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2014 MSFCA Conference Information & Registration
Honor Guard Teams Needed!
Honor Guard Teams are needed at the 2014 Fire Service Memorial being held on Sunday, September 28th 2014. Events start at 10:00 a.m. We are looking for Honor Guard Members (team or individual) who are able to work several of the day’s events; from presenting flags, to marching in the honor roll. Please have your Honor Guard team leader contact us immediately if you want to participate in this year’s event.
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Turnout Gear - Free to Department in Need
If anyone is in need of turnout gear, Montrose FD has several sets available to a fire department in need.
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Fire Service Positions Available
Fire Chief & Assistant Fire Chief, De Pere, Wisconsin
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MSFCA E-Newsletters - August 2014 Edition Now Available
New Partnership Brings Value to Members and MSFCA
The Minnesota State Fire Chiefs Association is proud to announce our new partnership with Lexipol. Lexipol’s Minnesota Fire Policy Manual and Daily Training Bulletin program will be offered at significantly discounted rates to MSFCA members. The association will also benefit. MSFCA will receive a payment based on sales to members.
Most importantly, Lexipol’s program provides departments with well-written policies in a web-based system that easily manages content and compliance. It also includes a unique training component to train staff on policy. The company was co-founded by Gordon Graham, nationally renowned speaker on risk management for public safety.
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Proposed changes to the Bylaws for consideration at the 2014 conference
Click Here for a printable Copy of the proposed Changes
Kitchen Fire Safety Trailers
The two MSFCA Kitchen Fire Safety Demonstration Trailers are available for rental. One of the units is housed at the Elk River Fire Department, and the other by the Hopkins Fire Department. Please read and understand the responsibilities outlined in the rental agreement prior to contacting the host department for rental.
Click for Scheduling and Rental Agreement
Ceremonies & Protocol Guidebook
We are asking for members of the fire service to review the document and to provide comments and feedback. Specifically, we are looking for the following;
1. What is missing?
2. What is incorrect or unclear?
3. Take some time and look at the funeral matrix. Give us feedback on the recommendations and provide a list of the funeral elements that should be reserved for LODD funerals only. (when you review the on-line draft it has been color coded but is NOT the recommendation)
Goals for 2014-15 & Board Meeting Minutes
The MSFCA Board of Directors met In St. Cloud, Minnesota on March 21-22, to establish goals for the next two years. The goals coincide with the terms of the officers, are reviewed at each board meeting to determine progress, and adjusted as needed based upon changes affecting the goal.
Click Here for the March Board Meeting Minutes and 2014-15 Goals
Training opportunities - many of them free - are listed on the MSFCA Training Calendar
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Minnesota Fire Chiefs Assistance and Support Team Video
The MSFCA Emergency Management Committee has just released a video and what the Minnesota Fire Chiefs Assistance and Support Team (FAST) is about and how to become a member of the team. To view the short video, and/or to obtain more information on the team or for becoming a member of the team click on the links below.
Click for more information about the team Click to view the FAST video
Fallen Firefighter Memorial and Dedication Video