04/04/2019 - "A" Shift crews responded to a reported chimney fire on the 7900 block of June around 1500 hours. Initial Alarm assignment included Chief 2, Battalion Chief 1, Engine 4, and Tower 21. Battalion Chief 1 arrived to find smoke showing from the chimney of the structure and took command. Crews investigated and found smoke pushing from the siding and fire in the structure. Battalion Chief 1 upgraded this incident to a structure fire and redirected West Metro Fire to cover calls while crews worked the incident. Engine 3 responded to the scene on the upgrade and West Metro Tower 1 responded to our central station. Crews conducted extensive overhaul and all units were clear just before 1700 hours. North Ambulance and a supervisor stood by at the scene. There were no reported injuries.
04/06/2019 – 04/07/2019 “A” and “B” Shifts along with Brooklyn Park Police assisted in the search of a local resident on the 6600 block of Cherokee Ln N. Crews spent day and night searching all around the area. On April 7th, the individual was found deceased. This incident did attract media attention and a press release is available from the Brooklyn Park Police Department.
04/29/2019 – “A” Shift crews responded via auto-aid along with Maple grove to the 100 block of 3rd St NE in Osseo just after 1700 hours for a reported garage fire. Battalion Chief 1, Engine 2, and Engine 4 responded. Crews noted a column of smoke from a distance. Osseo Fire arrived shortly after and their Engine laid lines to the alpha side to attack the heavily involved garage fire. Brooklyn Park crews made up the first in crew to make an interior attack and conduct overhaul. The incident went to a second alarm. Brooklyn Park crews remained on scene for about 2 hours.
04/30/2019 – “C” Shift crews were dispatched to a reported appliance fire on the 1400 block of 85th just after 0945 hours at McDonald’s. Chief 2, Battalion Chief 2, Engine 2, and Engine 3 responded due to Engine 4 being on another call. Chief 2 arrived to find black smoke showing from the structure and requested to upgrade this incident to a business fire. Chief 2 updated crews that there was a working fire in ventilation system. Chief 1, Battalion Chief 1, Captain 41, Engine 4, Fire Marshall 1, and Fire Inspector 1 responded. Crews conducted roof operations and contained the fire to the ventilation system and fryer. All units cleared the scene just before 1100 hours. West Metro Fire and North Ambulance stood by at the scene.
05/20/2019 - "A" Shift crews responded to the 3000 block of 75th Ave N for a reported attached garage fire just before 1100 hours. Initial alarm assignment included Chief 2, Captain 41, Engine 2, 3, and 4, Inspector 1 with auto-aid from West Metro Fire-Rescue District Tower 1. Chief 2 arrived to find smoke showing from the garage and took command. Engine 2 and 4 arrived and made an initial attack on the garage fire preventing it from spreading into the residence. Engine 3 arrived and conducted a primary search and checked for extensions. West Metro was diverted to stand by at our central station. North Memorial Health Ambulance stood by at the scene and assessed one resident. Crews cleared the scene around Noon.
05/21/2019 - "C" Shift crews responded via auto-aid to West Metro shortly after 1600 hours to the 5800 block of Yukon in New Hope for a reported house fire. Chief 2, Engine 2, and Engine 3 responded. Crews arrived and assisted with extinguishment and overhaul. Crews remained on scene for about an hour.
05/25/2019 – “B” Shift crews responded to the 8200 block of Halifax Ave N around 1915 hours for a reported house fire. Chief 2, Battalion Chief 3, Engine 2, 3, and 4 responded on the initial alarm along with West Metro Battalion Chief 7 and Tower 1. Battalion Chief 3 arrived to find a single-story residence with a working fire. Crews made access into the structure to find fire in the kitchen. Crews completed ventilation and overhaul. All units cleared the scene around 2100 hours.
05/30/2019 – “C” Shift crews responded to a reported house fire on the 4300 block of 80th Ave N around 2330 hours. Battalion Chief 2, Engine 2, 3, and 4 responded with auto-aid from West Metro Lieutenant 11 and Tower 1. Battalion Chief 2 arrived to find nothing showing from a 1 ½ story duplex. Upon doing a 360, Battalion Chief 2 noted smoke from the front and rear entrance. Engine 2 arrived and laid lines to the bravo side of the structure. Engine 2 and Engine 3 combined to make an initial interior attack. Crews knocked down the fire in the basement and requested another crew to check upstairs for extension. West Metro assisted with overhaul. Osseo was requested to stand by at our central station to assist with calls. North Ambulance stood by at the scene. Crews cleared the scene around 0230 hours.
05/31/2019 – “A” Shift crews responded to a report of black some coming from a residence on the 4000 block of 80th Ave N around 1300 hours. Initial Alarm Assignment included Chief 2, Battalion Chief 1, Engine 2, 3, and 4, Inspector 1 with auto aid from West Metro Captain 5 and Engine 32. Battalion Chief 1 arrived to a 1 ½ story duplex with smoke showing from alpha, bravo, and charlie sides. Engine 2 and 4 made entry into the bravo side and found heavy smoke and high heat conditions on the 2nd floor. Crews found fire near the kitchen area and were able to extinguish the fire. Engine 3’s crew assisted with ventilation and overhaul. Osseo was requested and responded with Osseo Engine 11. Plymouth Fire was requested to stand by at our central station. Crews worked on extensive overhaul. North Ambulance stood by at the scene with a supervisor. One firefighter was transported and released from a local hospital for heat exhaustion and three others were assessed for minor burns and dehydration. Crews cleared the scene around 1545 hours.
06/13/2019 – “B” Shift crews responded to the 5700 block of Yates in Crystal via auto-aid for a reported house fire around 1230 hours. Battalion Chief 3, Engine 2, and Engine 3 responded to the scene. West Metro Chief 1 arrived to find smoke showing from the residence. Crews arrived quickly and assisted with various tasks on the fire ground.
06/13/2019 – “B” Shift firefighters responded shortly after 1800 hours to a UPS truck on fire. Battalion Chief 3, Engine 2, and Engine 3 responded. Crews arrived to find the truck well involved in flames. Brooklyn Center was requested to the scene with an engine as well. There were 3 other emergencies paged out during the truck fire.