With their Andover home lying in ruins behind them, smoldering from the fire that had just been put out, Kyle Savelkoul got down on one knee, held out a ring a firefighter had pried from a melted box and asked for his girlfriend Cheryl Bessette to marry him.
Jerry Streich watched fire trucks roll by his home frequently when he was growing up.
Dan Winkel may have missed the bus to fight his first fire, but that did not keep him from his career calling.
The Anoka County Sheriff’s Office is asking for the public’s help in apprehending those responsible for multiple arson fires in Andover over the past three days.
A series of arson fires in Andover early this morning (Tuesday, Oct. 8) are under investigation by the Anoka County Sheriff’s Office.
With the National Fire Protection Association-recognized Fire Prevention Week Oct. 6-12, many local fire departments are hosting open houses to give residents a chance to tour fire stations and vehicles and see demonstrations on what firefighters could do any week of the year.
Whether they were walking by the crime lab or in a holding cell, seeing the inside of an emergency command vehicle or boat or listening to stories from an Anoka County historian, a Sept. 18 open house gave Anoka County residents a chance to learn about the past and present of the Anoka County Sheriff’s Office.
Climbing 95 flights of stairs would be exhausting work. Now imagine doing it with 45 pounds of gear strapped to you.