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… Read full article »
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.
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… Read full article »
RED WING FIRE FIGHTERS TEAM UP TO FILL THE BOOT FOR MDA
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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… Read full article »
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.
Red Wing city ordinance section 1019, subdivision 5 allows residents to enjoy rec fires within city limits without a permit as long as regulations are adhered to.
One of the reulations state that officials may require burning to be discontinued if nuisance calls are received.
For purposes of this section, the term "nuisance" refers to anything that affects the general public and is injurious to health, or indecent or offensive to the senses, or an obstruction to the free use of property, so as to interfere with the comfortable enjoyment of life or property.
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On December 12, 2011, Red Wing City Council members unanimously approved the purchase of 15Automated External Defibrillators (AED's) for installation at several City facilities.
Each year more than 250,000 Americans die from sudden cardiac arrest (SCA). SCA strikes people of all ages, all degrees of fitness and usually strikes without warning. Many of these lives can be saved if bystanders quickly phone 911, begin CPR and provide defibrillation.
All AED's are designed to guide untrained rescuers through the process of early defibrillation and initiation of CPR.
The AED's purchased for City facilitie… Read full article »
On March 14, 2011, City Council approved a purchase agreement with Everest Emergency Vehicles of St. Paul, MN, for the purchase of a new ambulance. The new unit will replace a 1998 ambulance that will be eliminated from the Red Wing Fire Department's fleet. The Red Wing Fire Department currently has four (4) ambulances in its fleet: Medic 3, 1998 Ford E-450 183,137 milesMedic 2, 2000 Ford E-450 &n… Read full article »
On January 14, 2011 the Red Wing Fire Department was notified that its 2010 Assistance to Firefighters Grant (AFG) application had been approved. The AFG application submitted in May 2010, requested funding to replace the Fire Department’s breathing air compressor/cascade system and purchase three power cots for ambulances. The breathing air compressor lacks the capacity to adequately fill modern, high pressure self contained breathing apparatus, therefore, failing to meet OSHA and NFPA standards and must be replaced. Existing manual ambulance cots are being replaced with power cots in… Read full article »