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Albert Lea Fire Rescue

Albert Lea Fire Rescue Mission: We will provide professional proactive responsive assistance to enhance the quality of life.

Operating as usual

09/21/2022
09/21/2022

This week's training is focused on hose control and crew communication. Enjoy a time lapse of one of our evolutions!

Thank you!
09/16/2022

Thank you!

The initial numbers are indelible: 8:46 a.m. and 9:02 a.m. Time the burning towers stood: 56 minutes and 102 minutes. Ti...
09/11/2022

The initial numbers are indelible: 8:46 a.m. and 9:02 a.m.

Time the burning towers stood: 56 minutes and 102 minutes.

Time they took to fall: 12 seconds. From there, they ripple out.

Total number killed in attacks in New York: 2,753

👩‍🚒 Number of firefighters and paramedics killed: 343

👮‍♀️Number of NYPD officers: 23

👮‍♀️Number of Port Authority police officers: 37

Number of employees who died in Tower One: 1,402

Number of employees who died in Tower Two: 614

Number of employees lost at Cantor Fitzgerald: 658

💂🏻‍♀️Number of U.S. troops killed in Operation Enduring Freedom: 2,343

Number of nations whose citizens were killed in attacks: 115

Ratio of men to women who died: 3:1

Age of the greatest number who died: between 35 and 39

Bodies found "intact": 291

Remains found: 21,906

Number of families who got no remains: 1,717

Number of people who lost a spouse or partner in the attacks: 1,609

Estimated number of children who lost a parent: 3,051

Percentage of Americans who knew someone hurt or killed in the attacks: 20

👩‍🚒 FDNY retirements, January–July 2001: 274

👩🏻‍🚒 FDNY retirements, January–July 2002: 661

👩‍🚒 Number of firefighters on leave for respiratory problems by January 2002: 300

PRESS RELEASEAlbert Lea Fire Rescue extinguished a house fire at 1700 Eberhart St. yesterday, with no injuries reported....
09/09/2022

PRESS RELEASE

Albert Lea Fire Rescue extinguished a house fire at 1700 Eberhart St. yesterday, with no injuries reported.

A neighbor called 911 at 5:45 a.m. after hearing smoke detectors going off in the house.

Albert Lea Fire Rescue, Albert Lea Police Department, Freeborn County Sheriff’s Office, and Mayo Ambulance responded to the fire.

Upon arrival, fire was coming from the northwest basement window, and it was confirmed that no one was inside the house.

While the house was vacant, it appears to have been broken into with one or more people illegally occupying the residence.

Firefighters quickly extinguished the blaze, which was accidental in nature.

Damages are estimated at about $5,000

Photos from Albert Lea Noon Lions Club's post
08/25/2022

Photos from Albert Lea Noon Lions Club's post

PRESS RELEASEAlbert Lea Fire Rescue was dispatched to a house fire at 2:15 a.m. Saturday. Upon arrival, a neighbor repor...
08/13/2022

PRESS RELEASE

Albert Lea Fire Rescue was dispatched to a house fire at 2:15 a.m. Saturday.

Upon arrival, a neighbor reported a person could be in the house. Fire crews searched the house and found one person.

Mayo Clinic Ambulance Service was on scene and transported the person to Mayo Clinic Health System in Albert Lea, where the person subsequently died.

Fire crews extinguished the fire, with damages estimated at $27,000.

The cause of the fire is undetermined at this time. The Minnesota State Fire Marshal’s regional fire investigator is assisting with the investigation.

👨‍🚒👩‍🚒 Come on out and try the Kids Combat Challenge at Albert Lea Safety Day.  ~ Morin Park.
08/09/2022

👨‍🚒👩‍🚒 Come on out and try the Kids Combat Challenge at Albert Lea Safety Day. ~ Morin Park.

We hope to see you tomorrow for Safety Day at Morin Park (it's free!)
08/08/2022

We hope to see you tomorrow for Safety Day at Morin Park (it's free!)

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08/06/2022

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News release: No injuries reported in Albert Lea business fire Saturday morning

No injuries were reported in a fire Saturday morning at Nasby’s Radiator and Auto Repair, 1325 Broadway Ave. SE, in Albert Lea.

After multiple 911 calls reporting smoke coming from the building, Albert Lea Fire Rescue and Police Department were dispatched at 7:50 a.m. today. Upon arrival, firefighters found heavy smoke coming from the front and north sides of the structure. No one was in the building at the time of the fire. Crews extinguished the fire, remaining on scene for about 3 hours to extinguish fire that was hidden in the void spaces of the structure.

The cause of the fire is undetermined at this time, but appears to be accidental. The Minnesota State Fire Marshal’s regional fire investigator will assist with the investigation. Damages may exceed $100,000 due to the equipment and tools damaged in the fire.

Also assisting at the scene were the Freeborn County Sheriff’s Office and Mayo Clinic Ambulance Service.
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The mission of Albert Lea Fire Rescue is to provide professional proactive responsive assistance to enhance the quality of life for current and future generations.

We want to express our gratitude to the Southeast Minnesota Realtors for their $1,405 donation toward smoke detectors fo...
07/30/2022

We want to express our gratitude to the Southeast Minnesota Realtors for their $1,405 donation toward smoke detectors for our community. The money will stay local as we will be purchasing from Raleigh’s Ace Hardware.

We want to extend a thank you to the community for raising $3,297.91 for the Muscular Dystrophy Association during the T...
07/10/2022

We want to extend a thank you to the community for raising $3,297.91 for the Muscular Dystrophy Association during the Third of July parade. We appreciate you filling the boot!

Today’s the day! Fill the boot for MDA! We’ll be walking with boots in the parade today. We would appreciate your donati...
07/03/2022

Today’s the day! Fill the boot for MDA! We’ll be walking with boots in the parade today. We would appreciate your donation!

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07/01/2022

⚠️ 🚧 Public Safety
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AVOID ALLEY BETWEEN WEST MAIN AND COLLEGE STREETS: Please stay away from the alley behind the 300 block of S. Broadway Ave., where part of the back wall of the building at 332 S. Broadway collapsed on June 25. The City has been working to demolish this building and the adjacent building at 324 S. Broadway. Both buildings are vacant and were in disrepair when the City acquired them through tax forfeiture. These buildings are in the historic downtown district so the City needs to work with the Minnesota State Historical Preservation Office on their removal. This state office has now agreed that the buildings are a hazard and should be addressed promptly. The City will remove them as soon as safely possible. Also note that the parking lot at West Main and Washington Avenue is closed for reconstruction. More about the buildings here: https://cityofalbertlea.org/demolition/

We had a visit to Brookside School today. We practiced using the PASS pneumonic to extinguish a simulated fire. P: Pull ...
06/22/2022

We had a visit to Brookside School today. We practiced using the PASS pneumonic to extinguish a simulated fire.

P: Pull the pin
A: Aim at the base of the fire
S: Squeeze the handle
S: Use a sweeping motion to extinguish the fire

Our station lights are purple this week to help raise awareness for the Walk to End Alzheimer's. The kick-off for the ev...
06/22/2022

Our station lights are purple this week to help raise awareness for the Walk to End Alzheimer's. The kick-off for the event will be tomorrow from 5 to 7 p.m downtown during Wind Down Wednesday. Other places to get involved will be posted on the comments below.

For more information, check out their page: https://www.facebook.com/groups/144149709633204/?ref=share

Tiny Toes Daycare learned about fire prevention this morning. Thanks for having us!
06/15/2022

Tiny Toes Daycare learned about fire prevention this morning. Thanks for having us!

Photos from Albert Lea Firefighters L1041's post
06/14/2022

Photos from Albert Lea Firefighters L1041's post

Photos from 360 Aviation, LLC's post
05/26/2022

Photos from 360 Aviation, LLC's post

Skies are getting a little eerie today, but the flag sure looks pretty.
05/19/2022

Skies are getting a little eerie today, but the flag sure looks pretty.

No injuries reported in 2 separate fires in Albert Lea - Albert Lea Tribune
05/15/2022
No injuries reported in 2 separate fires in Albert Lea - Albert Lea Tribune

No injuries reported in 2 separate fires in Albert Lea - Albert Lea Tribune

Albert Lea Fire Rescue responded to two separate fires within a few hours Friday evening into Saturday morning, with no injuries reported at either fire. The first fire was reported at 9:27 p.m. Friday at A-Lea Apartments, 909 Janson St., where a kitchen fire caused $20,000 in damages, according to....

05/13/2022

Tonight’s training is victim rescue. The more real life scenario we can train, the better off we’ll be when it matters.

Photos from Albert Lea Area Schools's post
05/11/2022

Photos from Albert Lea Area Schools's post

05/10/2022

Beautiful night for ladder training.

Photos from Halverson Elementary - Spirit's post
04/30/2022

Photos from Halverson Elementary - Spirit's post

PRESS RELEASEThere were no injuries reported after a barn fire at 1735 Hammer Road last night. Albert Lea and Clarks Gro...
04/06/2022

PRESS RELEASE

There were no injuries reported after a barn fire at 1735 Hammer Road last night. Albert Lea and Clarks Grove fire departments were dispatched at 11:45 p.m. after a passerby reported the fire. Fire crews arrived on scene to find a 20-by-20-foot barn that was housing chickens fully engulfed. Law enforcement made contact with the homeowner and verified that no one was in the barn.

Fire crews were on the scene for about an hour extinguishing the fire and hot spots. The barn is a total loss, with damages still being estimated. Only two chickens escaped the fire. The damage, which appeared to be caused by electrical, was contained to the barn.

PRESS RELEASE There were no injuries, but there is significant damage after last night's fire at Dave Syverson Auto Cent...
03/31/2022

PRESS RELEASE

There were no injuries, but there is significant damage after last night's fire at Dave Syverson Auto Center.

Albert Lea fire and police departments were dispatched shortly before 8 p.m. Wednesday to a fire alarm at the dealership. At the same time several callers to dispatch also reported smoke coming from the dealership building.

Albert Lea Fire Rescue arrived on scene and found heavy smoke coming from the back of the building. Fire crews worked to make entry into the building. The business was closed for the day, with one person on-site performing cleaning duties. This person had left the building by the time emergency crews arrived. Crews extinguished the fire, which was contained to the semi-trailer shop.

Investigation into the fire continues, along with determining monetary damages. Deputy Fire Chief Jeff Laskowske described the damage as “significant.”

Also assisting at the scene were the Freeborn County Sheriff’s Office, Minnesota State Patrol, Glenville and Clarks Grove fire departments, and Mayo Clinic Ambulance Service.

Dave Syverson remains open for business out of its Chrysler building.

Teenager recognized for quick thinking in fire - Albert Lea Tribune
03/26/2022
Teenager recognized for quick thinking in fire - Albert Lea Tribune

Teenager recognized for quick thinking in fire - Albert Lea Tribune

A 14-year-old Albert Lea girl was recognized Friday with a special award for her quick actions to get her friend and young sister to safety after a fire started in their mobile home on Gene Avenue earlier this year. Albert Lea firefighter Chris Bergerson presented the Distinguished Citizen Award to....

Reminder to check your smoke alarms today! Sixty percent of home fire deaths occur in homes without a working smoke alar...
03/13/2022
Daylight Saving PSA

Reminder to check your smoke alarms today!

Sixty percent of home fire deaths occur in homes without a working smoke alarm. Taking advantage of changing the batteries during clock changes could be the difference in saving lives and property.

Smoke alarm tips:
• Install inside each bedroom, outside each sleeping area and on every level of the home
• Install smoke alarms at least 10 feet away from cooking applicances to minimize false alarms
• Test smoke alarms at least once a month
• Install high on walls and ceilings because smoke rises

Albert Lea firefighters utilize EMT training to respond to medical calls in the community - Albert Lea Tribune
03/07/2022
Albert Lea firefighters utilize EMT training to respond to medical calls in the community - Albert Lea Tribune

Albert Lea firefighters utilize EMT training to respond to medical calls in the community - Albert Lea Tribune

Aside from their duties of fighting fires, conducting commercial and rental inspections, and leading the city’s reassurance program, Albert Lea’s firefighters are becoming increasingly known for their medical training and response. Anyone hired as a full-time firefighter with Albert Lea Fire Res...

Deputy fire chief recognized with advocacy award - Albert Lea Tribune
03/03/2022
Deputy fire chief recognized with advocacy award - Albert Lea Tribune

Deputy fire chief recognized with advocacy award - Albert Lea Tribune

Freeborn County’s administrator on Tuesday presented the annual Rose Olmsted Advocacy Award to Albert Lea Deputy Fire Chief Jeff Laskowske for his work in the community both professionally and personally. County Administrator Tom Jensen said the award has been given out for seven years and is name...

Press release No injuries were reported in an Albert Lea home fire today that started in the kitchen area. Albert Lea po...
02/28/2022

Press release

No injuries were reported in an Albert Lea home fire today that started in the kitchen area. Albert Lea police and fire crews were dispatched to 618 Freeborn Ave. at 10:22 a.m. Feb. 28 after a neighbor reported the fire.

Upon arriving, fire crews entered the home to search for occupants and to extinguish the fire, with smoke coming from the back of the house. A complete search confirmed that no one was home, and police later verified that the occupants had left for the day.

Albert Lea Fire Rescue extinguished the fire and began investigation into the cause. The State Fire Marshal’s Office is also assisting with the investigation. Damages are estimated at $35,000.

Mayo Clinic Ambulance Service assisted with the response.

*The graphic is not of the actual fire*

Please join us in wishing full-time firefighter Jed Lokken a happy birthday today!
02/19/2022

Please join us in wishing full-time firefighter Jed Lokken a happy birthday today!

Timeline photos
02/17/2022

Timeline photos

Where in Albert Lea can you find this beautiful wooden ceiling? Bonus points if you know the name of the local company that built the ceiling.

02/16/2022

Subject: Albert Lea Community Rapid Testing Site at new location
From: Minnesota Department of Health

The Albert Lea Rapid Site moved locations yesterday and the first day the new site will be open is Thursday 2/17.

• Albert Lea Community Testing Site will be moving from the old ShopKo space to the Albert Lea Armory due to unforeseen circumstances. (You're welcome to explain that we don’t have adequate heating in our current site).
• Testing had previously been held in the Albert Lea Armory (from winter 2020 to summer 2021).
• Operating days and hours will remain the same (Thursday and Friday 11am-6pm and Saturday 11am-4pm). *note* the site will be closed on Saturday 2/26 for drill.
• No soldiers will be participating in testing operations.

There will be signage at the Shopko site stating that the testing site has moved and it will provide the address for the new testing site.

02/15/2022
Congratulations Jeff!
02/15/2022

Congratulations Jeff!

Congratulations to Chief Jeff Laskowske with Albert Lea Fire Rescue for being awarded the 2022 Rose Olmsted Advocacy Award!

The Freeborn County selection committee recognized the outstanding commitment provided by Mr. Laskowske both professionally and personally. You can read more about his accomplishments in the story below.

Please help me congratulate Jeff on a job well done.

https://www.kaaltv.com/albert-lea-minnesota-news/albert-lea-fire-chief-rose-olmsted-advocacy-award/6393182/?cat=10151

https://www.albertleatribune.com/2022/02/gallery-honoring-an-albert-lea-hero/?fbclid=IwAR20DbqxotJSP36zpQS-fovpjdIFF6n2w...
02/13/2022
Gallery: Honoring an Albert Lea hero - Albert Lea Tribune

https://www.albertleatribune.com/2022/02/gallery-honoring-an-albert-lea-hero/?fbclid=IwAR20DbqxotJSP36zpQS-fovpjdIFF6n2wMnsivpwfNle-v3a-zcg6-A2fJw

Family, friends, community members and firefighters from across the state paid their respects to Albert Lea Fire Rescue Lt. Brett Boss Saturday afternoon with a service at Crossroads Church. Boss, 38, died Feb. 5 after battling Ewing’s sarcoma. Following the service, fire departments, first respon...

*Important details for today*The funeral service for Lieutenant Brett Boss is set for 3 p.m. today at Crossroads Church,...
02/12/2022
Brett Boss Memorial Service

*Important details for today*

The funeral service for Lieutenant Brett Boss is set for 3 p.m. today at Crossroads Church, 3402 Hoeger Lane, Albert Lea, with visitation at the church one hour prior.

Brett’s service has been planned following Line of Duty Death protocols. This will be an amazing tribute to a true hero and it’s something we highly encourage the community to see.

For those who would like to participate in Brett's service via live stream, you can watch the service at 3 p.m. by clicking on this link: https://youtu.be/G2BylpQ82P0

Following the service, a processional of fire trucks and other vehicles will start at the church, travel south on Bridge Avenue, turn right at Fountain Street to pass the former fire station at City Center, turn left at Newton Avenue and end at the new fire station at 417 Newton Ave.

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417 S Newton Avenue
Albert Lea, MN
56007

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FYI there is a hydrant laying in the grass on 777th Ave across from loves east side entrance.
**PUPDATE - HOME SAFE!!**

This lovely lady is missing in your area and we need you to share this flyer! Please do not chase or post sightings on social media. Call the number on this flyer right away with the location and time of sighting!
Still missing in your area please be aware and share
What an awesome group of people doing fantastic job!!
Just a suggestion as a former Firefighter of Minnetonka, MN . We used to have the Boy Scouts shovel out our hydrants in the winter. I guess they got a badge from the Scouts for doing it. You might want to talk to your local Scout leader if you have Scouts there in Albert Lea!
After being a long time critic of the Albert Lea Fire Department and the high costs associated with pensions, salaries and the fire station, I can now sincerely say they are worth every dollar.. If you have ever experienced the fear of losing someone close to you, it is no different after calling 911 because of an overwhelming fear that you are about to lose something that is very near and dear to you and every minute feels like ten while waiting and wishing for a miracle..Then only minutes later you hear the siren and the horns of rescue just barely in the distance.. All of a sudden a group of red vehicles quickly find their spots and like a well trained and organized group of professionals are racing into what I was fleeing only moments before.. And like clockwork one was doing this and another was doing that all the while they are watching each others backs in preparation of entering an unknown place with no visibility and knowledge of explosions and fire, they do something that can only be described as heroic.. Yes my home endured some really bad bumps and bruises but thanks to the Albert Lea Fire Department, she will live another day..
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