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Important announcement 11/03/2020
LETTER from Don Bigger President of MFSIA:
I’m sure you all have seen the latest Covid-19 restrictions issued by the State limiting inside gatherings to 50 people. Along with this, Mark has informed me that all Instructor Coordinators received a memo from MDHHS addressing conferences larger than 50 people. Mark’s understanding is that if an Instructor Coordinator applies for CE”s and or attends a conference of over 50 people, they could have their and their agencies licenses revoked.
All of this, of course, would limit the number of people we could have at the conference. We are over doubled that number now. I have talked to the hotel management several times about ways to still have the conference. However, as I’m sure most of you know, they are and have been working with limited staff. With limited staff they are concerned that dividing up our classes, meals, and meetings into smaller groups in different rooms would cause them not to be able to provide good service and enough cleaning time and still stay on our schedule. Hotel management believes taking everything into account, it may be better to skip this year’s conference and we could just add another year to our current contract. They would not charge us any fees for canceling because of all the uncontrollable circumstances.
Having the conference with limited attendees, no CE’s for the attendees, no hospitality room, no conference meals, no dinner banquet and no MFSIA meeting just doesn’t sound like a very good conference theme for success. Not to mention that the socialization and networking is such an important part of our conference. Therefore we are cancelling this years conference to December 2021.
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The Michigan Fire Service Instructors Association has established an annual educational scholarship grant program which is sponsored by various sponsors. Awards will be made each year to a Michigan high school graduate to assist in paying tuition at an accredited Vocational/Technical School, a community college or a four-year college or university. One grant in the amount of $500 will be made annually.
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Instructor of the Year is selected. Winners are also selected as Regional Instructor of the Year.
Individuals receiving this award need not be a member of the MFSIA.This years Regional winners will also be awarded a years membership to MFSIA
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