Committee: Safety & Health Committee

Contact: Mike Dobesh, Chair - [email protected]

2019 Mission: The mission of the Safety and Health Committee is to advocate and promote various Minnesota fire service safety initiatives.

2019 Committee Report: The Safety and Health Committee did not meet in the last year. Committee members have continued to support the initiatives of the MSFCA, including Firefighter Rehab as well as supporting the Minnesota Firefighter Initiative Awareness training.

This committee will continue to be engaged with MSFCA initiatives and support firefighter safety, health, and wellness.

2019 Safety & Health Committee Members

  • Chair: Mike Dobesh, Assistant Fire Chief, Richfield Fire Department
  • John Crelly, Fire Chief, Golden Valley Fire Department
  • Jay Forster, Assistant Chief, Bloomington Fire Department
  • JR Klepp, Assistant Chief, Minneapolis Fire Department
  • Amber Lage, Assistant Chief, Minneapolis Fire Department
  • Pat McCarthy, Firefighter, Excelsior Fire Department
  • Tristan Saito, Fire Chief, St. Paul Park Refinery Fire Department
  • Mark Schmidt, Fire Chief, Perham Fire Department
  • Kevin Schroeder, Fire Chief, Cloquet Area Fire District
  • Kip Springer, Assistant Chief, Eagan Fire Department 
  • MSFDA Representative: John Rhode, Captain, St. Bonifacius Fire Department