Donated Extinguisher Helps Stop New Hope Fire
A fire in your home can be life-changing, but officials from the West Metro Fire Rescue District say people can take steps to prevent a tragedy from happening.
The survey takes about an hour. During the survey, members of the fire department will walk through your home to identify safety hazards. Then, they provide residents who need smoke detectors or fire extinguishers with that equipment at no cost.
In January, a New Hope family used that fire extinguisher to put out a fire that had started in their basement.
“I think if they wouldn’t have had the home safety survey, he wouldn’t have had a fire extinguisher. He wouldn’t have known how to use a fire extinguisher, and when to use one,” said Shelby Wolf, West Metro’s Deputy Fire Marshal.
To schedule a home safety survey, residents of New Hope and Crystal can call the West Metro Fire Rescue District’s Assistant Fire Chief, Joel Nelson, at 763-230-7007.