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2015 Arson Investigation Statistics
Severe weather can happen anytime, in any part of the country. Severe weather can include hazardous conditions produced by thunderstorms, including damaging winds, tornadoes, large hail, flooding and flash flooding, and winter storms associated with freezing rain, sleet, snow and strong winds. Understand the type of hazardous weather that affects you and your family where you live,. Develop an emergency plan based on your local weather hazards, practice your plan and Share your weather preparedness plan with friends and family.
Fire Prevention Week 2016 theme announced
NFPA has officially announced “Don't Wait: Check the Date! Replace Smoke Alarms Every 10 Years” as the theme for Fire Prevention Week, October 9-15, 2016. The focus on smoke alarm replacement comes as the result of a recent survey conducted by NFPA, which showed that many people don't know how old their smoke alarms are or how often they need to be replaced.
Minneapolis Fire adds the ability to treat overdose patients
The Fire Department added Narcan to its complement of medical services provided in Minneapolis. The drug can reverse an overdose from heroin and other opioid-based drugs and medications. In the first week, the Fire Department’s medical response teams saved seven lives with it. The Fire Department administers a vaporized version of the treatment nasally. The cost of the drug treatments and a portion of the training costs are being reimbursed by the Minnesota Metropolitan Emergency Services Board.
Donations to the Minneapolis Fire Department
Monetary contributions can be made to the Minneapolis Fire Department by mailing your donation to:
Minneapolis Fire Department donation
Attn: Finance Director
350 S. 5th Street, Room 233
Minneapolis, MN 55415
All contributions made to City departments are subject to the City policy on gift donations as written below (8/3/2007 revision):
Gifts to the City
Acceptance of Gifts less than $15,000
- Any gifts with a value of $15,000 or less as long as there are no operating cost implications can be received by individual City departments with written notice to the Finance Officer or his/her designee.
- The Finance Department shall submit a quarterly gift report to the City Council’s Ways and Means Committee for approval. The department may not use the gift until it has been approved by a two-thirds vote of the City Council.
- The quarterly gift report shall contain the following information on each donation:
- Name of recipient department
- Name of entity making gift
- Description of gift (including value of gift, date received and special designations on gift, if any)
- Funding strings for revenue and expense appropriation increases
- For any gifts with a value exceeding $15,000, the recipient department shall submit a request for authorization to accept the gift to the City Council’s Ways & Means Committee directly.
Last updated Jul 28, 2015