Today’s fire departments encounter many challenges, including recruiting capable volunteers, funding issues and finding ways to work together. In a special three-part series, editors from many ECM Publications have worked together to bring our readers a comprehensive overview of the problems – and opportunities – our fire departments are facing. Week one looks at recruiting and retention of firefighters. Week two addresses budget restraints and issues. Week three discusses the future of firefighting.
A three-day “Fill the Boot” campaign by the Coon Rapids Fire Department raised more than $20,000 for the Muscular Dystophy Association.
Concert goers had it made in the shade Friday when Anoka held Fourth of July celebrations at George Green Park.