Good Question: How Are Minnesota’s Fire Departments Staffed?The city of Brainerd is considering replacing its five full-time firefighters with a paid on-call staff headed by a full-time chief and deputy chief. City leaders say it could save $300,000 per year. But the group Minnesota Professional Firefighters says after factoring in training and unemployment, the savings would be far less.
Fire Rips Through Historic Waterville BuildingFire crews responded to a multi-unit structure fire in downtown Waterville, Minn. Thursday morning. According to Waterville Fire Chief Chris Meskan, the structure affected is the Old Rogers Building, located on 128 3rd Street South.
11 Fire Departments Carry Memorial Sculpture To State Capitol A new memorial to fallen firefighters is at the Capitol Tuesday after making a solemn journey.
Fire Departments Deal With Loss Of VolunteersFire chiefs who head volunteer departments in the Twin Cities metro area say their ranks are being depleted by the economy.