Portable Fire Extinguishers
Be sure to remember the PASS operating technique for portable fire extinguishers. PASS stands for:
P - Pull the pin. Pulling the pin unlocks the operating lever or button so you can discharge the extinguisher. Stand at least 6 to 8 feet from the fire.
A - Aim low, pointing the extinguisher nozzle or hose at the base of the fire.
S - Squeeze the lever below the handle. Squeezing the lever discharges the contents of the extinguisher. When you release the lever, the discharge stops. Some models have a button to press rather than a lever.
S - Moving carefully toward the fire, keep the extinguisher aimed at the base of the fire and sweep from side to side until the flames appear to be out. Watch the area. If the fire starts up again, repeat the PASS technique.
Did you Know...
About every three hours, a person or vehicle is hit by a train in the U.S.
The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration and Federal Railroad Administration have launched a new railroad crossing safety ad campaign. Its message is simple: Stop. Trains can’t.
- Slow down, look both ways and listen
- Do not enter the crossing unless you are sure you can make it completely across
- Never race a train
- Never stop on tracks
To learn more about how you can improve rail safety as a motorist or pedestrian visit FRA’s interactive graphic.
For more information about “Stop. Trains Can’t.” visit the campaign webpage.
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MFD Deploys SafetyNet System
Safety Net enables MFD to quickly find and rescue individuals with autism, Alzheimer's, dementia and other similar cognitive conditions who have wandered and become lost. Once enrolled in the service your loved one wears a Safety Net Tracking Bracelet. Each Bracelet emits a signal on a channel used by MFD for tracking people at risk. Safety Net Tracking™ Service is currently available in 18 states located across the country and it has assisted public safety with many successful rescues since its inception.
Fire Station 8
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Fire Station 8
2749 Blaisdell Ave. S.
Minneapolis, MN 55403
In an emergency Call 911 – Do not call the fire station directly.
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Minneapolis Fire Department
City Hall, 350 S 5th St., Room 233
Minneapolis, MN 55415
General Information: (612) 673-2890
Fire Department Fax: (612) 673-2828
Fire Department TTY: (612) 673-2157
Originally opened as Station J with Chemical 2 at 2749 Blaisdell Avenue South in 1884. January 12, 1891 the department was reorganized and Station J became Station 8 and was rebuilt on the same site in 1940
- Chemical 2 in service 1884 to 1895
- Hose 8 in service January 1885
- Engine 8 in service in 1887
- Ladder 5 in service November 1889 to 1913, deleted, back in 1914 to 1929, moved to station 23 and back in 1934, then moved to station 17 in 2003.
- Rescue 1 was moved to Station 8
- Ladder 5 was moved to Station 27
Last updated Jun 22, 2016