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MA-TF 1 is not accepting applications at this time.

 
 

Quick Requirements Summary:

  • Members are required to attend a minimum of 40 hours of training every 12 months, calcuated on a rolling calendar year.
  • Members must also commit to a minimum of 20 hours of service time every 12 months, calcuated on a rolling calendar year. Service time is MA-TF 1 support that does not occur on a regular training day.
  • Members must attend a 1-day air mobility exercise (flyaway) at least once every three years.
  • Training is typically offered on every third Saturday.
  • Attendance on various specific training days is required .
  • Members must attend a 3-day mobilization exercise at least once every three years.

Please Follow This Application Procedure:

Step 1: Review the 2013 Letter to Applicants.

Step 2: Review and agree to the FEMA General Requirements. Training items #2 (IS courses) and #5 (CPR) must be completed prior to applying.

Step 3: Review the Position Description for the position for which you wish to apply. CDL Class A & B Drivers are desirable; please note if you have a CDL license (click title to review):

Step 4: Complete a full application packet. Each of the following forms are required.

You may download each form individually, or you may download the entire packet here.

Application Form Notes
MA-TF 1 Application You must specify the position you are applying for
Memorandum of Understanding Signed by your employer
OF 612 Application for Federal Employment  
Vendor Contract  
Responder Information Sheet  
Transmittal Sheet  
Activation Reimbursement  
Medical History Form Requires a physical exam with your Primary Care Physician
Commitment Declaration  
Beneficiary Form  
Policies and Procedures The full version of these Policies And Procedures can be downloaded here.
Respiratory Medical Evaluation Questionnaire  
Form W-9 One for yourself as an individual; and if being reimbursed by your employer, one from your primary employer
Passport A copy of passport (if you currently have one, not required)
CORI Request Form  

Also include the following documentation:

  • Resume
  • A copy of your drivers license (and DOT card if applicable)
  • A copy of your passport (if you currently have one)
  • Copies of any professional licenses/Certifications (MD, RN, Engineer, EMT-P, EMT-B, CPR, First Aid, Hydralics, Hoisting, etc.)

Provide documentation of Training in the following courses. These courses are available online and can be completed by clicking the links:

Step 5: Send your Completed Application packet to:

MA-TF 1
43 Airport Road
Beverly, MA 01915

Be sure to complete all forms: incomplete application packets will not be considered.

Thank you for your interest in joining MA-TF 1

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