The Red Wing Fire Department has many other responsibilities other than putting out fires.
Fire Chief, Mike Warner, says firefighters are also paramedics who respond to emergencies.
The Department is often called, along with law enforcement, to vehicle accidents, and other emergency rescues.
Warner says the Red Wing Fire Department also covers ice rescues on bodies of water.
Warner says ice rescues most commonly occur in the early winter or spring when the ice is not always thick enough to be safe.
For more information about the Red Wing Fire Department and all the fire and medical emergency services they provide the community, go to https://www.red-wing.org/, look under the Government tab, then City Departments.