MFD Happenings - October 2017
Mound, MN, November 3, 2017– During the month of October 2017, the Mound Fire Department responded to 17 fire-related calls and 28 medical-related calls, for a total of 45 callouts for the month.
October was a very busy month at the Fire Department. The Mound Fire Department held our annual Fire Prevention Open House. Thank you to the area residents who participated! The highlights of the event of were fire truck rides, a water spray for kids, and a live burn demonstration provided by Lindstrom’s Restoration. During October we provided fire prevention and safety education to kindergarten classes at Shirley Hills and Hilltop Primary Schools, Head Start Preschool, and Our Lady of the Lake Preschool.
A HEARTSafe training was given to Our Lady of the Lake’s ushers. The ushers were taught bystander CPR and how to operate an AED. A crew from the fire department attended several of the home Westonka High School football games to provide EMS standby.
Monday, October 16, 2017 at 11:14 hours, the Mound Fire Department was dispatched to a mutual aid call from Maple Plain Fire for a business fire in the 5000 block of Highway 12 in Maple Plan. The Mound Fire Ladder Co. Crew assisted Maple Plain Fire with overhaul of the area damaged by the fire. There were no injuries to civilians or firefighters.
Thursday, October 19, 2017 at 09:10 hours, the Mound Fire Department was dispatched to a report of a Personal Injury accident in the 600 block of County Road 19. Upon arrival, a vehicle was found on its side with the air bags deployed. The driver was out of the vehicle and did not suffer any serious injuries. The Mound Fire Crew remained on scene to assist with traffic and road clean-up. There were no other injuries to civilians or firefighters.
Wednesday, October 25, 2017 at 14:00 hours, the Mound Fire Department was dispatched to a report of a hit gas line in the 2300 block of Huntington Point Road East in Minnetonka Beach. Upon arrival, the gas line was not pinched off, and Centerpoint Energy was dispatched. As a precaution, area residents were evacuated while the Mound Fire Crew monitored the gas levels in the manholes and surrounding areas. Once Centerpoint secured the gas line and gas levels had decreased, area residents were allowed back in their homes. There were no injuries to the residents or firefighters.
Fall Bingo: On Tuesday, November 14th, the Mound Fire Department Auxiliary will host their annual Fall Bingo event at the Mound Fire Station. Doors open at 6:00 pm and Bingo starts at 7:00 pm. Please come out for a fun evening. All ages welcome!
Annual Tree Lighting: Saturday, November 18th from 5:30pm – 7:30pm. Westonka Community and Commerce will hold the annual tree lighting at Veteran’s Park (near parking deck) in Mound. Mrs. Claus will be arriving by fire truck; other attractions include musical performances by local singing groups, hayrides, and a bonfire.
It's time to add "close your door" to your fire safety checklist!
You know how important it is to have working smoke alarms, escape plans, and a designated meeting place in case of a fire. But did you know that closing your doors in your home is also important for your safety? Closed doors can reduce fire growth, limit damage to your home, keep temperatures down, and can even save your life if you become trapped.
DID YOU KNOW because of synthetic materials, furniture, and construction, fire spreads faster than ever before.
MAKE A 900 DEGREE DIFFERENCE – a closed door can mean reducing 1,000 degrees down to 100 degrees
TAKE IT DOWN A NOTCH – During a fire, a closed door can keep carbon monoxide levels at 1,000 PPM versus 10,000 PPM if the door is left open
TAKE A BREATHER – A fire needs oxygen to burn. A closed door keeps more oxygen in the room and away from the fire. When you exit a fire, make sure to close your door behind you to slow down its growth. As always, getting OUT comes first.
DOZE SAFELY – 50% of house fires happen between 11 p.m. and 7 a.m. Closing your doors before you hit the hay helps keep you safe.
Learn more at www.closeyourdoor.org.
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.