Elk River Fire Department
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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Nine new probationary on-call firefighters have joined the Elk River Fire Department. The Elk River City Council approved their hiring Monday. They are: Jacob Collins, Garrett Erdman, Zachary Hoffman, Chad Kreuser, Joseph Libor, Sandy Meredith, Casey Neumann, Kenneth Smith and Brandon Vito. The new ...Read More
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Click here to see a gallery of photos from the fire. by Joni Astrup Associate Editor About 40 people were displaced after a fire raced through an Elk River apartment building Thursday morning. Fire Chief T. John Cunningham said crews were called to the Evans Meadows apartment complex at around 6:30 ...Read More
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All residents of the Evans Meadows apartment building have been accounted for and are safe, according to the Elk River Police Department. A fire broke out in the building at 365 Evans Ave. Thursday morning and has done extensive damage. Meanwhile, the police department is reporting that the Elk Rive...Read More
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by Joni Astrup Associate Editor Authorities were working Thursday morning to account for everyone living in an apartment building that was burning in Elk River. Fire Chief T. John Cunningham said crews were called to the Evans Meadows apartment complex in the 350 block of Evans Avenue around 6:30 a....Read More
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Elk River Fire and at least five other area fire departments are battling an apartment blaze that broke out Thursday morning. Fire crews on the scene have not been able to confirm if everyone has made it out the Evans Meadows apartment building at 341 Evans Ave., but many residents have been evacuat...Read More
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by Jim Boyle Editor An Otsego family has been displaced by a house fire two days before Thanksgiving. The Elk River Fire Department was called at about 4 p.m. on Nov. 26 to a report of a fire in the 8600 block of Palmgrean Avenue Northeast in Otsego. While en-route, fire crews were advised of [...]...Read More
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