Board Member and Election Updates
As a member driven organization, the strategic direction of the Minnesota State Fire Chiefs Association is led by an engaged Board of Directors from across the state. The volunteers of the Board provide direction and broad oversight of the Association’s activities. As a key fire service advocacy, leadership, and educational organization, we represent the interests of chiefs, officers, and key decision makers across the great state of Minnesota.
T. John Cunningham
MSFCA President
MSFCA Events through 2026
Big decisions were made at the April 13th Board meeting regarding MSFCA educational events. FITOAM is now a Subcommittee of the Education Committee, and the dates/locations for the Annual Conference and Fire Officer and Training Officer Schools were finalized.

Jennifer Rzpeka
MSFCA Executive Director
Developing Current and Future Leaders
Only 2 weeks left to save $25:
Early-Bird Pricing Ends May 1!

Cost now: $300 for members, $375 for non-members. Starting May 1st rates increase by $25
IAFC Committees

Do you want to be more involved and help shape the future direction of the IAFC? IAFC President, Dan Eggleston, is accepting applications to immediately fill several vacancies on IAFC committees . Committee members are subject-matter experts who gather critical information, produce reports and recommendations, and provide guidance to the IAFC Board of Directors.
Great Lakes IAFC Update
As the Minnesota Representative on the Board of Directors for the Great Lakes Division of the International Association of Fire Chiefs, Chief BJ Jungmann of Burnsville Fire Department was appointed to serve as liaison to bring important national news and information back to the members of MSFCA. Click on the buttons for current updates:
2019 Duluth Fire Officer & Training Officer School Recap
The Minnesota State Fire Chiefs Association wrapped up its second Fire Officer and Training Officer School on March 17th at the Duluth Entertainment and Convention Center. With over 250 attendees from 110 departments, and 25 vendors the weekend was a success!

Sandy Schueller
MSFCA Account Executive
State Fire Marshal Update

The State Fire Marshal Division (SFMD) protects lives and property by fostering a fire-safe environment through fire prevention education, regulation, enforcement, investigation, data collection and emergency response.  

Bruce West
Minnesota State Fire Marshal

Manual Pull Station Removal in Schools

In today’s school security climate, many are concerned with the potential for an active shooter to use a fire alarm pull station to draw students and staff out into the egress corridors.

Forrest Williams
Supervisor, Minnesota State Fire Marshal Division
Social Media Corner

Our winter fire hazards should be in the rearview mirror. But spring brings its own fire concerns. Here are some safety messages you can share with your communities on your social media channels. 

Jen Longaecker
Public Information Officer and
Social Media Coordinator, MN DPS


ProBoard Reviewers Will be Onsite Early Summer

The time has come for the Minnesota Fire Service Certification Board (MFSCB) to again go through an accreditation review of policies, procedures, and practices. As many of you are aware, this review happens every five years.

David Schliek
Chairman, Minnesota Fire Service Certification Board 
Fire Service Day with the Minnesota Twins!

Come on down to Target Field with your fellow service-folk, family and friends and join us for some big-league action and fun! We hope to see you!

Sunday, August 25th at 1:10pm
Minnesota Twins vs. Detroit Tigers

Recruitment & Retention Certification Course

Expand your skills in recruitment and retention for your volunteer/combination department in this interactive two-day course.
May 11-12, 2019
14800 Scenic Heights Rd
Eden Prairie, MN

2019 MSFCA Bugle Sponsors
Below is the first look at 2019 sponsors as of April 18.
5-Bugle
4-Bugle
IMPORTANT 2019 DATES
Minnesota State
Fire Chiefs Association
800-743-0911