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Firefighter/Paramedic Chris Walker Named
Burnsville's First Firefighter of the Year

 Walker with his wife and children standing in front of a Burnsville fire truck
Walker with his family after receiving recognition as Burnsville’s 2017
Firefighter of the Year.
Firefighter/Paramedic Chris Walker has been named as Burnsville’s first-ever Firefighter of the Year. The department implemented the peer nomination program in 2017 to highlight those in the Burnsville fire service who go above and beyond.

Walker has been a member of the Burnsville Fire Department for more than five years, often working outside of his normal duties to improve training, equipment, and to help better his fellow employees.

Walker is known to bring much enthusiasm and knowledge to his work, oftentimes being the first one to step up and lead trainings or encourage activities. His professionalism and positive attitude are also said to be unmatched in the fire station.

Walker was also recently notified by the Minnesota Veterans of Foreign Wars (VFW) that he has been chosen as Minnesota’s nominee for the National Firefighter Safety Award. He will be recognized at the Minnesota VFW State Convention in June.

Read more about Walker's accomplishments in the "2017 Firefighter of the Year" press release.


Practice Fire Safety with Grills and on Decks/Patios
Person grilling food in the backyardA barbecued burger is much better than a barbecued balcony! The Burnsville Fire Department encourages all residents to remember these grilling safety tips.
  • If you use a gas grill, check the gas tubing for blockage by insects, spiders or food drippings at least once a year. Push any blockages through the tube to the main part of the burner with a wire brush.
  • Check hoses for cracking, brittleness, holes and leaks and replace them if necessary. If you find a leak, DO NOT attempt to light the grill until it has been repaired.
  • Make sure hoses are far away from hot surfaces that could be exposed to heat or grease droppings.
  • Remember, grilling is not permitted on decks or within 15 feet of most multi-unit housing buildings. This includes any grills that produce an open flame (i.e. charcoal and propane). Decks and patios are just too close to buildings, and are usually littered with items that can easily catch fire. Many apartments provide an outdoor common area that is ideal, and much safer for grilling.


We Are the Burnsville Fire Department
The Burnsville Fire Department, which also serves as the City's ambulance and emergency medical services provider, protects a community of just over 60,000 residents.

"Everything we are, everything we do, we do for you. Our family protecting yours." 


Take Action in Your Community

You never know when an emergency will arise. Your actions could save a life! Although the Burnsville Fire Department is just a phone call away, it's always a good idea to be prepared and know what to do in an emergency. Take a CPR class, learn first aid, enroll in a Community Emergency Response Team (CERT) course, join the Mobile Volunteer Network and find additional ways to take action in your community. Whose life could you save?


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