Elk River Fire Department
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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The Elk River Fire Department will be holding its annual open house on Saturday, September 13, from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m., at Fire Station 1, 415 Jackson Ave. The open house will include truck tours, equipment demonstrations, technical rescue demonstration, auto extrication demonstration, Connexus Energ...Read More
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Aaron Surratt has been hired as deputy chief of operations for the Elk River Fire Department. The position is a new one. The fire department’s 2013-2017 strategic plan included the creation of the position to oversee the department’s firefighting force, according to Fire Chief T. John Cunningham...Read More
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  • Profession still rooted in pride and service for those who answer the call   by Theresa Malloy ECM Publishers As fire departments across the state struggle with budget issues and recruitment and retention shortfalls, the lingering question is what the future of firefighting will look li...Read More
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