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F.I.R.E., Inc.
PO Box 810
Crosslake, MN 56442

Chip Lohmiller
612-868-6744
fire@crosslake.net 
Dale Mashuga
612-799-4100
dmashuga@earthlink.net

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MASS AND GROSS DECONTAMINATON TRAINING

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The Minnesota Department of Homeland Security and Emergency Management (HSEM) has secured federal funding to provide a 2.5 hour basic mass and gross decontamination training program in each of the 790 fire departments throughout the state.  The program provides classroom and hands-on training.  A Decontamination Kit and cases of protective coveralls are given to each participating department.  Threre are no instructor fees; that cost is also covered by the grant.

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F.I.R.E. INC. History

In 2003, Dale Mashuga founded Fire Instruction and Rescue Education, Incorporated (F.I.R.E. Inc.) Dale had been involved in the fire service for many years as a former member of the Andover, Minnesota Fire Department, where he served in a number of capacities including fire chief. Dale is currently a member of the Scandia Valley Fire Department which is located just south of Motley, Minnesota. He was also the head of the fire programs at the Anoka Technical College, a part of the Minnesota State Colleges and Universities System’s 32 state-supported technical colleges, community colleges and state universities. F.I.R.E. Inc. has grown and continues to add courses, training props, and mobile simulators to its offerings.

In 2012, Dale retired and F.I.R.E. was purchased by Chip Lohmiller who besides owning the company, teaches courses, provides logistical support and maintenance of the mobile simulators, schedules courses and provides administrative functions. Chip is also the chief of the Crosslake Fire Department in Minnesota.

The backbone of the instruction staff is our highly qualified part-time instructors, many who have fire service backgrounds and/or knowledge and skills in specialized areas of interest. Many of our instructors have over twenty years of fire service and instruction skills.

F.I.R.E. strives to provide the highest quality of training, and opportunities for hands-on experiences at a reasonable cost. We also strive to meet the customer’s needs for training at their location, and within their various training schedules. The company can also develop courses specifically designed to meet the customer’s needs, or as we refer to it “Customized Training.”

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