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Minnesota currently ranks 45th in the nation in per-capita fire service spending, despite being the 21st most populous state and 12th largest in area. To make up for this disparity in funding for firefighter wellness, the Minnesota Professional Firefighters (MPFF), Minnesota State Fire Chiefs Association (MSFCA) and the Minnesota State Fire Department Association (MSFDA) together created MnFIRE to rally firefighters – and the people who support them – to gear up for their health.
MnFIRE’s mission is to provide education and support for firefighters and their families with regard to cardiac, emotional wellness and cancer.
Our fellow Minnesota firefighters need your help. That’s why we’re inviting you to join the Minnesota Firefighter Initiative: Gearing Up for Health, a statewide advocacy campaign to equip firefighters and the people who care about them with the resources they need to address the growing health crisis in the Minnesota fire service.
The high incidence of illness among firefighters nationwide – particularly cardiac, emotional wellness and cancer – is alarming and requires an immediate response.
We are committed to reversing the trend of illness, disease and death. That’s why we partnered with the Minnesota Professional Firefighters (MPFF), Minnesota State Fire Chiefs Association (MSFCA), the Minnesota State Fire Department Association (MSFSA) and the Northland F.O.O.L.S. to set the bar for prioritizing health within Minnesota’s fire service community, and to educate firefighters and their families about risks, preventative measures and resources to ensure long, productive careers.
Please visit and connect via our Facebook page. We encourage you to use the hashtag #MNFIRE to indicate your support for the initiative whenever you’re posting online about firefighter health.
For ways to get involved, click here. Your support is critical in helping us ensure our state’s firefighters come home to their loved ones at the end of every shift and the end of every career.