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 11
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Fire Station 11
229 SE 6th Street
Minneapolis, MN 55414
In an emergency Call 911 – Do not call the fire station directly.
Other Contact Information
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
Built in 1873 to house Cataract Engine #1 at 28 2nd Street Southeast. Originally opened as Station C with Hose C and Steamer Cataract on July 1, 1879. January 12, 1891 the department was reorganized and Station C became Station 11. In 1885 a two-story brick addition was added. The station was closed in 1962 when new Station 11 opened at its present location of 229 6th street Southeast with Engine 11, Ladder 9, and Engine 9. An addition was added sometime in the 1970's.
Ladder 2 in service in 1886
Chemical 3 in service in 1886 and disbanded in 1910
Ladder 9 in service in 1909 and Ladder 2 was moved to Station 1
Auxiliary #2 in service from 1916 to 1921
Ladder 9 became Rescue 9 and "The Haz-Mat Team" in 2003.
Mobile Haz-Mat Lab Vehicle was added to Station 11.
Last updated Jun 22, 2016