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2019 Safety Classes

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Employees At Local Business Recognized As Heroes For Life-Saving Efforts

Deb and coworkers

In October of 2018, Deb Monzel went into sudden cardiac arrest while at work. Fortunately, several coworkers had been trained by the Golden Valley Fire Department (GVFD) for a situation just like this and were able to resuscitate her.

Barb Miller saw Monzel collapse and called 911. While she was on the phone, Ian Osborne checked Monzel’s vitals and noted she had no pulse and was not breathing. He called for an AED and began CPR. Karen Kerwin ran for the AED and then worked with Osborn to administer the shock that returned Monzel’s pulse.

According to Battalion Chief Steve Baker, Best Vendors Management had reached out to the GVFD in early 2018 to train its employees in CPR and AED use. The GVFD also guided the company in purchasing multiple AEDs.

Both the training and equipment were put to good use when it mattered most, says Baker, adding that Best Vendors Management is hoping to do even more CPR/AED training with the GVFD in the future.

Car Seat Safety Checks

Car seat safety checks are available for Golden Valley residents by appointment. Contact Jason Hoffrogge at jhoffrogge@goldenvalleymn.gov. There is a $20 service fee for non-residents and $10 for additional fittings.

Car Seat Safety Event

The GVFD has partnered with North Memorial Health and Safe Kids Northwest Metro Minneapolis to host a free car seat safety clinic Sat, Sept 21, 10 am–1 pm at Fire Station One (7700 Golden Valley Road).

Nationally certified technicians will be on hand to check your child’s car seat for safe and proper installation.

Appointments are required and are expected to take approximately 30-45 minutes per seat. To schedule an appointment, call 763-581-3740.

Station Tours

Tours are available at all three fire stations for groups (for example, Scouts, after-school and pre-school programs, Neighborhood Watch, etc). The ideal group size is 15 to 20 people. Special accommodations can be made for larger groups and evening hours. Please try to schedule your tour at least two to three weeks in advance.