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MINNESOTA FIRE CHIEF

November/December 2017 - VOL. 54, No. 2


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Sunday, October 8 the Dayton Fire Department hosted an open house demonstration/training at the fire station.  Customized Fire Rescue Training Inc. provided a car fire prop and firefighters in training participated in four rotations demonstrating car fire response.  Trainees were given the debriefings and an opportunity to correct themselves at the next rotation.  Firefighters in the photo are Kirk Maroushek, Travis Henderson and Jesse Altenveg.

Photo submitted by: Sharon Bogle, Firefighter, Dayton Fire Department.




 


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IN THIS ISSUE

 

2. President’s message

    by T. John Cunningham, MSFCA President

 

6. The last Sunday in September

    by Kenneth T. Prillaman, President, Minnesota Fire

    Service Foundation

 

7. Alan Brunacini: Fire service icon remembered

    by John Vance, Fire Chief, Minnetonka Fire Department

 

 9. How does the SFMD help you? Let us count the ways

    by Mona Dohman, Commissioner, Minnesota Department

    of Public Safety

 

10. MSFCA Rochester conference a success!

      by Don Johnson, MSFCA Conference Committee Chair

 

11. Ten keys to investing your distribution and planning for successful retirement

      by John Rudi, Parr McKnight, CFP, Associate Vice President - Investments

 

12. Small solutions, big results

      by Wayde Kirvida, Custom Fire Apparatus

 

14. New station helps ‘right size’ large suburb’s volunteer department

      Submitted by The Wallace Group

 

16.  The EMSRB eLicense portal

      by Matt Simpson, Assistant Fire Chief, Saint Paul Fire Department

 

17.  Thank you to our MSFCA conference sponsors

 

18. Cancer in the fire service

      by Mike Dobesh, Assistant Fire Chief, City of Richfield

 

19. Hurricane Irma - Minnesota response community responds to Florida to assist

      by Scott Gerber, Excelsior Fire District, Fire Chief, IMT Member, MSFCA Emergency

      Management Committee Chair

 

20. Avoiding pitfalls - Protecting special fund assets

      by Rebecca Otto, State Auditor

 

22. Practical and sustainable solutions for railway safety

      by John Piper, Fire Chief, Coon Rapids Fire Department

 

24. Get it together - and get out!

       by Tim Farmer, Instructor, Fire Instruction Rescue Education

 

28.  MSFCA conference photos

 

30.  2017 MSFCA award recipients

 

33.  Winter training: Taking advantage of Mother Nature

       by Steve Flaherty, Executive Director, MBFTE

 

34.  On my soapbox

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

 

38.  Means of egress 101: Exit and exit access doors

       by Forrest Williams, Supervisor, Minnesota State Fire Marshal Division 

 

40. Transformational leadership

      by Bruce West, Minnesota State Fire Marshal 

 

41.  Are you ready?

       by David Schliek, Chairman, Minnesota Fire Service Certification Board

 

43.  Postal Report

 

43.  Agent transition update . . . 

 

44.  Fire Prevention ideas

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

 

46. That’s a wrap: Conference report, sponsor recognition and farewell

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

 

48. Fire in Minnesota 2016 highlights

      Minnesota State Fire Marshal Division

 

 



 

 

 

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