Annually the fire department partners with the American Red Cross to hold a blood drive. The 2020 blood drive is scheduled for September 12th, 2020. Schedule your appointment through the American Red Cross.
Car Seat Clinic
Due to the current public health emergency the car seat inspection clinic scheduled for March 28th, 2020 is postponed until further notice. This will allow public health workers to focus on the COVID-19 outbreak.
The 2020 fire department open house as been cancelled. Please look for future information here regarding our 2021 open house.
Severe Weather Awareness Week
Minnesota Severe Weather Awareness Week is April 13th through 17th, 2020. Severe Weather Awareness Week is designed to teach and remind Minnesotans about weather hazards and practice your emergency plans in case of severe weather and tornadoes.
According to the National Weather Service, Minnesota experiences an average of 40 tornadoes per year. In 2012, 37 twisters touched down. A record was set in 2010 with 104 tornadoes across the state. Understanding this threat and knowing what to do when a tornado is approaching can save lives.
Take advantage of Severe Weather Awareness Week to review your own and your family’s emergency procedures and prepare for weather-related hazards.
Each day of the week will focus on a different topic.
- Monday - Alerts and warnings
- Tuesday - Severe Weather, lightning, and hail
- Wednesday - Floods
- Thursday - Tornadoes (with statewide tornado drills)
- Friday - Extreme heat
Severe Weather Outdoor Warning Sirens
The Carver County Sheriff’s Office activates outdoor warning sirens for the following events: tornado warning in Carver County; wind speed of 70 mph or greater; or imminent danger to life and/or property. The sirens are activated for testing on the first Wednesday of the month, March-October at 1:00 pm. View frequently asked questions about outdoor warning sirens.
Victoria Firefighters’ Relief Association Ice Fishing Contest
The VFRA holds an annual ice fishing contest to raise funds to promote the health and safety of the community. This years contest was held on Sunday, February 2nd, 2020 from 12:30-2:30 PM at Stieger Lake.