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Minnesota State
Fire Department Association

Serving Minnesota's Firefighters since 1873

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SAFER Grant Announcement!

The Minnesota State Fire Department Association (MSFDA) has been awarded $1.4 million in funding through the Federal Emergency Management Agency’s (FEMA) Staffing for Adequate Fire and Emergency Response (SAFER) program to improve the recruitment of volunteer firefighters in Minnesota.

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

New MSFDA Member Benefits Now Available!  

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MSFDA Mission Statement

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

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

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