Elk River Fire Department

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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Attentive, caring, responsible, loyal and dedicated. Those were the words Steve Dittbenner used to describe his friend and fellow firefighter, Dan Kreuser, who was honored Monday, May 7, for 30 years of service with the Elk River Fire Department. Kreuser was recognized at the Elk River City Council meeting. Dittbenner said the Kreuser family name [...]

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