News By Category: Fire Department

Learn how to install your child’s car seat or booster seat Nov 8 at the Golden Valley Fire Department. Hosted by Safe Kids Northwest Metro Minneapolis and the Golden Valley Fire Department, the event will be from 10 am to 1 pm and feature nationally certified technicians who will help you properly install your car seat. Read More

It might sound too easy, but it’s true—five seconds and a single finger can save you and your entire family. Because most home fire deaths occur in properties without working smoke alarms, the Golden Valley Fire Department kicks off National Fire Prevention Week with a strong message: Give death the finger by checking your smoke alarms.

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For the second consecutive year, Golden Valley is hosting a Battle of the Badges community blood drive Wednesday, Aug 20, 1- 5 pm, at 7800 Golden Valley Rd (check in at the Public Safety Building). Read More

Record-setting rains over the past few days have caused flooding issues in several areas of Golden Valley. While the City’s storm sewer system is doing its job, the saturated ground and increased runoff have the system at its peak. With more rain expected this evening, City officials offer the following information for residents and homeowners. Read More

Next week, Golden Valley’s Police and Fire Departments will host three family-friendly events: the Public Safety Open House on June 18, Police Bike-Along on June 21, and the Fire Relief Association Street Dance on June 21. Read More

Think you’re too old, too weak, or too busy to become a firefighter? Let the Golden Valley Fire Department bust your myths about firefighting at the Firefighter Recruitment Expo, June 12, 6 to 10 pm, at Fire Station 1. The Expo is for people who are seriously considering becoming a firefighter, but want to learn more before applying. Read More

After 27 years of service to the City, Mark Kuhnly retired April 30 as Golden Valley’s fire chief. Deputy Fire Chief John Crelly was promoted today to replace Kuhnly.

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As part of Severe Weather Awareness Week, April 21-25, state-wide tornado drills are scheduled for Thursday, April 24, at 1:45 pm and 6:55 pm. The outdoor warning sirens will sound as part of both drills.

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On Feb 22, four Golden Valley Firefighters participated in the American Lung Association Fight for Air stair climb, a fund raiser that brought 38 fire departments and 266 firefighters to Minneapolis for the 31-story full fire-gear climb. Read More

The Golden Valley Fire Department (GVFD) is offering free safety classes on severe weather awareness and adult CPR and AED (automated external defibrillators). Both will be held in March at Golden Valley’s Public Safety Building. Read More