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Division of Emergency Services Advisory Committee

Volunteer Pay Raises Injury Comp Questions

Workers' Compensation Laws for Firefighters

Association Officers

President: Jason Catrambone (701-572-3400) Williston

Vice-Pres: Shawn Weltikol (701-230-1910) Devils Lake Rural

Sec./Treas: Gary Retterath - (701-845-3351) Valley City



    N.D. Fire Chiefs Association Annual Meeting and        Conference                                      

      Leadership Educational Sessions

         Thursday February21st, 2019

          Location: All Seasons Arena, Norsk Room – 2nd level

          1:00 pm    Evolution of Change

          Presenter: Mat Ekblad, Deputy Chief, Williston Fire Department

          This presentation will focus on leading through the change that is happening in many departments. New                responsibilities, training, recruitment, retention, and progressing into the future.

          3:00 pm    Art of Crisis Communication & Marketing your Mission (as presented at FDIC)

          Presenter: Mike Fronimos, Battalion Chief and Public Information Officer, Williston Fire Department.

          The role and skills of the public information officer (PIO) are the focus of this interactive class.                              Interviewing techniques, writing press releases, media relations, relationship building, preplanning the                    news media, and response to all-hazard incidents are among the skills highlighted. The PIO is an important            part of the Incident Command System and the Integrated Emergency Management System. Students are                introduced to the Joint Information System and methods for building a PIO collaborative.


       Annual Meeting

           Friday February 22nd, 2019 All Season Arena

           8:30 am              General Session – Magic Place – 1st level

           12:00 pm            Lunch

           1:00 pm              Norsk Room - 2nd level

  • Legislative Update 
  • DES - Department of Emergency Services
  • N. D. Forest Service
  • Other Agencies

           4:00 pm               Annual Business Meeting                         





2017 Association Financial Report

2018  Annual Chiefs Meeting Minutes





Sample SOGs

Public Information Officer/Release of Information


Open Records and Meetings Do's and Don'ts


Colleges Available for
Scholarships (2017 Fall Semester)




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