Carver County uses a mass notification system designed to quickly alert citizens in targeted areas of the County of incidents that may affect their health or welfare. The Carver County Citizen Alert System is capable of making thousands of phone calls per hour. In addition to the traditional hard-wire home and business phones that are automatically registered, residents and businesses can use our website to create a Citizen Alert Account and receive these emergency alerts on their cell phones and other contact methods such as e-mail or the ContactBridge mobile app in the event of an emergency in the area of their Carver County residence or business.
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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.