Friday, October 9, 2009

Eagan Rotarian series #7

Michael Scott has fought fires in Eagan since 1983. In March 2006, he became Eagan's first full-time fire chief of a department which started in 1963. He coordinates the efforts and work of the 120 volunteer fire fighters here. In 2009, the fire department budget is $1.6 million. Volunteer firefighters receive just $13 per fire call regardless of the time spent on a call. About 30 pieces of equiptment make up the force's list of trucks, engines, etc. They received 1,200 fire/rescue calls in 2008.

Mike posed with the first 1942 fire truck which was originally an army truck. They paid $1,600 for that first truck. Now fire trucks cost $500,000 or more! We have 5 fire stations and 1 fire adminstration building in Eagan.


  1. That is a fabulous old truck!

  2. Fantastic shot and truck is so Big and great !! He seems to be a very honored man !! Great..Unseen Rajasthan

  3. I'd love to go around in town with that red truck, it's absolutely cool!

  4. He's been around a long time. Kudos for a job well done. These guys just aren't appreciated enough!

    I'll bet he knows where a lot of bodies are buried, too.

    I'll bet he's got your number, too, Safe Leif. Better be careful; might get burned!

    [I don't have a clue as to what the hell I'm talking about!]

  5. Nice old truck, proud fire chief!


Thanks for your sassy, funny, clever, serious or encouraging comment! Tack sa mycket, merci beaucoup, vielen Dank, domo arigato, grazie mille, tusen takk, ansante sana, terima kasih, obrigado, Dank U wel, kiitos paljon!