How Firefighters Keep Cool Working In Extreme HeatFor firefighters with the St. Paul Fire Department, putting on an 80-pound firefighting suit is just part of the day-to-day job. But on a hot and steamy day like Wednesday, the extra load creates an extra challenge.
Charges: Firefighter Seriously Hurt During Unauthorized Fireworks DisplayA car racing association is facing criminal charges after a New London firefighter was seriously injured while unknowingly assisting with an unauthorized fireworks display.
Teen Killed In Dodge County Rollover Crash ID'dAn 18-year-old Dodge Center man who was killed in a rollover crash Friday afternoon has been identified. The Minnesota State Patrol says Logan Maas died when the Ford Taurus he was in went off the road on 275th Avenue, just north of Dodge County Road 5.
Mpls. Firefighters, Meals On Wheels, Deliver Thanksgiving Meals to 70 FamiliesFor some families, the holidays can be a tough time to put food on the table. This Thanksgiving, some Twin Cities firefighters wanted to make sure families in need could celebrate.
Operation Warm: Metro Firefighters Hand Out Winter Jackets To KidsFirefighters in Twin Cities are working to make sure no kids go without a warm jacket this winter.
60 Firefighters Battle St. Paul Recycling Plant FireSt. Paul firefighters spent hours battling flames at a recycling plant early Saturday morning. Crews were called to the 500 block of Channel Road at about 11:30 p.m. Friday for a two-alarm fire at Northern Metal Recycling.
Ceremony Held To Honor Minnesota’s Fallen FirefightersMinnesota's Fallen Firefighters Memorial on the state Capitol grounds was the site of a solemn ceremony Sunday to honor those killed on duty within the last year.
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.
Brainerd City Council Considers 'On-Call' Fire DepartmentA debate is heading up in Minnesota's cabin country over the future of the Brainerd Fire Department. Some leaders in Brainerd want to eliminate its full-time fire department to make way for a paid on-call staff, but some don't believe the potential cost savings are worth the price.
St. Paul Firefighter Laid To Rest WednesdayA beloved St. Paul firefighter and paramedic is being laid to rest Wednesday. Last Monday, 38-year-old Shane Clifton told his colleagues at the Merriam Park firehouse he wasn't feeling well. Then he suddenly collapsed.
Training Never Ends For FirefightersRain would be very much appreciated in the western United States where dozens of wildfires are burning. And several crews from Minnesota have been deployed to help. A crew out of Grand Rapids just left for Montana. They are the eighth Minnesota group deployed to help battle the fires.
Minnesotans Firefighters Join Crews Fighting Western WildfiresFire crews from Minnesota are now being deployed to help battle the wildfires out west where more than 80 different fires are stretching resources to the limit.