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MINNESOTA FIRE CHIEF

July/Aug 2018 - VOL. 54, No. 6

The Kenyon Volunteer Fire Department conducted a training for a house burn on June 2, 2018. The 

trainingincluded all aspects of firefighting including: pump operations, water supply, SCBA, fire hose and streams, firesuppression, ventilation, and communications. The fire department had 21 firefighters participating. SASCS was hired to provide five instructors for the live burn. The fire department was able to fund the training through the MBFTE training grants. 


Photo by Jena Noah, Editor, Minnesota Fire Chief Magazine




 


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IN THIS ISSUE

 

2.   An important day in September
    
  by T. John Cunningham, MSFCA President

 

6.   The unexpected partner helping you keep Minnesota safe
    
  by Mona Dohman, Commissioner, Minnesota Department of Public Safety

 

9.   An investment by the people...for the people
    
  by Dan Bernardy and Irene Moore

 

10. MSFCA to Hold Annual Conference at St. Paul RiverCentre
     
by Dale Specken, MSFCA Education Chair


14. Membership benefits

 

16. Suicide as a LODD
     
by Chris Caulkins, MPH, MA, ABD, NRP


18. MnFIRE minute
      The “Imagine Fire Department”
     
by Mike Dobesh, Assistant Chief, City of Richfield


20. When the smoke clears: A primer on fire service retirement - part 1
     
by Richard C. Kline, Fire Chief (ret.), MS, CFO, EFO


22. Code enforcement and development - Community recruitment and safety
     
by Laura McCarthy, Fire Marshal, Bloomington Fire Department & MSFCA Code Committee Chair

 

24. Minnesota Fallen Firefighter Memorial Service September 30, 2018

 

31. Community involvement beyond emergency calls
     
by Kellie Murphy-Ringate, Fire Marshal, Excelsior Fire District


33. The trunk of the tree
     
by David Schliek, Chairman, Minnesota Fire Service Certification Board


36. New laws and volunteer fire relief associations
     
by Rebecca Otto, State Auditor

38. Child passenger safety and the Minnesota fire service
     
by Shannon Ryder, Research and Evaluation Manager, Office of Traffic Safety


39. MBFTE announces changes to qualified instructors program
     
by Steve Flaherty, MBFTE Executive Director


40. Chemical suicide awareness
     
by Bruce West, Minnesota State Fire Marshal


42. The adolescent brain . . .
     
by Kathi Osmonson, Youth Firesetting Intervention Coordinator, Minnesota State Fire Marshal Division

 

44. The big red button
     
by John Ehret, Fire Service Specialist, Minnesota State Fire Marshal Division

 

46. MSFCA Committees are busy
     
by Jennifer Rzepka, MSFCA Agent and CAE, Vice President of Svinicki Association Management, Inc.

 

47. The MSFCA Awards Committee needs your help

 

48. The Code 3 distraction: Quick tips for safer emergency vehicle operations    
     
by Sam DiGiovanna, Chief, Verdugo Fire Academy, Glendale, California

 

50. We don’t do that very often
     
by Tim Farmer, Instructor, Customized Fire Rescue Training

 

52. MSFCA Sponsors

 

54. Annual membership options    

 

55. 2018 Poster Contest - Sponsored by National Fire Sprinkler Association - Minnesota Chapter

 


 



 

 

 

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