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Friday, May 24, 2024

Duluth St. Luke’s celebrates EMS appreciation week

VIDEO: Many of the surrounding emergency medical services providers transfer patients to St. Luke’s. To show appreciation, on Wednesday the St. Luke’s Hospital in Duluth hosted a cookout to honor EMS services and their lifesaving work. It was part of their EMS appreciation week events which the hospital has been hosting for more than a decade now. Aaron Bloomberg, an EMT for Carlton Fire and Ambulance, has been with the department for a couple of years and finds joy in helping people. “It’s just kind of a fun way that they give back to the community here to each of us, it’s not always the most fun job but it’s fun when we get to do stuff like this,” said Bloomberg. Bloomberg says when it comes to his job, he’s grateful to be able to make such an immediate impact on people’s lives, whether it’s helping with a stubbed toe or a fatal car crash.
KBJR-TV NBC 6 Duluth

Home Depot hiring temporary workers to clean up after fire

Rochester police confirmed Friday that a fire at Home Depot was set intentionally. According to communications officer Amanda Grayson, witnesses at the store (3050 41st Street NW) saw a man walking around the store for a few hours, crouching down in the area where the fire occurred, then attempting to leave the store with the cart of merchandise. When employees stopped the man, he left the cart and ran out. The fire was located at roughly the same time, Grayson said. One person was treated for smoke inhalation and transported by MCAS. RPD is still investigating the incident. The store remains closed Friday morning, but Home Depot is hiring temporary workers to help clean up the mess in order to get the store back up and running.
KAAL-TV ABC 6 Rochester

Thursday, May 23, 2024

City of Dilworth breaks ground on new fire station

VIDEO: Since 1980, The Dilworth Fire Department has been operating in the same facility. On May 22, 2024, all of that changed as they broke ground on the city’s new fire station. With the rise of mutual aid and with more people moving into the area, officials say a new fire hall is a must. When Fire Chief, Scott Payne, first moved to Dilworth in 1978, he said the town’s population was just hitting 1,700. Now, that number is surpassing 5,000 and is rapidly growing. “This is the only fire hall I’ve ever known and it’s a good start of a new chapter in the history of Dilworth Fire,” Payne said. He said the new station will satisfy a lot of needs for his fellow firefighters: “We’ll have the ability for firefighters to leave their own personal gear and belongings so they can change out and take showers after fires. It’s a big deal they’ll no longer be taking those contaminants home with them anymore.”
KVLY-TV NBC 11 Fargo

Saint Paul Police Row to Victory Over Fire Department in Friendly Rivalry Challenge

In a show of competitive spirit, the Saint Paul Police Department (SPPD) pulled ahead of the Saint Paul Fire Department (SPFD) in a rowing race to see who could hit the 10,000-meter mark the quickest. As tongues wagged and muscles burned, the boys in blue outpaced their firefighting counterparts, pushing through to a hard-earned victory. Boasting the traditional rivalry that often grips these two pillars of public service, the battle between the rowers was fierce. Eager to prove their prowess, each department fielded a team of ten, but in the end, it was the SPPD's rowing team who bested their opposition. According to a post on the SPPD’s official Facebook page, "Today, our officers came out on top." Elated by their triumph, the SPPD has already thrown down the gauntlet for a rematch, ever-ready for the next challenge, Saint Paul Fire!
Hoodline Minneapolis

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