Over-the-counter medications and prescriptions can pollute our waters and be harmful to humans, fish, and other wildlife when disposed of improperly– please do not flush medications down the toilet or place in the trash.
The Farmington and Rosemount police and fire departments along with the Dakota County Sheriff’s Office have joined “911 for All,” a new countywide campaign aimed at making it simpler for citizens to contact their public safety agencies in both emergency and non-emergency situations.
ooner or later, everyone needs a little help. That’s true even for some of the people you call for help in times of emergency.
With that in mind, a number of Farmington and Rosemount emergency personnel participated in the Frontline Supervisor Class offered by the Dakota County Domestic Preparedness Committee.
Farmington police have entered into a joint project with other Dakota County law enforcement agencies to take old prescription pills out of the house, and possibly out of the hands of people who could abuse them.
It was just after 8 a.m. on Nov. 11, 2012, when Farmington resident Jason Rose saved Arik Reger’s life. On Monday, Rose’s quick thinking and heroic actions were recognized with the Farmington Police Department’s Citizens Valor Award.
A late night fire Monday destroyed a Farmington house and left the owner and his new roommate without a place to live.
Farmington fire marshal John Powers is still investigating the cause of the blaze, which started outside the home at 18524 Dunbury Knoll just before 11:30 p.m. Monday. The home’s owner, Jaysen T. Smith, told Powers he was in his bedroom when he heard something outside.
Farmington Fire Explorer Post 9470 advisor Christopher Matek is pretty proud of the young men and women in the local Explorer post. Last Friday, they took second place in a statewide skills test at the Minnesota State Fair.
Two children have fallen out of windows in Farmington homes this week. One child was unharmed, the other was airlifted to an area hospital.
In both cases, a toddler pushed on the screen of a window, causing the screen to pop out and the child to fall through the window.
Farmington firefighters are working to clear diesel fuel out of the Vermillion River after receiving a report of a spill around 10:15 a.m. Wednesday.
Farmington fire marshal John Powers was not sure how long the diesel had been seeping into the river, but firefighters tracing the fuel’s path reported it had travelled past Biscayne Avenue in Empire Township.
Members of the Farmington Fire Department believe the need for new vehicles doesn’t stop with one fire engine.
Of the dozen vehicles in the fire department’s garages, six were purchased prior to 2000. The oldest vehicle in the department is a 1986 rescue truck.
Farmington City Council members gave the Farmington Fire Department the go-ahead Monday to start looking for a new fire engine.
At a workshop meeting, council members told firefighters to start looking into the benefits of a demo truck and a new truck, and to do it soon. Some council members want to have a new engine in place by the end of this year.
Weird as it may be, the city of Farmington isn’t issuing any permits for open burning these days.
It’s a little unusual, Farmington fire marshal John Powers said, but a lack of snow is causing drought conditions in most of the state. The Minnesota Department of Natural Resources is urging caution.
An early morning fire on the University of Minnesota’s UMore Park property has been ruled an arson by the Dakota County Sheriff's department.
Called in just after 2 a.m. Thursday, the blaze leveled a pole barn off of Lone Rock Trail on the University-owned property.
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