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2019 MAC Public Safety Job Fair

Are you interested in a possible career in Public Safety? Have you ever wondered what it would be like to be a police officer, fire fighter or a 911 dispatcher at the Minneapolis - St. Paul International Airport? How about serving as a traffic control agent or providing administrative support? If you answered yes, come and learn more about potential career opportunities in these and other areas.

The Metropolitan Airports Commission (MAC) will be hosting a Public Safety Job Fair on Saturday, September 28, 2019 from 10:00 am - 2:00 pm. The event will be held at the MAC General Office Building at 6040 28th Avenue South, Minneapolis, MN 55450.

The job fair is a great way for you to connect and network with representatives from MAC's Public Safety and Human Resources departments. You will have the opportunity to learn more about positions that are necessary to keep the airport community safe. Information about future openings, as well as current vacancies, will be available. Additionally, state of the art equipment used in the performance of these jobs will be on display.

There are bus routes available to the MAC from the VA, Southdale and downtown. To plan your route, please call 612.373.333 and select #2. Questions regarding the job fair can be directed to Lori Holt at or 612.725.6116.

Hope to see you there! • This is a free job fair - no registration necessary.

AFD Blankets

Membership & Retirees,

There has been enough interest to set up another opportunity to order blankets. Please review the following details:

  • As you know from the previous order, the minimum quantity is 12 to waive the setup fee.
  • Pricing is dependent on the total quantity we order and the company said there is no problem fulfilling our order in time for Christmas (for those who wish to purchase some as gifts).
  • The deadline to order is October 1st
  • $56 (order of 12-23) - $53 (order of 24-47) - $50 (order of 48-95)
  • Please email me with quantities and if you want the customization option; type it out EXACTLY how you want it to appear on your blanket: capitalized, not capitalized, etc…
  • Customization is an additional $10 per blanket.
  • Blanket size is 63" x 90”

Please see the attached photo for more info and if you have any questions, please don’t hesitate to email or text me.


Firefighter Bob Cooper


2019 Special Olympics Plane Pull

Local S-6 would like to acknowledge this year's inaugural Fire Department Plane Pull team on ranking FIRST in the Public Safety division and third overall. Congratulations, gentlemen!

back row, left to right: Driver Brian Knoke (B2), Driver John Hengen (C1), Driver Donnie Johnson (C1), Captain Cory Peterson (C2), Shift Commander Bob Koenig (B1)

front row, left to right: Firefighter Tom Wenker (B1), Firefighter Reid Gunderson (C1), Firefighter Rob Corey (C2).

not pictured: event coordinator Firefighter Ryan Huisheere (C1)

Public Safety Department Awards & Recognition Event
Membership - If you are planning to attend - and award recipients ARE STRONGLY ENCOURAGED TO DO SO - please RSVP by this Friday 20th September 2019. Please check your work email for further details and the RSVP form. Thank you!
***TIME SENSITIVE*** AFD Breast Cancer TShirts

Current & Retired AFD Family and Friends,

As everyone knows, October is Breast Cancer Awareness Month and Airport Fire/Local S-6 has chosen to support a great cause and offer AFD-approved, Breast Cancer uniform t-shirts to wear on duty during the month of October. Here are the specifics...
  • $15 apiece for standard sizes
  • +$2 for XXL
  • +$3 for 3XL, etc.
We have chosen to support the Pink Ribbon Mentors with the proceeds raised from t-shirt sales. It is a really awesome nonprofit at the Mayo in Rochester run by volunteers who are themselves breast cancer survivors. They assist breast cancer patients during treatments with gas gift cards, grocery gift cards, hats/scarves, gift cards for local restaurants, etc. to make their time at Mayo a little easier financially.
Please note this is a time sensitive initiative. Please contact me with your shirt size(s) and quantities by THIS THURSDAY 19th SEPTEMBER. We realize this is a quick turn around and we appreciate your prompt response. Let’s show everyone how awesome and supportive we are as a department, a union, a team.

Thank You,
Firefighter Natalie Forst

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