Are there any upcoming FF I & II academies/programs? When/Where are they?
How do I request training from MFSI?
How do I become a fire fighter?
How do I request/receive reciprocity?
How do we start a FF I & II program? In-house?
Requests for missing progress charts/training records/ certificates.
When will the next Fire Officer class be?
How do I sign up for a written or end test?
How do I become a Fire Instructor?
Do we loan out our equipment?
How do I become certified FF I & II?
Do I need to take the fire fighter classes again if I failed the written or end test?
What is the cost of MFSI training?
How do we receive recognition for in-house training?
- Are there any upcoming FF I & II academies/programs? When/Where are they? Check the MFSI Website Event Calendar for upcoming course offerings. Many of the Firefighter I and II programs are hosted in-house by fire departments or through regional fire training programs. You may also contact the Training Program Manager for your area. Click here for contact information. MFSI does not currently offer a state Firefighter I and II Academy but hopes to do in the future at our new home in Brunswick.
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- How do I request training from MFSI? All requests for training must be submitted by the Fire Chief or designee, such as the appointed Fire Department Training Officer. Click “Request for Course Delivery”. This form will allow you to contact us directly with your request. You can also contact your area Training Program Manager for information or to ask for a visit. Click here for contact information . Back to top
- How do I become a fire fighter? MFSI’s training program is delivered in various formats so that students can select the means that best meets their situation. Fire fighter training is designed around 16-hour blocks so that training may be offered in 4, 8, and 16 hour increments to meet local needs. There are three basic delivery formats for our program: local delivery, regional delivery, and statewide delivery. Course participants shall be affiliated with fire departments in the State of Maine. Go to this link Director’s Message for more information on program deliveries and resources. Each fire department has different requirements for employment. Most fire fighters receive training through in-house or regional training programs. Check with your local Fire Chief for more information or application. Please email MFSI at MFSIinfo@smccme.edu and let us know how we may help you. Back to top
- How do I request/receive reciprocity? Click here for guidance on our reciprocity programs. For more information contact Peter Rines, Certification Program Manager at email@example.com Back to top
- How do we start a FF I & II program? In-house? Through MFSI? Contact the Training Program Manager for your region for all start up programs so that we may assist you with resources and materials. Click here for contact information or use the Request for Course form to notify us of your in house training program. Back to top
- Requests for missing progress charts/training records/ certificates. Contact Peter Rines, Certification Program Manager at firstname.lastname@example.org Back to top
- When will the next Fire Officer class be? Check here for upcoming statewide cours offerings or contact your area Training Program Manager. Back to top
- How do I sign up for a written or end test? Contact Certification Program Manager Peter Rines two weeks prior to testing at PRines@SmccME.edu to register for the Exam. A printable page is available with dates and locations of upcoming End Tests and Exams. Typically Written Exam dates are held once a month on Monday nights in the following locations. Southern Maine Community College, South Portland, Midcoast Campus in Brunswick, and alternating at Eastern Maine Community College, Bangor Maine. Back to top
- How do I become a Fire Instructor? At MFSI we believe one of our primary efforts should be training individuals for work as fire service instructors. We devote considerable effort and resources to this strategy because we believe it is the most effective and efficient way to improve fire protection for Maine’s citizens and ensure the safety of firefighters while on the job. Please follow this link for more information about Fire Service Instructors. Back to top
- Do we loan out our equipment? MFSI loans out training props and equipment to fire chiefs, training officers, and MFSI Instructors. Please submit the required Request Props and Equipment form to request the use of Fire education training equipment. Equipment and resource requests shall be submitted no less than two weeks prior to need. Loaded equipment is limited to fire fighter training use only. Requests are honored on a first-come first served basis. Our Support Services team will be in contact with you within 24 to 72 hours. Back to top
- How do I become certified FF I & II? Contact MFSI for details on training programs and voluntary certification testing. We have assembled downloadable procedure manuals for your convenience. Click here for information and manuals about Certification Programs.
- Do I need to take the fire fighter classes again if I failed the written or end test? Please contact Peter Rines, Certification Program Manager at PRines@smccme.edu if you have any questions regarding make up exams or retest for skills. Back to top
- What is the cost of MFSI training? All training is provided to State of Maine fire departments and fire training associations free of charge. A training request must be submitted and course approval will be considered by the Training Program Manager for your area. Some training programs require the use of text books and student manuals that may require a fee to be imposed. Back to top
- How do we receive recognition for in-house training? Maintain documentation of the training produced using progress charts provided by MFSI to track your in house training event. We also require that each student complete a SMCC registration form to submit along with the progress charts. Once this information is submitted the course information will be posted on the Student Information System (SIS) at SMCC. Contact your Training Program Manager or the Certification program for instructions on filling out this form and providing documentation for your program. Back to top