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January/February 2018 - VOL. 54, No. 3


Saturday, December 9, 2017, fire departments from Deerwood, Garrison, Aitkin, Cuyuna, Crosby and Ironton participated in an NFPA 1403 live burn training provided by FIRE Inc. Cover photo shows the final burn down of the structure. 

Photo taken by Chip Lohmiller, Instructor, FIRE Inc.


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9.   New Year’s resolutions for the Minnesota Fire Service    

    by T. John Cunningham, MSFCA President

10. FirstNet: Transforming fire services

      by Mona Dohman, Commissioner, Minnesota Department of Public Safety     

11. The heavy psychological toll on firefighters

      by Chris G. Caulkins, MPH, MA, ABD


12.  Minnesota winter emergencies: Not dead until warm and dead

       by Nick Simpson, M.D., Emergency and EMS Physician, Assistant       

       Medical Director, Hennepin EMS - HCMC & Matt Prekker, MD MPH,   

       Pulmonary/Critical Care and Emergency Physician, HCMC, Director

       of ECMO Program


13. Response plan for mental health emergencies

      by Mike Dobesh, Assistant Chief, City of Richfield


14. Legislative session 2018 . . .

      by BJ Jungmann, Fire Chief, Burnsville Fire Department and  

      MSFCALegislative Chair


16. MSFCA Fire Officers School Alexandria - Event schedule


17. Harassment in the fire service

      by Allen Lewis, Fire Chief, Virginia Fire Department


18. The Red Cross - your local partner in safety

      by Jeff Bengtson, Deputy Director, Mankato Department of Public Safety


20. MSFCA sponsors


22. Training safety officer: A proven method to reduce preventable injuries

      by Kevin Schroeder, District Fire Chief, Cloquet Area Fire District 


24. MSFCA Fire Officer & Training Officers School - Duluth


25. Disability benefits for volunteer firefighters

      by Rebecca Otto, State Auditor


26. Minnesota Workers’ Compensation Act

      by Thomas M. Peterson, Senior Workers’ Compensation Litigation Attorney, League of  Minnesota

      Cities Insurance Trust


30. Fire investigation training provided to Minnesota firefighters

      by Kevin Mahle, Deputy State Fire Marshal, Fire Investigations Training Coordinator, SFMD


31. Playing the angles

      by Tim Farmer, Customized Fire Rescue Training Instructor


32. What’s happening at the State Fire Marshal Division and Minnesota Office of Pipeline Safety?

      by Bruce West, Minnesota State Fire Marshal 


34. The state makes me train!

      by Steve Flaherty, Executive Director, MBFTE


36.Get in the flow

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


38. Training the trainer

      by David Schliek, Chairman, Minnesota Fire Service Certification Board


39. A Bright New Year

      by Jennifer Rzepka, CAE, Vice President of Svinicki Association Management, Inc. and MSFCA Agent


40. 2018-2019 MSFCA Board of Directors





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