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Due to the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic, the MSFDA Board has made the difficult decision to cancel the 145th Annual MSFDA Conference & Fire School, scheduled for August 27-29, 2020 in Breezy Point. 

If you were registered for the conference: 

  • ALL lodging reservations/deposits that have been made under the MSFDA room block will be automatically canceled and full deposits will be refunded.  PLEASE DO NOT CALL THE RESORT.  Breezy Point will cancel reservations and refund deposits as soon as possible. 
  • Conference registration fees will be refunded within the next few weeks.

As it is now vital to limit social contact, we hope you can understand the steps we are taking to help keep our members and conference attendees safe and help prevent the further spread of the virus.

We sincerely apologize for any inconvenience this may cause and look forward to seeing you in Bemidji, April 23-24, 2021.

If you have any questions, please contact DeeDee via email or by calling 763.221.9329.


Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19)

In response to the rapidly evolving COVID-19 situation, the Minnesota State Fire Chiefs Association (MSFCA) is actively working on strategies to assist fire departments across the state. Ensuring the health, safety, and well-being of firefighters, their families, and the public is our top priority during this disaster.

We recognize that COVID-19 has the potential to impact the entire state and may significantly impact the day-to-day operations of fire departments. Below is a summary of the work currently underway by the MSFCA.

New MSFDA Member Benefits now available!  Click on the link below for more information.


Click on the link to check out the newest MSFDA merchandise

Looking for a great gift?  How about custom decorated apparel from our online apparel store?


The Minnesota State Fire Department Association will initiate and maintain an active participation in all aspects of the fire service including training, education, fire prevention, scholarships, law and legislative action, service and special awards, and benefits for its members.

The MSFDA represents ALL of the fire departments and firefighters in Minnesota. When a department becomes a member, all of their members are represented.  MSFDA was organized in 1873 and we feel that the need for a strong voice for the firefighters of Minnesota is as critical today and in the future, as it was then.  

Firefighter issues are front and center at the Minnesota Legislature through MSFDA’s participation with a legislative lobbyist. We also are active participants in the Minnesota Fire Association Coalition (MnFAC) as well as Minnesota Fire Service Joint Council.  Our board members actively seek membership participation in this process, looking for issues to present to our state legislators.  The result has been groundbreaking legislation for firefighters and protection for the citizens we serve.

We are member-driven, and could not continue to carry on the work that benefits all firefighters without your continued support. 

MSFDA Red Book - Featuring Conference Proceedings and Bylaws

Each year following our June conference, a Red Book is printed featuring that year's conference proceedings including honorary member inductees and the current MSFDA bylaws.

Click on the link above to view the latest Red Book

If you would like to request a paper copy, please send an email to

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