Albert Lea Firefighters L1041

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Operating as usual

06/17/2021

*UPDATE: as of 3:50 p.m. the scene has been cleared.*

Please share! Freeborn County dispatchers have been alerted about a gas leak in the 1600 block of Bridge Avenue. Minnesota Energy has been contacted, but if you have questions or smell an odor that you are concerned about, please call Minnesota Energy at 800-889-4970. Please do not call 911 as we need to keep those lines open for emergencies.

03/12/2021
02/23/2021

Tonight, our lights shine blue in honor of Arik Matson Day. The day signifies Matson's badge number - 222. Matson - a Freeborn county resident - was shot on Jan. 6, 2020, while on duty as a police officer in Waseca. We are thankful for Matson's recovery and for all of the men and women who represent the thin blue line.

If you aren't familiar with the story - here's a recently published year in review: https://www.kimt.com/content/news/1-year-later-Looking-back-at-how-officer-Arik-Matson-became-an-inspiration-573538291.html

02/12/2021

I am very thankful!! We would like to thank the kind people that bought us Jakes Pizza For supper tonight. Pizza guy shows with three pizza but didn’t know who bought them!

Thank you!

02/01/2021
05/28/2020
Minnesota Professional Fire Fighters - MPFF

Minnesota Professional Fire Fighters - MPFF

Our thoughts are with our brothers and sisters of the Minneapolis Fire Department as they work into the morning to extinguish multiple fires set during the recent unrest.

05/21/2020
Albert Lea Area Schools

Congratulations Seniors!

Thursday at 4:30 pm the class of 2020 will be escorted by Albert Lea Fire and Police from ALHS to Front Street. Congratulations to our Class of 2020 Seniors! #ALwaysATiger

05/21/2020
St. Theodore Catholic Elementary School

St. Theodore Catholic Elementary School

5th Grade Graduation Celebration... parade style ❤️
Thank you to all who helped and joined in the parade to make their day special!🙏❤️🙏❤️🙏

Albert Lea Fire Rescue
04/16/2020

Albert Lea Fire Rescue

Just recently we shared with you that one of the topics we train on is confined space rescue. Today, we have a crew at REG in Glenville on safety standby while the company works on its tanks. As you will see in the photos - the firefighters aren't wearing their normal turnout gear. For this, they are wearing their fire resistive technical rescue coveralls. These coveralls are also what our crews wear for wildland fires. Besides being fire resistive, they also allow for better movement and protection from cuts and scapes.

2 injured in crash south of Albert Lea - Albert Lea Tribune
04/13/2020
2 injured in crash south of Albert Lea - Albert Lea Tribune

2 injured in crash south of Albert Lea - Albert Lea Tribune

Two people were injured Sunday afternoon when a snowplow and car collided on Interstate 35 south of Albert Lea. Alexandra Rae Lapearl, 21, of Spring Valley, and Trevor Michael Faris, 21, of Hopkins, were taken by ambulance to Mayo Clinic Health System in Albert Lea, according to the Minnesota State....

04/03/2020
Freeborn County Sheriff's Office

Freeborn County Sheriff's Office

Burning restriction

The burning restriction with a variance remains in place, but effective immediately, recreational fires are allowed. Recreational fires have to be at least 25 feet from combustible material, be no larger than 3 feet by 3 foot and must have a ring around it.

Sheriff Freitag

Minnesota Professional Fire Fighters - MPFF
04/02/2020

Minnesota Professional Fire Fighters - MPFF

Minnesota, with school out until at least April 30 your #MNProfessionalFireFighters are providing a few helpful tips to keep your kids healthy.

Please share with your friends!

#COVID_19 #StayHomeMN

Minnesota Professional Fire Fighters - MPFF
03/28/2020
Minnesota Professional Fire Fighters - MPFF

Minnesota Professional Fire Fighters - MPFF

Please Call Senator Majority Leader Gazelka and tell him to take the side of our first-responders, not the side of big business. 651-296-4875

03/25/2020
Firefighter Proving Grounds

Firefighter Proving Grounds

SCBA Regulator Disinfection.

In regards to coronavirus it is important to disinfect our SCBA regulators at the start of each tour or after each use.
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Supplies needed:
- 70% Isopropyl Alcohol in a spray bottle.
- Water - Running water or in a spray bottle
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Steps:
-Remove the SCBA regulator from the facepiece.
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-Inspect the inside of the regulator assembly and remove any obvious dirt from the external surfaces of the regulator using 70% Isopropyl Alcohol with a sponge or soft cloth.
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Note: it’s important to NOT insert any foreign objects into the regulator opening.
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-You then want to depress the manual shut-off, close the purge k**b by turning fully clockwise and spray a minimum of 6 full pumps of 70% Isopropyl Alcohol into the regulator opening. Make sure to also wet the immediate area around the opening.
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Note: Alcohol and water should not be directed into the spray bar ports.
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-Swirl to completely cover internal components.
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-Turn regulator opening face down and shake excess liquid out. Allow for 10 minutes of contact time to disinfect prior to rinsing.

-Rinse regulator with water using a spray bottle or running water. The inside of regulator must be thoroughly rinsed after applying the 70% alcohol. Failure to thoroughly rinse may cause a number of adverse effects. Rinsing is a key component to the SCBA integrity after disinfecting.
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-Shake excess water out of regulator. Make sure to completely air-dry the regulator before use.
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-Be sure to perform a regulator check by opening purge valve and observing the air flow from regulator spray bar. You want to make sure no more water droplets come out and the regulator is dry.
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This is one approved method for cleaning SCBA Regulators. Remember to follow manufacture guidelines and your departments operating procedures.
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What other methods has your company and department handled SCBA disinfection in regards to Coronavirus?
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Comment below so we all can learn.
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Stay Focused, Stay Motivated, Stay Safe- FFPG
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#FFPG #FFProvingGrounds #WhatsForDrill
#FFPGDrills

Professional Fire Fighters of Wisconsin
03/17/2020

Professional Fire Fighters of Wisconsin

Great Public Safety Announcement. While trying to clean and decontaminate please don’t mix these cleaning agents.

01/20/2020
Freeborn County Sheriff's Office

Freeborn County Sheriff's Office

UPDATE: 911 SERVICE HAS BEEN RESTORED in Freeborn County

911 service in Freeborn County is down at this time and we don't have an estimated time frame when it'll be restored.

If you need emergency services, please contact the Freeborn County Sheriff's Office dispatch center by dialing
507-377-5200 ext 5

Sheriff Freitag

Albert Lea Fire Rescue
01/17/2020

Albert Lea Fire Rescue

01/09/2020
Albert Lea Fire Rescue
12/20/2019

Albert Lea Fire Rescue

Firefighter Friday:
Week 4 – “What does Albert Lea Fire Rescue Do?” – Rank of Firefighter

Over the next couple of weeks, we are going to take a look at each of the different ranks of firefighters.

Merriam-Webster defines a firefighter as a person who fights fires, or whose job is to extinguish fires. This is true, but it is so much more! At ALFR, we have 2 firefighter ranks. We have our Full-time Firefighter and our Paid On-Call Firefighters. On fire scenes they are the personnel that make the entry to rescue, extinguish, and overhaul the fires. They have to understand fire behavior, building construction, flow path, and communicate out what is happening inside so that the officer outside can make the tactical decisions. Our Full-time Firefighters are also trained to deal with HAZMAT, technical rescue, EMS, rental inspections, commercial fire inspections, writing reports, general daily work duties, and anything else that may come up throughout the day.

Thank you to ALL of our firefighters! For what you do for our department and for the citizens of Albert Lea!

#FirefighterFriday #ALFR #ThankYouFirefighters

12/18/2019
Albert Lea Fire Rescue

Albert Lea Fire Rescue

The answer to yesterday's trivia question: "What was the term used to describe the old-school firefighting technique of passing water along a human chain?"

Bucket brigade is the correct answer! Before pumps & trucks existed, the most effective way to fight a fire was by throwing a bucket of water on it. Bucket brigades were chains of people connecting a water source to a fire, passing buckets at a rapid pace along the chain for a constant flow of water.

Albert Lea Fire Rescue
12/13/2019

Albert Lea Fire Rescue

Firefighter Friday:
We have hit week 3 for our series “What does Albert Lea Fire Rescue Do?”.

This Friday we are covering Ice Rescue. Fishing and using our ice covered lakes and waterways in the winter is a great recreation activity that many people enjoy each year.

An extremely important thing that everyone needs to remember – from the novice user to the most experienced – is that no ice is “safe”. You have to take the proper precautions and be sure there is sufficient ice below you for the activity you are doing. Just because you find 6” in one location does not mean that it will stay that thick everywhere you go.

Because of the amount of water we have, Albert Lea Fire Rescue crews are trained to handle the emergency call when/if someone were to fall through the ice. Often times, the victim is unable to assist in the rescue due to hypothermic conditions their body is going through. In order to keep firefighters safe, we use Cold-Water Immersion suits to enter the water and rescue the victim. We also use ropes and pulleys that allow us to use minimal personnel in the immediate area. This assists in keeping remaining ice intact for the retrieval.

Have fun and be safe on our great Minnesota waters!

#FirefighterFriday #ALFR #IceRescue

Albert Lea Fire Rescue
12/10/2019

Albert Lea Fire Rescue

TRIVIA TUESDAY:
When looking at a fire extinguisher, you see this letter and picture. What type of fire will it extinguish? Answer to come tomorrow!

May god bless these hero’s.
12/07/2019

May god bless these hero’s.

Albert Lea Fire Rescue
12/06/2019

Albert Lea Fire Rescue

Firefighter Friday:
We are now on week 2 of our new Firefighter Friday series – what does “Albert Lea Fire Rescue Do?” where we are highlighting the different rolls & duties. Just to keep you coming back, it is going to take us over 50 weeks to get all these in!

This week we are going to cover Smoke & CO Detectors. This one we are moving up in the list as we have had a few questions over the last few weeks on what a person should have or use for these types of detectors in their home. This is a very difficult question to answer as each situation will require different types. To help with this, Albert Lea Fire Rescue offers a free service where we will come out and assist you in determining how many & what kinds of Smoke and CO detectors you need in your home. We do many of these each year where we consult on what & where, replace battery operated detectors that are out of service, and change batteries out for those who would have difficulty in doing so. Remember that you need to change your batteries every 6 months! A good time to do this is during our fall and spring time change. The only detectors we cannot replace are hardwired detectors as the law requires a licensed electrician to change those out. If you need or want any help with these services just give us a call and set up a time that we can come out to work with you.

#FirefighterFriday #ALFR #Firefighting

Albert Lea Fire Rescue
12/03/2019

Albert Lea Fire Rescue

Our turn for the 10 year challenge…

Albert Lea Fire Rescue
11/27/2019

Albert Lea Fire Rescue

Be safe out there this holiday weekend! We are taking safety to the fullest extent – with our turkey and our travels. Maybe Firefighter Bellrichard is taking it a little too far…. We hope everyone has a happy & safe Thanksgiving, from our family to yours!

Albert Lea Fire Rescue
11/22/2019

Albert Lea Fire Rescue

We are going to start a new series on our #FirefighterFriday posts! Each week, we will cover one of the many duties and roles that firefighters do & fill.

Today, we are going to cover the main one – firefighting! There are so many things that firefighters must be able to do on a fire scene. This includes: understanding building construction, knowing where fire & smoke will flow through a structure based on open or closed windows & doors, where the location of the fire is & what it’s doing, where & how to ventilate (removing the smoke), what kind/color/velocity of smoke is coming from the structure, needed fire flow (how much water is needed for extinguishment), friction loss, if and/or where victims may be & how to get them out, tactic of extinguishment (there’s several!). All of these things need to be determined in the first THREE minutes of a fire scene – and constantly reevaluated throughout the incident.

#FirefighterFriday #ALFR #Firefighting

Always nice to visit with our friends in Austin!
11/13/2019

Always nice to visit with our friends in Austin!

11/11/2019
Albert Lea Fire Rescue
11/04/2019

Albert Lea Fire Rescue

The Albert Lea Fire Rescue would like to remind residents of Albert Lea that burning of leaves and yard waste is against city code (Sec. 30-2). The weather this time of year can be unpredictable. The embers from burning these items can easily be moved with minimal wind. These embers can ignite nearby property or structures endangering others and putting you at financial risk. If you need to remove leaves or yard waste, contact the city landfill (507-373-5013) for proper disposal information. The landfill hours and dates are Monday, Wednesday, Thursday from 12:00-6:00pm – Tuesday & Friday from 11:00am-3:00pm – and Saturday from 9:00am – 4:00pm.

If you have any fire safety related questions please call the fire department at 507-377-4340.

Albert Lea Fire Rescue
10/25/2019

Albert Lea Fire Rescue

Aiden Fickett was our Operation E.D.I.T.H. winner for the pizza party entry! Aiden had a surprise visit from ALFR presenting him with a $40 gift certificate to Jake's Pizza! Congratulations Aiden, and thank you for practicing your home escape plan!

Thank you again to our wonderful sponsors for helping make Fire Prevention Week 2019 another success. Thank you to Jake's Pizza, Tiger City Sports, and Hy-Vee for your continued support!

#OperationEDITH #FirePreventionWeek

Albert Lea Fire Rescue
10/23/2019

Albert Lea Fire Rescue

Albert Lea Fire Rescue was awarded $5,000 from Alliance Pipeline through the company’s Emergency Officials grant. The money is being used towards purchasing firefighter turnout gear.

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417 South Newton Avenue
Albert Lea, MN
56007

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Lost dog! If seen, please DON'T CHASE! Call this number. Please share.
Congrats Scott Hanna (Stacey Hanna)!! Bart Berven
Thank you to the Albert lea fire department for the fun at the park with my grandson! There needs to be more of you in the world! Hats off to you!!!!
Please BE SAFE brothers!!