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March/April 2018 - VOL. 54, No. 4


Congratulations to Mason Moua, our 2017 NFSA/MSFCA Poster Contest overall winner. Mason is a first grader from Marshall, MN


Poster submitted by the Marshall Fire Department


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9. The firefighters Swiss Army knife

    by T. John Cunningham, MSFCA President


10. MSFCA’s mission statement - Does it fit?

      by Jennifer Rzepka, CAE, Vice President of Svinicki Association      

      Management, Inc. and MSFCA Agent


11. Why volunteer firefighters do what they do

      by Mona Dohman, Commissioner, Minnesota Department

      of Public Safety


12. Response to suicidal people and deaths by suicide 

      Scene safety or stigma?

      by Chris G. Caulkins, MPH, MA, ABD & Brittany Miskowiec, PhD,     
      MSW, LICSW


14.  Small town budgeting can be challenging

       by Gary Winkels, Fire Chief, Albany Fire Department


16. A changing organization...meeting the needs of our community

      by Todd Seitz, Fire Chief (Interim), Brooklyn Park Fire Department


18. Minnesota’s CHEAP fire service

      by Mike Dobesh, Assistant Chief, City of Richfield


20. It’s not your dad’s fire department anymore! 

      Eagan fire staffing study

      by Mike Scott, Fire Chief, Eagan Fire Department


22. A fire department’s guide to surviving social media

      by Jen Longaecker, Minnesota Department of Public Safety, Social Media Coordinator & SFMD PIO


24. Informing Minnesotans where they are

      by Joe Kelly, Director, HSEM 


33. Under fire: Considerations for equipping firefighters with soft body armor

      by Sean W. Stumbaugh, Battalion Chief (Retired)


35. Records management for volunteer fire relief associations

      by Rebecca Otto, State Auditor


37. Three best practices for accelerating public safety policy review and approval

      by Gregg Satula, Manager of Professional Services for Lexipol


38. Barn conversions to wedding event centers

      by Tom Jenson, Code Specialist, State Fire Marshal Division


40. 2017 accomplishments and 2018 goals

      by Bruce West, Minnesota State Fire Marshal 


42.  They know it all

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


43. Who  knows?

      by Tim Farmer, Instructor, Fire Instruction Rescue Education 


44.  It’s just a water flow alarm

       by Don Johnson, Fire Chief, City of Chanhassen


46.  Pushing the ball toward the goal line

       by David Schliek, Chairman, Minnesota Fire Service Certification Board


48.  Wildland fire communication tools

       by Tim Engrav & Christi Powers, Minnesota Incident Command System (MNICS) Public Information Officers


54. MSFCA 2018 Sponsors


55. MSFCA Fire Officer & Training Officer School - Duluth






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