They’re a family of entrepreneurs, but their real passion is fighting fires. Together one Mayer family is celebrating a century of service to their local fire department.
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.
The Minneapolis Fire Department recently accepted applications for the first time since 2006. Since then, more than 2,000 people applied. It’s the first step in a process that will include a written exam, oral interview and then an intense physical fitness test.
It was just three days after Christmas when a fire nearly cost Pastor DelRoy Johnson his church in Blaine. Luckily, a new firefighting product helped save the church.