The Fire Department remained quite busy in February due to emergency medical response, inclement weather with extreme cold, snow, and ice that caused issues on the road and in homes and property, and several fires both in Roseville and in our immediate response area with our automatic aid partners.
Also in February we are able to host an all-department meeting in which we discussed 2021 accomplishments and goals coming our way for 2022.
We are excited to promote our Friday’s with Firefighters events at the Roseville Fire Station for 2022. More information will be out on these events this spring, but put them on your calendar!
Friday, June 24 1000AM-1200PM
Friday, July 22 1000AM-1200PM
Friday, August 19 1000AM-1200PM
Cooking-related fires are the number one cause of structure fires in the state of Minnesota. And typically indoor cooking on the stovetop and oven increases in the winter months. The two leading causes to fires in the kitchen are:
It is important to remember key safety considerations when cooking in the kitchen:
- Heated items are left unattended
- Other combustibles are too close to the heat source
- Keep combustibles (towels, oven mitts, containers) at least three feet away from the heat source.
- Stay in the immediate area of the kitchen while operating the oven or stovetop.
- Try to avoid wearing loose fitting clothing when cooking.
- And have the ability to extinguish safely; a fire extinguisher close by or a tight fitting lid to cover the fire are helpful items. Remember to keep working smoke alarms in or very close to the kitchen.