MFD Happenings - August 2017
Mound, MN, September 7, 2017– During the month of August 2017, the Mound Fire Department responded to 28 fire related calls and 33 medical related calls, for a total of 61 callouts for the month. As our August 31st, the total number of fire and rescue calls year to date is at 410 which is up 9% from the same time frame in 2016.
The Mound Fire Department was recently awarded a grant in the amount of $14,220.00 from Firehouse Subs Public Safety Foundation for the purchase a Cardio Pulmonary Resuscitation (CPR) automated chest compression system. The Mound Fire Department now has a new lifesaving tool called the AutoPulse System. The AutoPulse System is a mechanical device designed to deliver consistent depth and rates of CPR on patients in sudden cardiac arrest. Consistent CPR is difficult for even highly trained personal to sustain over time. A big Thank You to Firehouse Subs commitment to support Public Safety!
Thursday, August 17, 2017 at 22:42 hours the Mound Fire Department was dispatched to a report of a vehicle accident in the 3100 block of Tuxedo Blvd. Upon arrival of the Mound Fire Department found a vehicle that had left the roadway, became airborne and landed on top of a parked truck. The driver and passenger were able to exit the vehicle on their own. The driver had non-life threatening injuries and was evaluated by Ridgeview Paramedics. There were no other injuries to civilians or firefighters.
Friday, August 18, 2017 at 08:53 hours the Mound Fire Department was dispatched to a report of two workers that had fallen approximately 20 feet from scaffolding in the 5300 block of Eastview Avenue in Minnetrista. Upon fire department arrival, the two workers were stable with non-life threatening injuries. Both patients were evaluated by paramedics, and one was transported by ambulance to Ridgeview Medical Center for evaluation. There were no other injuries to civilians or firefighters.
Fire Prevention Open House – Wednesday, October 4th from 6:00 p.m. – 8:00 p.m. In recognition of the 2017 Fire Prevention Week, the Mound Fire Department is holding an Open House on Wednesday, October 4th at the Mound Fire Station from 6:00pm – 8:00pm. This is a family event with the following activities planned:
• Kids activities and fun • Meet Sparky the Fire Dog
• CPR and AED Demonstrations • Fire Truck Rides and Photo Opportunities
• Fire Truck and Equipment Displays • Beverages and snacks provided
If you would like more information, please contact The Mound Fire Department Administrative Offices at 952-472-3555 or email at firstname.lastname@example.org.