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SFMD Newsletter

​The bigger picture

Chief Deputy Fire Marshal Amanda Swenson explains why it's important for the State Fire Marshal Division to proactively create a master plan.

New job openings in Investigations​

Andrea Bexell details some of the exciting job opportunities available at the State Fire Marshal Division, Investigations branch.

An introduction from Zach the PIO

Zach Kayser recently came on as the public information officer supporting SFMD. ​

Get alarmed Minnesota!

Kathi Osmonson, Fire & Life Safety Educator, talks about how public outreach smoke alarms are only effective if they, you know… work.

Courtyards are rooms, t​oo

Forrest Williams, School Inspections Supervisor, highlights one kind of building space that people might overlook when it comes to applying the fire code.

June training update from the SFMD

Dan Buchholz, Code Development and Training Specialist, writes​ about training ops scheduled for August and September, among others.​

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