How long is Massachusetts Fire Academy?

The intensive, 10-week program for municipal firefighters involves classroom instruction, physical fitness training, firefighter skills training, and live firefighting practice.

How do you get into the Fire Academy?

Every fire academy has different requirements, but most will want you to be between the ages of 18 and 45 and to have a high school degree or equivalent. Whatever your age, you must be in excellent physical and mental condition to be able to pass the rigorous training of the fire academy.

Can I be a firefighter at 40?

You can become a professional firefighter after 30, 40, or even 50 at some fire departments. There are departments that have upper age limits between 28 and 40, while others have no upper age requirements for firefighters. There are usually no upper age limits to be a volunteer firefighter.

How much money do Boston firefighters make?

The average Fire Fighter salary in Boston, MA is $54,242 as of July 28, 2021, but the range typically falls between $40,682 and $67,803. Salary ranges can vary widely depending on many important factors, including education, certifications, additional skills, the number of years you have spent in your profession.

How hard is fire academy?

Overall, most fire academies are pretty hard to successfully complete. You must be physically and mentally prepared for the task. And lastly, we will give you some actionable, insider tips to prepare yourself to not just pass the academy, but excel!

Can a nurse become a firefighter?

Well I’ve known nurses that have also been firefighters, but nursing does not help you to become a firefighter. From my experience, those that have done both started out as a firefighter and then went into nursing.

What services do firefighters provide?


  • Fire suppression.
  • Rescue.
  • Emergency medical services.
  • Specialized roles.
  • Fire prevention.
  • Direct risks.
  • During debris cleanup.
  • Long-term risks.

Do you get paid while in the fire academy?

During these academies, you will be paid, as you are an employee of the department at that point. Sometimes they will start you at a lower “fire recruit” pay step that makes a little less, but many will pay you the regular starting salary of a firefighter with that department.

Where is the Stow Ohio Fire Department located?

The Stow Fire Dept no longer checks Child Safety Seats but you can receive assistance from the Hudson Fire Department at (330) 342-7588 or the Akron Automobile Association (AAA) at (330) 762-0631. Please call for specific details or to make an appointment.

How tall is the Stow campus fire station?

A 6-story structure that is used for ladder, stair, hose, and rope training with a sprinkler lab on the 1st floor and an entanglement prop on the 5th.

How big is the MFA Building at Stow?

Five classrooms, computer lab, physical training area for students and employees, first aid room, locker rooms, and MFA administrative staff offices. The four-story, 17-room, live fire training building is specially constructed to allow repeated live fire training evolutions without structural damage to the facility.

How is water treated at Stow fire station?

Inasmuch as the use of water is a major part of our training, both the Stow and Springfield facilities have water recovery and treatment systems that are capable of capturing, treating, and recycling up to 75% of the water used for training.