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Mobile Command Vehicle, and Zodiac Boat with Trailer for Sale

Mobile Command Post

The Brooklyn Park Fire Department is selling a 1995 mobile command vehicle, and a 2000 Zodiac Mark III boat with trailer (No motor).

The sale ends on October 3, 2014 at 3 p.m.

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Zodiak Boat & Trailer

2014 MSFCA Conference Information & Registration
Join us for our annual Minnesota State Fire Chiefs Association Conference which will be held at the River’s Edge Convention Center in St. Cloud Minnesota.  Last year, we had a great attendance in Rochester. The 2014 conference will feature a “Lessons Learned” workshop on Thursday, Oct. 16, which will outline recent high profile fire service related events. There are six educational tracts to choose from that afternoon. On Friday two of the six educational tracts will be repeated. We will have our famous symposium on Saturday morning with a discussion by Chief Patrick Kenny titled May Day for Mental Health.  His powerful and emotional presentation could also be attended by wives and significant others.
Click Here for Complete Information & Registration

Conference Memorial Service – Request for Names
In keeping with the longstanding tradition of honoring fire officers, past and present who have passed away during the last 12 months, the Minnesota State Fire Chiefs Association is asking that you send in the following information so we can honor these people at the MSFCA Conference in St. Cloud on Friday, October 17, 2014.
What is needed:
1.Department Name
2. Department Chiefs name and contact info
3. Name of deceased who passed away within the past 12 months
4. Name and contact information for surviving family member(s) who would like to attend the Memorial services
on Friday, October 17, in St. Cloud
5. Dates deceased served on the department
6. Highest Rank held
7. Date of passing
8. JPEG photo of deceased
All responses should be directed to Chaska Fire Chief Tim Wiebe TWiebe@chaskamn.com

246 Members Eligible for Years of Service Awards
Years of service pins and awards will be presented at the annual conference. Pins can be picked up at the Marketing Committee booth and members with 20 or more years will be recognized at the Awards Luncheon.
Click Here to View a List of Eligible Members

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

Register for the Annual Fallen Firefighter Memorial
In order to properly plan for crowd size for the Annual Fallen Firefighter Memorial, it is important for everybody to take a few moments and register.  Registration is FREE but is critical in the planning process. Showing our full support is part of being a firefighter and this annual event is a proud display of the best traditions the Minnesota Fire Service has to offer.Click Here to Sign-up for the FREE 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.
Click Here for further Information - under "Give Away" tab

Fire Service Positions Available
Fire Chief & Assistant Fire Chief, De Pere, Wisconsin
Click Here to View Postings

August 2014 E-Newsletter Cover Page

MSFCA E-Newsletters - August 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

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 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

Ceremonies & Protocol GuidebookCeremonies & 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 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