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Fire code training classes begin next month; register today

Starting in September, we will be offering interactive, hands-on classes that will ​ walk you through the latest changes in Minnesota’s Fire Code. 

We’ll discuss important code changes and help you understand the new fire code format. The two-day class will also address some of the most common fire code questions our staff receive from Minnesota firefighters. This is not an entry-level class. Students should have some familiarity with the fire code and fire inspections. 

Sign up for one of the free classes on our training log-in page. Check out these instructions for signing up​ if you’re unfamiliar with the system. 


Fire marshal issues warning about hoverboards and their batteries

​Following a preliminary investigation, authorities believe a house fire in June in Spicer, Minnesota, that killed four dogs and injured a woman was caused by a hoverboard.

Fire Marshal Bruce West is asking anyone who owns one of these devices to read the operating and charging instructions carefully and check to see if their board is part of a recall that more than 500,000 units. 

Hoverboards not on the recall list can still be dangerous. SFMD investigators say hoverboards with lithium ion battery packs pose a risk of smoking, catching fire or exploding.

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