Author Archives: George Esbensen

Fire and Ice

Yes this is a bit of a cliche, but this time of year is all about these two topics…. First, from now through New Year’s Day is the deadliest period of time in America for civilian fire deaths. Family and friends gather in large numbers and when there is a fire, leading causes of which […]

Near Miss This Morning

This morning the Eden Prairie Fire Department responded to a call for a small deck fire at an apartment building. Prior to arrival the fire had been put out by the occupant, but needed to be checked to make sure it hadn’t extended into a void space. When I arrived, I found a large hole […]

Eden Prairie Fire Teams with Domino’s Pizza for Fire Prevention Week

The Eden Prairie Fire Department teamed with Domino’s Pizza last night as part of a national program to promote working smoke alarms in homes. Last night Fire Lt. Kelly Hanink, and Firefighter Don Jensen took Engine 21 and delivered Domino’s pizzas to five Eden Prairie homes. When the crew on Engine 21 arrived at each […]

Exchange Students Come for a Visit

Forty-eight kids from Lodi China came to visit the fire station as part of their visit to Eden Prairie. Lodi is a sister city with Eden Prairie and has been since 2007. On alternating years students and teachers from Lodi come here and on the odd years students from Eden Prairie go to Lodi. It’s […]

Eden Prairie Relay for Life

Once again the Eden Prairie Relay for Life was a big success raising over $37,000 this past Friday evening, to help find a cure in the fight against cancer. I am proud to say that once again the Eden Prairie Fire Department lead all Eden Prairie teams in terms of fund raising with more than […]