Minneapolis Fire Department
Terry Parks grew up in south Minneapolis and attended South High School, class of 1972. At the age of 18, Parks joined the U.S. Navy Seabees MCB 133. He went in as a kid and came out as a petty officer third class builder. He was stationed in Homeport, Gulfport, Mississippi and his tours included Okinawa, Cuba, and Puerto Rico.
Two people were rescued from an island in the Mississippi River near northeast Minneapolis Tuesday afternoon. According to the Minneapolis Fire Department, two people became stranded after walking out to an island just west of Marshall Terrace Park near Marshall Street Northeast and 28th Avenue Northeast.
Authorities say welding is to blame for a fire at a downtown Minneapolis building Thursday morning. Fire crews were called to the Ceresota Building on the 500 block of 2nd Street at about 7:30 a.m.
Authorities say nobody was hurt in a building fire in downtown Minneapolis Thursday morning, but workers had to be rescued from a roof. Fire crews were called to the 500 block of 2nd St. at about 7:30 a.m. When firefighters arrived, heavy black smoke was showing on the eighth floor of a 10-story structure and crews entered to fight the fire inside.
The Minneapolis Fire Department wants to be ready in case of an emergency — and they’re not talking solely about fires. Fire crews teamed up with Xcel Energy to simulate an underground emergency in a tight space.
Minneapolis firefighters spent hours Saturday night battling a multi-building fire on the city’s north side. The Minneapolis Fire Department says crews responded to the fire on the corner of Freemont and Lowry avenues just before 10 p.m.
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.
On Thursday, Minneapolis Fire Chief John Fruetel gave an eye opening report on workers compensation cost to the Minneapolis City Council’s Ways and Means Budget subcommittee. He said since 2012 the cost for workers compensation has nearly doubled; it’s now at $2.4 million a year.
Authorities say a vacant home in northeast Minneapolis suffered extensive damage due to a fire Wednesday morning. The Minneapolis Fire Department was called just after 5 a.m. to a residence on the 2500 block of 3rd Street North.
Minneapolis fire officials now believe someone intentionally set a weekend fire at an abandoned house. It happened early Sunday morning at 2508 Humboldt Avenue North. The house sustained extensive damage, but there were no injuries.
Authorities said one person was injured and an apartment was damaged in a fire Sunday morning in south Minneapolis. Crews were called to the 3100 block of 22nd Avenue South at about 6:30 a.m. on a report of a fire at a three-story apartment building.
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 men and women who put their lives on the line to keep Minneapolis safe competed in a friendly and tasty competition Saturday. This was the second annual Battle of the Badges, which took place at North Commons Park.
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.