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Thank you to our 2019 Bugle Sponsors!


 Brunton Architects & Engineers  
 Emergency Response Solutions  
 General Safety Fire Apparatus, Inc.  
 MacQueen Emergency Group  
 Alex Air Apparatus   


Great Plains Fire
Jefferson Fire & Safety 
BKV Group
Custom Fab & Body
Emergency Fire Apparatus Maintenance, Inc. 
Fire Inc.
GBC Fundraising 
Heiman Fire 
Lindstrom Restoration
Municipal Emergency Services 
Midwest Fire Equipment and Repair 


2019 Specialty Sponsorships
 Antique Fire Truck Trailer Maintenance = $1,500
    Tom Brace
 2019 National Fire Prevention Week Poster Contest = $1,500
    National Fire Sprinkler Association (NFPA)



Interested in sponsoring the MSFCA?

Membership Data

Of the 775 fire departments throughout Minnesota. Minnesota State Fire Chiefs Association (MSFCA) has representation in 358 (46%) of those Departments. There are over 1,700 total active and retired volunteer, combination, career and affiliated members of MSFCA.

Over 20% of members are Command Level Officers; 55% are Line Officer and Associate members, 12% are Retirees/Lifetime/Honorary members; another 12% subscribe just to receive the MSFCA publications and the remaining are comprised of Sustaining members and other State associates. 

Sustaining Membership

Sustaining membership is available to corporations, companies, partnerships and any other organization in the fire equipment, prevention, suppression, detection, business and any other business organization interested in better fire protection.

Companies who enter into the Sponsorship Program are granted Sustaining Member status in MSFCA. If not interested in the Sponsorship Program packages, a company may still wish to become a Sustaining Member ($200 annually) to obtain the 25% member discount on advertisements and exhibits for MSFCA events.

Sponsorship Program Summary

This brochure extensively describes the benefits that are available in increasing value at the higher levels of the program. Each Bugle level has a dedicated page identifying what’s included at that level, and items which are available at higher levels are greyed-out for an easy way to compare the specific against the percentage and dollar value. 

Exclusive Sponsor Benefits

MSFCA does not offer website advertising, but it does showcase the generosity of the 1- to 5- Bugle Sponsors in a variety of ways. There’s a sponsor page dedicated on the website, and special posts and banners created to thank the Sponsors throughout the year. MSFCA also now shares sponsor information through its social media channels. These new and exclusive exposure opportunities are not offered to companies that purchases advertising, exhibit space or add-on sponsorships ala carte, it is reserved for those companies who invest in MSFCA at one of the Bugle levels.

Hierarchical Priority

As trade show layouts are drafted for events, advertisements placed in publications and social media posts scheduled, priority is given first to the highest level of sponsor on a first-come, first-served basis.


These home page and specific page images (created by the office, not the company) are placed on as a way for the association to highlight the generosity of companies who support the MSFCA’s mission. These are not advertisements, nor is this type of exposure available for purchase. This is the MSFCA’s way of saying ‘thank you’ to those 1- to 5-Bugle Sponsors. All sponsors names will be listed and linked on dedicated sponsor page: Logos will be included at the 4- and 5-Bugle Levels.

Social Media

Sponsors will have the opportunity to reserve their social media spots on a calendar of availability maintained by the office. Only a limited quantity of each are available. Social media shared by MSFCA for the 2- through 5-Bugle Levels will identify that it is a sponsored message.

Event Related Notes

  • Sponsors will be contacted separately about additional items available for purchase for their Annual Conference exhibits. The types of direct passthrough items that are not included in the $800 booth/table space such as electricity; carpet; internet; additional display tables and other booth furniture/equipment.

  • If a company is unable to attend the Annual Conference or one of the Fire Officer and Training Officer School events, the monetary amount for the truck/booth/table space can be allocated towards a sponsorship for that specific event, but cannot be exchanged for any other sponsorship program benefits.

  • The amount of space available for truck/booth/table space is limited by each venue. If additional space is available, it will be offered first to Sponsorship Program participants.

  • Sponsors at the 2- through 5-Bugle levels received varying discounts on the purchase of any additional booth spaces

  • Lanyards are offered as an add-on sponsorship, but tote-bags will be produced by the MSFCA office in bulk each year in January. One side will be imprinted with the 5-Bugle sponsor logos, the other side will contain company names of the 2- through 4-Bugle levels. These bags will be used at that year’s Fire Officer and Training Officer School events and the Annual Conference. 

   Member  Non-Member  Savings 
 MSFCA Events      
 Conference Booth  $800  $1,000 25%=$200
 FOTOS Booth  $350 $437.50 25%=$87.50 (up to 2x/yr)
 Minnesota Fire Chief Magazine- Quarterly, 4x/yr      
 Full Page Ad  $800 $1,000 25%=$200 (up to 4x/yr)
 Half Page Ad  $400 $500 25%=$100 (up to 4x/yr)
 Quarter Page Ad  $200  $250 25%=$50 (up to 4x/yr)
 MSFCA E-Newsletter - Monthly, 12x/yr      
 Banner Ad $500 $625 25%=$125 (up to 12x/yr)
 Half Banner Ad $250 $312.50 25%=$62.50 (up to 12x/yr)
 Small Ad $100 $125

25%=$25 (up 12x/yr



 Bugle Level  Cost Value  Savings
5-Bugle  $12,500 $19,400 55%= $6,900
4-Bugle $10,000 $12,325 23%= $2,325
3-Bugle $7,500 $8,950 19%= $1,450
2-Bugel $5,000 $5,625 13%= $625
1-Bugle $2,500 $2,600 4%= $100








Add-On Opportunities 

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

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