News By Category: Fire Department
As the holiday season approaches, many often think of ways to give back to their community. This year the City of Golden Valley offers multiple holiday outreach programs to help community members in need.
The Golden Valley Fire Department (GVFD) wants to make sure residents know the dangers of carbon monoxide (CO), especially during the winter months and how something as simple as a CO detector can save lives.
As people give thanks during the holidays, many often think of ways to give back to their community. The City of Golden Valley Police and Fire Departments are involved in multiple holiday outreach programs to help community members in need.
Carbon monoxide (CO) poisoning can happen year-round but is more common in winter when doors and windows stay primarily closed and fireplaces, gas heaters, or other fuel burning appliances are in use. The Golden Valley Fire Department (GVFD) wants to make sure everyone knows the dangers of CO and how important it is to have CO alarms in your home.
One of the bigger topics of discussion during the Minnesota Department of Public Safety’s (MN DPS) Winter Hazard Awareness Week is winter fire safety. The Golden Valley Fire Department wants to ensure residents take the necessary steps to avoid any winter- and holiday-related fires.
An employee at a Golden Valley business went into sudden cardiac arrest Wed, Oct 31 and was resuscitated by coworkers, performing CPR and using an Automated External Defibrillator (AED), until Golden Valley Police and Fire arrived followed by North Memorial Paramedics. Many employees at this local business had taken the Hands Only CPR/AED Training course offered by the Golden Valley Fire Department (GVFD), and luckily the employee in question is alive and doing well today.