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.
City Of Maplewood Investigates 6 Fire Department EmployeesThe city of Maplewood is investigating six employees of the Maplewood Fire Department after a complaint was filed against them.
MFD: Crews Battle Heavy Fire At Mpls. DuplexMinneapolis fire crews are fighting a big blaze at a duplex in the midst of high heat and humidity Saturday afternoon. Officials say the three-alarm fire is at a three-story building on the 3200 block of Colfax Avenue South.
City Of Mpls. Looks To Bill Urban Explorers Who Need RescueA Minneapolis city council member wants to bill urban explorers who end up needing rescue. City Council President Barbara Johnson is proposing the fee. She says the person is choosing to participate in an illegal activity and put rescuers at risk as well.
Body Of WA Woman, 82, Found In Burning Home Near Park RapidsFirefighters found the remains of a 82-year-old Washington state woman in the aftermath of a house fire near Park Rapids Monday afternoon. The Hubbard County Sheriff's Office says fire crews were called to a burning home on the north side of Portage Lake at 1 p.m.
St. Paul Firefighters Push For Markers To Remember Their FallenSince firefighters in St. Paul began answering calls in 1856, 62 have lost their lives in the line of duty.