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Your educational transcript from the 2014 MSFCA Conference is now available -CLICK HERE


Fire Service Positions Available
Fire Chief - Farmington, Minnesota - full time
Click Here for Job Description and Application Information

MSFCA Fourth Annual Fire Officers School
Saturday, Feb. 7 & Sunday, Feb. 8, 2015 - at Arrowwood Resort in Alexandria, MN
• All classes are approved for MBFTE reimbursement
Join us for a family fun weekend!           Click Here to View a Flyer

Ceremonies & Protocol Guidebook Link Ceremonies & Protocol Guidebook
The guidebook was introduced at the 2014 MSFCA Conference. One copy is being provided free of charge for each member department. Additional copies will be available for sale at $95.00 (plus S &H).
  Capstone project “Empty Boots, Quiet Sirens”

Capstone project “Empty Boots, Quiet Sirens”
The MSFCA engaged four students from the Humphrey School of Public Affairs to help determine the nature, scope and magnitude of the problems facing the recruitment and retention of Minnesota’s non-career firefighters.
Click Here to View and Download the Report

     

1992 Heavy Rescue Vehicle for Sale
The City of Rogers is accepting bids for the sale of a 1992 Heavy Rescue Vehicle. The 1992 International 4900 conventional truck chassis with a walk-in rescue style body was built by Custom Fire. The heavy rescue is equipped with a 2006 Honda Model EV-6010, 6000watt gas generator w/remote start in chassis and 2216psi cascade system. Click Here for Full Information

Heavy Rerscue Truck Photo
       

Minnesota State Fire Chief’s Association Hires New Executive Director
The Minnesota State Fire Chief’s Association is excited to announce the conclusion of their search for a new Executive Director. The Board voted to accept the proposal submitted by Fire Service Consulting (FSC), whose two principals are Nyle and Theresa Zikmund, no strangers to the Minnesota Fire Service.  The board is confident that FSC and their team will provide the MSFCA with the professional services we require and that the FSC staff shares our passion for the Minnesota Fire Service and the pursuit of excellence.
Click Here for a Copy of This News Release 


Fight for Air Climb – American Lung Association
We invite you to join the fight for air and be a part of the First Responder Challenge! Step up to the challenge at the 2015 Fight For Air Climb on February 21st at U.S. BANK Plaza in downtown Minneapolis!
FightForAirClimb.org

October 2014 E-Newsletter

MSFCA E-Newsletters - October 2014 Edition Now Available
The newsletter gives the Membership a venue to promote training, fundraising events or equipment your Department may have for sale. There will be a small charge of course, but your information will be going to approximately 2,100 active members of the MSFCA and 1,300 retired members along with our business partners.
Click to View & Download E-Newsletters


National Fire Academy Training Opportunities

As the point of contact for National Fire Academy (NFA) Training in Minnesota, the State Fire Marshal Division is setting up NFA classes statewide. We have two separate NFA projects that will provide the Minnesota Fire Service with 29 training opportunities.
Click Here for More Information                               Click Here to View the Training Calendar

2014 Fire Prevention Poster Contest
For the 2014 poster contest, the MSFCA will award $600 in cash prizes to statewide winners. Local departments also often award cash and other prizes to the children in their own communities.
Click Here to View Rules & Photos of Past Winning Posters

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.
Click Here for More Information

Kitchen Safety Trailer
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

Board Meeting & Annual Membership Meeting Minutes
The MSFCA Board of Directors met in St. Cloud, Minnesota on October 15, & 18, 2014 and a full report of their activities is avaiable. The annual membership meeting was held on October 17, 2014 and the minutes of this meeting are available for review and downloading.
Click Here for the October Board & Membership Meeting Minutes

Training Calendar
Training opportunities - many of them free - are listed on the MSFCA Training Calendar
Click to View the Calendar

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    

Minnesota Fallen Firefighter Memorial

Fallen Firefighter Memorial and Dedication Video
Thank you so much to Town Square Television for making a video of the Fallen Firefighter Memorial and Dedication. That was a historic event in the MN Fire Service and those that could not go there appreciated being able to watch it at home and all of us appreciate having a video to re-live this wonderful event!
Click to View the Memorial Dedication Video