Monday, December 31, 2012
A wrap-up of fire related incidents, news in the west metro for 2012.
Year in Review 2012 The following is a collection of articles that appeared on Patch sites in Eden Prairie, Edina, Golden Valley, Hopkins, Lake Minnetonka, Maple Grove, Minnetonka, Plymouth, Richfield, Southwest Minneapolis, St. Louis Park and St. Michael during 2012. Click on the headline to read the full story:
Thursday, July 14, 2011
Department could look at combining services with other cities in the area.
Funding for the Golden Valley Fire Department came under scrutiny Tuesday as city staff and council members reviewed the proposed 2012-13 budget. “The big question is, are we going to be able to sustain the way we’re currently structured?” Fire and Inspections Chief Mark Kuhnly asked. The 2012 proposed budget for Fire Administration would decrease funding from the 2011 adopted budget by a little more than 1 percent, to $908,355. The fire department has four full-time paid staff members and about 50 paid on-call firefighters. The department has been pushing recruitment efforts, in particular hosting an open house and its first recruitment expo last month. But Kuhnly said it’s been difficult to recruit 24-hour coverage on an on-call, part-…
Friday, June 17, 2011
Golden Valley hosts annual Public Safety Open Hosue, aims for new recruits
At least 1,000 Golden Valley residents gathered at the three area fire stations Wednesday evening to see hands-on demonstrations and learn more about fire safety. The open house is a yearly event, but this year, the Golden Valley Fire Department is trying to recruit new fire fighters. Upcoming information sessions are scheduled for June 23 and June 27. Visit the City of Golden Valley website for more information.
Thursday, June 16, 2011
Golden Valley police officers and firefighters hosted the city's annual event on Monday night.
Police officers and firefighters hosted hundreds of Golden Valley residents on Monday at the city's annual Public Safety Open House. The police station and three fire stations were open for the public to tour. Families and kids watched safety demonstrations, participated in some fun activities, and asked all kinds of questions of firefighters and police officers.
Sunday, February 27, 2011
Golden Valley Firefighters took part in the 2011 Fight for Air Climb, and raised nearly $10,000 to fund research for asthma, lung cancer and other lung diseases that affect firefighters.
Saturday morning at the Accenture Tower in Downtown Minneapolis, 150 firefighters from 36 Minnesota fire departments gathered for the 7th Annual Fight for Air Climb. "It's one of the signature fundraising events for the American Lung Association," said Maura Studer, director of development for the American Lung Association. "It's a great fundraising opportunity and it's a great way to bring the community together with the fire department." The event is a fundraising opportunity geared toward fitness as well. The goal is for the firefighters to climb 30 floors (660 steps), wearing full gear, which generally weighs about 60 pounds. "Give a firefighter a challenge and we take it," said Lt. Colleen Elvin of the Apple Valley Fire Dept. However…