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Fire Prevention Week 2016 theme announced
NFPA has officially announced “Don't Wait: Check the Date! Replace Smoke Alarms Every 10 Years” as the theme for Fire Prevention Week, October 9-15, 2016. The focus on smoke alarm replacement comes as the result of a recent survey conducted by NFPA, which showed that many people don't know how old their smoke alarms are or how often they need to be replaced.
Minneapolis Fire adds the ability to treat overdose patients
The Fire Department added Narcan to its complement of medical services provided in Minneapolis. The drug can reverse an overdose from heroin and other opioid-based drugs and medications. In the first week, the Fire Department’s medical response teams saved seven lives with it. The Fire Department administers a vaporized version of the treatment nasally. The cost of the drug treatments and a portion of the training costs are being reimbursed by the Minnesota Metropolitan Emergency Services Board.
Fire Station 8
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Fire Station 8
2749 Blaisdell Ave. S.
Minneapolis, MN 55403
In an emergency Call 911 – Do not call the fire station directly.
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Minneapolis Fire Department
City Hall, 350 S 5th St., Room 233
Minneapolis, MN 55415
General Information: (612) 673-2890
Fire Department Fax: (612) 673-2828
Fire Department TTY: (612) 673-2157
Originally opened as Station J with Chemical 2 at 2749 Blaisdell Avenue South in 1884. January 12, 1891 the department was reorganized and Station J became Station 8 and was rebuilt on the same site in 1940
- Chemical 2 in service 1884 to 1895
- Hose 8 in service January 1885
- Engine 8 in service in 1887
- Ladder 5 in service November 1889 to 1913, deleted, back in 1914 to 1929, moved to station 23 and back in 1934, then moved to station 17 in 2003.
- Rescue 1 was moved to Station 8
- Ladder 5 was moved to Station 27
Last updated Jun 22, 2016