History of the Massachusetts Institute of Fire Department Instructors

The Massachusetts Institute of Fire Department Instructors is a non-profit membership-based association and was established on September 30, 1959.

Meetings are held monthly (excluding July and August), usually the 4th Wednesday of each month, at various locations in the Commonwealth of Massachusetts.

A monthly newsletter is sent to all members by way of e-mail or U.S. mail. It includes items of interest to those associated with training, and paid commercial advertising.

Membership is open to applicants who meet the criteria as determined by the MIFDI Constitution and By-Laws.

YEARPRESIDENT1st VICE PRESIDENT2nd VICE PRESIDENTSECRETARYTREASURER
YEARPRESIDENT1st VICE PRESIDENT2nd VICE PRESIDENTSECRETARYTREASURER
1959Timothy D. Herlihy
Newton
Fire
Joseph A. MullenJoseph G. Binney
Hingham
Fire
Philip A. Renta
Brookline
Fire
Philip A. Renta
Brookline
Fire
1960Joseph G. Binney
Hingham
Fire
Vincent L. DesiletsEdmond F. Tetreault
Greenfield
Fire
Joseph Walsh
Quincy
Fire
Joseph Walsh
Quincy
Fire
1961James F. Rogers
Falmouth
Fire
Edmond F. Tetreault
Greenfield
Fire
Ray Furness
New
Bedford Fire
Erving C. Glazier
Belmont
Fire
Erving C. Glazier

Belmont
Fire
1962Edmond F. Tetreault
Greenfield
Fire
Ray Furness
New
Bedford Fire
Joseph E. Walsh
Quincy
Fire
Erving C. Glazier
Belmont
Fire
Erving C. Glazier
Belmont
Fire
1963Ray Furness
New
Bedford Fire
Joseph E. Walsh
Quincy
Fire
Philip A. Renta
Brookline
Fire
Morton D. Shurtleff
Brockton
Fire
Morton D. Shurtleff
Brockton
Fire
1964Philip A. Renta
Brookline
Fire
Leslie E. Robinson
Palmer
Fire
Walter F. Spellman
Lexington
Fire
Morton D. Shurtleff
Brockton
Fire
Morton D. Shurtleff
Brockton
Fire
1965Walter F. Spellman
Lexington
Fire
Edward M. McCormack
Cushing Hospital
Framingham
Peter L.
GaluffoWinchester
Fire
Morton D. Shurtleff

Brockton
Fire
Morton D. Shurtleff

Brockton
Fire
1966Walter F.
SpellmanLexington
Fire
Edward M. McCormack
Cushing Hospital
Framingham
Peter L. Galuffo

Winchester
Fire
Morton D. Shurtleff

Brockton
Fire
Morton D. Shurtleff

Brockton
Fire
1967Edward
M. McCormackCushing Hospital
Framingham
Peter L. Galuffo

Winchester
Fire
Robert C. Blomquist

Arlington
Fire
Morton D. Shurtleff

Brockton
Fire
Morton D. Shurtleff

Brockton
Fire
1968Peter L.
GaluffoWinchester
Fire
Robert C. Blomquist

Arlington
Fire
Thomas J. Barry

Acton
Fire
Morton D. Shurtleff

Brockton
Fire
Morton D. Shurtleff

Brockton
Fire
1969Robert C.
BlomquistArlington
Fire
Thomas J. Barry

Acton
Fire
Fred A. Lyons

Weston
Fire
Morton D. Shurtleff

Brockton
Fire
Morton D. Shurtleff

Brockton
Fire
1970Thomas J.
BarryActon
Fire
Fred A. Lyons

Weston
Fire
Emerson E. Glass

Marblehead
Fire
Morton D. Shurtleff

Brockton
Fire
Morton D. Shurtleff

Brockton
Fire
1971Fred A.
LyonsWeston
Fire
Emerson E. Glass

Marblehead
Fire
Josiah Frost

Sudbury
Fire
Morton D. Shurtleff

Brockton
Fire
Morton D. Shurtleff

Brockton
Fire
1972Emerson
E. GlassMarblehead
Fire
Josiah Frost

Sudbury
Fire
James V. McKiernan

Worcester
Fire
Morton D. Shurtleff

Brockton
Fire
Morton D. Shurtleff

Brockton
Fire
1973Josiah Frost

Sudbury
Fire
James V. McKiernan

Worcester
Fire
Paul D. Anderson

Randolph
Fire
George W. Parrot

Saugus
Fire
Morris Margolis

Chelsea
Fire
1974James V.
McKiernanWorcester
Fire
Paul D. Anderson 
Randolph
Fire
Lawrence Faria

Burlington
Fire
George W. Parrot

Saugus
Fire
Morris Margolis

Chelsea
Fire
1975Paul D.
AndersonRandolph
Fire
Morton D. Shurtleff

Brockton
Fire
George W. Parrot

Saugus
Fire
Lawrence Rice

Burlington
Fire
Morris Margolis

Chelsea
Fire
1976Morton D.
ShurtleffBrockton
Fire
George W. Parrot

Saugus
Fire
John Bergeron
Greenfield
Fire
Lawrence Rice

Burlington
Fire
Morris Margolis

Chelsea
Fire
1977George W. Parrot

Saugus
Fire
John Bergeron

Lexington
Fire
Lawrence Rice

Burlington
Fire
Richard Buttermore

Lakeville
Fire
Morris Margolis

Chelsea
Fire
1978John Bergeron

Lexington
Fire
Lawrence Rice

Burlington
Fire
Richard Buttermore

Lakeville
Fire
Morris Margolis

Chelsea
Fire
Morris Margolis

Chelsea
Fire
1979Lawrence Rice

Burlington
Fire
Richard Buttermore

Lakeville
Fire
Joseph Cascio

Fitchburg
Fire
Morris Margolis

Chelsea
Fire
Morris Margolis

Chelsea
Fire
1980Richard Buttermore

Lakeville
Fire
Joseph Cascio

Fitchburg
Fire
Richard Cully

Cambridge
Fire
Morris Margolis

Chelsea
Fire
Morris Margolis

Chelsea
Fire
1981Joseph Cascio

Fitchburg
Fire
Richard Cully

Cambridge
Fire
Paul Scoble

Westwood
Fire
Morris Margolis

Chelsea
Fire
Morris Margolis

Chelsea
Fire
1982Richard Cully

Cambridge
Fire
Paul Scoble

Westwood
Fire
William MacDonald

Raynham
Fire
Morris Margolis

Chelsea
Fire
Morris Margolis

Chelsea
Fire
1983William MacDonald

Raynham
Fire
Tom Potenza

Framingham
Fire
Tom Rinolodo

Framingham
Fire
Morris Margolis

Chelsea
Fire
Morris Margolis

Chelsea
Fire
1984Tom Potenza

Framingham
Fire
Tom Rinolodo

Framingham
Fire
Kenneth Galligan

Brockton
Fire
Morris Margolis

Chelsea
Fire
Morris Margolis

Chelsea
Fire
1985Tom Rinolodo

Framingham
Fire
Kenneth Galligan

Brockton
Fire
Robert Dunton

Framingham
Fire
Morris Margolis

Chelsea
Fire
Morris Margolis

Chelsea
Fire
1986Kenneth Galligan

Brockton
Fire
Robert Dunton

Framingham
Fire
William Dailey

Chelsea
Fire
Morris Margolis

Chelsea
Fire
Morris Margolis

Chelsea
Fire
1987Robert Dunton

Framingham
Fire
William Dailey

Chelsea
Fire
Robert Mood

Quincy
Fire
Morris Margolis

Chelsea
Fire
Morris Margolis

Chelsea
Fire
1988William Dailey

Chelsea
Fire
Robert Mood

Quincy
Fire
Richard Hay

Newton
Fire
Morris Margolis

Chelsea
Fire
Morris Margolis

Chelsea
Fire
1989Robert Mood

Quincy
Fire
Richard Hay

Newton
Fire
Robert MacKendrick

Lynnfield
Fire
Morris Margolis

Chelsea
Fire
Morris Margolis

Chelsea
Fire
1990Richard Hay

Newton
Fire
Robert MacKendrick

Lynnfield
Fire
Joseph Lenox

Concord
Fire
Morris Margolis

Chelsea
Fire
Morris Margolis

Chelsea
Fire
1991Robert MacKendrick

Lynnfield
Fire
Joseph Lenox

Concord
Fire
Edward Syvinsky

Haverhill
Fire
Morris Margolis

Chelsea
Fire
Morris Margolis

Chelsea
Fire
1992Joseph Lenox

Concord
Fire
Edward Syvinsky

Haverhill
Fire
Stephen Markarian

Peabody
Fire
Morris Margolis

Chelsea
Fire
Morris Margolis

Chelsea
Fire
1993Edward Syvinsky

Haverhill
Fire
Stephen Markarian

Peabody
Fire
Robert MacKendrick

Lynnfield
Fire
Robert Mood

Quincy
Fire
Robert Milotte

Lynn
Fire
1994Stephen Markarian

Peabody
Fire
Robert MacKendrick

Lynnfield
Fire
Stephen Persson

Cambridge
Fire
Morton D. Shurtleff

Brockton
Fire
Robert Milotte

Lynn
Fire
1995Robert MacKendrick

Lynnfield
 Fire
Stephen Persson

Cambridge
 Fire
Richard Gomes

Norton
 Fire
Morton D. Shurtleff

Brockton
 Fire
Robert Milotte

Lynn
 Fire
1996Stephen Persson

Cambridge
 Fire
Richard Gomes

Norton
 Fire
Keith Flaherty

Brookline
 Fire
Morton D. Shurtleff

Brockton
 Fire
Robert Milotte

Lynn
 Fire
1997Richard Gomes

Norton
 Fire
Keith Flaherty

Brookline
 Fire
Kenneth PotierMorton D. Shurtleff

Brockton
 Fire
Robert Milotte

Lynn
 Fire
1998Richard Gomes

Norton
 Fire
Keith Flaherty

Brookline
 Fire
Thomas Bogart

Lynn
 Fire
Morton D. Shurtleff

Brockton
 Fire
Robert Milotte

Lynn
 Fire
1999Thomas Bogart

Lynn
 Fire
John MacNamara

Worcester
 Fire
James Killinger

Rockland
 Fire
Morton D. Shurtleff

Brockton
 Fire
David Jardin

Stoughton
 Fire
2000Thomas Bogart

Lynn
 Fire
John MacNamara

Worcester
 Fire
James Killinger

Rockland
 Fire
James Potts

Swampscott
 Fire
David Jardin

Stoughton
 Fire
2001Norman J. Aubert, Jr.

Massport
 Fire/Rescue
John MacNamara

Worcester
 Fire
Michael McLeieer

Merrimac
 Fire
James Potts

Swampscott
 Fire
David Jardin

Stoughton
 Fire
2002Norman J. Aubert, Jr.

Massport
 Fire/Rescue
Michael McLeieer

Merrimac
 Fire
Scott D. Maker

Merrimac
 Fire
Edward Morgan

North
 Andover Fire
David Jardin

Stoughton
 Fire
2003Michael McLeieer

Merrimac
 Fire
Scott D. Maker

Merrimac
 Fire
Mark W. Roche

Newton
 Fire
Edward Morgan

North
 Andover Fire
David Jardin

Stoughton
 Fire
2004Michael McLeieer

Merrimac
 Fire
Scott D. Maker

Merrimac
 Fire
Mark W. Roche

Newton
 Fire
Thomas Bogart

Lynn
 Fire
David Jardin

Stoughton
 Fire
2005Mark W. Roche

Newton
 Fire
Brian F. Belliveau

Fitchburg
 Fire
VacantThomas Bogart

Lynn
 Fire
David Jardin

Stoughton 
Fire
2006Mark W. Roche

Newton
 Fire
Brian F. Belliveau

Fitchburg
 Fire
VacantVacantMichael McLeieer

Merrimac 
Fire
2007Mark W. Roche

Newton
 Fire
Brian F. Belliveau

Fitchburg
 Fire
VacantVacantMichael McLeieer

Merrimac 
Fire
2008Mark W. Roche

Newton
 Fire
Brian F. Belliveau

Fitchburg
 Fire
VacantVacantMichael McLeieer

Merrimac 
Fire
2009Mark W. Roche

Newton
 Fire
Brian F. Belliveau

Fitchburg
 Fire
VacantVacantMichael McLeieer

Merrimac 
Fire
2010Mark W. Roche

Newton
 Fire
Brian F. Belliveau

Fitchburg
 Fire
Frank W. Fitzgerald, Jr. (Retired)

Malden Fire
VacantMichael McLeieer

Merrimac 
Fire
2011Mark W. Roche

Newton
 Fire
Brian F. Belliveau

Fitchburg
 Fire
Frank W. Fitzgerald, Jr. (Retired)

Malden Fire
VacantMichael McLeieer

Merrimac
 Fire
2012Mark W. Roche

Newton
 Fire
Brian F. Belliveau

Fitchburg
 Fire
Frank W. Fitzgerald, Jr. (Retired)

Malden Fire
Edward D. (Ted) Quinn, Jr.

Peabody Fire
Michael McLeieer

Merrimac
 Fire
2013Mark W. Roche

Newton
 Fire
Brian F. Belliveau

Fitchburg
 Fire
Frank W. Fitzgerald, Jr. (Retired)

Malden Fire
Edward D. (Ted) Quinn, Jr.

Peabody Fire
Michael McLeieer

Merrimac
 Fire
2014Mark W. Roche

Newton
 Fire
Brian F. Belliveau (Retired)

Fitchburg
 Fire
Frank W. Fitzgerald, Jr. (Retired)

Malden Fire
Edward D. (Ted) Quinn, Jr.

Peabody Fire
Michael McLeieer

Merrimac
 Fire
2015Mark W. Roche

Newton
 Fire
Brian F. Belliveau (Retired)

Fitchburg
 Fire
Frank W. Fitzgerald, Jr. (Retired)

Malden Fire
Edward D. (Ted) Quinn, Jr.

Peabody Fire
Michael McLeieer

Merrimac
 Fire
2016Mark W. Roche

Newton
 Fire
Brian F. Belliveau (Retired)

Fitchburg
 Fire
Frank W. Fitzgerald, Jr. (Retired)

Malden Fire
Edward D. (Ted) Quinn, Jr.

Peabody Fire
Michael McLeieer

Merrimac 
Fire
2017Mark W. Roche

Newton
 Fire
Brian F. Belliveau (Retired)

Fitchburg
 Fire
Frank W. Fitzgerald, Jr. (Retired)

Malden Fire
Edward D. (Ted) Quinn, Jr.

Peabody Fire
Michael McLeieer

Merrimac
 Fire
2018Mark W. Roche

Newton 
Fire
Brian F. Belliveau (Retired)

Fitchburg
 Fire
VacantEdward D. (Ted) Quinn, Jr.

Peabody Fire
Michael McLeieer

Merrimac 
Fire
2019Mark W. Roche

Newton Fire
Christopher J. Kelley (Retired)

Concord Fire
Position No Longer In UseEdward D. (Ted) Quinn, Jr.

Peabody Fire
Michael McLeieer

Olivet Fire