Author Archives: Eden Prairie Fire Department

Why Digging Out Your Hydrant is Important

Last night the Eden Prairie Fire Department responded to a chimney fire that extended into the home’s attic. The 911 call came in at 11:38 p.m. and duty crew firefighters were on scene within seven minutes of the call. Initial crews were able to get water on the fire without delay because the two nearest […]

Digging Out

After our first major snowfall of 2018, the Eden Prairie Fire Department reminds residents to clear out fire hydrants when shoveling driveways and sidewalks. Fire moves fast, and quick access to your neighborhood hydrant is essential to stopping the spread of destructive smoke and fire. Take a few minutes to shovel the hydrants near your home, even […]

Storms Bring More than Rain

As severe storms rolled through Eden Prairie last night, they brought heavy rain, hail and lightning, along with several fire calls that kept Eden Prairie Fire Department crews busy. Shortly after 7 p.m., dispatch received a call about a fire caused by a lightning strike to a home on Dartmouth Avenue. The on-shift duty crew […]

Search and Rescue

On Tuesday, June 20 the Eden Prairie Police and Fire Departments were called to True Friends at Camp Eden Wood, a camp for special needs adults and children, for a lost 9-year-old boy. The child had run into the marsh area that borders the camp property. Firefighters, police officers, camp staff and members of the Hennepin County Sheriff’s Water […]


The Eden Prairie Fire Department works closely with our neighbor and partner agencies on a daily basis, so that we can work seamlessly on an emergency scene. Last night brought together a few examples of these great working relationships all at once. Each year the Fire Department runs a recruit academy that teaches college level classes to […]