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MFD 2014 Extra Alarms

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St. Paul Linoleum and Carpet Co. -- 5 Special Alarms
869 Hersey at Hampden
Apr. 15, 1969


  Photo: StPFD/Bill Masanz


St. Paul firefighters faced an almost impossible task when they responded to reports of a fire at the St. Paul Linoleum and Carpet Company, at 869 Hersey St. at Hampden. The fire alarm office had already received many calls reporting a visible fire. The three story wharehouse was well involved upon the arrival of fire companies, and a second alarm was requested immeadiately. A long task was ahead, as the building fully loaded with merchandise and structural collapses were in the offing. The fire would require a full five alarms worth of companies to bring under control, but not the building was severly damaged.

The original fire radio traffic of this fire can be found here in our historical radio section.

Note: This radio traffic was before the fire radio 'repeater' and before renumbering of the truck companies.


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The Extra Alarm Association of the Twin Cities, Inc. is a non-profit corporation that serves as the local fire buff organization in the St. Paul & Minneapolis, Minnesota (U.S.A.) area known as the "Twin Cities".

Our primary function is to support the Twin City area fire departments in any way we can. We also publish a highly regarded bi-monthly newsletter, "The Extra Alarmer". We are members of the International Fire Buff Associates, Inc., which consists of 87 member organizations throughout North America. The Extra Alarm Association was founded in 1974 (hence the number "74" on the fire alarm box in our logo).

We are now and always been dedicated to the preservation of the histories  of the Minneapolis and St. Paul Fire Departments through our extensive databases  of apparatus and extra alarm fires and many other subjects.


MFD and StPFD 2014 Extra Alarm Fires
Are now available

Minneapolis FD 2014 Extra Alarms

St. Paul FD 2014 Extra Alarms

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3D Fire Station models is here no longer.

Google has stopped support for that plugin in early 2016.

St. Paul Former Station 4(a) 3D Model file
available for Google Earth


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Minneapolis Station opened June 1, 1906 with Engine 23 and Ladder 7 now in service at street address of 3524 Hennepin Ave South. On September 1, 1946 Engine 23 disbanded and the station was closed. The building served for a number of years as the headquarters of the Minneapolis Civil Defense Fire-Rescue Reserve. The building still stands, although modfied, today as a residential structure.


St. Paul, MN former Station 24(a) was constructed at 1720-1722 E. 7th at s.e. corner of Flandrau. The buiding is currently being usee by the Salvation Army. The former station still exists today.


Los Angeles City, Los Angeles County, Long Beach
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LA City and County Fire Stations

  This .kmz file contains:
  • LA City Stations: 106
  • LA County Stations: 175
  • Long Beach Stations: 23
  • Municipal Stations: 91
  • Total Stations: 395
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Upcoming Extra Alarm Association Meetings


Monday, January 11, 2016
Firefighters Hall & Museum
664 22nd Ave NE
Minneapolis, MN 55418

When: 7:00 p.m.

Future Meetings:

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(Our meetings, except for our December meeting, are open to anyone who has an interest in the fire service. Please come as a visitor and we will be pleased to introduce you to our organization and if you desire we will explain our membership requirements to you. Bring a friend too!) Our meetings consist of a short business meeting followed by some fire service related entertainment and refreshments. When our meetings are held at an area fire department station a tour and viewing of apparatus (including picture taking - weather permitting) is usual.


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