When Farmington firefighters went into the icy water at the Prairie Waterway Greenway near Prairieview Park Sunday, they were wearing rescue suits and had ample equipment there for their cold-water rescue practice.
They were ready to go into the icy water. Most people who fall into the cold winter waters aren’t as lucky.
October was a bad month for cars and deer on Dakota County roads. Of the 57 accidents involving deer this year in the county, 14 took place last month.
That’s slightly less than a quarter of the year’s total in one 31-day stretch.
With only one house fire so far in 2011, it seems like the Farmington Fire Department’s past fire prevention education efforts have paid off.
That’s what Farmington fire marshal John Powers likes to think. And he may be on to something too, because the FFD has been teaching fire prevention for the past few years.
Five years ago, a guy new in town decided to apply to become a volunteer on the Farmington Fire Department. At the department’s annual meeting last Friday night, that guy — Jason Greiner — was named Firefighter of the Year.
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