Category Archives: Safety

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 […]

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 […]

Holiday Home Fire Safety

In early November, Eden Prairie firefighters responded to a residential house fire that caused thousands of dollars in damage, and injured the homeowner and a firefighter. The fire started with an incense log left burning on a desktop. Luckily, working smoke alarms alerted the residents to the fire and they were able to exit the […]

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 […]