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Posted on: September 10, 2020

Fire Prevention Officer Credentialing Program extension

To: Heads of Fire Departments, Fire Prevention Officers, and Interested Parties 

From: Peter J. Ostroskey, State Fire Marshal 

Date: September 9, 2020 

Subject: Fire Prevention Officer Credentialing Program 

As a result of ...

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FCAM - Fire Prevention

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Posted on: September 29, 2020

U.S. Supreme Court Ruth Bader Ginsburg

Please be advised that interment for Associate Justice of the United States Supreme Court Ruth Bader Ginsburg has been scheduled for Tuesday, September 29, 2020 ? tomorrow. 

As such, Massachusetts Governor Charles D. Baker has ordered that the Uni...

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FCAM - Flag to Half Staff Notice

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Posted on: April 1, 2020

EMS Personnel working temporarily working in other jurisdictions

The question arose yesterday about sharing of EMS personnel with other departments as part of a COOP situation and whether or not waivers needed to be given to allow personnel not associated with an ambulance license work in that system. Here is the respo...

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FCAM - General Postings
Posted on: March 28, 2020

COVID Testing Updates

Good Morning Chiefs,

We have had a number of questions surrounding 1st responder COVID-19 priority testing. THE FCAM E-Board has been diligently working for a number of weeks to get testing procedures and sites set up throughout the Commonwealth.  ...

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Posted on: September 16, 2020

Civil Service Update

Civil Service Update 

9/9/2020

•    Scores resulting from the statewide Dis/Dep Fire Chief Series are currently being sent.

o    E&E appeal end date is 9/25

o    List date 10/1

o &...

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FCAM - Human Resource Divison (HRD)

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Posted on: September 16, 2020

ReIGNITE Virtual Conference, October 19–22, 2020

IAFC Update 

9-9-20

1.    ReIGNITE Virtual Conference Highlights

ReIGNITE Virtual Conference will be held on October 19–22, 2020. This new virtual offering will focus on cutting edge training, education, and best practice...

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FCAM - International Association of Fire Chiefs (IAFC)
Posted on: May 22, 2020

New England Annual Meeting

Good Morning, I hope this email fines you and your family in good health and spirit.  I have arrived back in Vermont and have found the weather to be very nice in New England.  It is a pleasure to be back home.

We all hoped to have our An...

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FCAM - International Association of Fire Chiefs (IAFC)

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Posted on: September 29, 2020

Proposed By-Law change

The Board of Directors has voted in favor of two By-Law changes, combining the Secretary's and Treasurer's position back into one position and adding for the ability for the Board of Directors to appoint a "Conference Manager" ...

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FCAM - Notices From President FCAM
Posted on: September 9, 2020

Outdoor dining, tents, patio heaters

This memo went to FP Officer and Building Inspectors: FM Memo

FCAM - Notices From President FCAM

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Posted on: September 11, 2020

Fire Chief credential extension

TO: All Interested Parties 

FROM: Chief Gregory J. Burns, Chairman, Massachusetts Fire Service Commission 

DATE: September 8, 2020 

RE: Massachusetts Fire Service Commission Credentialing and Re-Credentialing Program 

As a ...

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FCAM - Notices From Secretary / Treasurer
Posted on: September 10, 2020

OEMS in-service training

I had the opportunity to speak with Scott Cluett and Susan Lewis at OEMS (09Sep20) late in the afternoon and I have the following information for your consideration.

1.      The Department of Public Health wants to keep all provi...

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FCAM - Notices From Secretary / Treasurer

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Posted on: September 24, 2020

Barbara Steele served as the MFA Executive Assistant

From Steve Cohen:

Barbara Steele passed away today after a lengthy battle with cancer. Barb served as my Executive Assistant for many years and truly was a great asset to me and the leadership team at MFA/DFS.

While not a member of FCAM, those who served as...

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FCAM - Obituaries
Posted on: September 24, 2020

Joe Donovan, former Director of the Ma. Firefighting Academy

From Steve Cohen:
*Joe Donovan, former Director of the Ma. Firefighting Academy passed away in Florida.
Joe was the second director of MFA, succeeding Ed McCormack and serving from the early/mid 1970’s until 1982.
Joe was then appointed superintend...
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