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MSFCA Life Member Passes - Former Fergus Falls Fire Chief
Kenneth Hovland, 91 of Fergus Falls died Wednesday, June 12, 2013 at Lake Region Hospital in Fergus Falls. Ken began a long career with the Fergus Falls Fire Department from May 1946 through December 1985. He was the secretary/treasurer for Northwest Regional Firefighters Association for 25 years. He was a life member of the MN State Fire Chiefs Association. Ken served as Regional Director of Minnesota State Fire Department Association for 21 years and also was their treasurer for 8 years. Ken was the first full-time Fire Chief to serve the city of Fergus Falls, which he did for 25 years.
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Advanced Hazard Zone Training - Free of Charge - June 20, 2013
SBM Fire will be hosting three sessions on simulation training featuring CommandSim with review of Blue Card and our L3 Driving Simulator. There will be three sessions offered which includes a working lunch or dinner. The speaker during lunch and dinner will be Chief Richard Gasaway who will be talking about Situational Awareness as it related to incident management.
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Job Postings - Click to view the postings
Fire Chief - The City of St. Louis Park is seeking a visionary, forwarding-looking, dynamic leader to be its next Fire Chief. The chief is expected to have exceptional “people” skills with the ability to listen, communicate and guide members of his or her team.
Fire Inspector/Firefighter - The City of Maple Grove is seeking a Fire Inspector/Firefighter to assist with inspections of new construction and existing commercial buildings, as well as to provide response to emergency incidents during work hours.
Fire Code Specialist - The Department of Public Safety’s State Fire Marshal Division has a vacancy for Fire Code Specialist.
Class "B" Foam & Water Tender for Sale
1991 White/GMC Autocar with 39,824 miles and 2745 hours. It is a commercial cab vehicle that is 10’10” in height, 8’ 6” in width, and 36’4” in length with tandem rear axle. It has a 3406-B Caterpillar Engine with automatic transmission and Telma Driveline Retarder. This vehicle has been in a reserve status for 4 years.
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Minnesota Symposium on Terrorism and Emergency Preparedness
M-STEP November 12 & 13, 2013 - Terrorism: Domestic or Abroad, Are We Prepared?
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Board of Directors April 2013 Meeting Minutes and 2013-14 Goals
The MSFCA Board of Directors met for two days at the Breezy Point Resort to conduct a business meeting, and establish goals for the year. The minutes and goals are now posted for membership review.
Board Minutes of April 5, 2013 & Retreat Goals
Board of Directors Recommends Major Changes to the Bylaws
After a year of work by the Bylaws Committee and multiple discussions by the board, major changes are being proposed in the association’s bylaws. The proposed changes will be considered for adoption at the conference membership meeting in October. The proposed changes and a resolution recommending adoption are available for viewing and downloading.
View and Download the 2013 Proposed Changes to the Bylaws
Board of Director's Resolution Recommending Adoption of the Proposed Changes
Benefits - Fundraisers
Kitchen Fire Demonstration Trailers
The Minnesota State Fire Chiefs Association’s Kitchen Fire Safety Trailers are stocked and ready for rental. Reservations for rentals may be taken by contacting one of the two host agencies. The trailers are rented on a first come first serve basis.
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Memorial Service Policy & Procedures
The MSFCA Communications and Policy Committee recently completed writing a policy which formalizes the processes used to plan the memorial service which is held in conjunction with the annual conference. The policy can be viewed and downloaded by Clicking Here.
Minnesota Fire Chiefs Assistance and Support Team Video
The MSFCA Emergency Management Committee has just released a video and what the Minnesota Fire Chiefs Assistance and Support Team (FAST) is about and how to become a member of the team. To view the short video, and/or to obtain more information on the team or for becoming a member of the team click on the links below.
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Fallen Firefighter Memorial and Dedication Video