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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: Contact:Brittany FornengoFundraising                      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. 

Recreational Fires May Be A "Nuisance"

Friday, March 1 2013 12:00 AM  •   Categorized In Fire Department
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. Click here to view current recreation…

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City Purchases Automated External Defibrillators (AED's)

Friday, December 30 2011 12:00 AM  •   Categorized In Fire Department
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…

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Red Wing Fire Department Receives Approval to Purchase New Ambulance

Friday, March 18 2011 12:00 AM  •   Categorized In Fire Department
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…

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RWFD Receives Assistance to Firefighter Grant

Thursday, January 27 2011 12:00 AM  •   Categorized In Fire Department
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…

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Could Your Home Be At Risk?

Friday, February 12 2010 12:00 AM  •   Categorized In Fire Department
Thomas Schneider, Fire Chief On January 20, 2010 the Red Wing Fire Department responded to a structure fire at 3512 Kosec Drive. The cause of the fire was related to an improperly installed wood burning fireplace.Video on Fox 9 Concerned that numerous homes may share the same installation hazard, the Red Wing Fire Department, Building Department and home owners, Shelly and Denise Simanski, are encouraging residents to have their wood burning fireplaces inspected. According to Fire Chief, Tom Schneider, “The installation defect discovered created a fire hazard the day the fireplace was built.&…

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