Category Archives: Miscellaneous

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 […]

Partnerships

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 […]

Brush Fires

There are a lot of nature areas nestled into Eden Prairie neighborhoods, which is part of what makes it such a great place to live. Nature areas also bring the possibility of brush and wildland fires, which people usually equate with more wooded or rural areas. Though we aren’t generally at risk for the catastrophic […]

Close Your Door!

Because of the increased use of synthetic materials in furniture and construction, fire is spreading faster. So you should take every precaution you can to protect your family from the heat and smoke produced by a fast-moving fire. A simple habit that could save your life in a fire is to sleep with your bedroom […]

Don’t Add Water to a Grease Fire

Yesterday the Eden Prairie Fire Department responded to a cooking fire at an Extended Stay America hotel in Eden Prairie. The occupant was making popcorn and a fire started when the oil became too hot on the stove. The small grease fire would have likely been contained by putting a lid on the pan. Instead, […]