George Esbensen

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.
Memorial For Fallen Firefighters Finds New HomeFlags were flown at half-mast on Sunday to honor 207 Minnesota firefighters who paid the ultimate sacrifice in the name of duty and tradition.
Police: Eden Prairie House Fire Injures 3 Firefighters Three Eden Prairie firefighters are in the hospital after a house fire Saturday night.