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ANNUAL CONFERENCE | October 10 - 13, 2018

St. Paul RiverCentre | 175 West Kellogg Blvd, St. Paul, MN 55102


Click the button to submit (at least 6) names to reserve a table for the Awards Banquet. Tables each have 10 seats. (Please no calls.) The button will open an e-mail to the office, in that please list at least six names plus their departments, or your reservation may not be secured. Advance seating for reservations will begin promptly at 6:30 pm.

Conference Registration
Attendees -
egister as a full-conference (3-day) or single-day attendee to visit this year’s exhibitors and participate in the educational offerings. Click Here to Download Attendee Registration Form

Vendors - Register for exhibit space and sponsorship opportunities. If you are a vendor interested in participating in education, you must also register as an attendee.
*A cancellation penalty of 50% shall be imposed if cancellation occurs between 30 and 60 days from the first vending day of the event. If cancellation occurs under 30 calendar days of the first vending date, a 100% penalty shall be imposed. 


 Click the buttons below to download these informational pieces about the Annual Conference 

Hotel Reservations
Book your
reservations early, rooms will go fast! Call early to make your reservations. Mention you are with the MSFCA to reserve at the discounted rates below. As room blocks fill up, alternate hotel options will be made available.

 Hotel Address Phone Rate Parking Breakfast Wi-Fi Area Shuttle
Headquarter Hotel Holiday Inn
St. Paul Downtown 
175 W. 7th Street
St. Paul, MN 55102
(651)225-1515  $149+tax/night
Each add'l person $10+/night
*Discounted room
block full on Thursday, 10/11/18.
 Self Parking
NOT Included Included 5 mile radius
Hampton Inn & Suites
Downtown St. Paul
 200 W. 7th Street
St. Paul, MN 55102
(651)224-7400   $149+tax/night
*Discounted room 
block full on Thursday, 10/11/18.
Valet Parking
Included Included 3 mile radius
 Best Western Plus
Capitol Ridge
161 St. Anthony Ave.
St. Paul, MN 55103 
(1.1 miles from RiverCentre)


 $139.99+tax/night Complimentary  Complimentary  Included  3 mile radius

Wednesday, October 10, 2018

5:00 pm – 9:00 pm                      Registration Open
7:00 pm – 9:00 pm                      Welcome Reception


Thursday, October 11, 2018

7:00 am – 6:00 pm                      Registration Open
8:00 am – 6:00 pm                      Respite Room
9:00 am – 9:15 am                      Conference Welcome
9:15 am – 11:15 am                    Opening Symposium (2-hour session)
11:00 am – 11:15am                   Partner/Family Program(s) Begin
11:15 am – 12:00 pm                  General Business Meeting
12:00 pm – 7:00 pm                    Exhibit Hall Open (includes lunch)
1:00 pm – 5:00 pm                      Vendor Education Sessions (30-minutes each)
1:00 pm – 5:00 pm                      Roundtables
5:00 pm – 7:00 pm                      Reception in Exhibit Area

Friday, October 12, 2018

7:00 am – 2:00 pm                      Registration Open
7:00 am – 7:50 am                      Vendor Appreciation Breakfast
                                                                                 (Invite only)
8:00 am – 12:00 pm                    Educational Sessions
8:00 am – 1:30 pm                      Exhibit Hall Open
9:00 am –  9:00am                      Partner/Family Program(s) Begin
12:00 pm – 1:30 pm                    On own for Lunch
1:30 pm – 4:30 pm                      Educational Sessions
5:30 pm – 6:00 pm                      Memorial Service
6:00 pm – 6:30 pm                      Social
6:45 pm – 9:00 pm                      Awards Banquet


Saturday, October 13, 2018

7:30 am – 9:00 am                      Registration Open
8:00 am – 8:30 am                      Light Breakfast Available
8:30 am – 11:30 am                    Symposium Session
10:00 am – 10:30 am                  Light Refreshments Available


Partner Activity
Thursday, October 11, 2018
Summit Brewery Tour | $5/person
Join us at Summit Brewery for a professionally guided tour and a flight of four 7-oz beers. After the tour, grab a bite from one of the local food trucks that frequent the brewery.

Things to Do in St. Paul
After 30 years, the MSFCA Annual Conference is returning to St. Paul, MN. Check out Visit St. Paul to see everything this wonderful city has to offer. 

 • Open House at St. Paul Fire Station 1 on October 13, 2018 from 11:30am - 1:30pm at 1000 W. 7th Street, St. Paul, MN, with a repelling demo and Minnesota Air Rescue Team (MART) demo.

• Attend the Minnesota Wild game on October 11, 2018. For tickets, please contact Kean Ludvicek at 651-312-3462. Tickets range from $69 - $169.

 • Prohibition inspired historical tours at the Landmark Center

 • Children's Museum and Science Museum of Minnesota

 • Wabasha Cave tours

 • Shopping at Mall of America

 • Mississippi River boat rides


Thank You to Our 2018 MSFCA Conference Sponsors
MacQueen Emergency Group | Fire Officer of the Year Award (Large and Small City)

ANCOM Communications, Inc and Technical CenterOn-site Conference Program and Directory

Brunton ArchitectsOn-site Conference Program and Directory

Lindstrom RestorationClosing Symposium Sponsor

FirstNet Built with AT&TAwards Banquet Sponsor

Waterous | Awards Banquet Sponsor

Emergency Apparatus MaintenanceTote Bags and Lanyards Sponsor

General Safety Fire Apparatus | Mobile App Sponsor

The Parr McKnight Wealth Management Group | Board Meeting Sponsor

Minnesota State Fire Chiefs Association • 6737 W. Washington St. Ste. 4210 Milwaukee, WI 53214
Jennifer Rzepka, CAE • 800-743-0911 •
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