State of the State

  • 15 Feb 2023
  • 5:00 PM - 7:30 PM (CST)
  • Fraternal Order of Eagles #34


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 State of the State 



Presenter: Jim Smith



The February MNSFPE Meeting will feature the “State of the State” presentation by State Fire Marshal Jim Smith. The presentation will provide an overview of the State Fire Marshal Division operations, address recent fire loss data for Minnesota, and provide insight as to what is working well in fire protection and what areas potentially need improvement.


Jim Smith was appointed the state fire marshal in December 2019. Previously, he served as the State Fire Marshal Division chief deputy for five years. Before joining the State Fire Marshal Division, Smith was assistant chief of operations of the Saint Paul Fire Department. Smith has been in the fire service since August 1980. He started his career with the New Hope and Maple Grove fire departments. He became a nationally registered paramedic in 1987 and worked for North Memorial Ambulance for six years. Smith continued his firefighting/paramedic career with the Edina Fire Department and then transferring over to the Saint Paul Fire Department in 1992. During his 22 1/2 years with the SPFD Jim worked as a firefighter/paramedic, training officer, fire captain, rescue squad/hazardous materials captain, district chief, and assistant chief.


Please plan to attend this important informational event.  We encourage you to pass this invitation on to co-workers, professional acquaintances, friends, and others that would be interested in this program and our MN SFPE chapter.

We will be hosting this session at a new location: The Fraternal Order of Eagles #34, so make sure to plan arrival and drive time accordingly. There will be parking available in the back of the venue.


Membership is not mandatory for this program, but always encouraged.  See you there!



Social hour - 5:00 p.m.

Dinner - 5:30 p.m.

Meeting - 5:45 p.m.

Presentation - 6:00 p.m.


Fraternal Order of Eagles #34 - The Shadewald Hall

2507 East 25th Street

Minneapolis, MN 55406


Meeting, Program, and Dinner Costs

$20.00 (Members of MN SFPE)

$25.00 (Non-members of MN SFPE)


Please make sure to register before NOON on Tuesday, February 7th so we can give the F.O.E. an accurate head count for dinner. 

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