Maine Fire Protection Services Commission

Meeting & Events Schedule for 2019 (all meetings start at 9 a.m.):

  • October 7, 2019 - Department of Public Safety
  • November 4, 2019 - Department of Public Safety
  • December 2, 2019 - Department of Public Safety

News and Information:

Select the picture to access the "Training Firefighters in Maine" YouTube video

Commission Established:

The Maine Fire Protection Services Commission was established to monitor and evaluate the State's fire protection services system on a continuing basis and to provide recommendations to the appropriate state agencies and to the Legislature regarding necessary changes in the fire protection services system. The commission was created by a public law, 5 M.R.S. §3371, as passed in 1999 by the second regular session of the 119th Legislature.

The Commission Consists of 23 Members Appointed as Follows:

  1. Two members of the Senate who sit on the joint standing committee of the Legislature having jurisdiction over fire protection matters, appointed by the President of the Senate;
     
  2. Three members of the House of Representatives, appointed by the Speaker of the House of Representatives;
     
  3. The State Fire Marshal or the fire marshal's designee;
     
  4. The Supervisor of the Forest Fire Control Division of the Maine Forest Service or the supervisor's designee;
     
  5. The Director of the Bureau of Labor Standards or the director's designee;
     
  6. The Director of Maine Emergency Medical Services or the director's designee;
     
  7. The Director of the Maine Emergency Management Agency or the director's designee;
     
  8. One municipal fire chief who is a full-time fire chief and a member of the Maine Fire Chief's Association, appointed by the Governor;
     
  9. One municipal fire chief who is a volunteer fire chief and a member of the Maine Fire Chief's Association, appointed by the Governor;
     
  10. One municipal fire chief who is paid on call and a member of the Maine Fire Chief's Association, appointed by the Governor;
     
  11. Six firefighters appointed as follows:
    • Two career firefighters who are members of the Professional Fire Fighters of Maine, appointed by the Governor;
    • Two call firefighters who are members of the Maine State Federation of Fire Fighters, appointed by the Governor; and
    • Two volunteer firefighters who are members of the Maine State Federation of Fire Fighters, appointed by the Governor;
       
  12. The administrator of the Maine Fire Service Institute within the Maine Community College System, or the administrator's designee; and
     
  13. Three persons appointed by the Governor, including:
    • One member representing the Governor's office;
    • One public member; and
    • One member representing the insurance industry.

 

5 M.R.S. §3372: Maine Length of Service Award Program