International Falls

International Falls Police Chief Rich Mastin and Fire & Rescue Chief Adam Mannausau provided the International Falls City Council with the following reports about activities in April and March in the departments.


The Fire & Rescue Department responded to five fire call outs, with two of those city responses for a commercial fire and residential fire involving a propane torch.

Three of those were rural responses to a residential fire, grass fire and water rescue.

Monthly training involved a fire lab.

The ambulance service responded to 55 calls from 911, compared to 48 in April 2018; and made 30 faculty transfers, compared to 40 made in March 2019.

The police department training involved emergency vehicle operations course, which is mandatory for each licensed officer every five years. In addition, officers took part in spring firearms re-certification, use of force simulator training, and annual training in the use of force, hazardous materials and blood borne pathogens.

The department provided:

  • 433 general calls for service, compared to 408 in April 2018.
  • 170 traffic stops, compared to 172 in April 2018.
  • 74 citations, compared to 59 in 2018.
  • 12 medical assists, the same number in 2018.
  • 16 custodial arrests, compared to seven in 2018.
  • 110 crime activity reports, compared to 88 in 2018.


The International Falls Fire & Rescue reported four fire department responses during March, with 10 city responses involved a commercial fire, residential fire, and a vehicle accident.

In addition, Mannausau checked two instances of hot electrical smells, a natural gas leak and four carbon monoxide alarms.

One rural fire response occurred in March, when a fire alarm was activated.

The department's month training involved water rescue.

The ambulance service responded to 77 calls from 911, compared to 68 in March 2018; and made 41 facility transfers, compared to 33 in March 2018.

The ambulance service staff were trained on skill stations.

The police department officers in March completed active shooter instructor training, which will be available to local businesses, schools and other organizations asking for assistance in responding to active threats of violence in public and private settings.

In addition, officers completed annual Taser re-certification.

In March, the department provided:

  • 417 calls for general service, compared to 274 in March 2018.
  • 139 traffic stops, compared to 134 last year.
  • 33 medical assists, compared to 27 last year.
  • 24 jail bookings, compared to nine in March 2018.
  • 99 crime activity reports, compared to 105 last year.

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