This is your opportunity to speak directly with your state legislators about the issues you face in fire service in Minnesota. We'll begin the day at the Minnesota Capitol (75 Rev Dr Martin Luther King Jr Boulevard., St Paul, MN 55155) in the Vault Room which is located in the basement of the Capitol building.
The Fire Service Day Issues Booklet will be sent out by the first week in February.
Please encourage all of your members to attend as this will ensure we can get our message out to as many legislators as possible. Please wear your department or Local union apparel. Our goal is to flood the Capitol with firefighters!
There is no cost this year for MPFF members.
Agenda for Fire Service Day at the Capitol:
10:00 AM – 11:00 AM • Check-in • Location: Vault Room, basement of the Capitol Building
11:00 AM – 12:00 PM • Legislative overview & boxed lunch • Location: Vault Room, basement of the Capitol Building
12:00 PM - 3:00 PM • Appointments with legislators • Location: State Office Building and Minnesota Senate Building
Once you register, we will schedule your appointments with your state representative and your state senator based on your home address and/or the city where your department is located. As February 19 gets closer, we'll provide you with more details about the agenda for that day.
• Lot AA is a surface lot is a good option that’s about a block from the Capitol building. • Lot C is also an option – it’s just northwest of the Capitol • There is street parking along John Ireland Blvd. You need to download the “PassportParking” app to pay. • As a last resort, you can park at the Best Western Capitol Ridge for a fee (161 St Anthony Ave, St Paul, MN 55103)
Please give yourself ample time to find parking. If you park along John Ireland Blvd, you can take advantage of the Capitol complex tunnel system. Walk into the nearby Minnesota Department of Transportation building. Follow the tunnel on the ground floor to the Capitol, which will lead you to the Vault Room.