Current Events April 2017

Mound, MN May 5, 2017: During the month of April 2017, the Mound Fire Department responded to 20 fire-related calls and 26 medical-related calls, for a total of 45 callouts for the month.

With the onset of nice weather, we received a number of calls regarding recreational fires. The following general requirements shall apply to recreational fires:

  • The fire shall be attended by a competent, unimpaired adult at all times.
  • The fire must be attended any time that flames or smoke is produced from the fire.
  • Equipment to control and extinguish the fire shall be immediately available to the attendant at the site of the fire at all times during burning. This includes a fire extinguisher, hand tools, garden hose, and/or water buckets.
  • A cellular phone or land-line for calling 911 to call-out the fire department shall be available for immediate use by the attendant.
  • Only approved wood and safe starter fuels may be burned in a recreational fire.
  • The fire may not be started or continued in situations where prevailing winds or other factors create an unsafe condition or direct smoke toward other nearby residences.
  • The fire shall be located 25 feet from any structure or combustible material unless the fire is in an approved container and is not less than 15 feet from a structure.

Notable Events

April 1, 2017 at 16:28 hours, the Mound Fire Department responded to a report of a person in the water on Priest's Bay. Upon arrival, three juveniles had been on a raft in the lake, and one fell off and was able to make it to shore. The victim was assessed by Ridgeview Paramedics and did not need further medical attention. The other two juveniles did not enter the water. There were no injuries to civilians or firefighters.

April 28, 2017 at 14:42 hours, the Mound Fire Department was dispatched to a report of a hit natural gas line in the 1800 block of Shorewood Lane in Mound. Upon Engine Co. arrival, fire crews found that a 2" plastic natural gas line had been hooked by a backhoe and disconnected under the asphalt roadway in two different locations. A substantial amount of natural gas was leaking from under the roadway. The Mound Fire Crews quickly monitored explosive gas levels in in the sewer system and found substantial levels of explosive gas underground. Fire Crews also monitored gas levels in nearby residences and stayed on scene until Centerpoint Energy secured the line. Some homes in the area were evacuated for safety reasons. There were no injuries to citizens or firefighters.

Upcoming Events

Saturday, May 20, 2017: Trista Day will be held Saturday, May 20th from 11:00am-2:00pm. Trista Day is sponsored by the City of Minnetrista and the event will be held at their City Offices at 7701 Co Rd 110 West in Minnetrista. Trista Day is a family friendly event where people of all ages can learn about Public Safety, City of Minnetrista operations and local area businesses. As always, there will be free activities, hotdogs, chips, popcorn, cotton candy, and refreshments.

Saturday, June 3, 2017: The Mound firefighters are busy preparing for the 66th Annual Fish Fry and Dance. The MFD fish fry will be held Saturday, June 3, 2017. An all you can eat fish dinner will be served from 3:00-8:00pm with the dance following from 8:30-midnight. Tickets for the event include dinner and the evening dance with live music provided by The Chad Edwards Band. Fish Fry tickets are being sold in advance by firefighters canvassing neighborhoods for $10.00 each. Tickets will also be available at the door for $12.00. If you miss the firefighter that comes to your home and you need tickets, please stop by or call Vicki Weber at the Mound Fire Dept. Administrative Office at 952-472-3555.

Bicycle Safety Tips

May is National Bike Safety Month. Our local area has many options for bicycle riding. While it is wonderful to go biking in the local area, there is also a possibility for injury. Bicyclists are required to follow the same traffic laws as motor vehicles.

When riding on the trail systems, please be aware if you are crossing a roadway with a designated trail crossing sign. Oncoming vehicles are not always required to stop, therefore, the bicyclist must yield to oncoming traffic.

Before heading out for a bike ride, complete this basic bike check. Just remember ABC Quick Check:

It is important to practice safety and wear the proper attire while riding to be prepared in case of emergency. Here are some very important safety tips that every bicyclist should follow:

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If you would like more information, please contact the Mound Fire Department Administrative Offices at 952-472-3555 or email at