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Wednesday, August 13, 2014

Fall Workshops

The registration is now open for the fall workshops, and classes are filling.

Back by popular demand is Fireground Safety—10 Frequent Mistakes, 10 Best Practices with Dr. Richard Gasaway. Dr. Gasaway will discuss common mistakes and best practices based on evaluations of near-miss reports and line-of-duty casualty investigations, and show how to improve fireground safety. The presentation will be offered in Slayton, Morris, St. Cloud, Crookston, Bemidji, and Sandstone. Class will start at 5 p.m., and the $15 charge includes a light dinner. For more information and registration, go to: 

Police Officers
We are bringing Randy Means back for the third year in a row and are still receiving positive comments from officers who attended his past workshops. Mr. Means will be presenting Police Leadership in the New Normal Part II. Join us at this intensive two-day workshop to learn how to create an organizational structure that includes consistent policies for the all the members of the leadership team. The $30 fee covers the working lunch for both days, and officers will receive POST credit. The course will be offered in Fergus Falls and in Maple Grove. For more information and registration, go to

Police Reports
Why Police Reports Are a Big Deal with Jason Hiveley is a one-day, hands-on workshop to improve police report writing. Mr. Hiveley presented a short version of this course at the spring workshops, and you asked for more. For police officers, a well-written report can be the key to a criminal conviction, a powerful defense in a civil case, and a very public example of an officer’s professionalism. Officers will learn practical tips and simple strategies for writing quality police reports. The course will be offered in Maplewood, Golden Valley, New Brighton, Lakeville, and Olivia. The $15 fee includes a working lunch, and officers will receive POST credit. For more information and registration, go to


                                        Responder Safety = Public Safety

Up next…Fire departments using a graduated level of response—not all calls rate an emergency run.

In the meantime, stay safe and be careful.