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Red Wing Firefighter/Paramedics Respond to Structure Fire

Thursday, June 8 2017 11:12 AM  •   Categorized In Fire Department
Incident Date: June 7, 2017Incident Time: 19:49 (7:49pm)Incident Address: 1873 Bench Street, Red Wing, MN 55066Alarm level: Four Alarms Resources on scene: Eight Engines, Three Ladders, Two Tenders, Five Ambulances, One Battalion Chief and Three Chief Officers.   Total of 70 Firefighters on scene Red Wing fire department received a call of smoke coming from the Red Wing city waste campus building.   Units arrived on scene confirming a working fire and upgraded the fire call to a First Alarm.  Upon entering, the building crews encounter heavy fire condition in the tipping room area. …

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Red Wing Solid Waste Campus Fire - Update 9:30 p.m.

Wednesday, June 7 2017 9:34 PM  •   Categorized In Fire Department
The City of Red Wing has an active emergency fire situation at the Red Wing Solid Waste Campus. It is imperative that you avoid the area of 1873 Bench Street to allow for proper response by Red Wing Fire Department personnel. The 4 alarm fire was reported at approximately 7:45 p.m. and reported to be inside the Solid Waste facility which has sustained significant damage. There are no injuries reported. Sixty fire fighters are on scene from four cities. This is still an active scene and you are asked to avoid the area. Refuse and recycling will be picked up at normal times tomorrow, Thursday, June 8, 2017. …

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Red Wing Solid Waste Campus fire situation - June 7, 2017

Wednesday, June 7 2017 8:53 PM  •   Categorized In Fire Department
The City of Red Wing has an active emergency fire situation at the Red Wing Solid Waste Campus. It is imperative that you avoid the area of 1873 Bench Street to allow for proper response by Red Wing Fire Department personnel. Contact: Shannon DraperRed Wing Fire ChiefFire Department651.385.3695                                                         The City of Red Wing is dedicated to the ongoing health and well being of its residents. With its tradition of growth, sta…

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CPR and AED Awareness Week

Tuesday, May 30 2017 10:22 AM  •   Categorized In Fire Department
Did you know that every hour of every day in this country 42 people experience sudden cardiac arrest?  It's not just men who suffer this problem, more than 5,900 children experience out-of-hospital cardiac arrest each year, too.  Did you know that administering CPR can more than double a victim's chances of surviving it?  More than 6,000 Minnesotans die from sudden cardiac arrest every year and the Fire Department would like each one of us to be able to step in and help our neighbors in need.  Therefore, Mayor Dowse has joined Fire Chief Shannon Draper in pro…

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Fire Captain Bob Engberg Retires After 40 Years Of Service

Thursday, April 27 2017 3:28 PM  •   Categorized In Fire Department
Commentary by Fire Chief Shannon Draper The Red Wing Fire department was formed in 1857 and over the last 160 years, we have had many great firefighters and leaders that have built the foundation of who we are today.   Bob Engberg is one such person; an individual that has truly contributed to our department’s success. Bob Engberg has served the city of Red Wing as a volunteer and Paid on Call firefighter for 40 years. He retired last week as a Captain of Hose Company One. Bob joined the fire department in 1977 and was assigned to Hose Company One; a volunteer company that has been serving R…

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Fire Prevention Week Open House October 16, 2016

Friday, October 14 2016 3:00 PM  •   Categorized In Fire Department

Emergency Medical Services Week Proclamation

Tuesday, May 10 2016 2:30 PM  •   Categorized In Fire Department
City of Red Wing Mayor Dan Bender proclaims the week of May 15-21, 2016, as EMERGENCY MEDICAL SERVICES WEEK.  Click here to view the proclamation.

October is Breast Cancer Awareness Month.

Tuesday, October 22 2013 12:00 AM  •   Categorized In Fire Department
Since 2010 the International Association of Fire Fighters (IAFF) has encouraged firefighters across the country to participate in campaigns honoring women fighting cancer. RWFD joined the “Firefighters in Pink” campaign this year on behalf of Jeana L. Marks, sister of Firefighter/Paramedic Mike Dopkins, who was diagnosed with breast cancer earlier this year. What started as a simple vision of a few firefighters wearing pink t-shirts quickly turned into something much larger. Firefighters started wearing pink on October 1. By October 2 the department was inundated with requests from family, friend…

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Red Wing Fire Fighters Team Up to Fill the Boot for MDA

Tuesday, August 20 2013 12:00 AM  •   Categorized In Fire Department
RED WING FIRE FIGHTERS TEAM UP TO FILL THE BOOT FOR MDA Camp Courage Video: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jT-rPTYFI00&feature=youtu.be Contact:Brittany FornengoFundraising Coordinator952-697-3248bfornengo@mdausa.org                      Red Wing, MN ─ Fire fighters will be out on the streets of Red Wing asking motorists to help “Fill the Boot” for the Muscular Dystrophy Association on August 27-29 from 3-6 pm. Every dollar that passing motorists can pitch into the fire fighters…

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EMS Week

Friday, May 31 2013 12:00 AM  •   Categorized In Fire Department
With the theme, EMS: One Mission One Team, Acting Mayor Bayley presented members of the Red Wing Fire Department with the 2013 Emergency Medical Services Week proclamation, recognizing local Firefighter/Paramedics for their dedication and contributions to the community.    To view the full proclamation click here. 
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