Elk River Fire Department
Seven Elk River City Council-approved recruits have begun their journey to become part of an elite team of public safety professionals with the Elk River Fire Department. The training room was filled with the excitement and nervous energy of the new recruits last month as they received their trainin...Read More
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by Eric Hagen ECM Publishers As Minnesota lawmakers discuss limiting law enforcement’s use of unmanned aircraft, the Andover fire chief made plans to use his personal drone when the next house fire or grass fire ignites. He got his chance this past weekend as a grass fire threatened homes in an Ot...Read More
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Seven new on-call firefighters are joining the Elk River Fire Department. They are Trent Collins, Michael Kaden, Michael Kelleher, Philip Luitjens, Justin Ryti, Anthony Seibert and Kenneth Tietz. The Elk River City Council approved their hiring Monday. They now will begin the Elk River Fire Academy,...Read More
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The Elk River Fire Department has two new self-contained breathing apparatus units, thanks to the Elk River Lions Club. The Lions Club donated $10,500 to the department to purchase the units. “They contain roughly 30 minutes of breathing air,” Fire Chief T. John Cunningham said of the device. ...Read More
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Two veteran firefighters have retired from the Elk River Fire Department. Bob Pearson retired after 30 years and Duane Smith after 25 years. They were recognized at Monday’s Elk River City Council meeting. Fire Chief T. John Cunningham said it’s been a privilege to work with such dedicated indiv...Read More
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The Elk River City Council has approved a bid of $229,392 to refurbish the fire department’s ladder truck. Fire Chief T. John Cunningham said in a memo to the council that the truck was built in 1990 and is still in great working condition. A replacement truck would cost more than $1 million, he s...Read More
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Elk River Fire, with the help of Rogers Fire, has knocked down an Otsego home fire in the Riverbend trailer park. Crews are busy putting out hot spots at the fire scene at 32 Tamarack Dr. When Elk River Fire arrived the trailer home was fully involved and crews went on the defense to protect [...]...Read More
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by Joni Astrup Associate Editor Larry Klein still thinks about that cold December day one year ago, when a fire raced through an apartment building in the Evans Meadows complex he manages. “It’s still sad, what happened,” Klein said. “I still feel bad that it did happen and all the lives tha...Read More
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The Elk River Fire Department is recruiting on-call firefighters. Applications can be downloaded at www.ElkRiverMN.gov/Fire and are due by 4:30 p.m. Monday, Nov. 24 . No prior training or experience is necessary.  Applicants must be at least 18 years of age, have a high school diploma or equivalent...Read More
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by Jim Boyle Editor Elk River Fire responded at 9:25 p.m. on Nov. 1 to 21216 Vernon St. for a grass fire that started from a recreational fire deemed to be too big and without a permit. Wind also contributed. Elk River Fire extinghuished the 25-acre fire and turned the matter over the Minnesota Depa...Read More
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Aaron Surratt has been sworn in as the Elk River Fire Department’s first deputy chief of operations. Mayor John Dietz administered the oath of office to Surratt at Monday’s City Council meeting. Surratt is responsible for overseeing the day-to-day operations of the department’s on-call firefig...Read More
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