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Alexandria Fire Department

April 22, 2017
Participants compete in Saturday afternoon's bean bag tournament  RCC as part of the bags and beer event. 20 teams were in the tournament, and 16 vendors were in the craft beer expo. (Ryan Pietruszewski | Echo Press)
Bags and Beer event held at RCC
April 22, 2017 - 10:00pm
April 20, 2017
First Bags and Beer event Saturday at RCC
April 20, 2017 - 11:13am
February 22, 2017
The original receipt of purchase (right) for the 1917 LaFrance fire truck is framed and displayed in the fire department’s museum, as is the photo of firefighters atop the truck (left). (Beth Leipholtz | Echo Press)
Marking a century
February 22, 2017 - 7:00am
January 13, 2017
A worker from Ferguson Brothers Excavating uses a backhoe to tear down the old Townsend home at 1506 Lakeside Drive in Alexandria Monday afternoon. The house, which was owned by Fred and Sarah Townsend, was destroyed by a fire on Oct. 12. (Lowell Anderson | Echo Press)
Gentle giants demolish Townsend home
January 13, 2017 - 6:00am
December 14, 2016
Police and fire officials were on the scene Friday of an early-morning fire at the 400 block of Unumb Drive in Alexandria. The fire department was called to the location at 3:23 a.m. A woman was transported  to the Douglas County Hospital and then flown to Hennepin County Medical Center. (Lowell Anderson | Echo Press)
'Awesome response' by police, fire departments
December 14, 2016 - 6:00am
December 2, 2016
The main entrance of the house now leads to nothing but collapsed ceilings, burned furniture and debris. (Lowell Anderson  Echo Press)
'It's just a house:' Couple moves on after fire
December 2, 2016 - 7:00am
October 15, 2016
Alexandria firefighters and explorers reach out their boots for motorists to fill as part of the Fill the Boot fundraising campaign. (Celeste Edenloff | Echo Press)
Firefighters fill the boot
October 15, 2016 - 11:23am
October 14, 2016
Erick DeLong, a member of the Alexandria Fire Department Explorers, helps his nephew, Chase DeLong, put out "flames" in a window of a cut-out house.  (Al Edenloff | Echo Press)
Having a blast at fire department's open house
October 14, 2016 - 1:00am
October 12, 2016
Firefighters 'fill the boot' to raise funds for muscular dystrophy
October 12, 2016 - 1:00am
October 10, 2016
Alex Fire Department to host open house tonight
October 10, 2016 - 1:46pm
September 28, 2016
Hostile event training set for October
September 28, 2016 - 12:00am
September 24, 2016
Firefighters from Brandon and Alexandria work at the scene of a grain elevator fire in downtown Brandon Friday night. (Celeste Edenloff | Echo Press)play button
Update: Fire reported at grain elevator in Brandon (w/video)
September 24, 2016 - 12:14am
September 9, 2016
Alexandria Fire Department earns Life Safety Achievement Award
September 9, 2016 - 12:00am
The AFD Explorers (back row, left to right) Gavin Hvezda, Quintin Kluver, Erick DeLong and Meghan Moore, (front) Sam Kuennen, Micah Christenson, Mason Sukke and Kelby Olson-Rodel (not pictured) placed third in the Fire Explorer Challenge at the Minnesota State Fair.  (Contributed photo)
Extinguishing the competition
September 9, 2016 - 12:00am
June 17, 2016
The Alexandria Fire Department is made up of 30 volunteer firefighters. The average length of service on the department is nearly 11 years.  (Contributed photo)
Award is tribute to Alexandria firefighters
June 17, 2016 - 12:00am
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