Category Archives: Incidents

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 […]

Interesting Rescue

When you have an emergency, you call 9-1-1; everyone knows that. But, what do you do when your child gets her legs stuck in a small metal container? A few weeks ago, the Eden Prairie Fire Department responded to find a small child whose legs were trapped in a metal pot she had been playing […]

Smoking Material Fire

For Eden Prairie firefighters, the month of March quickly became active when they were called to a structure fire just before 8 a.m. March 1. Duty crews quickly arrived to an unoccupied duplex heavily involved in fire. Firefighters were able to extinguish a majority of the fire from the exterior and then made entry to […]

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 […]

Blaine/Spring Lake Park/Moundsview Fire Chief Does It All

This is a picture of my good friend and colleague Fire Chief Nyle Zikmund. Nyle is the Chief of the Blaine/Spring Lake Park/Moundsview Fire Department. Nyle is a progressive thinker in the fire service and his fire department reflects that vision with a very strong fire prevention and inspection program. Nyle is also very involved […]