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Jodi Congdon receives Community Builder AwardAt the October, 2015 City Council meeting the Fire Muster's Jodi Congdon was awarded a Community Builder Award by the Burnsville City Council. Jodi was recognized for her countless volunteer hours, including 10 years working tirelessly to make the Fire Muster a success.
Celebration overwhelming success 1982The Burnsville This Week News September 16, 1982 reports on the success of the 1982 Fire Muster. Bob Falk was chair of the event that year.
Burnsville Fire Muster Button 2016Buttons from the 2016 event.
Burnsville Fire Muster buttonsButtons from various years of the Fire Muster.
Burnsville Fire MusterThe Burnsville Fire Muster - images from their cover photo on Facebook.
Joe Kennelly marshal of 1981 Fire MusterThe Burnsville Sun, September 1, 1981 reports that life long resident Joe Kennelly will serve as grand marshall of the Burnsville Fire Muster parade, according to John Gargaro parade chair. Gargaro is the president of the Burnsville Lions Club, which was the 1981 sponsor of the parade.
Burnsville Fire MusterThe popular weekend event established in 1980 includes a carnival atmosphere. (undated).
The Burnsville Fire MusterThe raising of the American Flag during the Fire Muster. One of the great traditions of the Burnsville Fire Muster. Thousands gather to view fire trucks, bands, floats, local dignitaries, service organizations, local busineses and many other groups pass by in this great parade.
Burnsville Fire Muster 1988Burnsville Fire Muster September 11,1988 compliments of Matt Tackaberry.
Fire Muster1980s Burnsville Fire Muster banner on Nicollet Avenue.
Fire Department an integral player in the Fire Muster 1998September 9, 1998 the Burnsville/Lakeville Sun Current includes a guest column by Dan Hendrikson, Fire Captain with the Burnsville Department providing a history of the event.
Fire Muster gives Burnsville last blast of summer 2000The Burnsville Sun Current August 30, 2000 reports on plans for the annual event. It is noted that the Fire Muster celebration focuses on unity within the community. The first Fire Muster parade took place in 1978, but the Fire Muster celebration officially kicked off in 1980. This is the 21st annual celebration.
Burnsville Fire Muster 2009September 11, 2009 promotional article for Burnsville's Fire Muster.
Fire Muster A scene from one of the Fire Muster's Fun Runs... compliments of Experience Burnsville.
Burnsville trying to muster 100 fire trucks for 9/11 tribute 2004The July 24, 2004 website Firehouse.com reports on the Fire Muster's goal to have a record number 100 plus vehicles in the 2004
Fire Muster 2017Burnsville High Band during the 2017 Fire Muster.
A history of the Fire MusterBurnsville, MN's community celebration officially began in 1980, evolving from a smaller neighborhood-based gathering. During the late 1970s, Burnsville resident and fire equipment collector Roger Jackson and some of his friends entertained children each summer by displaying his collection at what was known then as Diamondhead Mall, capping the day with a short
parade of equipment down Nicollet Avenue.

ln 1980, as the community considered the possibility of a citywide celebration, Jackson suggested to a group of interested residents and business people that perhaps a fire muster patterned after fire musters popular in New England might work. City officials liked the idea and the Burnsville Fire Muster & Cornmunity Celebration became an official city event.

A nonprofit corporation was formed to organize the celebration. Dedicated volunteers, augmented by nonprofit groups in town organized, promoted and staged the event. Business donations, button sales and income from concessions became vital funding sources and continue, largely to this day.
The history of the Fire Muster 2019A History of the Burnsville Fire Muster, published September, 2019 by the Burnsville Eagan Sun/Thisweek News.
Fire Muster ignites Burnsville 1982September 16, 1982 Minneapolis Star Tribune offers a full page feature on the 5th annual Burnsville's Fire Muster.
Burnsville Fire Muster 2015The Burnsville Lion's Parade float during the 2015 Fire Muster.
Burnsville Fire Muster 2016Local Cable TV airs the Fire Muster parade 2016.
Bursnville Fire MusterThe Blazette's Dance Team in the annual Fire Muster parade.
Burnsville Fire MusterNeighbor - Savage Fire Department participates in the annual Burnsville Fire Muster. Before Burnsville established a fire department in 1964, the Savage department serviced much of 'Burnsville.
Muster features restored truck 1984The September 9, 1984 Burnsville Current reports that a rare 1902 hand drawn pumping fire engine will be one of the exciting exhibits at the 1984 Fire Muster. Fire Engine Collector Ken Peterson said the partially restored engine would pump water for the event...
Fire Muster 2017Neill School celebrates its 50th anniversary during the 2017 Fire Muster parade.
Burnsville Fire Muster 2012Nicollet Avenue closes for the parade.
Rain, wind can't stop Muster 1984A September 1984 issue of the Burnsville Current reports the 1984 Fire Muster was "rainy"... but the show went on.
Fire Muster 1990September 12, 1990 Burnsville Current photos of the 1990 Fire Muster.
Rides added to Fire Muster 1994Burnsville Sun Current August 17, 1994 reports for the first time, the Fire Muster will include rides.
1989 Fire MusterSeptember 6,1989 - Burnsville Current: This year the Fire Muster will have the new City Hall as its centerpiece.
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