Annually the fire department partners with the American Red Cross to hold a blood drive. The 2020 blood drive was hosted on September 12th, 2020.
Car Seat Clinic
Due to the current public health emergency the car seat inspection clinic scheduled for March 28th, 2020 was postponed until further notice. This allowed public health workers to focus on the COVID-19 outbreak.
The Fire Department created a virtual open house and online fire prevention program due to not being able to host the annual open house in 2021.
Please look for future information here regarding our 2022 open house.
Severe Weather Awareness Week
Minnesota Severe Weather Awareness Week was 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 was focused 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. Due to the public health pandemic, the 2021 contest has been cancelled.