Tuesday, December 13, 2011
Fire Chief John Berg provided background and other details.
Here are updates and further background on three recent incidents in Fridley, with information from Fire Chief John Berg. CVS Pharmacy CO Leak Heating and cooling system malfunction may have been responsible for CVS Pharmacy shutting its doors due to an exhaust odor and elevated levels of carbon monoxide, according to Berg: Firefighters turned the CVS building over to the building maintenance contractor to find the source of the carbon monoxide. They suspect it may be related to a roof top HVAC. Car vs. MnDOT Truck Crash A MnDOT spokesman could only say that the driver of a MnDOT truck involved in a crash with a passenger car on Highway 65 last week had gone to the hospital. "Both drivers of the vehicle accident were transported by Allina…
Friday, December 9, 2011
Fridley Fire and CenterPoint Energy were investigating.
The CVS Pharmacy in Fridley was closed early Friday afternoon after people inside smelled an exhaust-like odor and the Fridley Fire Department found elevated levels of carbon monoxide. Firefighters in protective gear and CenterPoint Energy staff were on the scene to investigate. Fire Chief John Berg said at about 1:15 p.m. that the source of the carbon monoxide was still unknown. Berg said the measurement at the door of the store was 12 parts per million of carbon monoxide.
Thursday, October 20, 2011
The event benefits the Fridley Fire Department.
The Fridley Flames Auxiliary and the Fridley Lions are hosting an all-you-can-eat waffle breakfast, serving waffles, sausages, flavored syrups and beverages. The event takes place at Fridley Fire Station No. 1, 6431 University Ave. NE. Cost is $6, and kids younger than 5 years eat free. There will also be a craft and bake sale going on during the event. Profits from the event fund the purchase of equipment for the Fridley Fire Department.
Monday, October 10, 2011
Kids tried their hands at aiming a firehose, people rode four stories high in an aerial bucket, and Grandpa's Ice Cream was popular.
The Fridley Fire Department Open House was a community-wide celebration, with more than 1,000 people showing up for the event on Saturday, according to Lt. Todd Messer's estimate. Sponsors included Grandpa's Ice Cream, Dunn Bros. Coffee, Home Depot, Freedom Gas, Ralcorp Bakery, Schmit Towing, Senior Helpers and General Mills. Also represented were the Anoka County Library, Excel Energy, and the Fridley Flames Auxiliary. It was a beautiful fall day for the annual event, which kicks off Fire Prevention Week.
Saturday, October 8, 2011
Visit the Fridley Fire Department and the Banfill-Locke Center for the Arts during special events this weekend.
Two Fridley institutions—the city's fire department and the Banfill-Locke Center for the Arts—open their doors this weekend for special open-house events. Fire Department Open House on Saturday The Fridley Fire Department open house is on Saturday, Oct. 8, 11 a.m.-3 p.m., Fire Station 1, at Fridley City Hall. The event kicks off Fire Prevention Week with activities and demonstrations including: Arts Center Open House on Saturday and Sunday As part of the competition for Partners in Preservation funding, the Banfill-Locke Center for the Arts will hold an open house on Saturday, Oct. 8, and Sunday, Oct. 9, from noon-4 p.m. The center promises lots of fun activities at the event—including the chance to vote for Banfill-Locke on Facebook in …
Thursday, October 6, 2011
Fridley’s weekend entertainment guide to socks, grease-fire simulations and live animal drawing.
- THE NEIGHBORHOOD FILES
- Betsy Rowley
Thursday, October 6, 2011
Thursday, the one day Fridley Patch loves telling you what to do. Fridley Homecoming Football Game When: Friday, Oct. 7 at 7 p.m. Where: Fridley High School Why Go: Welcome home the Fridley boys as they kick off against the Chisago Lakes Wildcats. Price: Adults $6, Students $4 Anoka County Historical Society Sock Hop When: Friday, Oct. 7 from 7 to 10 p.m. Where: Murzyn Hall (530 Mill Street NE, Columbia Heights) Why Go: The Anoka County Historical Society invites you to a traditional 1950's Sock Hop, where the TC Cats will provide rock and roll hits from the 50s and 60s. Price: $25 Fire Department Open House When: Saturday, Oct. 8 from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. Where: Fire Station 1 at Fridley City Hall Why Go: As part of Fire Prevention Week, …
Tuesday, July 19, 2011
Fridley's fire department 'had overall command of the incident.'
Fridley Patch asked Fridley Fire Chief John Berg via email about his department's response to the July 16 train derailment at the BNSF railroad bridge over Rice Creek. Fridley Patch: How many firefighters/units responded? Fridley fire responded to the accident initially with a rescue truck and the two on duty staff at 0713. At 0721 they requested a general alarm which brought back eighteen fire department personnel from home. They staffed three Engines an Aerial Ladder and Two rescue trucks. Firefighters responded to Plaza Park and assisted in moving two railroad employees to an Allina ambulance for transport. Firefighters then monitored the stability of the rail bed and locomotives and cars as water continued to wash out the material …
Tuesday, December 14, 2010
The fire department is trying to spread the word about the importance of keeping fire hydrants clear and free of snow.
- POLICE & FIRE
- Anna Pratt
Tuesday, December 14, 2010
More than half of Fridley's 1,300 brightly painted fire hydrants have been buried under a record blanket of snow, in Assistant Fire Chief John Crelly's estimation. The Fridley Fire Department is asking citizens to grab shovels and voluntarily adopt a hydrant close to home or work—making sure it's free and clear of snow and surrounded by several feet of open space. He said the department is trying to get the word out about the importance of maintaining access to hydrants through billboard messages, fliers, educational events, website postings, word-of-mouth and other channels. The campaign emphasizes that time is taken away from fighting fires when fire hydrants are nowhere to be found. While adopting a hydrant doesn't require checking in …