Friday, January 20, 2017

Fire News

Adopt a Hydrant

Adopt a Hydrant

In the event of a fire emergency during the winter, firefighters need quick access to fire hydrants, and buried hydrants can cause dangerous delays.

The Minnesota State Fire Code requires a clear three-foot radius around a fire hydrant. 

The Eagan Fire Department is encouraging you to “adopt a fire hydrant” closest to your residence to ensure hydrants are accessible at all times. Please don’t let your neighborhood hydrant remain “under cover”. This will provide quick access to firefighters and   Read more...


Don't Let Your Holidays Go Up in Smoke

Don't Let Your Holidays Go Up in Smoke

Dangers of Turkey fryers                  

NFPA discourages the use of outdoor gas-fueled turkey fryers that immerse the turkey in hot oil.

NFPA continues to believe that turkey fryers that use cooking oil, as currently designed, are not suitable for safe use by even a well-informed and careful consumer. 

These turkey fryers use a substantial quantity of cooking oil at high temperatures and units currently available for home use pose a significant danger that hot oil will be released at some point   Read more...


Halloween Fire Safety Tips

Halloween Fire Safety Tips

Halloween is a fun, and spooky, time of year for kids. Make trick-or-treating safe for your little monsters with a few easy safety tips, brought to you by the Eagan Fire Department and the National Fire Prevention Association:

  • Did you know that decorations are the first thing to ignite in 900 reported home fires each year? Two of every five of these fires were started by a candle. Dried flowers, cornstalks and crepe paper catch fire easily. Keep all decorations   Read more...


2016 Fire Prevention Open House

2016 Fire Prevention Open House

In association with Fire Prevention Week 

The Eagan Fire Department invites you to attend:

 

 

Join Eagan Fire at our upcoming Open Houses:

  • Mon. October 10th, 6:00-8:00PM at Station 1, 3940 Rahn Rd.

  • Tues. October 11th, 6:00-8:00PM at Station 2, 1001 Station Trail

  • Weds. October 12th, 6:00-8:00PM at Station 4, 4200 Dodd Rd.

*New Station 1 Opening 2017 at 4200 Blackhawk Rd.

  Scheduled Activities & Free Entertainment:

  • Live Demonstrations

  • Audience Participation

  • Fire Trucks

  • Fire Safety House

  • Fire Prevention Presentations

  • Fun for the   Read more...


Fire at Budget Host Inn Closes MN-55 Sunday Morning

Fire at Budget Host Inn Closes MN-55 Sunday Morning

At approximately 06:55am Sunday morning, Eagan Fire, Police and Mendota Heights Fire responded to a report of a fire in the roof of the Budget Host Inn at 2745 Highway 55 in Eagan. The original 911 caller worked for the hotel and reported that the smoke was heavy.

First arriving crews reported a working structure fire in one of the hotel rooms. Fire crews had to have Highway 55 closed for approximately an hour in order to get water from a   Read more...


Use Fireworks Safely, Better Yet Leave them to Professionals

Use Fireworks Safely, Better Yet Leave them to Professionals

The Eagan Fire Department, along with other Public Safety agencies throughout the state, urge the public to use fireworks with care; Better yet, leave fireworks to the professionals. Our friends at the City of Red Wing created this video and we're sharing it with you.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Dakota County Fire Officials Unveil Kitchen Fire Prevention Trailer

Dakota County Fire Officials Unveil Kitchen Fire Prevention Trailer

Fire education tool part of Dakota County first responders’
longstanding partnership with Flint Hills Resources

EAGAN, Minn. – The Dakota County Fire Chiefs Association unveiled its new kitchen fire prevention trailer at a demonstration yesterday outside Eagan City Hall.  The $30,000 trailer, which was donated by Flint Hills Resources Pine Bend refinery in Rosemount, will allow Dakota County fire officials to educate the public on how to prevent kitchen fires, the number one type of fire in the U.S.  At the demonstration,   Read more...