News By Category: Fire Department
Flooding claims the lives of nearly 200 people each year in the United States, forces hundreds of thousands from their homes, and results in property damage up to $2 billion. In Minnesota, floods kill more people than any other weather event, claiming the lives of 15 people since 1993.
April, May, and June tend to bring a lot of storms to Minnesota. Thunder, lightning, rain, and hail are all common occurrences, and the Golden Valley Fire Department wants to ensure all residents know how to stay safe during a storm.
Twenty-first century technology allows us to communicate with essentially anyone at anytime. This gives residents the opportunity to receive advance warnings for impending hazards and other important information. Multiple agencies, including the City of Golden Valley, provide emergency notification systems for inclement weather, among other things.
Whether you’re looking to get involved in your community or just looking for new experiences and adventures, joining the Golden Valley Fire Department (GVFD) can fulfill anyone’s dreams and expectations. Just ask Curtis, a GVFD veteran, or Max, a recent recruit.
The Golden Valley Fire Department participated in its 12th consecutive Fight For Air Climb at US Bank Plaza in Minneapolis, Feb 23. The event brought together over 100 teams, including 44 fire department teams to raise funds for the American Lung Association.
The City of Golden Valley encourages residents to keep themselves and their neighbors safe by “adopting” their neighborhood fire hydrant and clearing it of snow. This prevents firefighters from having to dig out the hydrants when responding to a fire, saving vital time.