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A Division of the Minnesota Department of Public Safety
 

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The State Fire Marshal Division will be holding several virtual training sessions in 2021. You can watch the presentations and view the information below if you could not attend in person. 

Presentations

School inspection training for Joint Powers Agreement j​urisdictions
SFMD School Inspections Supervisor Forrest Williams presented this information on Nov. 3, 2021.

Fall Safety Summit
The State Fire Marshal Division Fall Safety Summit was held virtually on Sept. 17, 2021. Several industry experts spoke including Megan Dayton from the Minnesota Demographer's Office and past Minnesota Fire Educator of the Year award winner Kristy Wisniewski of the Andover Fire Department. 

Mutual aid and ongoing fire conditions
Various presenters shared this information on Aug. 28, 2021.  

The first responder's role in fire investigations
SFMD Fire Investigator Kevin Mahle presented this information on June 2, 2021.  


Minnesota fireworks program
Deputy State Fire Marshal Bob Reseisen with the SFMD Fire Protection Team presented this information on May 19, 2021. 


State Fire Code fire service features

SFMD Fire Safety Supervisor Jon Nisja presented this information on April 21, 2021. 


Standard for the installation of sprinkler systems
Deputy State Fire Marshal Dan Kaiser of the SFMD Fire Protection Team presented this information on May 5, 2021.  

Mobile food preparation vehicle requirements
SFMD Fire Code Specialist Tom Jenson and SFMD Training Coordinator Jake Lindquist presented this information on April 7, 2021. 

Occupant load calculations
SFMD Fire Safety Supervisor Jon Nisja presented this information on March 31, 2021.  

Egress and locking devices
SFMD Fire School Team Supervisor Forrest Williams presented this information on March 17, 2021.  

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Minnesota State Fire Code general storage requirements
SFMD Training Coordinator Jake Lindquist presented this information on Feb. 17, 2021. 


COVID-19 for firefighters

Joni Scheftel with the Minnesota Department of Health presented this information on Feb. 12, 2021. 

Occupancy definitions

SFMD Fire Code Specialist Tom Jenson presented this informaton on Feb. 3, 2021.  


Minnesota fire loss
SFMD Fire Safety Supervisor Jon Nisja presented this information on Jan. 27, 2021. 

University of Minnesota Building Officials Institute

This presentation was given on Jan. 16, 2020, at the University of Minnesota Building Officials Institute Conference. 

2015 State Fire Code update class 

Below are the handout materials that correspond with the 2015 State Fire Code update classes. Class attendees need to print these presentations or download them to their electronic devices before the class. The SFMD is not providing printed handouts. 

These presentations provide more information about changes to the Minnesota State Fire Code. 

Send an email to Fire Code Team if you have any questions. 

  • Mod​ule 1​​ covers history, legal and code adoption for chapters one through four. 
  • Module 2 covers fire service features, firefighting access and water supplies for chapter five. 
  • Module 3 covers changes to chapters six through eight. 
  • Module 4 covers fire protection systems and equipment for chapter nine. 
  • Module 5 covers means of egress for chapters 10 and 11. 
  • Module 6A covers housing with services--assisted living. 
  • Module 6B covers carbon dioxide beverage systems. 
  • Module 6C covers liquid propane gas dispensing. 
  • Module 6D covers special occupancies and operations, hazardous materials and miscellaneous. 
  • Module​ 6E​ is an exercise covering hazardous materials.

Classes on DHS fire code requirements 

Individuals who plan to attend the upcoming training classes “Fire Code Requirements for DHS Licensed R-3 homes (Licensor Training)” and “Fire Code Requirements for DHS Licensed Facilities (Inspector Training)” should be aware that printed materials will not be provided by the SFMD. Each student is responsible for printing/downloading their own materials prior to class. 

The required materials will be provided here as the date for the training classes nears. 


Outdoor fireworks displays and inspections

Outdoor fireworks displays and inspections training is for fire officials and county sheriffs who issue fireworks display permits. 

This training is periodically offered throughout the state. Students attending this training should print out the material below prior to attending the class.