Category Archives: Miscellaneous

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 […]

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 […]

The End of an Era

Fire Inspector Chuck Schaitberger is retiring Friday, Feb. 26, 2016, and will officially sign off at 3:30 p.m. Chuck has served in the roles of firefighter, lieutenant, assistant chief and fire inspector throughout his 42 years with the Eden Prairie Fire Department. Each firefighter has a badge number when they are sworn into service. Chuck […]