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FREE Kitchen Fire Safety Trailer Training
Public Demonstration Training 
* This is for fire departments that want to rent the trailer for public demonstrations.
* This is the mandatory class that is required to rent the trailer.
* Gear is required if you would like to get some hands on training.
All the training sessions will be conducted outdoors weather permitting. If your department wants to use the trailers for summer or fall events this training is mandatory to be taken by at least one member of your department.
  St. James – April 28 - Flyer           Click for Scheduling and Rental Agreement

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Request for Bids
The City of Pine City is soliciting for bids for converting a 2005 Military M916 W/CTIS Freightliner FL120 6X6 into a fire tanker.  Click for More Information

2008 Chevrolet Tahoe LS - For Sale
The Lake Elmo Fire Department is selling a 2008 Chevrolet Tahoe LS - Chief/Duty Officer Vehicle.
Click Here for Full Details

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New Postings on the Website
Board of Directors February 1, 2015 Minutes
Annual Fire Officers School Photos

Fire Service Day at the State Capitol Photos
Fire Prevention Poster Contest – Winning Posters

April 2015 E-Newsletter Picture

MSFCA E-Newsletters - April 2015 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

Safer on the Job and More Pain Free the Next Day
The Minnesota Fire Chiefs Association & Safety and Health Committee is partnering with the Chef Marshall O’Brien Group to help firefighters be safer on the job and feel better the next day. The free program provides a plan using hydration, nutrition and sleep to achieve these results. The plan was developed especially for firefighters by the Chef Marshall O’Brien Group with several Minnesota Fire Departments. The free program includes a 4 page pdf on a smart daily food and drink plan and a snack, hydration and muscle repair plan for the day of a fire or other event. To get your free program contact Bob@chefmarshallobrien.com  or Richard Kline at Rkline@plymouthmn.gov.

Fire Service Day with the Minnesota Twins

Fire Service Day with the Minnesota Twins!
Sunday, May 31st at 1:10 PM. Come on down to Target Field with your colleagues, family and friends and join us for some big-league action and fun!
Click Here for a Fire Service Day Flyer

EMS Equipment for Sale
17 oxygen bottles (2-C size, 8-D size, 7-Jumbo D size), two cylinder racks, and five cylinder brackets for H size cylinders. - Click Here for full information

Minnesota Communications Unit Exercise (COMMEX)
The Central Minnesota Emergency Services Board is sponsoring a COMMEX to be conducted on Monday April 27, 2015 at the River's Edge Convention Center in St. Cloud. This COMMEX is being held in conjunction with the ECN Interoperable Communications Conference Aril 27-29, 2015.
Click For Full Details and Application Form

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


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

Training Calendar
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    

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