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The Maine Fire Service Institute is pleased to offer Maine Fire Fighters an opportunity to attend our Fire Officer I & II Academy. This intensive 8 – day program will be held at the Hutchinson Center, Belfast Maine. The Residential Academy begins Friday, March 9 to Saturday, March 17, 2018. The required course “Fire Service Writing” will be offered at the MFSI Headquarters Complex, Brunswick, ME on Friday, 9/22/17 at 0800 – 1600 and continues on Saturday, 9/23/17 starting at 0800. The Mandatory Orientation Session follows at 1300 to 1700 on 9/23/17. Lodging provided for accepted candidates.
The “Fire Officer: Principles and Practices” course is a modern integrated learning system from Jones & Bartlett Publishers that prepares graduates to be certified at the Fire Officer I and II levels. This course combines current content with dynamic features and interactive technology to better support students to prepare for and enhance a career as a Fire Officer. This course covers the entire spectrum of the NFPA 1021, Standard for Fire Officer Professional Qualifications, 2014 Edition, including written and oral communication, size-up, and budgeting up to and including the Fire Officer II level. The features of this program will help students take that extra step toward becoming outstanding fire officers. They include detailed case studies; advice and encouragement from veteran fire officers; Fire Command Simulator exercises for ALL participants; and Subject Matter Experts presenting material over the course of the Academy.
The Residential Fire Officer Academy will be held at the Hutchinson Center in Belfast, Maine. All Candidates will be required to reside at the campus for the duration of the course. Lodging and meals will be provided.
Tuition is $1200 for in-state Candidates for 8 intense days of instruction at the Hutchinson Center. Also included is the course fee for the required Fire Service Writing class (12 hrs.) to be held on September 22 & 23, 2017 at MFSI’s headquarters located at the SMCC Midcoast Campus in Brunswick, Maine. Class begins on Friday 9/22 beginning at 0800 to 1700 and continues Saturday 9/23 at 0800 to 1200. Orientation will follow the writing course on September 23, 2017 at 1300.
If you require any special accommodations or diet needs, please include a brief note along with your registration materials. We will do our best to accommodate your needs.
Scholarships: Academic scholarships may be available for those applicants whose community is a member of Maine Municipal Association Risk Management Services. Applications may be downloaded at www.memun.org/rms/lc/grant.htm. Academic scholarships may be available from the Maine State Federation of Firefighters for applicants who are dues paying members. Applications may be found at www.msfff.org. The Sherm Lahaie Family Foundation also may provide a scholarship for self paying graduates. For more information, Please contact Peter Rines, 207-844-2074 PRines@SmccMe.edu. For most scholarships, the applicant will have to pay their tuition and then seek reimbursement after acceptance to the academy.
Fire Officer Applicants: Preference will be give to applicants with five (5) years of documented fire service experience. NFPA Fire Fighter I & II and NFPA Fire Instructor I; Must submit applications with Chief’s signature, a cover letter, and resume prior to September 1, 2017 at 1600. Your payment will be processed immediately. In the event of under enrollment, You will be notified promptly and a full refund will be sent back to you.
Fire Officer I & II: Participants meeting required prerequisites (Copies of certificates must be received by 3/9/18) who successfully complete the Academy will be eligible for the certification written exams. Academic credit will be available to matriculated students attending SMCC or EMCC and enrolled in the Fire Science Technology degree program. For more information, please contact Peter Rines regarding course credit. Email PRines@smccme.edu 207-844-2074
PRE-COURSE ASSIGNMENTS: Jones & Bartlett Fire Officer I/II on-line quizzes and all in-basket exercises must be completed prior to check-in at the Academy 3/9/18). Failure to complete these assignments prior to check-in will be cause for dismissal from the program*. You will find the in-basket exercises throughout the Student Workbook. MFSI will provide each candidate with guidelines to follow for construction of the written reports that require a refined document. Fire Officer Candidates shall construct the in-basket reports following the format in the Writing Guide, utilizing Office Word ©, and shall submit same electronically. If Office Word© is not available, please notify Academy Coordinator during orientation.
EXAMINATION: A written comprehensive examination will be administered to all candidates wishing to gain ProBoard certification at Fire Officer I and II levels by the Curriculum & Certification Program Management office of MFSI. A successful score of 70% correct is required for a passing grade. Candidates will also be evaluated on a pass/fail basis during the final day of simulations. This portion of the test will be recognized as the “Practical Skills End Test”. Candidates must be successful in both the written and the skills test to receive certification
Application is due by FIRE OFFICER I & II 2018 V3 (download)
September 1, 2017
1. Be sure this application form is signed by your Fire Chief.
2. Include a Resume & Cover Letter
3. Include Copies of Certifications
4. Full Payment (Check or PO) payable to MFSI/SMCC
5. Signed MFSI Registration Form
MAINE FIRE SERVICE INSTITUTE
19 SEWALL ST, BRUNSWICK ME 04011 ATT: ANNE HEINIG
FOR MORE INFORMATION CONTACT:
TRAINING PROGRAM MANAGER