You may know our new state fire marshal, Jim Smith – but do you
know what he’ll be doing to support the fire service in Minnesota? Find
out how Jim and the SFMD can help you keep your community safe and
Goals are important. The SFMD has set a five-year goal to reduce
the number of fire deaths from careless smoking by 30 percent. But as
State Fire Marshal Jim Smith will tell you, we can’t do it without your
When hotels, schools and other assembly occupancies have an emergency
plan and train their employees in it, lives are saved. Tom Jenson writes
about a tragedy that was averted – and two that should have been – in
this article about the fire code.
There are so many smoke and CO alarms on the market now, but Kathi
Osmonson gives a refresher to make sure you know what to tell your
family, friends and that stranger who asks at the supermarket.
Ever wonder why you have to be licensed to be a professional
firefighter in Minnesota? Steve Flaherty explains how firefighter
licensing works – and how it came about in the first place – in this
There is always great training for the Minnesota fire service, and
2020 will be no exception. Jake Lindquist’s article will tell you what
to expect for the new year.
As usual, the 2020 Governor’s HSEM Conference will feature
excellent opportunities to learn about new things, from reducing
substance abuse to increasing cybersecurity. Learn more in this article.