Thursday, May 16, 2013
With fires happening up north, the Department encourages residents to remember to keep things safe.
According to a city of Plymouth press release: The Plymouth Fire Department encourages residents to be aware of the recreational fire rules, which are in place to keep residents safe. All recreational fires must be contained within a non-combustible fire pit no larger than 3-by-3; fires may not be taller than 3 feet. Residents do not need to contact the Fire Department or obtain a permit for a recreational fire. However, those who wish to have a fire that does not meet the above rules or is larger than 3-by-3 feet must obtain an open burning permit. Required year-round, applicants should allow at least two business days for the permit to be processed. Once issued, it will be valid for one week. Cost is $100. Download a permit. Recreational…
Tuesday, April 30, 2013
Plymouth Fire Department hosts its annual waffle breakfast on Sunday, May 5, from 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. at Fire Station III on Dunkirk Lane.
Firefighters and the Plymouth Crime and Fire Prevention Fund are gearing up to host the fourth annual waffle breakfast fundraiser. Breakfast will be served Sunday, May 5, from 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. at Fire Station III on Dunkirk Lane North. Tickets are $7 in advance, $8 on the day of the event and $20 for a family of four. Advanced tickets can be purchased at the Fire Department administrative offices, located on the second floor of the Public Safety Building on Plymouth Boulevard. Cash or check are accepted as payment. Established in 1978, the Plymouth Crime & Fire Prevention Fund is a non-profit, volunteer organization made up of Plymouth residents and business owners. The fund raises money to support special initiatives that enhance …
Monday, April 29, 2013
Since the year 2000, the City of Plymouth has sold more than 10,000 helmets.
Monday, April 29
Plymouth Police and Fire departments will kick off the annual Bell Bike Helmet Program, at which they sell bike helmets at a reduced cost twice per month. The first sale will take place from 6-8 p.m. this Thursday, May 2, at Fire Station No. 3 on Dunkirk Lane North. “Kids get to pick out the helmets that they like," said Sara Lynn Cwayna, public safety education specialist. "We’ll fit them, and the family is on its way to a safe summer. Many times families can purchase four new helmets for less than the cost of one adult helmet in retail.” Since the year 2000, the City of Plymouth has sold more than 10,000 helmets, added Cwayna, who has been involved with bike helmet sales since 1994. Bike helmet sales will be offered the first and third …
Tuesday, April 9, 2013
The Maple Grove, Plymouth, Long Lake, Hamel, Loretto, Rogers, Hanover and Maple Plain Fire Departments assisted in putting out the fire.
Several area fire departments assisted with a building fire in nearby Corcoran Tuesday morning. Corcoran police received a report of a structure fire around 7:09 a.m. April 9 on the 20000 block of 75th Avenue North. All individuals were evacuated from the building, according to the Corcoran Police Department. The Rogers, Hanover, Maple Grove, Plymouth, Long Lake, Maple Plain, Hamel and Loretto Fire Departments responded to assist in extinguishing the fire, according to the Corcoran Police Department. The cause of the fire remains under investigation. Editor's note: Photos courtesy of Corcoran Police Chief Sean Gormley.
Friday, March 29, 2013
Sit down with their children and have a hands-on training about how to operate their smart phone in an emergency.
by Plymouth Fire Department Deputy Chief Kip Springer Every year, pre-school children call 911 to report an emergency or save a family member or loved one. We know that the number of wireless-only households has been climbing steadily since 2001. Currently, 71 percent of adults ages 25-34 use smart phones. On average, only 41 percent of all Americans continue to use regular cell phones. As families give up conventional landlines for cell phones or Smartphones, the Plymouth Fire Department encourages parents to: Teach children their home address. Park the home phone in a stationary place so that everyone will know where it is at all times. Post home address by the phone. Sit down with their children and have a hands-on training about how …
Monday, January 14, 2013
Six firefighters from Plymouth worked quickly to free an elderly woman who was trapped in a partially submerged car for 18 hours.
When Deputy Chief Kip Springer arrived on the scene of a partially submerged vehicle on Saturday afternoon, he wasn’t sure what to expect. "We knew we had to act fast," he said. "That's what we focused on." Nancy Breger, 67, lost control of her vehicle, crashed through a fence and landed in a holding pond off 10th Avenue and Revere Lane in Plymouth. She careened into the pond around 7pm Friday night and couldn’t get out. She sat in the partially submerged car, with water covering her feet and legs, for 17 hours until a bicyclist spotted the car the next morning and called 911. “We knew we were already working against the clock,” Springer said. “Our first priority was to get her out of the car quickly and safely and get her medical care.” …
Friday, January 11, 2013
The city council approved the replacement of police cars and purchase of new radios for all emergency vehicles.
Some new equipment is headed to the city’s police and fire department. The Plymouth City Council approved the purchase of seven new police cars and 53 new radios for both police and fire vehicles. The Plymouth Police Department will replace seven vehicles on the fleet with three new sedans and four new SUVs. According to city documents, the cost of the seven vehicles is $207,266 and was budgeted for. The vehicles in the police department are ‘retired’ on a rotation schedule to ensure safety. Both the police and fire department will have new radios in their vehicles. According to city documents, the current radios are update and now longer supported Motorola. The police department will get 38 radios and fire department will get 21. The …
Thursday, January 3, 2013
The Plymouth Fire Department was called to a small kitchen fire Thursday night.
The Plymouth Fire Department was called out to the 14000 block of 43rd Avenue on Thursday night. According to fire crews at the scene, there was a small kitchen fire in the home, which firefighters were able to knock down quickly. After putting out the fire, which happened around 7p.m., the fire department salted the roadway to clear ice that formed while fighting the fire. The family was home at the time. No injuries were reported.
Wednesday, December 26, 2012
Multiple fire departments responded to a fire at Granite Woods Apartments in Plymouth on Dec. 26.
The day after Christmas, Plymouth resident Leela Karneh is waking up to a harsh reality--everything is gone. “There is nothing left,” Karneh said. “We’re starting from scratch right now.” Karneh is one of the residents impacted by an apartment fire that swept through Granite Woods Apartments in Plymouth around 3:30 a.m. on Dec. 26. When she started to smell smoke, Karneh said she and her husband grabbed their baby and rushed to their car to escape the flames. Burnt couches, scorched baby toys, diapers, burnt pillows and clothes littered the frozen lawn near the three destroyed apartment units. Golden Valley Fire Chief Mark Kuhnly said that the Golden Valley Fire Department provided assistance to the Plymouth Fire Department during the …
Tuesday, December 25, 2012
Fire crews were called to the fire around 11:30 a.m. Christmas morning.
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Tuesday, December 25, 2012
A Christmas Day fire has destroyed a townhouse on the 2700 block of Shenandoah Lane North. KARE11-TV reported that one of four units in a townhome on the block was seriously damaged by the flames and that the three other units in the complex all suffered smoke damage. No one was injured. Fox9 reported that the occupant of the townhome was starting a fire in his fireplace when the home filled with smoke. Flames were visible from the exterior of the house. Video of the structure after the fire by WCCO-TV showed the home uninhabitable. Authorities said the fire is believed to have started in the chimney, the station reported.