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 MINNESOTA FIRE CHIEF

January/February 2017 - VOL. 53, No. 4


COVER

2016 NFSA /MSFCA Poster Contest Winners Announced

Overall winner was fifth grader Halla Jo Casavan 

from Marshall, MN.  

Poster submitted by the Marshall Fire Department.



 


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IN THIS ISSUE

 

9. President’s message by MSFCA President George Esbensen

 

10. The increasing problem of marijuana wax

       by Mona Dohman, Commissioner, Minnesota Department of

       Public Safety

 

12. Rehab: Developing a framework for your program

       by Steve Baker, Battalion Chief/Paramedic, Golden Valley

       Fire Department

 

13. Incident management - Need a checklist?

      by Scott Gerber, Fire Chief, Excelsior Fire District & MSFCA        

      Emergency Management Chair

 

14. Training overdose

      by Jeffrey Mayer, Advanced Minnesota Fire Training

 

16. Hazardous materials - What you need to know

      by John Busch, Captain Engine 4/Chemical Assessment Team, Rochester Fire Department

 

18. Self dispatching to an incident - Help or hindrance?

      by Scott Gerber, Fire Chief, Excelsior Fire District & MSFCA Emergency Management. Chair

 

19. Minnesota Fire Service Foundation Scholarship Application

 

20. The value of a firefighter license

      by Steve Flaherty, Executive Director, MBFTE

 

 21. A rising tide lifts all boats

      by David Schliek, Chairman, Minnesota Fire Service Certification Board

 

22. Reflections of the past 

      An historical look at the fire service

      by Tim Butler, Fire Chief, St. Paul Fire Department

 

24. Minnesota Task Force I

      by Kris Jungles, Battalion Chief, Member of Minnesota Task Force I and Rochester 

      Chemical Assessment Team, Rochester Fire Department

 

26. NFSA & MSFCA announce 2016 poster contest winners

      by Jena Noah, Editor, Minnesota Fire Chief Magazine

 

28. Photos from Fire Service Day at the Capitol 2017

      by Jena Noah Editor, Minnesota Fire Chief Magazine

 

30. Perspectives on a higher perspective

      by Daniel Bernardy, Licensed sUAS pilot, owner/instructor at Rescuepax

 

33. Record attendance at the 2017 Fire Officers School

      by Bill Thoennes, MSFCA Fire Officers School Chair

 

34. In an emergency the 55th Civil Support Team is available

      by Scott Hawks, MAJ USARMY NG MNARNG

 

34. Fire Officers School major changes & FITOAM training news 

      by Nyle Zikmund, Fire Services Consulting, Agents for the MSFCA

 

36. Salvage and overhaul - lost arts?

      by Tim Farmer, Customized Fire Rescue Training

 

37. Maintaining a general fund after joining a statewide plan

      by Rebecca Otto, State Auditor

 

38. State Fire Marshal update . . .

      by Bruce West, Minnesota State Fire Marshal 

 

44. Troubling trends

      by Kathi Osmonson, Youth Firesetting Intervention Coordinator, Minnesota State Fire Marshal  Division 

 

46. Fire code orders

      by Tom Jenson, SFMD Code Specialist

 

48. Z2 - Smorgasbord of information

      by Theresa & Nyle Zikmund, Fire Services Consulting, Agents for the MSFCA

 


 


 

 

 

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