Great River Energy donates fire test hose station to Dexter Fire Department

Published 5:38 pm Friday, May 24, 2024

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Great River Energy has donated a fire hose test station to the Dexter Fire Department, which is the department that would provide emergency services for Great River Energy’s Pleasant Valley Station in the event of a fire or site emergency.

The new piece of equipment is used to test fire hoses to ensure they achieve optimal flow and pressure.

Members of the department were invited to Pleasant Valley Station in 2023 for a safety review of plant equipment, which is when the initial need for a fire hose test station was identified. Great River Energy donated this test station to the department on May 20 with future plans for an annual site visit that would include pressure test certification of the fire department’s hoses. This annual testing will identify any deficiencies with fire hoses, which will prevent failure when used.

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“As a community member and a partner with the City of Dexter, Great River Energy is pleased to donate this fire hose test station, which will ensure hoses are in proper working order to be able to safely provide fire protection for area residents and plant employees,” said Great River Energy’s Mike Herman, supervising manager, Minnesota generation.