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

Position Announcements
Assistant Fire Chief - City of Lakeville
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Randy Hiti

Funeral Notice - Minnesota Line of Duty Death
Randy M. Hiti, 57 died Wednesday February 18, 2015. Randy was a 26 year member of the Rice Lake Volunteer Fire Department. It was a very rare occasion that you would not see him show up when the fire department was called out and he won Fire Fighter of the year several times. Randy taught fire prevention to the Homecroft 3rd graders for over 10 years.
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February 2015 E-Newsletter

MSFCA E-Newsletters - February 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.
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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.
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FOR SALE - 1985 Ford LN-8000 Pumper
The Zumbrota Fire Board has updated its Pumper Truck and has for Sale their 1985 Ford LN-8000 Pumper Fire Truck. The truck has been very well maintained and is ready for fires. For a showing of the Fire Truck please call 732-7318 to set up an appointment.
Taking seal bids until March 2, 2015, 2:00p.m.
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Zumbrota Fire Truck for Sale
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.
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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

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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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.
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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
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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