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.

5 comments:

  1. That is a fabulous old truck!

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

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

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  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!]

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  5. Nice old truck, proud fire chief!

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