Coon Rapids Fire Department

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Gov. Holds Roundtable Over Rail Safety Concerns

Several Minnesota cities are voicing safety concerns as more trains roll through Minnesota. Railway traffic in the Twin Cities has increased 40 percent in the last two years on tracks owned by Burlington Northern Santa Fe.

12/22/2014

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What Type Of Smoke Alarm Is Best For Your Home?

Smoke alarms are by far the most effective way to get your family out safely when there’s a fire. Still, statistics show one out of every four people who die in a house fire have a working smoke alarm in the home at the time. We went to one of the leading experts in Minnesota, Jamie Novak, to put alarms to the test.

11/11/2014

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Beware Homeowners — Aerosol Cans Explode Like ‘Missiles’

An abandoned Firestone dealership garage is the perfect setting to demonstrate the destructive power of an aerosol can. It’s where a controlled fire would show just how fast and powerful a simple can of hairspray or paint can be.

08/13/2013

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Fire Officials Clean Up Chemical Leak In Brooklyn Park

Authorities said a nitrous oxide leak was reported at the Accelent Corporation, located in the 6400 block of Zane Avenue in Brooklyn Park, at about 2 a.m. Saturday.

06/25/2011