Elk River Fire Department

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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        Photos by Joni Astrup and Nicole Immerheiser   by Dawn Feddersen-Poindexter Contributing writer It was a day like any other at the Isaacson’s home in Otsego. Ryan was at work, Brenda was working at home in the office in the basement of their house. The couple’s three children, 5-year-old twins Mason and [...]

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The Elk River Fire Department will begin doing fire inspections in Otsego. The department will inspect commercial and industrial buildings and structures in parts of Otsego serviced by the Elk River and Rogers fire departments. Otsego will provide a monthly list of sites that require fire inspections and pay Elk River $50 an hour for [...]

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by Joni Astrup Associate editor For the first time in its 133-year history, the Elk River Fire Department has a strategic plan. A 10-member task force met 14 times over the past year to draft the plan for 2013-2017. It was unanimously approved by the Elk River City Council on Monday, March 18. Fire Chief [...]

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The Elk River Fire and Rescue Open House will run from noon–4 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 6, at Station 2, 13073 Orono Parkway, Elk River. There will be a vehicle extrication and technical rescue demonstrations, along with fire extinguisher demonstrations, the Safe Escape House and an opportunity for kids to get up close to the fire [...]

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A new Elk River Fire Department pickup truck designed to fight grass fires will be outfitted with a high-pressure foam suppression system. A fire department committee tested this technology in a controlled burn in Elk River’s Woodland Trails Park last spring, according to Fire Chief T. John Cunningham. The system deploys a thick foam blanket [...]

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On Sunday, August 12, 2012, at approximately 12:30 a.m., the Elk River Fire Department responded to a fully involved structure fire at the 18800 block of Zumbro Ave. NW in Elk River. The initial call reported that there were possible persons unaccounted for. Fire and police arrived on-scene shortly after dispatch, confirming a working structure [...]

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by Jim Boyle Editor Elk River police and fire departments  respond to hundreds of calls annually, but one of their favorite calls comes the first Tuesday in August every year. That’s when they are dispatched to neighborhood block parties for a chance to connect with residents about what’s going on in that particular neighborhood and [...]

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