News By Category: Fire Department
Over the next few months the City of Golden Valley will be inspecting the exteriors and yards of all properties in the community. Inspections will start in May and will take about four to six weeks to complete.
Extreme heat events in Minnesota are already occurring and expected to become more common, more severe, and longer-lasting as our climate changes. Learning how to prepare and respond will help keep you and your loved ones safe.
Golden Valley needs paid, on-call firefighters. This skills-driven commitment will leave you prepared to face any number of unique challenges, both as a firefighter and a civilian. If you’re interested in learning more, the City is hosting a few informational meetings and demonstrations.
Two statewide tornado drills are scheduled for Thursday, April 20 at 1:45 pm and 6:45 pm. Outdoor warning sirens and NOAA Weather Radios will sound in a simulated tornado warning. The first drill is intended for institutions and businesses. The evening drill is intended for second shift workers and families.
Spring and summer rainfalls can be heavy and can produce flash floods in a matter of hours. In Minnesota, floods kill more people than any other weather event–15 people have died in floods since 1993.
The typical thunderstorm is 15 miles in diameter and lasts for 30 minutes, but whatever the size, all thunderstorms are dangerous. For your safety, it’s important to be informed about severe weather and know how to minimize risks.
We are fortunate to live in a time and place where technology can communicate with us almost anywhere and provide advanced warnings of impending hazards or other important information. Knowing where and how you can receive these warnings and what to do when you get them can mean the difference between life and death.
David Gustafson, Golden Valley fire and property maintenance specialist, was this year’s recipient of the Fire Investigator of the Year award from the Minnesota chapter of the International Association of Arson Investigators. The award was presented at the annual MNIAAI Conference in St Cloud March 23, 2017.
The Golden Valley Fire Department has nine new fire fighters in training this spring, the biggest number of new recruits for a single year in at least a decade, says fire education specialist Stephen Baker. They just got done wrapping up a physically intense three-week search and rescue course, Baker says. At the same time, veterans with the department have been taking refresher courses in other areas.
The Golden Valley Fire Department encourages residents to keep themselves and their neighbors safe by shoveling out fire hydrants on their block. This prevents fire fighters from having to dig out the hydrants when responding to a fire, saving vital time.