Elk River Fire Department

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 evacuated and are [...]

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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 [...]

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The city of Elk River is accepting applications for on-call firefighters through Wednesday, Nov. 27. Applications are available online at www.ElkRiverMN.gov or can be picked up at the Elk River City Hall, 13065 Orono Parkway. “Since 1881, the Elk River Fire Department has proudly served the community as a full-service emergency response and public safety [...]

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by Joni Astrup Associate Editor Former Elk River Fire Chief Bruce West has been named Minnesota’s next state fire marshal. Minnesota Department of Public Safety Commissioner Mona Dohman announced that effective Dec. 4 West will replace State Fire Marshal Jerry Rosendahl, who is retiring. West will also lead the Minnesota Office of Pipeline Safety. West, [...]

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by Joni Astrup Associate Editor Whether or not the city of Elk River should hire a full-time deputy fire chief in 2014 is being scrutinized. The position is a new one and is in the city’s preliminary 2014 budget. It is scheduled to be filled on July 1, 2014, at a cost of $62,900 (pay [...]

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The Elk River Fire Department’s open house will run from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 14, at Fire Station No. 1, 415 Jackson Ave., Elk River. Events include a kitchen grease fire demonstration, a Technical Rescue Team demonstration, a safe escape house, a fire extinguisher demonstration, a vehicle extrication, a Connexus Energy demonstration [...]

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by Joni Astrup Associate Editor The Elk River Fire Department is looking at adding a deputy fire chief to the roster in 2014. The deputy chief of operations position is in the city’s 2014 preliminary budget; the budget will be finalized in December. Fire Chief T. John Cunningham has proposed filling the position in midyear. [...]

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by Joni Astrup Associate editor The city of Elk River is looking at refurbishing the Elk River Fire Department’s aging aerial ladder truck, rather than replacing it. The truck, a 1990 model, would cost around $1 million or more to replace with a new one. Refurbishing would cost an estimated $235,000 and extend its working [...]

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Fire has destroyed a house in Elk River. Firefighters from Elk River and four other departments battled the blaze late Tuesday night, April 30. Elk River Fire Chief T. John Cunningham said the fire was heavily involved on the back side of the house when they arrived. Due to the heavy winds, the fire spread [...]

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