Holiday Safety Topics
The winter holiday season should be a joyous time of year. However, certain types of fires and injuries associated with holiday cooking and decorations are much more common during this season.
In 2013, Thanksgiving was the peak day for home cooking fires, followed by Christmas eve and Christmas day. Cooking fires are the number one cause of home fires and home injuries. The leading cause of fires in the kitchen is unattended cooking. It’s important to be alert to prevent cooking and other Holiday fires.
Christmas Tree Fires
Christmas Trees are a traditional part of the Christmas holiday. They can also be a major source of fuel in a fire. According to the U.S. Fire Administration, one of every three home Christmas tree fires are caused by electrical problems and a heat source too close to the tree caused roughly one in every six.
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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 17
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Fire Station 17
330 E. 38th Street
Minneapolis, MN 55409
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
Station Q open in 1890 originally at 3448 Chicago Ave with Hose 17 and Chemical 7. On January 12, 1891 the department was reorganized and Station Q became Station 17. In 1941 the station was sold (now a photo studio) and moved to 821 East 35th Street with Engine 17. In 1992 a new Station 17 was built at 330 East 38th Street, the 35th Street location is now a bookstore.
Hose 17 and Chemical 7 in service 1890
Engine 17 in service 1891
Chemical 7 disbanded 1904
Ladder 2 in service 1928 from Station 1, disbanded December 1934
Ladder 5 for a short time then to Station 27
Rescue 1 for a short time then to station 8
Chief 2 from Station 8
Last updated Jun 22, 2016