Fishing WILL BE held on the lake at Firemen’s Park.
Prizes, games, raffle tickets, food and beverages, will be held inside the adjoining Event Center.
The Chaska Fire Department has served the community for over 145 years, making it one of the oldest fire departments in the state. To put that in perspective, some of the neighboring departments were founded in the 1960s. The Chaska Fire Department has a rich history of nearly a century and a half of operation. It still closely resembles the organization that was founded in 1871. It is almost entirely a volunteer organization which relies on the generosity of resident donations to help supplement activities that are not funded through the City budget. The Fishing Contest is their one and only fundraiser.
The firefighters are excited to be utilizing the Chaska Event Center as the headquarters for the contest. This will be a great community gathering event where residents can also tour the fabulous Chaska Curling Center. The Crooked Pint Restaurant will be partnering with the Fire Department for food and beverages during the event.
The Chaska Fire Department started in 1871 as a volunteer department. It remains a volunteer organization with 45 firefighters, responding to over 400 calls a year. The department is proud of its high level of service and maintains an ISO rating of 4. The fire station, completed in 1996, is located at 285 Engler Boulevard. On display is a collection of memorabilia from the early days of the department, including the first motorized fire truck ever purchased by the department – a 1926 six-cylinder Studebaker, restored in every detail! Hanging prominently from the front of the Fire Station is the 400 lb. bronze bell used at the fire station in the early nineteen-hundreds.
In September, the department hosts an open house. During fire prevention week, firefighters are at schools and elderly housing units teaching young and old about the hazards of fire.
The department is available for questions you have as a home or business owner.