Region 11 - United
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Meeting Dates and Locations
Watertown March 12, 2013
Waconia June 11, 2013
Shakopee September 10, 2013
Long Lake December 10, 2013
Meetings are 2nd Tuesday, 7:00 p.m. meal, 7:30 p.m. meeting
MSFCA Regional Report
Report Date: April 1st 2013 Region # 11 - United Director: Dale Specken
Regional Meeting Date: March 12th 2013 Meeting Location: Watertown
Number of attendees: 59
Chief 2 Ned Schroeder welcomed everyone. Watertown has 29 members and responds to 280 calls per year. The department covers 54 square miles. Chief 2 Schroeder introduced Mayor Charlotte Johnson
Mayor Johnson welcomed everyone and thanks them for all of their service and sacrifices and their courage. The city of Watertown has 19 parks, a river, and the Luce Line Trail. WFD has great equipment. With the introduction of the Command Vehicle system they have reduced their call response by 90 seconds
Featured: Chief Scott Gerber talked about his response to Hurricane Sandy with the Emergency Management Assistance Compact. This system is a State to State response team. They left for the east coast with 5 members. HCEM, HCMC Ambulance, Allina Medical, MN Homeland Security and Emergency Management and Excelsior Fire. The Team helped out at the EOC with Operations, Logistics, and Planning.
Lessons learned: Ran out of fuel, what would your department do? No Electricity, food and water, shelters, debris clearance, technology, relationships, egos and politics.
Deposit of $840 in dues, a check for $289.65 for Firefighter awards leaves a balance of $4, 590.37.
MSFDA Dave Eisinger:
Dave Eisinger: Unable to attend. President Morse read the e-mail. The Honorary life time memberships and the names for the Memorial are due to Dee Dee by April 15, 2013. The Honorary memberships are for any firefighters who have 20 years or more of service. You do not have to be retired to get this membership. Dee Dee can be reached at email@example.com. Please get your registrations in for the summer conference and secure your own rooms.
MSFDA conference will be held in Bemidji on June 20th to 22nd. Any questions contact Dave Eisinger at firstname.lastname@example.org or look at the MSFDA website for his contact information.
VFBA Ray Carlson:
Unable to attend. Please fill out enrollment cards for new members. Any firefighter injuries use the website to start the First Report of Injury. Ray Carlson phone is 612-669-4967. Chief Gerber asked if they could have a way to combine the League of Cities and the VFBA First Report of Injury reports together. President Morse will follow up.
MSFCA Dale Specken:
Last Board meeting was held on January 26th in St. Cloud. The Assn. has a Bullex Cooking Trailer. The Fire Officer School in Alexandria had 209 attendees, double from last year. The next year training will be held on the same weekend. All of the names for the memorial services need to have been members of the MSFCA. All names are due by September 1st for the October conference. The Assn. is looking for a marketing firm. Chief Esbensen will be attending the County Chief Assn. to seek members to join the IAFC. Their conference will be held in August in Chicago. The Assn. retreat will be held on April 5th and 6th.
State Fire Marshall:
Ron Rahman gave the report. Only 9 FD’s did not report to the State in 2012. The State Fire Marshall conference will be held on April 10th & 11th. The 2012 Fatal Fire statistics are at 50, still waiting for the final information. The 2013 fatal fire count is at 5.
Staff update: They have a new Fire Inspector in the NE part of the State and another one in the Alexandria area and to the west. The SFM is looking at some major retirements in 2013. Jerry Rosendahl will be retiring on December 31, 2013.
If you have a fire or other incident with one of your firefighters or city leaders you should have an outside agency to the investigation. The SFM is willing to do this.
Certification Board Mark Morse:
Dave Schliek reported on the IFSAC site visit and changes that are needed. In 2012 there were 2,139 certifications issued. 150 tests were given in the past 2 years. For 2013 the FF1 and FF2 tests will be given in three tests instead of two. Better test passing rates with this system. Recertification’s notices will be change from April to September. 2013 Election results: Chair Dave Schliek, Vice Chair Dean Wrobbel.
HSEM Kevin Reed:
Kevin Reed gave report. Send your training bills in to get reimbursed. Any questions contact email@example.com.
Kevin Reed: There have been 14 chemical suicides reported in the State. One body in Duluth sent 6 FF to the hospital because they got to close. There have been a record amount of bomb runs last year with 6 high explosive labs located. You can get more info at ICEFISHX. The railroad is missing a lot of torpedoes lately. Any questions contact firstname.lastname@example.org.
Firefighter Day at the Capital had 90 FF’s show up. Looking to do something different next year to have more FF’s show up.
NEW BUSINESS: None.
MAJOR INCIDENTS: None
Upcoming fire department events:
Loretto FD Pancake & French Toast on March 24th, 0900 - 1300
New Germany/Lester Prairie Fire Dance on April 5th at City Hall at 2030 hrs.
Wright County Chief’s is sponsoring a Symposium on April 6th. At Buffalo High School
Waconia FD Pancake & French toast on April 7th at Fire Hall, 0900 – 1300.
Mayer FD Fish Fry at City Hall, 1030 – 1330.
Meeting adjourned at 8:25 P.M.
Next meeting will be held at Waconia on June 11, 2013.
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