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Training Never Ends For Firefighters

Rain 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.

08/19/2015

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Minnesotans Firefighters Join Crews Fighting Western Wildfires

Fire 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.

08/19/2015

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City Of Maplewood Investigates 6 Fire Department Employees

The city of Maplewood is investigating six employees of the Maplewood Fire Department after a complaint was filed against them.

08/19/2015

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MFD: Crews Battle Heavy Fire At Mpls. Duplex

Minneapolis 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.

08/15/2015

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City Of Mpls. Looks To Bill Urban Explorers Who Need Rescue

A 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.

08/10/2015

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Body Of WA Woman, 82, Found In Burning Home Near Park Rapids

Firefighters 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.

07/28/2015

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St. Paul Firefighters Push For Markers To Remember Their Fallen

Since firefighters in St. Paul began answering calls in 1856, 62 have lost their lives in the line of duty.

05/06/2015

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Firefighters Rescue Woman From Burning Apartment

Firefighters in Duluth rescued a woman from her burning apartment.

Authorities say heavy fire broke out on the second and third levels of the three-story buildin Thursday afternoon. Firefighters found a woman whose exit was blocked by falling burning debris. They were able to help the woman out of the building. She was treated at the scene by paramedics.

05/01/2015

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DNR Warns Of Drones Around Wildfire Battles

Department of Natural Resources firefighters are standing by for what is shaping up to be another dangerous wildfire weekend. Only now they’ve got a new concern — unmanned aircraft, otherwise known as drones.

04/10/2015

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Bill Seeks To Protect Firefighters From Chemicals Linked To Cancer

A bill to better protect Minnesota’s firefighters from an invisible danger has been introduced at the state Capitol. The proposal would ban cancer-causing chemicals from furniture and children’s products.

03/03/2015

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Eagan Motel Fire Forces Two Dozen Guests To Evacuate

Crews found heavy smoke and flames when they arrived to the Budget Host Inn on MN 55 around 7:00 a.m. Saturday morning. The damage was kept to one motel room, but 25 guests had to leave the building.

02/28/2015

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Gibbon Volunteer Firefighter Severely Injured

A volunteer firefighter was severely injured while responding to a call early Monday morning. Ryan Sabo was responding with the all-volunteer Gibbon Fire Department, offering mutual aid at a welding business in nearby Fairfax. A steel bi-fold door fell on him, pinning him underneath.

02/18/2015

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Firefighters Open Up Station To Displaced Families

Twelve people were going to have to wait hours for another Red Cross representative to find them shelter. Firefighters brought the families, and their pets, to Fire Station 14 in Minneapolis.

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Woman, 49, Hospitalized After House Fire In N. Minneapolis

One person is in the hospital after being rescued from a burning house in North Minneapolis.

01/18/2015

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Firefighters Tackle Christmas Garage Fire in Blaine

Firefighters spent part of their Christmas battling a fire in Blaine.

12/25/2014

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1 Dog Dead, 3 Cats Rescued From S. Minneapolis House Fire

Firefighters rescued three family pets from a house fire in South Minneapolis Wednesday night.

12/24/2014

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Lawmaker Seeks To Lower Violence Against Health Care Workers

A Minnesota lawmaker is proposing much tougher state penalties for violence against health care workers.

12/08/2014

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Firefighters Who Rescued Kids From Submerged Car Honored

The rescuers who pulled five children from a car that crashed into a St. Louis Park retention pond were honored for their bravery Thursday night. The men braved frigid conditions on Nov. 21, 2013, when a car swerved off the road and into a pond. They say they are not heroes. “We were still doing our job [that we were] trained to do,” said Cpt. Paul Rosholt of the St. Louis Park Fire Department.

10/23/2014

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Resident, Firefighter Injured In Mpls. Apartment Fire

Officials say two people suffered injuries Sunday after a fire started in a Minneapolis apartment building.

10/19/2014

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Mpls. Firefighters Talk Fire Prevention Near Fire That Killed 5 Kids

Minneapolis firefighters went door-to-door in a north Minneapolis neighborhood Wednesday morning, talking with people about preventing fires. It was along Colfax Avenue North near the scene of the tragic Valentine’s Day fire that claimed the lives of five children living in a duplex.

10/08/2014

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New Rule Requires Fire Sprinklers In Large Houses

New building codes in Minnesota will require sprinklers in homes over 4.500 square feet.

10/06/2014

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Mpls. Firefighters Raising Money To Give Coats To Kids In Need

A fundraiser is being held at the new Fulton Brewery until 10 p.m. Saturday

09/06/2014

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Mpls. Firefighters Working To Give Coats To Kids In Need

Firefighters are hoping you’ll help them accomplish their goal of providing American-made coats to low-income children in Minneapolis.

09/04/2014

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St. Paul Teen Honored For Fire Rescue

The St. Paul Fire Chief praised several firefighters Tuesday morning for a job well done over the summer. Chief Tim Butler also presented the department’s highest honor for civilians to a teenager. The Meritorious Service Award is for demonstrating courage in dangerous conditions.

08/19/2014

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Firefighters Give State Leaders A Taste Of ‘Fire Ops 101’

Firefighters are the first people we call when we smell smoke or see flames. We rely on them to save our homes and loved ones, while they put their own lives at risk. On Monday, more than a dozen local and state leaders got a sense of what goes into fighting fires by getting a hands-on look at the different roles of the job.

08/18/2014

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