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The Minnesota State Fire Chiefs Association is accepting proposals for our Fall Conference being held in Rochester Minnesota at the Rochester Civic Center October 18 to 21.


Educational Sessions occur on Thursday October 19th from 1300 hours to 1700 hours, Friday October 20th  from 0800 hours to 1700 hours and Saturday October 21st  from 0830 hours until 1200 hours.  The Thursday and Friday sessions can be a continuation or a repeat.  The Saturday session is the Symposium for all attendees.  


Attendance at the 2015 conference held in Duluth was 628 members, attendance at the 2016 conference held in St. Cloud was 552 members with Thursday and Friday breakout educational sessions attendance numbers between 28 and 115 registrants.


Conference attendees are line and command level fire officers primarily from the State of Minnesota.  Historical tracks include; professional development, safety, hot topics, chief’s issues and influencing change. 



All proposals are due by 5:00PM March 1, 2017 and shall be delivered via mail to the Minnesota State Fire Chiefs office; 2704 Mounds View Blvd. 10, Mounds View, MN 55112 or electronically to Nyle Zikmund at


Proposals should include the following:

1.       Name of program.

2.       Learning objectives.

3.       Course Description.

4.       Detail on length of class;

a.       Stand-alone 4 hour class given one day (detail which day).

b.      Stand-alone 4 hours class repeated Thursday and Friday.

c.       Continuous class – starts Thursday and continues/finishes on Friday.

d.      Symposium.

5.       Cost including

a.       Speaker fee (if a vendor, note if in exchange for booth fee)

b.      Travel (air, car, taxi/cab)

c.       Per diem or meals

6.       References including

a.       Past presentations

b.      At least three professional references.


Questions regarding the RFP should be directed to Nyle Zikmund at or by calling 763-218-5678.

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