Daily Dispatch: Minnesota News
Brooklyn Park Moves To Eliminate Paid On-Call Firefighters
Sat, 15 Jun 2019 16:03:41 -0700
The Brooklyn Park Fire Department is pushing toward a staff consisting of full-time firefighters. Right now, the city relies on paid on-call firefighters to respond to some emergencies. On any given day, there are six firefighters on duty. The new model would boost that number to eight. The department held a controlled burn demonstration Saturday, but in the real world, firefighters respond to these sorts of situations all the time.
- PUB DATE: 6/15/2019 4:03:41 PM - SOURCE: WCCO-TV CBS 4
Red Wing fire department responds to two fires at same house
Sat, 15 Jun 2019 15:07:40 -0700
The Red Wing Fire Department responded to two fires Friday night — at the same house. A report of a kitchen fire at 7:32 p.m. prompted the fire department to rush to the 1000 block of Main Street, where a two-story residential house had smoke and fire showing from the first floor. Firefighters who entered the house found a kitchen fire on the first floor.
- PUB DATE: 6/15/2019 3:07:40 PM - SOURCE: Post-Bulletin
Coon Rapids mom helps first responders
Sun, 16 Jun 2019 20:37:27 -0700
The health of first responders is in the spotlight tonight after three new York city police officers killed themselves in less than 10 days. And this issue is hitting home for one Minnesota mom. Carol Castle talked to her son the night before. The two were planning to meet for lunch the next day. But her son, Maury Roemhild, never showed.
- PUB DATE: 6/16/2019 8:37:27 PM - SOURCE: KARE-TV NBC 11
Brooklyn Park Firefighters push for home sprinkler systems
Sun, 16 Jun 2019 03:05:58 -0700
The Brooklyn Park Fire Department Saturday opened up their fire hall to the community, holding demonstrations to show how they fight fires. But the main event focused on what homeowners can do to contain a fire in their home before the fire department even responds. "This cap pops off and reveals a sprinkler," said Deputy Fire Marshal Dan Krier, as he showed a concealed residential sprinkler on display at the fire hall.
- PUB DATE: 6/16/2019 3:05:58 AM - SOURCE: KARE-TV NBC 11
Crookston and Fertile firefighters respond to house fire in Woods Addition
Sun, 16 Jun 2019 13:03:23 -0700
Crookston firefighters called Fertile for backup as they battled a house fire in the Woods Addition Saturday morning. All occupants were able to exit the house safely and Red Cross assisted them at the scene. The fire started just after 11 a.m. Saturday on the upper floor of the home after what the renter, Anthony Aguilar, told the Times was an accident as his 6-year-old son was the one who started the fire.
- PUB DATE: 6/16/2019 1:03:23 PM - SOURCE: Crookston Daily Times
Minneapolis hotel evacuated after fire
Thu, 13 Jun 2019 13:00:01 -0700
A boutique hotel and restaurant in downtown Minneapolis was evacuated Thursday morning after the building started on fire. Crews were dispatched to the Canopy Hotel at 708 3rd Street South around 8:15 a.m. after callers reported smoke and a suspected fire. Responding firefighters found smoke and eventually flames in the space between the first floor of the hotel and the basement.
- PUB DATE: 6/13/2019 1:00:01 PM - SOURCE: KARE-TV NBC 11
Meet Apple Valley’s new deputy fire chief
Thu, 13 Jun 2019 11:37:33 -0700
Matt Nelson originally planned to pursue a career in computer programming after high school. Those plans took a large turn when he decided to check out a Fire Explorer Program in 2004, which is sponsored by the Boy Scouts of America, after graduating from Eastview High School in Apple Valley in 2002.
- PUB DATE: 6/13/2019 11:37:33 AM - SOURCE: HometownSource
Fire danger remains relatively high for June
Thu, 13 Jun 2019 13:01:24 -0700
June is typically one of northern Minnesota’s wettest month, but that hasn’t proven to be the case so far this year— and that has helped elevate fire danger across virtually all of northern Minnesota. Indeed, high winds and warm temperatures this past weekend prompted the National Weather Service to issue a critical fire danger advisory on June 8.
- PUB DATE: 6/13/2019 1:01:24 PM - SOURCE: Tower Timberjay
Tunnel to Towers 5K coming to Apple Valley
Fri, 14 Jun 2019 06:54:11 -0700
A race started in New York in honor of a firefighter who died responding to the Sept. 11, 2001, terrorist attacks is coming to Apple Valley. The first Tunnel to Towers 5K Run & Walk Twin Cities is set for 9 a.m. Saturday, June 29, at Apple Valley High School, 14450 Hayes Road in Apple Valley. The proceeds benefit the Stephen Siller Tunnel to Towers Foundation, a nonprofit that builds mortgage-free smart homes for catastrophically injured military service members; supports families of fallen law enforcement, firefighters and emergency workers and provides mortgage-free homes to surviving spouses of fallen military members with children.
- PUB DATE: 6/14/2019 6:54:11 AM - SOURCE: HometownSource
Multiple Agencies Respond to Garage Fire in Albert Lea
Fri, 14 Jun 2019 06:36:59 -0700
On Thursday, just after 11 p.m., authorities were dispatched to the 71000 block of County Road 46 for a light on in a garage at an unoccupied house, according to the Freeborn County Sheriff's Office. However, when authorities arrived on scene, they found the attached garage on fire. According to the Freeborn County Sheriff's Office, an initial investigation shows that the house was unoccupied and there was no gas or electrical service running to the house.
- PUB DATE: 6/14/2019 6:36:59 AM - SOURCE: KAAL-TV ABC 6 Austin
Rochester Fire Department Practices "Confined Spaces" Rescue Missions
Thu, 13 Jun 2019 04:52:57 -0700
Firefighters endure extensive training before ever becoming a first responder. Everything from physical fitness to vision determines who makes the cut, and who doesn't cut it, just yet. But even after passing the original training qualifications, the work doesn't stop there. "It's actually one of the last days of a multi-day training.
- PUB DATE: 6/13/2019 4:52:57 AM - SOURCE: KAAL-TV ABC 6 Austin
Group Home Among Buildings Damaged In New Hope Fire
Wed, 12 Jun 2019 10:59:55 -0700
A fire did extensive damage to two houses Wednesday morning and left residents of a group home without a place to live. It started just before noon on the 2700 block of Ensign Avenue in New Hope. The cloud of smoke could be seen for miles around. It was so heavy that when the wind shifted, visibility became limited.
- PUB DATE: 6/12/2019 10:59:55 AM - SOURCE: WCCO-TV CBS 4
Three Treated After Duluth Apartment Fire
Thu, 13 Jun 2019 04:21:43 -0700
The Duluth Fire Department was called for a kitchen fire at 2510 West 2nd Street on Wednesday night. Smoke was seen coming from an upstairs apartment window when crews arrived. After confirming all the residents were outside, the fire in the stove area of the kitchen was contained and extinguished.
- PUB DATE: 6/13/2019 4:21:43 AM - SOURCE: KDAL-AM 610 Duluth
Explosion at Brewster grain elevator leaves 1 injured
Tue, 11 Jun 2019 20:15:01 -0700
Multiple ambulances are responding to an explosion at the New Vision Cooperative Elevator in Brewster. The explosion was reported at approximately 5:40 p.m. According to reports over the police scanner, at least one person is injured. A fire in one of the grain silos was reported at 9:54 a.m. Monday, June 10.
- PUB DATE: 6/11/2019 8:15:01 PM - SOURCE: Brainerd Daily Dispatch
Rochester resident injured in deck collapse
Tue, 11 Jun 2019 14:52:05 -0700
A Rochester resident was injured Monday night after a deck collapsed at a residential property. The Rochester Fire Department was called to the 900 block of 23rd Street Southeast around 9:15 p.m. Monday for a report of a deck collapse. Upon arrival, emergency responders found a resident of the home trapped and injured, according to a news release from the fire department.
- PUB DATE: 6/11/2019 2:52:05 PM - SOURCE: Post-Bulletin
Firefighters Estimate $20,000 in Damages in Albert Lea House Fire
Tue, 11 Jun 2019 13:32:24 -0700
According to the Albert Lea Fire Department, a home was significantly damaged during a kitchen fire. Albert Lea firefighters responded to reports of a fire on the 2400 block of Ethel Ave. around 2:30 p.m. Monday. According to a press release, first responders saw smoke and fire from multiple windows of the house.
- PUB DATE: 6/11/2019 1:32:24 PM - SOURCE: KAAL-TV ABC 6 Austin
Minnesota fire deaths lowest since 2009
Tue, 11 Jun 2019 08:44:18 -0700
One fire death is one too many, but public safety officials say the 37 people who perished in fires across Minnesota during 2018 was the second lowest on record. The only year in recorded state history where fewer people died in fires was 2009. when 35 people lost their lives. Here are some 2018 statistics from the Department of Public Safety about fatal fires, their causes and most likely victims.
- PUB DATE: 6/11/2019 8:44:18 AM - SOURCE: KARE-TV NBC 11
Heavy Smoke and Fire Damage to Pro Trucking in Albert Lea
Mon, 10 Jun 2019 19:43:06 -0700
Authorities said Pro Trucking sustained heavy fire and smoke damage after the 7,000 square foot maintenance shop caught on fire. According to a press release, a neighbor called 911 to report heavy smoke coming from the building. Crews arrived and find the shop on fire. Authorities said it took crews about an hour to control the fire, and then remained on scene until 1 a.
- PUB DATE: 6/10/2019 7:43:06 PM - SOURCE: KAAL-TV ABC 6 Austin
Duluth Firefighters Surprise Young Cancer Survivor
Sat, 08 Jun 2019 22:03:37 -0700
A young Duluth girl got the surprise of a lifetime, a ton of gifts and a whole lot of love. 7–year–old Elizabeth Luiten is now cancer free after battling the disease for almost 5 years. She was diagnosed with acute lymphoma when she was just two years old, and Saturday, her friends and family wanted to celebrate her in a special way.
- PUB DATE: 6/8/2019 10:03:37 PM - SOURCE: KQDS-TV Fox 21
Iron Range Fire Departments Respond to House Fire
Sat, 08 Jun 2019 19:43:00 -0700
Firefighters from a number of Iron Range fire departments were dispatched to a house fire in Clinton Township Saturday evening. The fire was reported around 7:10 p.m. in the 4000 block of Macon Road. Crews from Clinton, McDavitt, Cherry, Mountain Iron, Fayal, Eveleth, and Hibbing were on the scene.
- PUB DATE: 6/8/2019 7:43:00 PM - SOURCE: WDIO-TV & WIRT-TV
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