Author Archives: Eden Prairie Fire Department

Fire Response Over the Weekend

Over the weekend, the Eden Prairie Fire Department responded to a possible chimney fire in southern Eden Prairie, likely caused by creosote buildup in the fireplace. Damage was minimized by the quick response time and the ability of the crews getting water to the roof of the structure efficiently. We would like to remind everyone of […]

Help the Fire Department: Clear Your Hydrant

There are more than 4,000 fire hydrants across the City of Eden Prairie. Each blanket of snow means Eden Prairie residents spend time shoveling driveways and sidewalks, but what about those hydrants? Fire spreads fast, and seconds matter. The few minutes it takes to shovel out a hydrant could mean the difference between a fire […]

Holiday Home Fire Safety

In early November, Eden Prairie firefighters responded to a residential house fire that caused thousands of dollars in damage, and injured the homeowner and a firefighter. The fire started with an incense log left burning on a desktop. Luckily, working smoke alarms alerted the residents to the fire and they were able to exit the […]

Change Your Clock – Change Your Batteries

It’s time to “fall back” and replace your smoke and carbon monoxide alarm batteries! At 2 a.m. Sunday, Nov. 6, clocks will be turned back one hour and we’ll officially be on Central Standard Time. The Eden Prairie Fire Department encourages residents to take a few minutes out of that extra hour on Sunday to […]

Firefighter Recruit Open House

Being a volunteer firefighter is not about what you look like, what degree you earned or where you come from. It is about one thing: heart. Seven out of 10 firefighters and emergency responders are volunteers. If you have the heart to serve your community, you have everything we need. We are hosting a recruitment open house […]