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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
One person is in the hospital after being rescued from a burning house in North Minneapolis.
Firefighters spent part of their Christmas battling a fire in Blaine.
Firefighters rescued three family pets from a house fire in South Minneapolis Wednesday night.
A Minnesota lawmaker is proposing much tougher state penalties for violence against health care workers.
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.
Officials say two people suffered injuries Sunday after a fire started in a Minneapolis apartment building.
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.
New building codes in Minnesota will require sprinklers in homes over 4.500 square feet.
A fundraiser is being held at the new Fulton Brewery until 10 p.m. Saturday
Firefighters are hoping you’ll help them accomplish their goal of providing American-made coats to low-income children in Minneapolis.
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.
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.
Concerned citizens in Lino Lakes say they are worried because soon they will have fewer firefighters in their city, and lawyers for the group say they expect to file a lawsuit against the city council.
Firefighters from several departments responded to a fire at a salvage yard in Long Prairie, Minn. Friday morning, according to city officials. The city says workers at Hwy 27 Auto Salvage were cutting off a fuel tank from a vehicle when it ignited at about 10:50 a.m.
Minnesota is among states sending fire crews to the state of Washington to help with wildfires that have caused evacuations and are threatening hundreds of homes. The Minnesota Incident Command System will send 40 firefighters to the Chiwaukum Creek fire near Levenworth, Washington. They will be there for up to two weeks.
Next month, all first responders will have a new tool in the fight against heroin. Law enforcement and firefighters will now be able to treat heroin overdoses with a drug called Narcan.
Four Minneapolis-area firefighters are searching for a father and son from Minnesota missing since planning to go for a hike in Colorado’s mountains in April. The firefighters began searching for 51-year-old Damain McManus and 18-year-old Evan McManus near Mount Evans Tuesday.
The Minneapolis Fire Department added 19 graduates to the force on Friday. Of those 19, 18 of them are military veterans. From ducking enemy fire in a war zone over-seas to putting out fires in a skills demonstration, these new members are ready for action.
Police and firefighters across Minnesota are retiring in greater numbers, a development attributed to changes in the state pension rule. About 300 officers and firefighters retire each year. But for the fiscal year ending June 30, there will be an estimated 600 retirements.
A family is picking up the pieces after their home caught fire early Saturday morning. The Chaska Fire Department received report of a fire just after midnight on the 2900 block of Hilltop Drive.