Brooklyn Park Fire Department on High Alert with Chauvin Trial Verdict
With the potential for further social unrest, local fire departments are on high alert this week.
“We’ve added extra staff to each of our front-line engines,” said Brooklyn Park Fire Marshal Dan Krier. “And so that we can make sure that we can respond quicker, with a better, effective firefighting force, and be more effective on that initial scene.”
Krier says the department normally sends six firefighters to a fire. But with the police killing of Daunte Wright in Brooklyn Center and the looming verdict in the Derek Chauvin murder trial, the Brooklyn Park Fire Department is now sending nine firefighters to a scene.
“And we hope that helps us get ahead of the fire before it gets too large for us to control it,” Krier said.
Additionally, the fire marshal says the National Guard will act as security detail for Brooklyn Park firefighters and first responders.