Long-Time Minneapolis Fire Chief John Fruetel RetiresThe long-time leader of the Minneapolis Fire Department is retiring.
Fire Officials Talk Safety Concerns With Protesters Ahead Of SnowstormOfficials with the Minneapolis Fire Department say Chief John Fruetel will meet with Black Lives Matter protesters at the 4th Precinct to talk about fire concerns at the encampment.
Minneapolis Firefighter Injuries Nearly Double in Two YearsOn 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.
Mpls. FD: Fire Death Toll Highest In 35 YearsA growing number of deadly fires in Minneapolis have officials preaching safety. Since the beginning of the year, 10 people, including five children, have died in fires in Minneapolis. Fire Chief John Fruetel says it's been more than 35 years since the fire department has seen this many deaths.
5 Children Dead In North Minneapolis House FireFive children died after a Friday morning fire in a north Minneapolis duplex, according to the Hennepin County Medical Examiner's Office. Crews were called to the 2800 block of Colfax Avenue North around 5 a.m.
Crews Finish Search, Demolition At Site Of Apartment Complex FireCrews have finished searching the charred ruins of an apartment building on Cedar Avenue near downtown Minneapolis hours after pulling a second body from the structure. Crews began tearing apart the building at 514 Cedar Avenue South on Thursday and discovered the body of one person who didn't make it out.
1 Killed, 4 Hurt In South Minneapolis FireOne woman was killed and four others were injured after a fire spread quickly through a south Minneapolis home early Saturday morning.
Minneapolis Confirms New Fire Chief Minneapolis has a new fire department chief.