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In private single-family homes there are no restrictions regarding use of grills on decks or patios. If, however, you live in a multi-unit building (i.e.: townhome or apartment), please check with your homeowners association or building management on rules about having a grill on your deck or patio.
Barbecuing in any environment presents certain hazards so please follow these tips to reduce the likelihood of starting a fire: .
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Yes! Simply complete this Fire Station Tour / Event Request form. All requests are on a first come, first served basis. Please submit your request at least 14 days in advance of your event / tour request.
Please call Fire Chief Kevin Wold at 651-731-8886 to learn more about serving the community as a volunteer firefighter.
If you have a question regarding your ambulance bill, or want to provide insurance information, please call: Expert T Billing at 651-463-3867.
In the winter months, please consider keeping a path shoveled to the hydrant so they can be easily and quickly located and accessed by the fire department in the event of an emergency at your home or in your neighborhood.
Yes, Blood pressure checks are available at either fire station; however, the checks need to be administered by on-duty staff whose duties often take them away from the station during their shift.
No, although the department does not have staff trained in the proper installation of child safety seats, they partner with Regions Hospital to assist with the proper installation of child safety seats. To make an appointment please either call 651-357-2798 or email Health Partners.
No they don't. To locate businesses that service fire extinguishers, please check the internet. Also, please note that some extinguishers are single use only and need to be replaced after being used. Replacement extinguishers can be purchased through the supplies or from various retailers such as home improvement stores.
Please contact Fire Marshal Wold at 651-233-5711. Permits for brush fires are allowed to a maximum of eight feet in diameter and are limited to daylight hours.
Pieces to be burned shall not exceed four inches in diameter. Fireplaces or chipping are good alternatives for larger pieces. Only natural wood may be burned. Burning of treated or painted wood, plastic, rubber, leaves or grass is not allowed.
Burning permits, for the purpose of having a brush fire, may be issued to the owners of single-family residential properties only. Burning on commercial property is not allowed.
Permits are issued for up to three days at a time. Requests should be made at least 24 hours in advance. There is no charge for a permit.
Any time the Minnesota Department of Natural Resources issues a burning ban that includes the Oakdale area, all burning permits are cancelled until the ban is lifted.
When police and/or fire personnel respond to more than three false alarms in a calendar year, the owner of the alarm system will be charged as shown: