Holiday Safety Topics
The winter holiday season should be a joyous time of year. However, certain types of fires and injuries associated with holiday cooking and decorations are much more common during this season.
In 2013, Thanksgiving was the peak day for home cooking fires, followed by Christmas eve and Christmas day. Cooking fires are the number one cause of home fires and home injuries. The leading cause of fires in the kitchen is unattended cooking. It’s important to be alert to prevent cooking and other Holiday fires.
Christmas Tree Fires
Christmas Trees are a traditional part of the Christmas holiday. They can also be a major source of fuel in a fire. According to the U.S. Fire Administration, one of every three home Christmas tree fires are caused by electrical problems and a heat source too close to the tree caused roughly one in every six.
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MFD Deploys SafetyNet System
Safety Net enables MFD to quickly find and rescue individuals with autism, Alzheimer's, dementia and other similar cognitive conditions who have wandered and become lost. Once enrolled in the service your loved one wears a Safety Net Tracking Bracelet. Each Bracelet emits a signal on a channel used by MFD for tracking people at risk. Safety Net Tracking™ Service is currently available in 18 states located across the country and it has assisted public safety with many successful rescues since its inception.
Fire Station 21
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Fire Station 21
3209 E. 38th Street
Minneapolis, MN 55406
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 located at 3800 Minnehaha Avenue South in 1894 with Chemical 10. It closed in 1961 when new Station 21 was relocated to its present location at 3209 East 38th Street with Engine 21 and Ladder 2. The Minnehaha location is now Patrick's Cabaret.
- Chemical 10 in service from 1894 to 1901
- Hose 21 in service replacing Chemical 10 in 1901
- Ladder 8 in service in 1906
- Engine 21 in service in 1921
- Combination 21 Replaces Engine 21 and Ladder 8 in 1934
- Engine 21 and Ladder 2 replace Combination 21 in 1949
- Ladder 2 disbanded in 2003
- Ladder 2 back in service in 2008
Last updated Jun 22, 2016