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Meet a peer supporter: Kyle

Kyle Bode has been in the fire service for more than 20 years and he’s a proud MnFIRE...
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The Most Effective Medicine on the Planet

Contributed by Nicholas E. Blonien, D.O. What if you were told there is a drug that prevents cancer,...
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Former State Auditor Rebecca Otto Joins MnFIRE Team

We’re thrilled to announce that former Minnesota State Auditor Rebecca Otto has joined MnFIRE as our first-ever Director...
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Changing Firehouse Culture to Prevent Cancer

Contributed by Nicholas E. Blonien, D.O. Cancer remains a leading cause of firefighter mortality. Despite marvelous advances in...
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Meet a peer supporter: Jen

Our trained Peer Support network is made up of firefighters and firefighter family members of all ranks and...
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Spotlight on MnFIRE Training: Q&A with Instructor Andy Willenbring

In tandem with our medical experts, dedicated MnFIRE training instructors like Andy Willenbring deliver crucial education about cancer,...
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Healthy Use of Substances: Rethink Your Drink

Contributed by Paul J. Anderson II, M.D. As a firefighter, anything can happen on a shift or a call....
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From answering the call to making the call: A fire chief’s journey with peer support

“We had an incident where a person lost their life in a grain bin. We all knew this...
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Managing a mental health emergency: How fire chiefs can help their firefighters

Contributed by MnFIRE Mental Health Director Melinda Coscarelli, PhD, LPCC, LADC As firefighters, you’re taught to always be...
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To Our Minnesota Fire Service Sisters and Brothers

To Our Minnesota Fire Service Sisters and Brothers: Everyone at MnFIRE joins the entire state as we mourn...
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