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MINNESOTA FIRE CHIEF

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


COVER

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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IN THIS ISSUE

 

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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