MFD Happenings - December 2017
Mound, MN, January 11, 2018– During the month of December 2017, the Mound Fire Department responded to 13 fire-related calls and 26 medical-related calls, for a total of 39 callouts for the month. The total callouts for 2017 was 596, as compared to 588 in 2016. 2017 total callouts will rank Mound Fire in the top 8 or 9% of Minnesota State Fire Departments.
Monday, December 18, 2017 at 20:37 hours, the Mound Fire Department responded to a report of a possible house fire in the 3800 Block of Sunset Drive in Spring Park. Upon arrival, it was found that three piles of rags used for staining had started on fire and burned an area of flooring and wood trim. The fire was quickly extinguished by Mound Firefighters. Mound Fire Crews ventilated the residence to remove the smoke. Given that no one was home when the fire started, it was fortunate that a neighbor was out walking their dog, heard the fire alarms sounding and reported the fire. There were no injuries to any civilians or firefighters.
Mound Firefighter of the Year 2017: Lieutenant Nick Farley
Please Keep those Fire Hydrants Accessible!
In winter, the deep snow can create a major problem with high piled snow around fire hydrants. The deep snow often makes it very difficult for firefighters to find the buried fire hydrants.
In an emergency we must have clearly marked and accessible fire hydrants. It normally takes a firefighter less than a minute to connect a large fire hose to a fire hydrant. If a fire hydrant is buried under a pile of snow, the time involved will likely double or even triple.
You can volunteer and help the fire departments response efficiency by clearing the snow from around the fire hydrants in your neighborhood. The Mound Fire Chief asks that you please take time to clear fire hydrants of snow in your neighborhood. Please help us keep them accessible throughout the winter so we can be much more efficient and timely in the event of an emergency!
If you are unable to clear the snow from a fire hydrant in your neighborhood....please call Vicki Weber at the Mound Fire Department administrative office 952-472-3555 and we will arrange to clear the snow from the hydrant.
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.