MSFCA offers its members access to resources designed to help fire service leaders augment their departments’ public safety, training and organizational needs. 

To facilitate your search needs, we have divided the benefits into several categories:


Operational Resources

Experienced Administrative and Managerial team that will assist you per your needs. 

Responder Rehab Program

To help mitigate line-of-duty deaths and injuries, MSFCA offers operational support for developing and sustaining first-responder rehabilitation programs. MSFCA uses the National Fire Protection Association's rehab objectives as a starting point.  

Intrastate Mutual Aid Plan

The purpose of the Minnesota Intrastate Mutual Aid Plan is to provide local fire chiefs with easy access to large quantities of fire service resources that may be needed in a major fire, disaster or other major emergency. MSFCA members can download and complete an application to join the mutual aid plan. All Minnesota Fire Departments are eligible to take part in the Intrastate Mutual Plan. The MSFCA Emergency Management Committee oversees and manages the plan along with coordinating requested resources.


Administrative Resources

Ceremonies and Protocols Book


Partnership Links

National Volunteer Fire Council (NVFC)

International Association of Fire Chiefs (IAFC)

Great Lakes Division of the IAFC


Minnesota Fire Chiefs Assistance and Support Team (FAST)
FAST is a group of fire service professionals that can respond anywhere in the state when requested and help fire chiefs in Minnesota. The team can help assess the department's needs, help the local fire chief staff a 24-hour operation for an extended period of time, and assemble the resources needed to help get the department up and running again. Any chief officer in Minnesota, regardless of MSFCA membership status, can request a FAST deployment via the MN State Duty Officer (800) 422-0798.


Public Education Assets

Minnesota fire codes and residential sprinkler requirement updates
MSFCA is a resource for fire departments statewide seeking code enforcement, residential fire suppression and other useful regulatory information for Minnesota fire departments. 

Access to the MSFCA kitchen fire safety trailer
Members can reserve one of two kitchen fire trailers for public safety demonstrations.

Access to the MSFCA kids' safety hopper
Members can reserve (for a nominal fee) a 19-foot fire safety-themed children's jumping house for public events.

Access to the Sept. 11 memorial parade float
This moving memorial to first responders for the Sept. 11 attacks is available to members and non-members for a nominal fee.

Access to past issues of the MSFCA e-newsletter 

Fire Rescue Group Purchasing 

Minnesota Fire Chief Magazine