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  • Major Incidents January - March
    Updated On: Jun 06, 2019

    • 01/14/2019 - "A" Shift crews responded around 1730 hours to a reported vehicle versus pedestrian accident. Battalion Chief 1, Engine 2, 4, and Inspector 1 responded. Battalion Chief 1, Engine 4, and Inspector 1 arrived and found a deceased individual. Battalion Chief 1 and Inspector 1 cleared the scene and cancelled Engine 2. Engine 4 assisted on scene until 2000 hours. This incident did attract media attention.
    • 01/23/2019 - "A" Shift responded to the 500 block of Pearson Parkway for a report of smoke in a residency around 0500 hours. Initial response included Battalion Chief 1, Engine 2, and Engine 4. Updates were given that the house was filling with smoke and embers were seen on the back side of the residence. Battalion Chief 1 requested Engine 3 for this incident as well. Engine 2 investigated and found fire under the back steps of the residence and heavy smoke in the basement. Engine 4 laid a supply into Engine 2. This incident was upgraded to a house fire and West Metro Tower 1 responded. Crews were able to knock down the fire quickly. West Metro was slowed and then ultimately diverted to the station to cover while units were out. Crews conducted overhaul and ventilation and were able to clear the scene in about an hour.
    • 01/24/2019 - "C" Shift crews responded to a person injury accident with one trapped, Westbound Highway 610 just past Highway 252 into the sound wall. Inspector 1, Engine 2, and Engine 4 responded. Crews found a semi-truck into the sound wall with one occupant injured and trapped. Crews worked alongside North Memorial Ambulance to get patient extricated from the vehicle safely. Crews remained on scene for about 45 minutes.
    • 01/26/2019 - "A" Shift crews responded to a personal injury accident with one trapped on Eastbound Highway 610, under highway 252 around 0130 hours this morning. Engine 2 and 4 were tied up on an alarm, so Battalion Chief 1 and Engine 3 responded initially. Crews were updated that one needed extrication. Engine 4 was able to clear and respond. Units arrived to find a single vehicle that rolled off highway 252 onto highway 610. North Ambulance stood by until crews were able to extricate the patient safely. Eastbound Highway 610 was closed during the incident. State patrol and Brooklyn Park Police assisted with traffic control.
    • 02/01/2019 - "B" Shift crews responded around 1045 to the 6900 block of 54th Ave in Crystal for a reported apartment fire. Battalion Chief 3, Engine 3, and Engine 4 responded.
    • 02/15/2019 - "A" Shift Crews responded shortly before 1700 hours to a reported house fire on the 7400 block of Brunswick. Initial Alarm Assignment included: Chief 2, Battalion Chief 1, Engine 2, 3, 4, Inspector 1 with auto aid from West Metro Chief 7 and Engine 32. North Memorial Supervisor and Ambulance responded. Chief 2 and Battalion Chief 1 arrived to find a 2-story duplex with smoke showing from the alpha/bravo sides. Engine 2 arrived first and laid lines through the garage. Engine 3 laid a supply line into Engine 2 and provided support for Engine 2. Engine 2 found fire in the kitchen and was able to extinguish it quickly. Crews initiated ventilation and overhaul. West Metro was diverted to help cover calls while crews were out. Crews were on scene for just over an hour.
    • 02/17/2019 - "A" Shift crews responded around 2000 hours to the 7700 block of noble for a reported house fire. Initial Alarm assignment included Battalion Chief 1, Engine 2, 3, 4 with auto aid from West Metro Fire. Battalion Chief 1 and Engine 2 arrived to find smoke showing from the residence. Upon entry, Engine 2 found a fire in the bedroom that was out. Crews remained on scene and ventilated the structure. Mutual aid was released, and crews were at the scene for just under an hour.
    • 02/23/2019 - "A" Shift Crews responded around 0645 to a house fire on the 1300 block of Hillcrest Dr. In Fridley via mutual aid along with multiple other departments. Battalion Chief 1, Engine 2, and Engine 4 responded. Brooklyn Park Crews did multiple evolutions of fire extinguishment and overhaul on the Charlie side of the structure throughout the incident. Structural instability and heavy content load forced crews to work from the outside of the structure. Brooklyn Park crews remained on scene until 1100 hours until they were cleared.

    • 03/10/2019 – “A” Shift crews responded shortly after 2300 hours to the 5800 block of 73rd Ave N for a reported apartment fire with reports of smoke and flames seen along with one trapped, and people jumping from windows. Initial alarm assignment included Battalion Chief 1, Engine 2, 3, and 4 with auto aid from West Metro Tower 1. Battalion Chief 1 arrived with Engine 2 to find smoke showing from the west end of the structure. Engine 2 laid lines into the structure along with Engine 4 to make an initial attack. Engine 3 stretcher a supply line after shoveling out a hydrant. Crews forced entry and found heat and heavy smoke in the apartment. Crews found heavy fire damage in the unit and started ventilation and overhaul. Crews remained on scene until just before 0300 hours. Chief 2 and Tower 21 responded on the call back. No firefighters were injured in this incident and North Memorial Ambulance stood by the scene with ambulances and a supervisor. This incident did attract media attention.

    • 03/15/2019 – “A” Shift crews responded just after midnight to a reported house fire in the area of 89th and Prestwick with smoke and flames visible. Initial Alarm assignment included Battalion Chief 1, Engine 2, 3, 4 with auto aid from Plymouth Battalion Chief 3, Lieutenant 11 and Ladder 11. Crews were updated that it was the 5000 block of 89th Cres. Police arrived and confirmed there was a house fire. Battalion Chief 1 requested a Brooklyn Park All-Call. Battalion 1 and Engine 4 arrived to a 2-story residential structure with fire on the bravo/Charlie side of the structure. Engine 4 laid a pre-connect to B/C corner for a transitional attack. There were reports of not all occupants being accounted for. A 2nd alarm was called bringing in Brooklyn Center, West Metro, and Coon Rapids with Fridley fire to stand by at our central station. Engine 3 and 4 made a push interior through the garage and encountered heavy smoke and fire. While crews were working, they noted floor collapse towards the B/C corner and then roof collapse was noted in the area as well. Crews pulled out of the structure unharmed and regrouped. Brooklyn Park crews were able to knock down the bulk of the fire from the exterior and made entry again. Mutual aid crews assisted in fire extinguishment and overhaul. Crews cleared the scene around 0300 hours. North Memorial Ambulance stood by at the scene. No firefighters were injured in this incident.

    • 03/15/2019 – “B” Shift crews responded to 8600 block of Xylon Ct for smoke in a business just before 1300 hours. Initial response included Battalion Chief 3, Engine 2, and Engine 3. Units arrived to find significant smoke in the business along with an update that there was construction on the roof. Battalion Chief 3 upgraded this incident to a business fire. Chief 1, Captain 41, Engine 3, Deputy Fire Marshal 1, and Inspector 1 responded along with auto-aid from West Metro Engine 31. Crews made access to the roof and were able to contain the fire to the area of origin.

    • 03/20/2019 – “A” shift crews responded to the 7100 block of 64th Ave N around 1730 hours for a reported house fire. Initial Alarm assignment included Chief 2, Battalion Chief 1, Engine 2, 3, 4, and Inspector 1 with auto-aid from West Metro Battalion Chief 7 and Tower 1. Engine 3 arrived to a single-story residence with heavy fire on the bravo-charlie side. Engine 3 laid a pre-connect and extinguished most of the fire from the exterior while waiting for additional units to arrive in order to enter the structure. Chief 2 arrived and assumed command. Engine 2 laid a hydrant line into Engine 3 and made entry into the structure. Crews started overhaul when Engine 4 arrived and assisted in salvage and over-haul with West Metro Fire. Crews cleared around 1900 hours. North Memorial Ambulance stood by at the scene.

    • 03/22/2019 – “C shift crews responded to the 7000 block of 64th Ave N around 0930 for a report of smoke in a residence which was upgraded to a house fire. Initial Alarm assignment included Chief 1 and 2, Battalion Chief 1 and 2, Captain 41, Deputy Fire Marshal 1, Engine 2, 3, and 4 with auto aid from West Metro Engine 32. Crews encountered heavy fire in the structure on the main floor and the attic. Brooklyn Center was requested to the scene and Osseo to stand-by at the central station to assist with covering. Crews were able to clear the scene around noon. There were no reported injuries and North Memorial stood by at the scene.


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