The April meeting of MIFDI will be held on Wednesday, April 24, 2019 which is our annual visit to the Massachusetts Department of Fire Services and the Massachusetts Firefighting Academy courtesy of State Fire Marshal Peter Ostroskey. We will meet in Classroom 119 (Check the welcome screen in the lobby in the event of a room location change).
Our presentation will be provided by Trooper Robert McCarthy of the Explosives Unit with a program on what the “Bomb Squad” needs for support from the fire department when dealing with an unattended package or a confirmed IED. In this new and dangerous world, we must remain vigilant and cautious as we are seeing more of these “unattended” back-packs, brief cases and other suspicious packages in high-profile locations.
Deputy State Fire Marshal Maribel Fournier is scheduled to stop in to introduce herself to the organization and provide an update on DFS happenings on behalf of Marshal Ostroskey.
0900: Coffee (Available in the cafeteria), 1000: Presentation, 1130: Business meeting,
1200: Lunch (On our own in the facility cafeteria on site).
FROM RT.128/I 95: Take Rt. 20 West to Rt. 27 in Wayland. Turn right on Rt. 27 and continue until Rt. 27 makes a right towards Maynard, DO NOT TURN RIGHT, continue straight for aprox 3-miles and the Academy will be on the right.
FROM RT. I-495 North: Take Rt. 85 (Exit 25) towards Hudson. At the traffic light turn left onto Rt.85. Turn right on Broad St. (First traffic light), and at the second traffic light turn right on Rt.62. Continue straight until Rt. 62 takes a left towards Stow, DO NOT TURN LEFT, continue straight for aprox 4-miles and the Academy will be on your left.
FROM RT. I-495 South: Take Rt.62 (Exit 26) into Hudson Center. Continue halfway around the rotary and continue on Rt.62 East. Continue straight until Rt.62 turns left towards Stow, DO NOT TURN LEFT, continue straight for aprox 4-miles and the Academy will be on your left.
Ample parking is available in the upper-lot on the “D-Side” of the MFA campus.