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Firefighters Respond to Hazardous Materials Call

Monday, September 11 2017 1:38 PM  •   Categorized In Fire Department
 

The Fire Department's Burning Desire

Thursday, August 31 2017 9:15 AM  •   Categorized In Fire Department

Fill the Boot to Fight Muscular Dystrophy August 15-17

Friday, August 11 2017 11:40 AM  •   Categorized In Fire Department
A Message from Fire Cheif Shannon Draper The annual Fill the Boot campaign is back for another three-day cash collection period wherein all of the money donated will benefit the Muscular Dystrophy Association.  Continuing a Red Wing tradition, dedicated fire fighters from all ranks of the department will hit the streets with boots in hand asking pedestrians, motorists, customers and other passersby to make a donation to MDA on August 15-17, 2017. Our firefighters are ready to collect funds for this very worthy cause. As usual, we expect to find that Red Wing residents will be very gener…

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Public Invited to Fire Truck Ceremony

Friday, July 14 2017 3:00 PM  •   Categorized In Fire Department
  Fire Truck Ceremony – Red Wing, MN new Engine 2 has arrived, we would like to invite our community to a ceremony as we place this new apparatus into service.  The ceremony will consist of a message from the Chief, a blessing of the new engine from our FD Chaplain, a formal wet down, and a “push” into its new home.  First 100 in attendance will receive a commemorative towel (donated by BIC) that we as a community will use to dry the new engine and then push it into its new home. Saturday, July 15 at 10 AM - 11:30 AM

Calling All Amateur Photographers!

Thursday, July 6 2017 9:31 AM  •   Categorized In Fire Department
Have you seen the Red Wing Fireboat? It’s a functional thing of beauty.  Combing speed and engineering prowess with live-saving ability, the Fireboat holds a special place in the imagination of those who see it.  It also makes a wonderful subject to photograph.  The drama of the machine against the water with Red Wing in the backdrop is a pretty lens-worthy subject.  The Fire Department will be launching the boat at Bay Point Park on Thursday, July 20 at 7 pm, and they invite the public to attend the launch and enjoy a photo-taking opportunity of the Fireboat in action.

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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