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Questions? Call 612-338-6763 or email Deanna Christiansen.


The newly adopted Minnesota State Fire Code will be effective in mid to late-April. This seminar will cover some of the significant changes in the code since the last adoption. Emphasis will be placed on the new code format, construction features, fire protection systems, means of egress, and special hazard protection. Please join us for this highly anticipated session on the Minnesota Fire Code.  Fire code isn’t just for consultants; learn how it impacts the design of your new construction and existing renovation projects.

Live presentation and webinar

This seminar will be presented in St. Paul and broadcast live as a webinar for those who are not able to attend the live presentation.

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Date, time, location

Wednesday, April 13, 2016
8:00 am to 12:00 pm
U of M, Continuing Education & Conference Center
1890 Buford Avenue, St. Paul, MN 55108


AIA Members $75
NonMembers $110

Continuing education

3.5 HSW LU Hours

Learning Objectives

  1. Identify many of the changes in the fire code related to the built environment
  2. Understand the intent of the fire code provisions related to fire and life safety
  3. Apply the provisions of the Minnesota State Fire Code to correct identified fire and life safety deficiencies
  4. Examine effective methods of fire protection


Jon Nisja started his fire service career in 1978, and in the areas of fire prevention and fire investigation in 1983. He has served as Fire Marshal for two communities and as a Fire Safety Supervisor with the Minnesota State Fire Marshal Division since 1990. He supervises fire code development, the fire protection section, fire loss data section, and fire and life safety education for the State Fire Marshal Division. He is a former President of the Fire Marshals Association of Minnesota and is also a past president of the International Fire Marshals Association. Jon has authored chapters in five books. His areas of fire protection interest include fire safety history, means of egress, fire protection systems, building construction, and using performance measures to show effectiveness. 


Contact Deanna Christiansen, Continuing Education Director