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September/October 2017 - VOL. 54, No. 1


Photos submitted by: St. Paul  Community Safety night; SBM apartment safety night; Eagan Fire Department for multiple fires caused by fireworks; St. Paul for fireworks that landed on a commercial building; Thief River Falls Safety Camp and St. Paul Fire Safety Camp.


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6. Fire service exploring in Minnesota

    by Melinda Inman, Exploring District Director, Northern Star Council


 7. You live where? A new approach to firefighter recruitment and    

     retention  by Jeff Bengtson, Deputy Director, Mankato Department of  

    Public Safety


9. How we’re helping our heroes

    by Mona Dohman, Commissioner, Minnesota Department of Public      



10. MSFCA to hold annual conference in Rochester

      by Dale Specken, MSFCA Educational Chair


14.  Using NFPA’s “Remembering When” to reduce the impact of 

       fire and falls on Minnesota’s older adults   by Jeremy Berger, Fire  

       and Life Safety Educator, St. Paul Fire Dept. & Firefighter for New

       Brighton Dept. of Public Safety


15. Minnesota made: Fire and fall prevention toolkit for older adults

       by By Kelly Murphy-Ringate, Fire Marshal, Excelsior Fire District


16. Thief River Falls & Pennington County hosts 23rd  annual safety camp

      by Meleah Biermaier, Summer Recreation Intern


17.  Isanti County safety camp celebrates 14 years educating kids about safety

      by William Pennings, Deputy Chief, Cambridge Fire Department


18. They’re just fireworks, what’s the big deal?

      by Mike Scott, Fire Chief, Eagan Fire Department


20. Is your fire department a municipal department or an independent nonprofit firefighting corporation?

      by Rebecca Otto, State Auditor


22. Four tools for preventing wildfires in Minnesota

      by Casey McCoy, Wildfire Prevention, Program Supervisor


24. No such rules

      by Tim Farmer, Instructor, Customized Fire Rescue Training


33.  Education, talent and your confidence

      by Steve Flaherty, Executive Director, MBFTE


34.  On my soapbox

       by Ken Prillaman, Fire Chief & Emergency Management Director, Brooklyn Park Fire Department


40. On-scene evidence preservation

      by Bruce West, Minnesota State Fire Marshal 


42.  After the hose is racked

      by Amanda Swenson, Fire & Life Safety Educator, Minnesota State Fire Marshal Division 


43.  Buttons, butterflies and fires!

       by Sarah Buhs, Captain/Public Education Coordinator, Cloquet Area Fire District


44.  Reinforcing the message

       by David Schliek, Chairman, Minnesota Fire Service Certification Board


46. The realities of public service and moving forward

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


48.  Some code enforcement reflections

       by Tom Brace, National Fire Sprinkler Association





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