02/26/2018 - "A" Shift was dispatched to a possible appliance fire on the 8400 block of Brunswick at 0321 hours. This response typically prompts a Chief Officer, an Engine (2 firefighters), and a Rescue (2 firefighters).
-At 0315 an emergency came out on the West side in which Rescue 31 had responded to.
-At 0317 an emergency came out on the North side in which Rescue 41 had responded to.
This left Battalion Chief 1 and Engine 22 responding to the appliance fire in which units had arrived to find heavy black smoke and fire venting through a Charlie side window of the duplex. This incident was upgraded to a house fire. This situation left the Battalion Chief and 2 firefighters on scene roughly 10 minutes fighting the fire from the exterior until units were able to clear and respond from their emergencies.
Crews were able to get a good knock on the fire, but unfortunately there was extensive damage. Rescue 31 and 41 were able to make entry for extinguishment and conduct primary searches that came up negative. Tower 21 had responded and arrived in time to make access on the bravo side exposure in which they found fire in the attic space. Mutual aid companies arrived and assisted with extinguishing hot spots and conducting overhaul. Thank you to all the mutual aid companies from West Metro, Plymouth and Osseo for assisting. There were no injuries reported and all firefighters made it home safe. The cause of the fire has been determined to be a cooking fire.
03/03/2018 - "A" Shift was dispatched to a business fire on the 7200 block of 93rd with reports of the roof being on fire at 2130 hours. Initial Alarm included Chief 1, Battalion Chief 1, Engine 22, 31, and 41 with auto-aid from West Metro Lt 21 and Tower 1. Engine 22 arrived to find smoke showing and police on scene reported flames seen. Battalion Chief 1 took command. Crews found a fire in the HVAC unit that had spread into the roof line. West Metro Tower 1 set up and crews conducted extensive overhaul. Osseo Fire was requested to the scene as well. Crews cleared around 2300 hours.
03/07/2018 - "A" Shift was responded to a house fire with auto aid from West Metro.
Each segment starts on a Tuesday. The crews start work at 0700 and are on until 0700 the next day. They work Tuesday, get 2 days off, work Friday, get 1 day off, work Sunday, get 3 days off, then start the "grind" which is every other day from Thursday to Wednesday and get 5 days off. (Thursday, Saturday, Monday, Wednesday) The segment starts all over again on the next Tuesday.