Annually the fire department partners with the American Red Cross to hold a blood drive. The 2020 blood drive is scheduled for April 14th, 2020. This blood drive has been cancelled due to the COVID pandemic. We hope to rescheduled for fall of 2020.
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.
Join the Fire Department for their annual fall Open House on September 28th, 2020, from 5:30-8:00 PM, at the Victoria Fire Station, 1500 80th Street, Victoria.
Some of the evening’s activities include the following.
- Tour of the fire station
- Medical helicopter visit (weather dependent)
- Educational demonstrations
- Fire truck rides
- Inflatable jump house
- Face Painting
- Spray a real fire hose
- Walk through a fire safety trailer
Representatives from the Carver County Sheriff’s Department, Ridgeview Ambulance, Carver County Mounted Posse, and Lifelink Air Ambulance Service will be in attendance also. Please call 952-443-4242 if you have any questions.
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.