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State Emergency Operations Center Activated for Avian Influenza

The Minnesota Department of Public Safety Homeland Security and Emergency Management division (HSEM) has activated the State Emergency Operations Center (SEOC) to coordinate the state's ongoing response to avian influenza.​ HSEM is coordinating resource needs with several state agencies including the Minnesota Board of Animal Health and the Minnesota Department of Agriculture.

Find the latest information and resources here.

 

Make Sure the Fire Department Doesn't Show Up at Your Next BBQ

​Make sure you follow these tips to keep your grilling safe:

• Never use a grill indoors and don't leave it unattended.
• Keep your grill clean.
• Move it away from your home and deck.

More tips are available in our grilling fact sheet.

Minnesota State Patrol Honors Heroic Citizens; Trooper of the Year

​Finding victims unresponsive and performing CPR to help them breathe again. Taking chase to apprehend a suspect. Rescuing trapped people from vehicles. The law enforcement officers and citizens responsible for these heroic acts were among those honored by the Minnesota State Patrol recently at an annual awards ceremony.

Training Courses are Filling Up Fast

​Spring motorcycle training courses are filling up fast! Plan ahead and register now for a course you want to take this riding season. Training is available at 28 Minnesota locations now through October. Courses are led by instructors certified by the Motorcycle Safety Foundation (MSF). There are affordable training courses for novice and experienced riders.


Video Description: Drivers with their eyes on their phones will discover that law enforcement will have their eyes on them during an upcoming extra distracted driving enforcement campaign in Minnesota. The Department of Public Safety (DPS) held a news conference to announce the statewide campaign that runs April 13-18. Media also had the opportunity to experience first-hand the dangers of texting and driving on a course that highlights the seriousness of distracted driving.