News By Category: Fire Department
Please remember, especially during dry days, that even one errant spark can cause a recreational fire to get out of control. For the sake of public safety and neighborly relations, the Golden Valley Fire Department reminds residents to make sure their recreational fires are properly managed and have the proper permits. Follow the link for a refresher on safety requirements for recreational fires.
Seven Golden Valley probationary firefighters graduated Monday, June 8, from the West Suburban Fire Academy, after 170 hours of intensive training that is the first step on their path to becoming state-certified firefighters.
Check These Out: Police And Fire In The Parks, Public Safety Open House, Bike-Along, And Coffee With A Cop
Cohesive communities are key to preventing crime, and summer wouldn’t be summer in Golden Valley without programs that give residents opportunities to meet police officers and firefighters in social settings. The Public Safety Open House is June 17. Police and Fire in the Parks starts June 16 and runs through July 22. Coffee With A Cop is June 19 and July 21. And the Police Bike-Along is June 28.
The Golden Valley Fire Department (GVFD) accepted a $5,000 grant from CITA Insurance Services and Fireman’s Fund Insurance Company in a brief ceremony May 20 at Golden Valley Fire Station 1. The grant funds the purchase of four Automated External Defibrillators (AEDs) and two training AEDs.
A Golden Valley home sustained significant damage in an early morning fire Dec 14, 2014. Heavy fire conditions magnified by an explosion required the cooperative efforts of nine area fire departments.
Golden Valley was recently designated as a “Minnesota Heart Safe Community” by the Minnesota Department of Health and American Heart Association. The Heart Safe designation recognizes a community’s efforts to prepare its staff and citizens to recognize when someone suffers a sudden cardiac arrest and how to respond. Minnesota Heart Safe will present the award to the City in early 2015.