Wednesday, May 22, 2013
The Lakeville Fire Department handled 24 calls for service between May 13 and May 19.
FIRE REPORT From May 13 to May 19, the Lakeville Fire Department responded to 24 calls for service; 5 medicals, 1 motor vehicle accident with injuries, 2 gas leaks, 10 false alarms, and 6 good intents. FIRE PREVENTION TIP Be careful when staining wood.... • Spontaneous combustion can occur in piles of rags used to apply stains. Here are some safety tips to help prevent accidents from happening: • Separate and spread out rags in a well-ventilated area for 24 hours to completely dry; or, • Wash in a solution of soap and water and hang dry in a well-ventilated area; or, • Store in an airtight metal can, filled with water and placed away from any combustibles. • Oil based stains and paints should not be stored inside the house.
Wednesday, May 15, 2013
The Lakeville Fire Department handled 17 calls of service from May 6 to May 12.
FIRE REPORT From May 6 to May 12, the Lakeville Fire Department responded to 17 calls for service: 7 medicals, 2 brush-and-grass mixture fires, 1 unauthorized burn, 1 gasoline spill, 1 carbon monoxide incident, 2 false alarms, and 3 good intents. FIRE PREVENTION TIP Backyard grilling season is here... Follow these fire safety tips to make sure your next barbecue doesn't go up in flames. • Before using, position your grill at least 3 feet away from other objects, including the house and any shrubs or bushes. • Only use starter fluid made for barbecue grills when starting a fire in a charcoal grill. • Operate charcoal grills only outdoors, never inside an enclosed area. Even if you've finished grilling, and you assume all the coals are …
Wednesday, May 8, 2013
The Lakeville Fire Department encourages residents to follow safety tips this spring.
FIRE REPORT From April 29, 2013 to May 5, 2013 the Lakeville Fire Department responded to 13 calls for service: 3 motor vehicle accidents with injuries, 1 shorted electrical equipment, 4 false alarms, and 5 good intents. FIRE PREVENTION TIP Spring is here once again. Here are some tips that will help keep your family and home safe this season:
Wednesday, May 1, 2013
Arson Awareness Week is scheduled for May 5-11.
FIRE REPORT From April 22, 2013 to April 28, the Lakeville Fire Department responded to 17 calls for service: 4 medicals, 4 motor vehicle accidents with injuries, 1 gas leak, 1 shorted electrical equipment, 1 smoke scare, 3 false alarms and 3 good intents. FIRE PREVENTION TIP U.S. Fire Administration is proclaiming May 5-11, 2013, as “Arson Awareness Week.” The theme for this year’s Arson Awareness Week is “Reducing Residential Arson.” Between 2008-2010, an estimated 16,800 intentionally set fires in residential buildings occurred annually in the United States. These fires resulted in an estimated 280 deaths, 775 injuries and $593 million in property loss each year. The FBI documented that 14,717 law enforcement agencies reported 43,412 …
Saturday, April 20, 2013
Keep track of the latest crime and public safety updates from Dakota County Sheriff Dave Bellows by reading his weekly sheriff's newsletter.
Each week, Dakota County Sheriff Dave Bellows releases a newsletter. In case you haven't seen it, Patch has it. Here is a sample of what was found in the newsletter. Dakota County emergency responders and the Miesville Fire Department battled a house fire in Miesville last Friday. The home sustained signifcant damage, but no one was home at the time of the fire, according to the Dakota County Sheriff's Office. On another note, the Dakota County Sheriff's Office honored several jail correctional employees for their exceptional performance at a ceremony last Saturday. Correctional Deputy Tim Parker was named "Correctional Deputy of the Year," and Correctional deputy Brett Biffle was named "Rookie of the Year". Click on the PDF attached to …
Thursday, April 11, 2013
Severe Weather Awareness Week set for April 15-19.
FIRE REPORT From March 18 to March 24, the Lakeville Fire Department responded to 12 calls for service including 1 chimney fire, 1 mutual aid to Prior Lake for a structure fire, 2 motor vehicle accidents with injuries, 3 medicals, 2 false alarms, and 3 good intents. SEVERE WEATHER AWARENESS WEEK APRIL 15-19, 2013 Visit www.weatherawareness.dps.mn.gov for more information. Thursday, April 18 - Tornado Drill Day Tornado Drill Day is Thursday April 18, 2013 at 1:45 p.m. and 6:55 p.m. Minnesota conducts two tornado drills on Thursday April 18, 2013. The first drill is statewide at 1:45 p.m. to allow schools, business, hospitals and other organizations to practice their emergency plans. The 2nd drill is at 6:55 p.m. in most counties and is …
Wednesday, March 27, 2013
Fires caused by ovens are preventable.
FIRE REPORT From March 18 to March 24, the Lakeville Fire Department responded to 16 calls for service including 1 hot water heater fire, 1 medical, 2 motor vehicle accidents w/injuries, 1 water leak, 8 good intents and 3 false alarms. OVEN FIRES ARE PREVENTABLE Fires caused by ovens are preventable by following the tips below:
Thursday, March 14, 2013
Tip: If an appliance smokes or has an unusual smell, unplug it immediately and have it repaired.
FIRE REPORT From March 4 to March 10, the Lakeville Fire Department responded to 14 calls for service including 1 electrical fire, 2 medicals, 3 motor vehicle accidents w/injuries, 1 gas leak, 1 overheated motor, 3 good intents and 3 false alarms. Use Electricity Safely
Thursday, March 7, 2013
As of August 1, 2009 every single family home and every unit in a multifamily dwelling must have a carbon monoxide alarm installed within 10 feet of every bedroom.
FIRE REPORT From Feb. 25 to March 3, the Lakeville Fire Department responded to 13 calls for service including 1 medical, 2 motor vehicle accidents w/injuries, 1 gas leak, 6 good intents and 3 false alarms. DO YOU HAVE YOUR CARBON MONOXIDE DETECTOR? As of August 1, 2009 every single family home and every unit in a multifamily dwelling must have a carbon monoxide alarm installed within 10 feet of every bedroom. Detectors must be either hardwired, directly plugged into an electrical outlet (without a switch), or battery powered. Alarms last five years - check the manufactured date on back of the unit. Check the City of Lakeville’s website, under the Fire Department at www.lakevillemn.gov for more information.
Wednesday, February 20, 2013
Lakeville Fire responded to 15 calls last week.
FIRE REPORT From Feb. 11 to Feb. 17, the Lakeville Fire Department responded to 15 calls for service including 3 medicals, 3 motor vehicle accidents (2 w/injuries), 1 gas leak, 1 cooking fire, 1 passenger vehicle fire, 1 police matter, 1 good intent and 4 false alarms. Hidden Dangers of Snow Forts Making a snow fort and playing in it is part of winter fun. The Lakeville Fire Department wants that fun to be safe, so please follow these precautions: If you think the snow fort might collapse, get out immediately. Always have an adult outside a snow fort. If it collapses, you can suffocate and nobody will be around to get help to dig you out. Be careful about building a snow fort in the “Big Snow Pile” that forms at the end of a driveway. …