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    Default Mass fire Academy

    Just got back from a course in Amherst by the Mass state academy. The course was Firefighter safety and survival. This course was great, and I will tell every firefighter call/paid to take this course when it is offered again. Well worth the trip to Amherst, and the co'eds didnt hurt either. ....then the wifes expression..


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    What our your impression on other courses they offer? Tell what courses you have taken and if they are worth taken again.

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    Thumbs up Academy classes

    I have taken the gas class and structural fire fighting in stow....they were both great and worth the drive from wmass

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    I have taken basic and advanced EVOC, went through the recruit program that covers almost every other class they offer, I also took extrication, explosives recognition and a few others.

    Overall it is a good program but I think many firefighters under ustilise the facility. I heard their budget was level funded so everything that was there last year will be there this year as well.
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    Da sharkie..the recruit class is a great class. I went thru in 1997. I learned alot from it and use what I learned in Boston. I have taken the Structure fire class a few years ago, I was not impressed. Not like in drill school. I'll have to say that it was one of the only course I have taken that I will not retake. I have also noticed that the quality of trainers are not as great as when I went thru drill school. Double sessions are hurting them for quality people.

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