow the instructions and provide the necessary information to create your account.
Download Printable NFA General Admissions Application Short Form: http://www.usfa.fema.gov/downloads/pdf/ff_119_25_2_75_5a.pdf
Cancellation policy: If you cancel less than two weeks prior to the course, it may affect program acceptance into future NFA offerings.
These courses are subsidized by the NFA State Fire Training Grant Fund and the operating funds provided through the Fire Investigation and Prevention Tax. (FIPT)
FMI: Deputy Director Jim Graves Email: JGraves@SmccMe.edu
All students applying for NFA training courses are required to register for a Student Identification Number (SID). This number will be used in place of the Social Security Number on General Admissions Application forms.
Click here to find out how to get your SID # http://www.usfa.fema.gov/training/nfa/admissions/apply.html#sid
NFA Off-Campus training opportunities: http://apps.
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