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  • New angle cutter purchased by Fulda Fire Department
    A new cutting tool has been purchased by the Fulda Fire Department that will allow for quicker and easier extrication from an accident, should that be required. The Fulda Fire Department Reflief Association reviewed angle cutters, and decided to purchase a Holmatro 5050i Evo 3 Cutter. “The angle cutter is battery operated,” Relief Association member Ryan Baumgartner stated.
    - PUB DATE: 10/21/2019 1:00:49 PM - SOURCE: Fulda Free Press
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  • Winds, waves, rain wreak havoc in Twin Ports
    A vigorous lake storm brought close to 2 inches of rain and wind gusts as high as 74 mph to the Twin Ports on Monday, leaving trees down, flooding near Lake Superior and thousands of businesses and residents without power. Access to Duluth's Park Point neighborhood was limited to only emergency vehicles for about an hour Monday evening as city officials determined water levels were too deep on both sides of the bridge for safe travel.
    - PUB DATE: 10/21/2019 8:20:33 PM - SOURCE: Duluth News Tribune
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  • Duluth Fire Chief Association’s Conference Addresses Mental Illness
    Firefighters put their lives on the line every day to save the lives of others. It’s very common for that to have a huge impact on the mental health many firefighters. During this week’s Minnesota Fire Chief Association’s conference one organization is bringing awareness to the topic. In Minnesota, nearly five firefighters take their lives every year after dealing with a mental illness.
    - PUB DATE: 10/18/2019 10:50:06 PM - SOURCE: KQDS-TV Fox 21
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  • Fire At St. Paul Duplex Being Investigated As Possible Arson
    VIDEO: Crews are looking into a fire at a St. Paul duplex that fire investigators believe may have started under suspicious circumstances. The fire broke out at the duplex just before 2:30 a.m. Monday on Jenks Avenue East in St. Paul. The back of the home is badly damaged. St. Paul police confirmed the fire is being investigated as possible arson.
    - PUB DATE: 10/21/2019 6:37:41 AM - SOURCE: WCCO-TV CBS 4
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  • Long Lake Fire Department stressing importance of "Close Before You Doze"
    Fires are spreading faster. According to the National Institute of Standards and Technology, 40 years ago, people had about 17 minutes to escape a fire. Now, it's about three minutes, and that's mostly because of the synthetic materials in homes these days. During this Fire Prevention Month, the Long Lake Fire Department is addressing an important message to people, asking them to close their bedroom doors before they go to bed at night.
    - PUB DATE: 10/21/2019 3:07:25 AM - SOURCE: KARE-TV NBC 11
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  • Man runs to fire department for help after lightning hits St. Paul home
    Living close to a fire station has some perks, especially when your home is struck by lightning and burning. A St. Paul, Minnesota man wasted no time the other night when he ran to the fire department for help when he couldn’t call 911. As storms rolled in over St. Paul early Tuesday morning, firefighters at Station 14 heard some loud thunder and lightning overhead.
    - PUB DATE: 10/19/2019 6:09:17 AM - SOURCE: KMSP Fox 9 News
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  • Waconia brewery, firefighters partner for new brew
    A fire extinguisher is meant to be discharged and sprayed to contain a fire, but you don’t want to spray or waste a drop of this Xtinguisher. It’s a beer called Red Xtinguisher and the only emergency it is meant be used for is to quench a thirst. Waconia Brewing is located across the street from the Waconia Fire Station and firefighters often stop by the establishment evenings after training or a meeting, notes co-owner Dee DeLange.
    - PUB DATE: 10/21/2019 6:14:00 AM - SOURCE: HometownSource
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  • Mayo Clinic donates ambulance to Mankato Public Safety
    Mayo Clinic has donated an ambulance to the city of Mankato after updating the Mayo Clinic Ambulance Service fleet. The 2010 Ford E350 Braun ambulance will be used as an emergency support vehicle by the city’s Department of Public Safety, according to department Director Amy Vokal. The vehicle will be outfitted with compartments to carry firefighter breathing apparatus, investigative equipment and other specialized gear to emergency scenes, Vokal said.
    - PUB DATE: 10/18/2019 3:37:00 PM - SOURCE: The Land Online
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  • ‘Catastrophic’ Crash In North Minneapolis Kills Woman Who Was 8 Months Pregnant, Unborn Child
    Minneapolis police say two people are in custody following a crash Thursday night on the city’s north side that killed a woman who was eight months pregnant as well as her unborn child. The Minneapolis Police Department says the crash happened shortly before 11 p.m., when several 911 callers reported a “catastrophic” crash on the 1300 block of Newton Avenue North.
    - PUB DATE: 10/18/2019 4:44:20 AM - SOURCE: WCCO-TV CBS 4
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  • Dututh: Twin Ports Rescuers Gifted with ARM-LOC Devices
    Twin Ports rescue organizations have been given some new life-saving equipment that will help them with water and ice emergencies, and the technology behind it was invented in Duluth. According to Duluth Fire Chief Shawn Krizaj, his department responds to twelve to fifteen water emergencies every year.
    - PUB DATE: 10/17/2019 9:50:52 PM - SOURCE: KQDS-TV Fox 21
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