MSFCA Membership

Membership Benefits

Networking Opportunities
Throughout the year, informed learning opportunities occur from your peers. At MSFCA events, you can connect with Chief Fire Officers from around the state who share your same concerns, but may have a different perspective. Members also receive discounted registration at Fire Officer and Training Officer Schools and the Annual Conference.

Legislative Advocacy
The Association's government relations firm and Board of Directors take relevant fire service topics directly to elected state and federal representatives to advocate for laws and regulations that enhance your ability to keep your communities safe. Our legislative activities promote the appointment of MSFCA members to many state boards and advisory bodies to ensure the fire and emergency service have input on actions that affect us.

MSFCA Website –
Our website is your source for information about the Association at your fingertips – 24/7. MSFCA’s website is continually changing to provide you the information you need when you need it.

Classified Posts: Members are welcomed and encouraged to share their open positions, as well as equipment they’re seeking or selling, through the classified page on the website.

Monthly E-Newsletter
This monthly electronic newsletter keeps you up-to-date with the Association and the fire service.

Minnesota Fire Chief Magazine
This quarterly, full-color magazine informs you of the latest trends and current issues related to the fire service and provides updates and news about the Association.

Minnesota Fire Chiefs Assistant and Support Team (FAST)
FAST is a group of fire service professionals that can respond anywhere in the state when requested to help fire chiefs in Minnesota. Sign up online to be part of this team that provides assessment of the department’s needs, helps the local Fire Chief staff a 24-hour a day operation for an extended period of time and finds resources needed to help get the department up and running again. Remember to call on them when you have a need. 

Ceremonies & Protocols Guidebook 
This resource is a comprehensive manual covering everything from proper uniform protocols to funeral services for firefighters, including line of duty death, active and retired. Previously available only in a 3-ring binder for a fee, it is now free for members to download from the website in a digital format. 

Membership Levels

Active Memberships (Full Memberships) - $100 Fire Chief, $60 Other Officer, Associate, Retired
Full memberships include magazine subscription, discounted conference registration and all other event registration, full web access, monthly E-Newsletter subscription, years of service recognition, state administration and operational resources, and opportunities to serve within the Association and more. Each department has one primary voting member* (usually the fire chief) with the ability to add other voting members. 
*Bugles determine voting rights.

Department Membership - $315
Department memberships are for Fire Chiefs desiring to include all department members. Members of recognized fire departments that are eligible for State Fire Aid are included in this type. Department members include, but are not limited to, administration staff, Community Emergency Response Team (CERT) volunteers, Fire Corps volunteers, and prevention personnel.

Members of the department would have access to member-only website content, the opportunity to be included on informational emails and a subscription to the MSFCA E-Newsletter.

A department membership includes two full memberships. All other department, additional full memberships can be purchased separately.

The primary benefit of a Department Membership is the ability to have unlimited E-members. E-members receive all electronic promotion including the E-Newsletter and access to the website, but do NOT accrue years of service or the mailed magazine. For members to accrue years of service (and receive a mailed copy of the magazine), additional voting or non-voting members may be added at $60 each. 

Sustaining Membership - $200
Sustaining memberships are for businesses and organizations interested in promoting improved protection and safety within the fire service. Business and organization examples include, but are not limited to, fire equipment vendors, national or regional fire safety organizations, etc. Individual representatives within these businesses and organizations are eligible to become associates by paying additional dues. 

Magazine Subscriber - $25 U.S., $30 International
Receives subscription to quarterly printed Minnesota Fire Chief Magazine and monthly electronic E-Newsletter.

Section Memberships
North Star Women's Firefighter Association - $10

Life and Honorary
To be eligible for this type of membership, an individual must be a past member of the Association and upon retiring he or she is nominated to receive an invite. 

If you would like to download a hard copy of the Membership Application,
click here or contact the MSFCA office.

Mail memberships to:

6737 W. Washington St. Suite 4210
Milwaukee, WI 53214

Or email to: [email protected]