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A Division of the Minnesota Department of Public Safety

SFMD Newsletter

What's your emergency?

How is the State Fire Marshal Division here for the Minnesota fire service? Let Chief Deputy State Fire Marshal ​Amanda Swenson count the ways in her article on all the services and assistance the SFMD has to offer.

Fire investigations and NFPA 921

The fire investigation is the fun part. The investigation report is the hard part. But, as SFMD Chief Investigator Jim Iammatteo explains in his article, your NFPA 921 book can help you with both.​​

MBFTE's virtual training, online training, and training reimbursements

There are quite a few deadlines coming up related to training, funding and reimbursement, and Steve Flaherty wants to make sure you don’t miss them. Check out his article for details.​​​

The Beverly Hills Supper Club fire of 1977

Tom Jenson believes we can learn from others' past mistakes. His latest article examines the Beverly Hills Supper Club fire in Southgate, Kentucky, which needlessly killed 165 people in 1977​.​

May Training Update​​

Whether you're interested in leadership, investigating, inspections or other important topics, there's likely a training coming up for you. Jake Lindquist tells about upcoming training opportunities in his article.

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