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MINNESOTA FIRE CHIEF
Hannah Kasprowicz, Grade 4 from Stephen/Argyle Central Elementary in Argyle, MN was the over all winner of the 2012 MSFCA Poster Contest.
Department of Public Safety
Facebook can help keep you and your public safe and well-informed
by Mona Dohman, Commissioner - Minnesota Department of Public Safety
Understanding the volunteer firefighter “Return to Service” law
by Rebecca Otto, State Auditor
NFPA 1001, Firefighter 1, Firefighter 2, HazMat OPS
by Bruce West, Minnesota Board of Firefighter Training and Education
“A labor of love”
by Ken Prillaman, Fire Chief - Brooklyn Park Fire Department
The simple things can make all the difference when using your radio
by Dean Daninger, Sales Manager - Ancom Communications, Inc.
Hurricane Sandy: MN response community responds to the East Coast to assist
by Scott Gerber, Fire Chief - Excelsior Fire District
Safety in your pocket: Life-saving apps for your phone
by Jonathan Yuhas Meteorologist KSTP-TV and CEO of FlashWarn Severe Weather Consulting LLC
Youtube/social media meets your emergency call
Body Cameras and helmet cams
by Rob Boe and Jeanette Behr - League of Minnesota Cities
Three keys for responding to a terrorist or hostile event
by Mike Dobesh, Assistant Chief - Richfield Fire Department
What are the benefits of being a member of the IAFC & the GLD
by George Esbensen, Fire Chief - Eden Prairie and MN Great Lakes Representative
How social media works for the Certification Board
by David Schliek, Chairman - MN Fire Service Certification Board
MSFCA 2012 Poster Contest Winners
by Jena Noah, Editor - MN Fire Chief Magazine
MSFCA Fire Service Day at the Capitol photos
MSFCA & MSFDA letter to members
2013 MSFCA Fire Officers School attendance doubles from 2012
by Bill Thoennes, Co-Chair - MSFCA Fire Officers School
Mutual aid is key to successful Assistance to Firefighters Grant (AFG)
by Steve Meyer - Steve Meyer Consulting LLC
Tribal Emergency Preparedness Efforts
by Jamie Edwards, Tribal P10 for Mille Lacs Tribal Emergency Response Committee
Nine questions you should ask
Response to violent incidents: helping keep firefighters out of harm’s way
by John H. Oates, Fire Chief - East Hartford, CT
Science officer and the HazMat dirty dozen
by Dr. Thomas O. Murdock, Ph.D
MSFCA board sets 2013 budget
by MSFCA President Randy Polzin
SFMD - Support Specialist
Statewide mutual-aid activation for the 2012 karlstad wildland-urban interface fire
by Bruce Roed, Fire Service Specialist - MN State Fire Marshal Division
Focus on your community during severe weather awareness week
by Kris Eide, Director HSEM - Division of the MN Dept. of Public Safety
They’re not listening to me!
Re-evaluating your fire safety messaging
by Becki White, Deputy State Fire Marshal - Public Fire Safety Education
State Fire Marshal Division
Too many fire departments?
by Jerry Rosendahl, State Fire Marshal
Department of Natural Resources Wildfires 2012
by Jean Goad, Information Officer -Minnesota DNR, Minnesota Interagency Fire Center
by Tom Brace, MSFCA Executive Director
• Relief Association
Article/Ad Deadline: 12/7/2012
Theme: Communications / Emergency Management
• Social Media
• Wildland Fires
• Severe Weather
Article/Ad Deadline: 2/1/2013
• Workplace Safety
• Employee Health
• Hot Weather Issues
Article/Ad Deadline: 4/5/2013
Article/Ad Deadline: 6/7/2013
2012-2013 Fire Chiefs Directory
Ad Deadline: 8/30/2013
Theme: Facilities/Winter Hazards
• Fire Stations
• Cold Weather Issues
Article/Ad Deadline: 10/4/2013
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Randy Polzin, Chair, Isanti Fire District
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