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Firefighter Relief Association helps retrofit group home with fire sprinklers

In 2021, the Eden Prairie Firefighter Relief Association organized a fundraising campaign that raised nearly $30,000 to support special projects and events in Eden Prairie.

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EDEN PRAIRIE— Recently, the Firefighter Relief Association helps retrofit group home with fire sprinklers donated $10,000 of the funds to make it possible for a local group home to retrofit one of their buildings with fire sprinklers.

The Lodges of Eden Prairie – a local group home facility consisting of three two-story homes – took advantage of the association’s donation offer almost immediately after they learned of the opportunity. One of the houses at The Lodges already included a fire sprinkler system, but thanks to the donation, the organization was able to retrofit a second building with the important safety feature. They plan to retrofit the final home when funds allow.

“On behalf of the fire department, I would like to express my sincere thanks to our relief association for this generous and proactive approach to increasing safety in our community,” said Fire Chief Scott Gerber. “I would also like to personally thank the leadership at The Lodges for committing to the installation of this important safety tool.” 

Firefighter Relief Association President Collin O’Brien presented a $10,000 check to the management team of The Lodges at a ceremony Friday, Aug. 25. Eden Prairie firefighters and residents of the retrofitted house were also present at the event.

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