Category Archives: Miscellaneous

April is High Visability Month

The Minnesota Department of Public Safety has been focusing on High Visibility Garments for all responders to roadway incidents. The minimum mandatory requirement for Firefighters and First Responders is for either a Class 2 High Visibility Garment, or compliant Fire Department Turnout Gear. This requirement is for anytime Firefighters and First Responders are directing traffic, […]

Fire Hydrant Testing Coming Up – It Makes a Huge Difference!

Here is A BIG reason why, in my 25 plus years with the Eden Prairie Fire Department, I have never experienced a bad fire hydrant at a fire. Beginning in April, the City of Eden Prairie Utilities Division will perform a flushing and maintenance check on all City fire hydrants, both public and private. This […]

Firefighter of The Year

Congratulations to Firefighter Duey Harrison for being chosen The Eden Prairie Fire Department’s Firefighter of the Year! Duey has served the residents of Eden Prairie for nearly 22 years, always at the highest level. Duey has mentored just about every new firefighter that has come along after he began his career in 1991. Duey, is […]

New Technology Pays Dividends

Yesterday the Eden Prairie Fire Department responded to a person not breathing. First responders found staff performing CPR on a resident who had collapsed. The AED was applied and an airway was secured. The engine company arrived and placed the Lucas II device on the patient. The paramedics arrived soon afterwards and began advanced care. […]

Spring Forward AND Remember to Check Your Smoke Detectors!

Spring Forward and Remember to Check Smoke Detectors When you spring forward an hour for Daylight Savings this Sunday, it’s also the perfect time to make sure you have a working smoke alarm in your home. Smoke alarms significantly increase the chances of surviving a deadly home fire. Take a few simple steps to get […]