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For The Love of Ladders – Mankato, MN

April 27, 2019 @ 8:00 am - 12:00 pm

Minnesota State Fire Department Association 144th Annual Conference and Fire School
For The Love of Ladders
1 Civic Plaza Mankato, MN
Saturday, April 27, 2019 8:00 AM – 12:00 PM

This hands on program will focus on making your fire department more effective and efficient. Career or volunteer, both have the same challenges. There are many things that an organization does have control over. They include how personnel are used, apparatus, procedures (processes) and even some control over the resources that are external to your organizations.

Sometimes called “time and motion studies”, business organizations have used evaluation practices  for  years.  Having  a  “woe  is  me”  attitude  is  really  not  a  solution.  Rather  leaders  must  charge  over  what  you  do  have  and  make  it  work  more  efficiently!  Every organization  must  continue  to  evolve  and  even  re-invent  themselves  to  better  serve  their  customers  and  they  must  do  it  in  a  cost-effective manner. Guaranteed,  your organization is no different.

Fire departments do not have the luxury or the ability to randomly added personnel. They must make it work with what they have. They look at how their organization can do things better, many times after hearing “do more with less..” We’ll talk about the covered dish approach: Bring one thing, don’t duplicate. If missing something know who is going to bring it and do it. This program can be presented as a one or two day offering. It also can be expanded to include a review of current practices  and  operations  with  suggestions  provided.  This  program  begins  in  the  classroom  setting  for  the  sharing  of  didactic information,  breakout  exercise  and  problem-solving challenges. It will transition to the field for various skill stations and scenario-based applications.

Enroll at the Minnesota State Fire Department Association 144th Annual Conference and Fire School website (

For additional information: DeeDee Jankovich, Executive Director 763.221.9329


April 27, 2019
8:00 am - 12:00 pm
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Minnesota State Fire Department Association


Minnesota State Fire Department Association
1 Civic Center
Mankato, PA 56001 United States
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