Saturday, May 11, 2013
Applicants must be at least 18 years of age, reside within two miles of either station 1 or 3 and possess a valid Minnesota Drivers License.
Here is this week’s edition of Lakeville Message, which features a story about the city’s fire department recruiting on-call firefighters. Here is the text of the story: The Lakeville Fire Department is now hiring paid on-call firefighters for Fire Stations 1 and 3. Applicants must be at least 18 years of age, reside within two miles of either station 1 or 3 and possess a valid Minnesota Drivers License. Applicants must pass a written test, a physical agility test, an oral interview, a pre-employment physical and a criminal background check. LAKEVILLE FIRE DEPARTMENT STATION LOCATIONS WITH CURRENT OPENINGS Fire Station 1 20190 Holyoke Avenue Fire Station 3 17490 Kenrick Avenue Interested individuals are encouraged to call or email Fire …
Friday, May 3, 2013
The American Red Cross is seeking all blood types. The goal for the event is 58 pints.
The Lakeville Fire Department is asking residents to take an active role in saving a life this weekend. The department’s annual annual blood drive is planned for 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday, May 4, at Fire Station 4, 9465 185th St. W. The drive’s goal is 58 points. Sue Gonsior, a program director with the American Red Cross in St. Paul, says in an email to Patch, “Currently, the blood supply is stable and all blood types are needed.” Lakeville’s blood drive comes within weeks of a two high-profile incidents that put emphasis on the nation’s blood supply, Gonsior says. “Tragedies like the Boston Marathon explosions and West, TX fertilizer plant explosion remind us it’s the blood and platelets already on the shelves that can help save lives …
Saturday, December 15, 2012
While the home was destroyed, neighbors have gone to extraordinary lengths to help the family recover.
Wednesday, September 19, 2012
Fire safety tip: a clean oven is a safe oven.
FIRE REPORT From Sept. 10 to Sept. 16, the Lakeville Fire Department responded to 10 calls for service: 1 mutual aid to Burnsville for a portable building fire, 1 mobile home fire, 1 motor vehicle accident, 2 gas leaks, 1 shorted electrical equipment, 3 good intents and 1 false alarm. FIRE SAFETY TIP A clean oven is a safe oven. Wipe up any food that spills during baking. Follow your oven manufacturer’s directions for cleaning. Simple oven maintenance can prevent kitchen fires
Monday, September 17, 2012
Fire tip: Help prevent dryer fires.
Help prevent dryer fires: Always make sure the lint filter is in place & make sure to clean it out after each use. Failure to clean out lint traps is the main cause of dryer fires. Make sure the dryer is properly vented and that dryer vent flaps are not freezing shut or sticking (especially in winter). Pull out the dryer occasionally to vacuum away any lint buildup inside the vent, behind or underneath the dryer. Learn how to remove the front panel of a dryer and vacuum inside there as well. FIRE REPORT From Sept. 3 to Sept. 9, the Lakeville Fire Department responded to 14 calls for service: 1 mutual aid to Farmington for a structure fire, 1 building fire, 2 medicals, 1 gas spill, and 1 gas leak.
Tuesday, September 11, 2012
Mike Meyer was working at the airport the day of the attacks. The Lakeville Fire Department has multiple tributes and observances planned.
Saturday, September 8, 2012
Annual fall maintenance checks could save a life this winter.
Annual fall maintenance checks could save a life this winter. It’s time to schedule an annual home furnace inspection with your local heating company. During this inspection, the technician will ensure that your furnace does not leak deadly carbon monoxide gas and that the unit is safe to use. Remember to keep the area around your furnace clear of flammable items. FIRE REPORT From Aug. 27 to Sept. 2, the Lakeville Fire Department responded to 19 calls for service: 1 mutual aid to Farmington for a structure fire, 1 grass fire, 1 motor vehicle accidents with injuries, 1 gas leak, 6 good intents and 9 false alarms.
Thursday, August 23, 2012
The Lakeville Fire Department handled 15 calls the week of Aug. 13-19.
Here are general tips for a fire-safe workplace: • Practice good workplace housekeeping. Clutter contributes to fires by providing fuel and by preventing access to exits and emergency equipment. • Help maintain building security to prevent arson fires. Lock up as instructed, report suspicious persons and don’t leave combustible rubbish where it can be set afire outside the building. • Smoke only in designated areas, and extinguish smoking materials safely. Never smoke in storerooms or chemical storage areas. • Finally, take time to locate the closest fire extinguisher to your work area. FIRE REPORT From Aug. 13 to Aug. 19, the Lakeville Fire Department responded to 15 calls for service: 1 cooking fire, 3 medicals, 1 unauthorized burn, 5 …
Thursday, August 16, 2012
Smoke or carbon monoxide alarm can be good 'house warming gift' for college-bound students.
FIRE SAFETY TIP Many students are preparing to leave for college. A good “house warming gift” may include a smoke or carbon monoxide alarm and a fire extinguisher. Parents please check your student’s living situation to make sure the windows open and safety devices are working ... It could save a life. Let's kick off another school year with a firm commitment to keep our children fire safe. For more information, see the Campus Firewatch website at www.campus-firewatch.com. FIRE REPORT From Aug. 6 to 12, the Lakeville Fire Department responded to 18 calls for service including: 1 building fire, 1 vehicle accident-general cleanup, 1 medical, 3 motor vehicle accidents (2 with injuries), 1 gasoline spill, 3 gas leaks, 7 good intents and 1 …
Wednesday, August 1, 2012
That Lakeville Fire Department handled 20 calls the week of July 23-29.
Lakeville neighborhoods are invited to join cities throughout Minnesota on Tuesday, Aug. 7, for Minnesota's Night to Unite (formerly celebrated as National Night Out). Night to Unite encourages law enforcement and communities to strengthen neighborhoods by getting to know one another to keep communities safe and promote community partnerships. Night to Unite is not only a fun night out with your neighbors, the event also sends a message to criminals that you are standing up against them by forming an alliance with your neighbors and police. Sign up to host a neighborhood Night to Unite block party and have a fire truck stop by. Registration deadline is Thursday, Aug. 3, and can be done on the city website at www.lakevillemn.gov. FIRE …