There is a crisis in our fire service – more and more Minnesota firefighters are tragically losing their lives due to cardiac issues, emotional trauma and cancer. As a result, it’s critical that all MN firefighters receive training to become “MnFIRE Aware” of their occupational health risks as soon as possible. This training is ideal for departments who have not had previous MnFIRE trainings and is taught by firefighters and other health experts. Thanks to a grant from the Fire Service Advisory Committee (FSAC), this training is being offered both virtually and in-person at no cost to MN fire departments through June 30, 2021.
These two-hour sessions are catered toward those who have already completed our MnFIRE Awareness Training and want further education on the different health risks facing firefighters. These trainings are available whenever it’s convenient for your department, either in-person or virtually. These classes are tailored to both department leadership, and firefighters themselves.
In addition to improving the well-being of your department, as more of your team members undergo MnFIRE Training, you progress toward achieving Bronze / Silver / Gold MnFIRE Aware Certification status and become eligible for MnFIRE benefits.
MnFIRE Aware certified departments receive:
MnFIRE has partnered with Chef Marshall O’Brien Group to share a program designed specifically for firefighters that helps you be safer on the job and more pain-free after an event. There are a total of five no-cost training sessions with valuable information on nutrition, hydration, sleep and physical activity by teaching you what to do at the fire station and at home. Chef Marshall O’Brien is an MBFTE-approved instructor and all attendees will receive a certificate of completion for CEU/class time credit.